YALE UNIVERSITY

DIVINITY SCHOOL

Q Source

March 1 – 5, 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.html  All 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

 

From Dean Bartlett

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

        Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.
        Applications are available in Dean Bartlett’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Dean Bartlett’s office no later than April 19, 2004
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***And***

Applications are being accepted for the Two Brother’s Fellowship.  See page 8 for details

 

 

This Week in Marquand

 

MARQUAND CHAPEL SERVICES, WEEK OF 3/1-3/5

Please join us this week for the following services at 10:30 a.m.:

Monday, March 1: a celebration of the rites of spring, presented by the chapel ministers.  Please gather in the Meditation Garden in the Quad (outside of the ISM) for this service.

Tuesday, March 2: 3rd-year M.Div. student Jeff Braun will preach.

Wednesday, March 3: the Lenten sung morning prayer service continues, to be followed by a presentation by the first candidate for Lecturer in the Practice of Sacred Music.

Thursday, March 4: visiting Professor Emilie Townes will offer the sermon.  This service will be followed by a special commissioning and blessing of the students in the Travel Seminar to Ghana, who will be in Ghana during spring break.

Friday, March 5: Professor Martha Moore-Keish will preach and preside at our weekly Eucharist service, the last before spring break!  All who gather as a community in worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.

 

 

 

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

We will continue to keep the office of Compline on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. in the Henri Nouwen Prayer Chapel on the ground floor of the library. In the season of Lent we will follow the Lutheran Book of Worship.  The service lasts approximately twenty minutes, but we often linger in fellowship and talk of our common life.  All are welcome!
Come, magnify the Lord with us!

                                                    Friday Matins and None Hour
All are welcome to join the Catholic prayer group on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in the Henri Nouwen Prayer Chapel on the ground floor of the library. The breviary for our group is "The Liturgy of the Hours According to the Roman Rite”, which consists of 4-volumes to cover the entire liturgical year.  We meet for about half an hour or so for the Office of Readings (Matins) and the Afternoon Hour (None), and then often head over to Friday Fellowship afterwards.  Please join us for hymns, prayers, psalms, other biblical passages, and holy writings from our Christian forbears as we proceed on our Lenten journey together.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

                                                      Extrava'GHANA'za
The YDS Travel Seminar will be having a final event for the community this Monday, March 1 in the Common Room from 11:30-1pm, before our departure for Ghana.  The event will consist of:  
11:30-12:30     An African drummer will be performing
12:30-1:00      Kristen Leslie will be performing on her drummer
                dulcimer with other musical guests
1:00-1:30       The 'Silent Auction' will be closing
All money from the auction should be turned in by Tuesday, March 2 at
1:30pm.  Thanks for all of your support and we hope that you will be
able to come and join us in this celebration!

                                        Historical Theology Candidate Presentations

You are cordially invited to attend the lectures by the following Historical Theology faculty search candidates:
The second candidate, Volker Leppin, will be presenting his public lecture from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1 in Latourette Lecture Hall, S223.  It is entitled "Discovery of the Laymen:  New Perspectives in the Theology of the 14th Century." You are welcome to attend the reception following his lecture. You can also meet Professor Leppin at the coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel on Wednesday, March 3.
     The third candidate, Scott MacDonald, will be presenting his public lecture from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4 in Bushnell, RSV, S200.  It is entitled "Petit Larceny, the Beginning of All Sin:  Augustine's Theft of the Pears."  You are welcome to attend the reception following his lecture.  You can also meet Professor MacDonald at the Thursday morning coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel.

                                Ministerial Practice and Theology Candidate Presentations
You are cordially invited to attend the lectures by the following Ministerial Practice and Theology faculty search candidates:
     The first candidate, Stephanie Paulsell, will be presenting her public lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m on Monday, March 22 in Niebuhr Hall, N123.  It is entitled "The Art of Arts:  Ministry Studies in the University."  You are welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel to meet Professor Paulsell.
    The second candidate, Pamela Couture, will be presenting her public lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 in Niebuhr Hall, N123.  It is entitled "Caring for Children beyond Biological and Adoptive Ties:  Challenges to Adult Spirituality and Christian Practice."  You are welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room following Chapel to meet Professor Couture.

