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Edward Farley: exponent of constructive theological wisdom

January 12, 2015—Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. READ MORE »


Campbellsville University to host American Baptist College president and VDS Professor, Dr. Forrest Harris, Jan. 21 at Martin Luther King service

January 7, 2015—Dr. Forrest E. Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn., is the guest speaker for Campbellsville University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Worship Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. READ MORE »


Seeing the Gospels through a Jewish lens: An interview with Amy-Jill Levine - See more at: http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2015/01/02/seeing-gospels-jewish-lens-interview-amy-jill-levine/#sthash.vlGgIG2s.dpuf

January 6, 2015—Jesus was a Jew who practiced a Jewish religion and preached mostly to Jewish people about Jewish themes. I explored this idea earlier in the week through an interview with National Book Award winner James Carroll about how Christians often overlook Jesus’ Jewishness. Today, I extend this line of thinking a bit with a conversation with Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »


Rediscovering Jesus with Amy-Jill Levine

January 6, 2015—From childhood, Christians grow up hearing the parables (the stories told by Jesus) so frequently that mentioning “the Good Samaritan” or “the Prodigal Son” is more likely to prompt a yawn than an inspiring reflection. But today, we promise you this: If you read this new book about Jesus’s parables, you will close the back cover with far more questions than you dreamed possible. - See more at: http://www.readthespirit.com/explore/rediscovering-jesus-amy-jill-levine/#sthash.Dzs2MiP6.dpuf READ MORE »


Divinity Students Leave Large Footprint on Nashville’s Nonprofit Scene

January 5, 2015—GQ calls it “Nowville.” Time magazine has dubbed it “The South’s Red-Hot Town.” Indeed, these are heady times for Vanderbilt’s hometown, now one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. The signs of ambitious new building projects are everywhere. In October the think tank City Observatory released a report identifying Nashville as second only to Houston in cities attracting an increased percentage of young college graduates. READ MORE »


Remembering Nashville theologian, musician Ed Farley

January 5, 2015—Edward Farley was a professor, author, husband and father, ordained Presbyterian, jazz trumpeter and pianist, chorister, outdoorsman, Nashvillian. Farley, who died Dec. 27, age 85, was also a leading theologian, a thinker about Christian tradition across decades of social tumult. READ MORE »


Memorial service set for renowned Vanderbilt professor of theology, William Edward Farley

December 31, 2014—William Edward Farley, a distinguished scholar and prolific writer on constructive systematic theology who taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School for nearly three decades, died Dec. 27. A memorial service will be held for Farley at Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. READ MORE »


It’s a Matrix by Emilie M. Townes

December 18, 2014—published in Race Matters in the Classroom READ MORE »




Dr. Dave Perkins & Tracking Jesus in popular music topic of (Lunch) Box talk

December 3, 2014—Nashville musician Dave Perkins will discuss “Three Big Bangs and Bob (Dylan): Tracking Jesus in American Popular Music” Dec. 3 at the Nashville Public Library. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt Divinity community breakfast to focus on U.S.-Mexico border

December 3, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion students who traveled to the United States-Mexico border last May will share their reflections on the personal, legal and economic realities associated with immigration at a Dec. 4 community breakfast. READ MORE »


Untamed Narratives

December 1, 2014—In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine revisits the parables with an eye toward their first-century context READ MORE »


Rev. Becca Stevens, MDiv90, takes on tragedy, healing of tea in book

November 12, 2014—he Rev. Becca Stevens is an Episcopal priest, writer and activist at Vanderbilt University’s St. Augustine’s Chapel. Stevens is most well known for starting Magdalene, a healing residential program for women coming out of prostitution and addiction. Part of the program is the operation of Thistle Farms businesses, a café and a line of body care products. READ MORE »




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