Q Source

March 29 –April 2, 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


Plan on applying for graduate fellowships?  The deadlines are fast approaching … 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.


Applications are being accepted for the Two Brother’s Fellowship. 



From The Registrar

This week is the deadline is this week for indicating to the registrar whether or not you plan to return to school next year.  Forms are due THIS THURSDAY, April 1.  You may bring hardcopy to the Registrar's Office or email the filled out form back or pick up a form from the Registrar's Office.

















Please join us next week for the following services at 10:30 a.m.:
Monday, March 29: Professor Jaime Lara will preach.
Tuesday, March 30: 3rd-year M.A.R. student and chapel minister Melanie Ross will offer the homily, entitled "Organized Chaos."
Wednesday, March 31: the Lenten sung morning prayer service of plainchant continues, to be followed by a presentation by the third candidate for Lecturer in the Practice of Sacred Music, Peter Bannister.
Thursday, April 1
: the Methodist student group will lead a service of hymnody.
Friday, April 2: 3rd-year M.Div. student Richard Lindsay will preach and visiting Professor Sibley Towner will preside at this Eucharist in the Presbyterian Church (USA) tradition.  All who gather as a community in worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.


Worship Opportunities


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.









Diploma Frames

The YDS Bookstore is now taking orders for the official Yale Divinity School Diploma frame.  Actually, this year we are offering two frame choices:  The Regency Gold is a solid wood molding with rich mahogany furniture finish and an inner gold lip.  The Gallery is a hardwood molding with high gloss cherry lacquer finish and a gold inner lip.  Both feature navy colored museum quality matting, gold embossed with the University seal and  "Yale Divinity School" in script.  Either frame is a great bargain at $115 (that's only $97.75 with your membership discount!).  Some stock available now, more to come by Commencement - OR  - have your frame shipped to wherever you're going to be next!  Check out the display frames, and all the details, in the Bookstore!


Postage Stamps Now in Bookstore

You asked, we answered! The YDS Bookstore now (well actually, once again) carries postage stamps (yay!!!!).  Sold in books of 20 U.S. first class stamps for $7.40. (Sorry, but your discount does not apply.) Please continue to let us know how else we can help you!


                              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




                                            Graduating Class of 2004 Reception
                                       Hosted by the Alumni/ae Board of YDS

Monday, March 29, 2004, 5PM
in the Common Room
Alumnus, Dean David Bartlett will offer thoughts on life after YDS and
suggestions for staying connected  RSVP by Wednesday, March 24, 2004
To the Director of Alumni/ae Relations, James Ebert '97
mailto:James.ebert@yale.edu>James.ebert@yale.edu or 203.432.5358
 Please join us. Dress is informal. The food is ample and free!





Come Hear Madeleine Albright

Dean Harold W. Attridge and the Yale Divinity School Board of Advisors

invite you to the First Special Guest Lecture THE MIGHTY AND THE ALMIGHTY:AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND GOD given by Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with introduction by President Richard C. Levin - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 4:00 pm Seating in Marquand Chapel by ticket only. Overflow seating in Niebuhr Hall, ISM Great Hall and RSV Conference Room

Reception Following

Common Room


                   You Are Invited To The 2003 – 2004 Roland Bainton Lecture

THE REFORMATION AND THE EARLY SOCIAL SCIENCES: MARX, DURKHEIM, WEBER AND FREUD BY H.C. Erik Midelfort, C. Julian Bishko Professor  of  History and Religious Studies at University of Virginia THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2004 at 7:30 PM in Marquand Chapel. "Several of the seminal thinkers who created the social sciences in Europe had distinctive visions of the Protestant Reformation that affected their views of history and society.  By looking at the work of

Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Sigmund Freud we can gain some perspective on the origins of the social sciences and on historical assumptions that are still commonplace today."