                            Dr. John Moses, reading from the works of John Donne
Thursday, March 24th, 4:00 p.m., Bookstore Rotunda
 Moses, Dean of St Paul's, London (the same office that Donne occupied in the 17th century) has compiled and edited a new anthology of Donne's prose entilted One Equall Light, which includes among its 1000 extracts sermons and letters previously accessible only in hard-to-find scholarly books. Dean Moses will share aloud some of theses works as well as some of Donne's poetry.
Copies of the book will be availalable for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the reading.
Sponsored by the Student Book Supply.  ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

                              Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship

The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 121), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2004, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study.
 
1. Your name.
 
2. Address and e-mail address.
 
3. Proposed course of study.
 
4. Estimated budget.
 
5. Name of faculty member who might be contacted regarding the student's
work in Bible
 
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND PROPOSED COURSE OF STUDY TO GRACE CHAO, SEABURY, FIRST FLOOR, BY March 29, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       "Pleasure without Essentialism"

Ladies Who Lunch welcomes professor Carey MacDougall

Thursday 12:30-1:20, Jonathan Edwards Dining Room

Carey McDougall is a sculptor/performance artist who explores dominant and alternative constructions of self.  Engaging the feminist tradition of working to critique exclusive, hierarchical and oppressive models of self, her work explores how these models disable or enable certain
types of community and power. Examining the fragility of the boundaries between self identification and identification of the other, her work plays with cultural assumptions regarding the necessity of an embodiment of individuality.

A professor of art at Kent State University Stark Campus, McDougall received her MFA and a Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Connecticut and a MALS from Wesleyan University.
Please join us for a gender bending good time! Drinks provided by the YDS Women's Center

 

Got Textbooks?

Please be aware that the Bookstore will be returning unsold textbooks to publishers during Spring Break.  If there is a text that you have not yet purchased, you may want to do so this week!  Any questions or problems, please speak with Lisa.

 

COOL THINGS TO DO

                   

Call for Articles

Since 1908, Student World has been a voice and forum to ecumenically-minded students, creating a network of concerns and ideas. Last year, after a thirty-three-year hiatus, the publication of the
world’s first ecumenical journal began again. With this message we are sending out a call for submissions and articles for the first issue of 2004, on the topic “Subtle as Serpents, Gentle as Doves” (Matthew 10,16).
     Possible topics for articles and essays might include (but are no means limited to): spirituality and intellectual life, wisdom and knowledge, Christian students and higher education, the role of faith in arts and literature, and participation in the shaping and maintenance of culture. The deadline for contributions to Student World 2004/1 is 15 April.
     We publish several kinds of articles in English, French or Spanish: personal but theologically-informed reflections and analytical essays (15.000–25.000 characters or 2500–4500 words) with footnotes and bibliography; opinion pieces on important trends and culture reviews (10.000–15.000 characters or 2000–2500 words); poetry, Bible studies, prayers and liturgy. If you decide to contribute, please notify the editors of your intent by
15 March: wscfstudentworld@yahoo.com.
    Please, we encourage you to communicate this call as widely as possible – throughout your movements, to friends, sister organizations, and church bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Group Workshop

Are you wondering about what helps youth or young adults grow in faith and stay involved in church?  Come to a workshop that might help answer some of your questions.  Prof. Roland Martinson, Professor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, will  lead a workshop entitled, "Things that make for Faith: A discussion of the key factors for developing faith in youth and young adults."  The workshop is being held twice, once on April 29 in
Manchester CT. and again on April 30 in Woburn MA.  Contact Kristen Leslie or Carl Sharon for more information.

 

Classifieds

 

     Pastoral Residency Program

THE LAKE FELLOWSHIP in Parish Ministry
Second Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
This two-year residency program is aimed for men and women who hold particular promise as pastors and wish to hone their ministerial skills under expert supervision in a large church setting.  The program has a threefold emphasis:  pastoral, congregational and academic.   The over-arching goal of this program is to inspire young men and women to develop those personal disciplines essential to the pursuit of a learned ministry.   The program begins in August 2004, and lasts for two years.  Applicants must be on track for ordination in the Presbyterian Church USA and hold the M. Div. Degree.  Preference will be given to recent seminary graduates.   Applicants must submit a cover letter and PIF or resume to Dr. Bill Enright via Bev McGee (bmcgee@secondchurch.org) by March 10, 2004. For further information about this first ordained call and residency program please contact Rev. Beth Godfrey at 317-253-6461 ext. 341 (bgodfrey@secondchurch.org)

 

 

Call For Papers

Samford University and the Lilly Fellows Program Announce Christianity and Human Rights - The Fourth Annual Lilly Fellows Program National Research Conference
Thursday 11 November-Sunday 14 November, 2004 -Stamford University, Birmingham, Alabama

