October 3-9, 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 callista.brown@yale.edu with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. Thank you!  –Callista Brown, Editor


Special thanks to Ian Doescher for editing this Q Source during my wedding weekend!  - Callista


Academic Information


From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:




1. October 20 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 20 will have a grade of “F” or

“NC” automatically recorded.

2. December 17 is the official end of the term, and all work is due by that date.  Faculty may set earlier deadlines if they wish.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension until February 7.  After February 7, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.




This program is described on p. 47 of the current catalog.

An application for admission to the extended degree program must include:

1.             Your name.

2.             Address and e-mail address.

3.             Area of concentration.

4.            A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work). 

5.          Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 15, 2004.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2004. – from Academic Dean Robert Wilson


Marquand Chapel Services

Week of October 4-8

Please join us this week for the following services at 10:30 AM:

Monday, October 4: the Bible Belters present a service of spirituals, focusing on the tradition of spirituals set for hymns and concert music.

Tuesday, October 5: Brother William Ng will lead us in a service of celebration on the feast of St. Francis.

Wednesday, October 6: the sung morning prayer service featuring global music—last week!

Thursday, October 7: graduating student Jinny Smanik will lead the service, sharing with us the theology of the beautiful quilt she designed for Marquand Chapel.

Friday, October 8: we will share our weekly community Eucharist.  Join us as we celebrate coming out day.  Patrick Evans preaching: “How Can I Keep From Singing.”  All who gather for worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.



Are you still trying to put a name with that face?  Then you probably didn’t pick up your copy of the Faculty/Student Facebook at the time of registration.  If you have not already done so, please pick up your copy of the Facebook from the Registrar’s Office.


Community Dinner Monday!  The Luke 12:19 subcommittee of the YDS Student Council is proud to present the first Community Dinner of the school year!  We’ll gather on Monday, October 4, at 6:30 PM in the common room.  Italian cuisine will be provided by Brandi’s of Hamden (options for carnivores and vegetarians alike).  Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring wine or beer to share!  All are welcome—please bring your spouse, family or significant other.


YCSJ Panel: Who is My Neighbor: Social Justice Issues in New Haven, Monday, October 4, after the community dinner, beginning at 7:30 PM.  The Panel includes Rob Smuts, Deputy Chief of Staff, New Haven Mayor’s Office; Michael Morand, Associate Vice President for New Haven and State Affairs, Yale University; Bonita Grubbs, Director, Christian Communities Organizing; and a representative from Elm City Churches Organized.


German Exchange Program: Renate Seitz, Director of the BW-Germany Exchange, will be at YDS on Tuesday, October 5 to meet with students who are interested in studying theology in a German university during the 2005-2006 academic year.  Info sessions will be held at 11 AM and 1:30 PM in Room N 114 (across from Admissions Office).  Renate will also join the German Table from 12-1 PM and is available for individual consultations until 4:30 PM.


Attention YDS Pan African Women!  Pan African Women’s Fellowship, Friday, October 22, 232 Opening Hill Road, Branford, CT 06405.  For more information, please contact Professor Yolanda Smith at 436-4818 or
email her at yolanda.smith@yale.edu.  RSVP by Wednesday, October 20.


Practical Theology/Ministerial Studies Candidate Lecture: Thursday, October 28, 4:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall (N-123).  “Ministry to Eunuchs and Other Ecclesial Practices: Toward a Theological Reading,” delivered by Mary McClintock Fulkerson.  You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour in the Common Room after Chapel (10:30-11:00 a.m.) to speak with Professor Fulkerson.


CPE Day: Thursday, October 28, 12:30-1:30 PM, Niebuhr Hall.  This is your chance to hear from local Clinical Pastoral Education supervisors about what the program entails and how to apply.  There will be time for individual conversations with supervisors and plenty of literature to pick up.  If you are considering doing CPE at any point in your ministerial career, please plan to attend this meeting.

AA Meetings on Campus: AA, all-inclusive 12-step meetings. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 PM. Room S-202, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. All 12-steppers welcome!



