YALE UNIVERSITY

DIVINITY SCHOOL

Q Source

Reading Week

February 9 - 13, 2004

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.htmlAll submissions must be e-mailed to faith.green@yale.edu. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.No exceptions to deadlines will be

made!!The right to edit is reserved. --Faith E. Green, Editor

 

 

 

Monday Vespers

 

The Lutheran and Episcopal students lead sung Vespers every Monday evening at 4:30 in the Henri Nowen prayer chapel in the basement of the library.  You are invited to join us.  The service lasts about half an hour.  To get to the prayer chapel, take the elevator downstairs and follow the signs.   It is a lovely way to end the day.

 

Thursday Night Compline

Please join us for Compline on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. in the Henri Nouwen Prayer Chapel on the ground floor of the library.   Currently we are doing a service adapted from Common Worship 2000. At other times we have used the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, Taize
chants and the Lutheran Book of Worship. The service lasts approximately twenty minutes, but we often linger in fellowship and talk of our common life.  Come, magnify the Lord with us!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††Upcoming Events at the Institute of Sacred Music

 Student Organ Recitals:

 Full Length Recitals beginning at 8pm:

   Sunday, February 15
   Jason Roberts, Woolsey Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methodist Guest Lecturer

Join the Methodist Society on Feb. 17thto here Rev. Hector Laporta speak on "The Social Justice Role of Latin American Methodism." ††Over the past 40 years, Methodism has grown by nearly 800% in Latin America. From its contributions to liberation theology to the participation of Methodist churches in local and national struggles, Methodism has played a highly influential role in social justice movements in Latin America. The Methodist Society at Yale Divinity School will sponsor a lecture and discussion with Peruvian Methodist pastor Rev. Hector Laporta on Tuesday, February 17, 4:45-6:15 p.m. in Neibuhr Hall.

 

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††††††††††††††††† Attention Creative Writers:  "Writing About Ultimate Concerns"
Scott Russell Sanders will be holding an informal conversation with YDS students on Thursday, February 19, from 12-1:20, in the RSV Room.   (Lunch will be provided.)  Scott is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University and the author of eighteen books; his essays explore issues of faith, the environment, and the life of the spirit.   His conversation with YDS students is entitled "Writing About Ultimate
Concerns,"
and he describes it as follows:  "I'd like to share my own efforts at writing in a personal way about matters of faith, especially for an audience that is largely secular and sometimes hostile to the language and outlook of religion.  And I would invite students to talk about their own experiences in writing, or aspiring to write, about matters of faith and moral grounding.  Any students who had something brief to read aloud to the group would be welcome to do so, and I would briefly comment, without doing any formal critiquing.  I'm especially interested in considering how we describe and learn from our deepest experiences--what Quakers call 'openings.'  Because I am working on a
spiritual memoir called A Private History of Awe, these challenges are very much on my mind."  If you're interested, please pick up some short pre-talk readings outside Lana Schwebel's office (they should be there by Wednesday).  This event is sponsored by the Yale Literature & Spirituality Series; for questions, please contact

lana.schwebel@yale.edu.

 

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture on Jesus and John the Baptist

Professor Petr Pokorny of the Charles University in Prague will give a lecture on Wednesday, February 25, at 4:00 p.m. in Latourette Hall. His topic is "Jesus and John the Baptist."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events on the Sterling Quad, Spring 2004
Sponsored by Yale Divinity School, Institute of Sacred Music, & Berkeley Divinity School

Please note changes with *

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Tu

7:00 PM

NPR Program: "Speaking of Faith" hosted by YDS alum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krista Tibbett, interviewing Miroslav Volf, Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture: "Dictionary of African Christian Biography" by Jonathan

 

 

 

 

 

Bonk; Sponsored by and held at the Oversees Ministries Study

 

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Center

Great Commission Hall

 

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4:30PM

Panel: Not Your Ordinary Closet: GLBT Cross-Cultural Discussion

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Sponsored by Larry Kramer initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies &

 

 

 

 

 

the McDougal Center

McDougal Center

 

 

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Th

12:30PM-1:30PM

Community discussion on honor issues at YDS, sponsored by

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Studies Committee

Common Room

 

 

 

 

4:00 PM

Scott Russell Sanders - Yale Literature/Spirituality Series

Book Supply

 

 

 

 

7:30 PM

Bartlett Lecture - "Human Rights, Religious

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom and Chinese Christians"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Bays