This announcement invites paper submissions for concurrent sessions. Session topics may include international and regional movements, denominational challenges and interfaith alliances, human rights in the United States, pedagogical and vocational challenges, and issue-related crises (such as genocide, women's rights, nationalism and terrorism). Session proposals on these and related topics are especially welcome. Abstracts of 500-750 words for papers and panels should be submitted by March 15, 2004.  Please send by mail to Lilly Fellows Conference, Department of Political Science, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham AL, 35229, or by email to fmshephe@samford.edu  This conference will provide honoraria of $500 to presenters in the concurrent sessions.  For more information, look for our website at www.samford.edu/lillyhumanrights

 

 

 

 

 

Student Minister Position

Downtown church in renewal is looking for a part-time student assistant to share in youth ministry and other areas of ministry.  We're looking for someone who wants to find a great deal of joy in ministry.  Seekers who love the journey of Faith and have an excellent sense of
humor (He or she will need it!) are encouraged to apply.  The material compensation (Which I am sure students for the ministry don't care about!) is above the average for a part-time student assistant.  Please apply to Student Assistant Committee, The Rev. Robert Naylor, Second Congregational Church, 139 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Ct. 06830  or at bob@2cc.org or call 203-869-9311.

 

                                            ECCO Spring Leadership Institute

Six Monday evenings, 7- 9 pm SHARP, beginning on March 22 and ending on April 26.
The sessions will be held this year at Yale Divinity School, Prospect and Canner Streets, with free parking available.  Registration is $20. If you have someone for the training, please have them contact me no later than Monday, March 15.  We will be sending out some brochures, but not until mid-week next week.                                                   

 

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 by contacting Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director at 203-432-5319

 

        Summer Fellowships in the Big Apple

You are invited to apply for a fellowship to the 21st Annual Research Colloquium. Spend the month of July in New York working on a research or writing project of your choice with access to libraries and research facilities at Columbia University, Union, Auburn and Jewish Theological Seminaries. At a time when religion appears to be at the heart of humanity's gravest conflicts, it is clear that an increased understanding of how religion affects our lives is not an option: it is a necessity for survival. Since 1983, we have sponsored the colloquium because we want to have an impact not only on how religion is taught and studied, but also on the way it influences events that touch us all.  To that end we invite applications for a fellowship that will allow you to spend a month at our expense in a collaborative learning community, diverse in race, age, gender, religion and intellectual discipline working on a research or writing project of your choice. The successful applicant will have a capacity for integrating personal faith with the life of the
mind, and will outline a project that will be of interest to those outside his or her area of academic specialization or religious tradition. 
For the lastest colloquium information visit:
http://www.crosscurrents.org>www.crosscurrents.org

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furnished apartment for lease

* Furnished apartment for rent
    * One bedroom
    * Heat, utilities, garbage pickup included
    * $850 / month
    * Located close to Guilford's green / town center
    * Easy on/off I 95, exit 58
    * Contact Andrew at 203-453-3411 or 314-781-2847
Please contact Andrew Allis – he is currently in Missouri at 314-781-2847, but his wife is temporarily at 203-453-3411.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

Can Participate Fully in the Congregation’s Worship, March 1

 

How Do I Know What Curriculum Resources Match My Denomination or Congregation?  March 23

 

The Ministry of Reading Scripture Aloud, April 14

 

These workshops can be repeated at your convenience.  Please ask:

Adult Education for Lent, Exploring Confirmation Ministry,

Bible Study that Links Scripture and Our Experience,

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

Selecting and Inviting People into Leadership: Don’t Ask Them to Sign Up! 

 

If there is another topic on which you need a workshop/consultation, just ask.  There are lots more in our repertoire.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS, SEVEN LAST WORDS, drama in worship, prayer experiences, liturgies for Holy Week—we have them.

History of Lent, Ash Wednesday observances, etc.  Look here!

 

Preparing for your job or job search, you may want to review resources on the practice of ministry related to the position you seek.  You can be a member of the Ministry Resource Center anywhere you live and we will UPS resources to you!

 

Church administration, ecology resources related to Earth Day and other events, videos and DVDs on church history, bible, liturgical events in the church year, and every topic the Church cares about has resources here.

                      Islam, interfaith resources—have you looked at them?

 

NO QUESTION IS TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!  LET’S WORK ON IT!