Reception to Follow in the Common Room   [CV'S ARE AVAILABLE IN THE DEAN'S OFFICE]



Please join us next Thursday, April 1, at 12:30 in JED for lunch with the vibrant and distinguished Dr. Emilie Townes.  Dr. Townes, an American Baptist, received her A.B., A.M., and D.Min. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University.   Her teaching and research foci include: Christian ethics, Womanist ethics, critical social theory, cultural theory and studies, as well as postmodernism and social postmodernism.  Books published include:  In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality As Social Witness; Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspectives on Hope, Salvation, and Transformation; Womanist Theology: Dancing With Twisted Hips: An In Introduction to Christian Theology.; and "Washed in the Grace of God [African Americans and Sexism]," In Violence Against Women and Children: A Christian Theological Sourcebook


Who Wants a PhD?

Interested in applying for Ph.D. programs next year or in the not too distant future? Want to learn the tricks of the trade early?  Want expert general advice to plan your approach?
A panel discussion on this topic will be held on Tuesday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m. in Latourette Hall. Save the date! Panelists include:
Jeremy Hultin (Ph.D. Yale)
Lana Schwebel (Ph.D. Penn)
Martha Moore-Keish (Ph.D. Emory)
Michael Peppard (Ph.D. candidate, Yale, YDS grad)








2004 Robert Foster Cherry Award Lectures


Baylor University


Honoring Great Teachers - Harry S. Stout, Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History "Baptized in Blood: A Moral History of the Civil War"


Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophical Theology"Memorial Art and the Lincoln Image"

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

7:30 PM in the Common Room

Reception Following



                              Announcing the Robert M. Litowitz Lecture 2004
                     Sponsored by the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics
Revisioning Christianity: The Discovery of the Secret Gospel of Thomas presented by Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University on Thursday, April 8 at 4:00-5:30 in at Rosenfeld Hall, 109 Grove Street
A reception will follow the lecture.

more information.


Upcoming Events at the Institute of Sacred Music

Harpsichord Music of the Baroque, The Students of Richard Rephann
    Apr 4, ISM Great Hall, 4pm

The advanced students of Richard Rephann will present a recital of Baroque harpsichord music. Richard Rephann is a specialist in French music of the Baroque whose annual recitals of seventeenth and eighteenth century music performed on restored instruments of the period are widely acclaimed. Free and open to the public.


Liturgy Symposium:
Siobhán Garrigan,
Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School
   April 5, ISM Great Hall, 4:30pm 
      The Memory of God
What does it mean to remember God, or God's saving acts? What does it mean to claim that God remembers us? Using fieldwork studies of various congregations' worship, Professor Garrigan will examine the theological claim that God has a memory. She will explore the relationship between this idea of God's character and the ways in which Christian worship, in its prayers, songs, symbols, and even space arrangements, is itself a process of remembrancing.







Student Organ Recitals:

Mar. 29
    Timothy Spelbring, United Church on the Green, 8pm.


Apr. 5

    Iain Quinn, Woolsey Hall, 8:00pm


Choral Conducting Recital:

Apr. 4
 Joseph Gregorio, Dwight Chapel, 8pm.

Apr. 5  
 Repertory Chorus Recital, Battell Chapel, 5pm.


Come Hear Robert Franklin

If you missed him when he was here for the Parks-King Lecture and/or if you'd like to hear him on a different subject.... The Communities of Color Initiative presents Moral Capital: The Role of the Church in Philanthropy and the Public Square. An address by Robert M. Franklin, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics Candler School of Theology, Emory University on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 5:30–7:30 p.m. 500 Blake Street Café New Haven, CT 06515 Hors d'oeuvres will be served. The cost of this event is underwritten by donors to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  Please call (203) 777-2386, Ext. 267 to RSVP by Monday, March 29, 2004.  Because there is limited seating for the event, RSVPs are required and you must bring this invitation with you.  For more information, log on to The Foundation’s website at www.cfgnh.org or call the number listed above.

Worship at Battle Chapel

Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday April 8, 7:30 pm, Battell Chapel
Tenebrae (Shadows) Service
After a liturgy of reflection and repentance, we share communion in small groups, sitting around the table.  Ten scriptural stories of Jesus' last hours are read, interspersed with solo meditations for violin, viola, cello, and french horn.  The light is gradually extinguished until at the end, we leave in shadows of silence. 