Marquand

 

 

 

 

8:30 PM

Bartlett Lecture Reception

Common Room

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9:00 AM

Native American Grace: the art of Fr. John Giuliani opens

ISM

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4:30 PM

Dean's Tea

Deanery

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4:00PM

Lecture:"Jesus and John the Baptist" by Petr Pokorny,of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Universityin Prague

Latourette Hall

 

 

 

 

4:00PM-5:30PM

"Intro to U.S. Culture"; Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street

Room C103

 

 

 

 

8:00 PM

Yale Schola Cantorum- In Memorium: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Beinecke

 

 

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4:15-5:45PM

Working Group on Religious Issues in Bioethics: "Prospects for

 

 

 

 

 

 

an Evolutionary Account of the Foundations of Ethics"by John

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hare, Prof. of Philosophical Theology

Bushnell S-100

 

 

 

 

5:15 PM

Good Movies! Film Series-"8 1/2"

Great Hall

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7:30 PM

Parks-King Lecture, "Religion and Civil Rights:

 

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The Revolution Led by Church Women, Preachers,

 

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and Sunday-School Children" Robert Franklin

Marquand

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Parks-King Reception following lecture

Common Room

 

 

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T.B.A.

Alumni Board Meeting

YDS

 

 

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3:00 PM

Yale Camerata - A Winter Offering

Trinity Lutheran

 

 

 

 

4:00PM

Reception: Graduating Class 2004

Common Room

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COOL THINGS TO DO

 

†††† Black History Month Speaker Needed

The International Classroom program, run by the International Center of New Haven, aims to provide speakers from various cultures to the New Haven schools.  
Nathan Hale school (elementary and middle school) would like to have a speaker/performer from an African country.  They would like someone who could do a dance presentation and speak about the dance and customs of that country.  They would like this person to visit the school during February in celebration of Black History Month.   If you are interested, please contact Beth Yavenditti as soon as possible.  Email:  beth.yavenditti@icnh.org

 

††††††††††††††††††Amity Adult Education Classes!!  Re-Design Your Outdoor Life!!
Dream Gardens
Tuesday Evenings 7-9   8 weeks (classes start first week in March) for $65
Ever wanted a garden like you see in magazines?  Never thought you had a
green thumb?  This course takes a good look at what makes up a beautiful
garden and will teach you how to turn ANY outdoor space into a garden that
reflects your style.  This class begins with an overview of how to
re-think your outdoor spaces, how to design your garden and how to
reproduce what you see in magazines for your own home.  You will learn
what to plant where and the differences between shade and sun plants with
a special emphasis on organic, perennial and native plants.   Class includes one "field
trip" to a students garden for design consultation. Amy Konwerski has been a gardener for almost 15 year. She is owner of the natural garden company, Circle Garden, located in Woodbridge. Contact Amity Adult Education at 203-397-4811 or on the web at:
http://www.amityregion5.org/

 

The Church of Christ in Yale Ė Battell Chapel

February Preaching Schedule

SUNDAY, February 15, 2004

11:00 A.M. ~University Public Worship

Reverend Joan Parrott, Director of the Sam Dewitt Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy and Ministry, Childrenís Defense Fund, is preaching.

SUNDAY, February 22, 2004

11:00 A.M. ~University Public Worship

Reverend David L. Bartlett, the J. Edward & Ruth Cox Lantz Professor Christian Communication, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Yale Divinity School, is preaching.

SUNDAY, February 29, 2004

11:00 A.M. ~University Public Worship

Reverend Harry B. Adams, the Horace Bushnell Professor, Emeritus, Christian Nurture, Yale Divinity School, is preaching.

 

 

 

 

††††††††††† ††††††† Dwight Hall Summer Internship Applications Due Soon!!!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 18th at 5pm in Dwight Hall !!!You can either turn in your applications to me via e-mail attachment or in person at Dwight Hall (I'll have a folder/box in the main office for them) Going to be in New Haven for the summer? Would you like to earn $$$ this summer working on a project of YOUR OWN DESIGN?Apply to be a Dwight Hall Summer Intern! Our summer internship is open to both undergraduates AND graduates - Interns earn $3000 for an 8-week project that you plan (with the sponsorship of a local New Haven area nonprofit agency). Want to find out more? Please e-mail me:
hannah.croasmun@yale.edu, if you're interested, need an application, or
have any other questions. Applications can also be found on the web at: www.yale.edu/dwight
Hannah Croasmun
Program Coordinator
Dwight Hall at Yale
(203) 432-9041
hannah.croasmun@yale.edu

 

Part-Time Teacher

Part-time job opportunity teaching two sixth graders.  The children are homeschooled and their parents would like to find someone who is sympathetic to a Christian approach to the children's education.  If anyone is interested in learning more about the job, they should contact the children's parents, Joseph and Michele Cumming, at 203.777.9977

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††Learning Experience With Pay!  

Apply to be a Resource Assistant at the Ministry Resource Center.  While working with resources and the real questions of students and leaders of all kinds of congregations you will learn about the varieties of leaders, congregations and what is produced to resource them.  It will upgrade your resume to know all of this.  Ask for an application for Academic year 2004-2005 employment by coming to the Ministry Resource Center.
Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director
Ministry Resource Center
Yale University Divinity School Library
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, Ct 06511
203-432-5319

 

The Ministerial Internship of a Lifetime

Internship for Ministry to Young and Young Adults at The American Church in Paris.
The American Church in Paris, an international interdenominational congregation in
the heart of the city, is seeking a Seminary Intern for the 2004-2005 year (August through June).
Responsibilities are to minister to young people ages 12 to 29. An active program is in place and requires faithful attention by a minister with the assistance of experienced volunteers and a
pastoral team of five in which the intern participates. A fully furnished apartment is provided with all housing expenses. Other support is required from the intern's own resources.
If interested: Email The Rev. Dr. T. Gregory Turner at pastortgt@acparis.org


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Research Assistant needed.

The Old Testament faculty is building an electronic collection of  images relevant to Old Testament study [pictures of archaeological finds, artwork, maps], using the existing Eikon database. We seek an assistant who can work a significant number of hours during this Spring semester, if possible 10+ hours a week, on this project. Summer hours may also be available. Some training will be provided, but applicants should have experience with databases and the electronic scanning of images. Compensation will be at the standard Yale rate of $10.65/hour. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Professor Carolyn Sharp by February 20. In your letter, please indicate how many hours/week you would be able to offer the project and whether you are available for summer work or only for the Spring semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER

www.library.yale.edu/div/mrc†† 432-5319††††† ministry.resource.center@yale.edu

at the Circulation Desk in the Library, take a right and a left

Staff available 10-3 weekdays

 

 

YOU CAN PREACH TO THE KIDS TOO! DESIGNING SERMONS FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN†† If you are a preacher in a congregation, please read this!!!

 

Black History Month: videos on great leaders and history resources for programs, study groups, posters for displays.Ask us about them!

 

They really want this in many congregations:A study group using the following resources:

CALLED TO ETHICAL DECISION MAKING; NO EASY ANSWERS

CHRISTIANS AND GOVERNMENT; A FIVE SESSION STUDY FOR CONGREGATIONS

THE U.S. ROLE IN THE WORLD

STAND UP FOR JUSTICE: A GUIDE TO ADVOCATING EFFECTIVELY FOR A JUST SOCIETY

CALLED TO BE POLITICAL:(BUT I DONíT WANT TO BE POLITICAL!) A WORKSHOP

††††††† FOCUSING ON THE TEACHINGS OF MARTIN LUTHER ON THE ROLE OF CHRISTIANS IN

†††††††† POLITICS

THE SYSTEM BELONGS TO GOD

ELECTIONS MATTER

KEEP THE PROMISE ON HUNGER AND HEALTH: ADVOCACY FOR THE MILLENIUM

†††††††† CHALLENGE GOALS

 

CHURCH HISTORY REVIEW???There are more than 70 DVDs and videos on church history.Useful for you and for groups you are working with.ASK TO SEE OUR HANDY LIST!ENTERTAIN YOURSELF ON THE WEEKEND!

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Ministry Resource Center

Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc., Feb. 20

 

Selecting and Inviting People into Leadership: Donít Ask Them to Sign Up!Feb. 26

 

Steps in Changing a Congregationís Schedule so that Children, Youth, and Adults Can Participate Fully in the Congregationís Worship, March 1

 

Spirituality and Education project to work on????The resources are in the Ministry Resource Center for you on every angle and for experiential leadership.

Come and ask about them.

 

Lent and Holy Week preparations???Check in the Worship shelves and Lent/Easter and ask staff for assistance.

 

When you graduate, you can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center anywhere!