Good Friday, April 9, 12:30-1:30 pm, Battell Chapel
This is a traditional liturgy, centered around Christ's crucifixion and death.  The Rev. Joseph Britton, Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, will preach, lifting up his reflections upon this event.

Good Friday, April 9, 2:00 pm, Battell Chapel
Stations of the Cross
Beginning in Battell Chapel, there will be a Stations of the Cross service that weaves a path through parts of Yale and New Haven, while recalling Jesus' way to the Cross.  We will make ten stops to share scripture, liturgy, and music, beginning and ending in Battell Chapel. 

Easter Morning Sunrise Service, 6:30 am, East Rock Summit



Easter Sunday Service, 11am, Battell Chapel
To celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we bring back the Alleluia "retired" during Lent, beginning our worship with Thompson's Alleluia and ending with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.  The Rev. David Bartlett, Academic Dean, Yale Divinity School, will preach and communion will be served.

Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. - Please join us in celebrating National Poetry Month at an hour long poetry reading held at ALL Gallery in New Haven. The evening will
feature work by Dianne Bilyak, Brett Foster, Macky McCleary, and Lauren Shapiro. The reading will take place on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the event.  The gallery is located at the corner of State and Edwards Street. Parking is available on the street or in a nearby lot. This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the website at www.allgallery.org for more info.



Apartment Sublet

Want to sublet your TA's apartment? First floor furnished apartment in Grad Student ghetto, 6 rooms + bathroom  (could be used as two bedroom apartment), air conditioning available,
coin opp. laundromat in basement. June 1 - August 15, $1000 + utilities.
Call Edwin or Kimberly van Driel, 203-776-5212.


Wanted Dog Sitter

Wanted: responsible, reliable, dog-loving person or couple to house & dog sit during 2004-2005 school year.  Experience not necessary -- caring deeply about dogs is.  We live less than a mile from the Divinity School, in Hamden, in a large, comfortable house with two dogs: an 8 year old Brittany and a 2 year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel.  We hope to travel for about 3 weeks this coming fall, and for 6 weeks from mid-January to end Feb, 2005 -- followed by a couple of weeks home -- then another week or so in March. We have a small fenced-in dog run behind the house, but in addition to letting dogs in and out, we'd like someone to walk them several times a day -- at least one longish one if the weather's good.  We prefer to hire students because they have more time to spend at home with the dogs, who aren't used to being left alone for long stretches of time. If you are interested, please call Barbara or Rob at 203-773-0799.  (If no
response within a short time, you can try me at our country house in New
York: 518-325-4777.)


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





Church Profile and Job Description

In the center of East Barnard village there is a small church, that has served the surrounding area for over 150 years.  It is historically a non-denominational church community.  In the beginning, different groups, Methodist, Baptists, Universalists, would use the church on a specified week each month, sharing in the upkeep of the building.  Today, we come together to worship during the months of June, July, August and again at Christmas Eve.   We are looking for a minister, who may be active, retired or a seminary student, who would be responsible for worship services each week.  As our children are an important part of our community, we would expect each service to include a children’s sermon.  Other duties would include some sort of adult education or regular fellowship.  In the past this has been in the form of a book discussion or theme-based potluck suppers.  Two or three meetings over the course of the summer would be sufficient.  Visiting of church members who are sick, elderly or in need of support would be expected as well.  The community could foresee the candidate having time for study or research, or possibly having a part-time job in the area.         

Compensation for the three months is $2,500.  Help with obtaining housing would be available, and we would hope that the minister or intern would want to live in or close to our community.

For more information or to submit a resume contact:

Heather Leavitt

4207 Broad Brook Rd.

South Royalton, VT 05068

802-763-8780  Heather@leavitts.us



Want an air conditioner?

Unit for sale.  Only a year and a half old only $200 or best offer.  email: fegisme@aol.com.  Pick up across the street from the div school