ISM Upcoming Events:


Liturgy Symposium: Christian Scharen, Mon. October 4, ISM Great Hall, 4 PM. “Not Made, Not Born: How Studying Congregations Helps Chasten Enthusiasm for the Formative Effects of Liturgy on Christians” (refreshments served).


Great Organ Music at Yale: Thomas Murray, October 10, Woolsey Hall, 8 PM.  Works by Cook, Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, and Guilmant


Kavanagh Lecture: Lawrence Hoffman, October 12, ISM Great Hall, 1:30 PM.  Inculturation in Illness and Lex in Lexus” (part of Convocation week).


Yale Schola Cantorum, October 15, Woolsey Hall, 8 PM.  Schola Sings Dedication Festivale (with the Yale Concert Band).  Presented in conjunction with the Yale School of Music.


Frederick Franck: Drawings, Paintings, and Icons,  September 20 - October 22, weekdays only 9am-5pm.
On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Frederick Franck is an internationally renowned author, artist, and humanist. This exhibition draws from some fifty years of what he calls “image making,” with a focus on subjects that explore the common bonds of humanness and the hopeful reconciliation of mankind’s divisiveness.  


Our Faculty Featured:


Bethesda Bach Ensemble and Martin Jean Perform October 31: The Bethesda Music Series is pleased to present “Music in the Reformation Tradition” on Sunday, October 31, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.  Included on the program is Bach’s organ masterpiece “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” performed by Martin Jean.  A pre-concert talk on the cantatas will be given at 3:15 p.m. by Markus Rathey.  There is no admission charge; a free will offering will be taken for Lutherans In Mission.  For more information call (203) 787-2346.





Yale/New Haven Area Involvement

University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel, Old Campus. Sunday, Sept 26, 11:00 AM. Preachers:

October 3: The Reverend Barbara Essex, the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA.

Oct 3rd Service includes communion.

October 10: The Reverend Otis Moss, Jr., the 2004 Beecher Lecturer, Yale Divinity School.

The Church of Christ in Yale is an open and affirming congregation, United Church of Christ. Church school and childcare; Wheelchair accessible. All are welcome! University Chaplain’s Office: 432-1128.


Register to Vote in Connecticut: Those wishing to register to vote in Connecticut can access the voter registration form at http://www.sots.state.ct.us/ElectionsDivision/Elecform.html. Register by October 19th in order to be able to vote here on November 2nd. This announcement brought to you by Professor Lana Schwebel.


Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to spend a few Saturdays helping kids? Would you like to learn more about art? The Yale Center for British art is looking for a few adventuresome students to volunteer in the BAC-PACK PROGRAM-Destination Education. An opportunity to join in the creation of an encouraging learning environment for children from the Newhallville neighborhood (just around the corner from the Divinity School). No previous experience with art or children required. What is desired, however, is a commitment to kids, and the openness to be a part of a new type of educational outreach to children and their families.  Meeting on the first Saturdays of the month from 9:30-12:30. If interested in joining us for one or all three sessions, please call Christine Janis, the outreach coordinator from St. Andrew’s, Newhallville at 773-0333.


Lecture: “Is Resurrection Faith Credible” presented by Gerald O. Collins, S.J., Professor of Systematic and Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University. Monday, October 4, 7:00 PM, in the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Campus (exit 27A on I-95). Free to public.


Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Dinner and Panel Discussion, Monday, October 4, 5:00-6:30 PM.  Speakers:  Community Activists from the Fair Haven neighborhood of New Haven.  Location: HGS 116, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.  Please RSVP to liza.cariaga-lo@yale.edu or call 432-0763 by Sunday Oct 3 to reserve a seat.

Lecture: “God, Women and the World: Telling the Story Another Way” presented by Joan Chittister, OSB, a leading voice in contemporary spirituality. This fourth annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan lecture on Woman in the Church will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8:00 PM, in the A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University (exit 22 on I-95). Free and open to the public. More info: http://www.fairfield.edu/quick/quick.htm>Regina.


Technology and Ethics Working Research Group - 2004-2005. This year-long workshop is offered for 1 hour credit as a reading group at Yale Law School. Everyone welcome, whether or not attending for credit.  Wed, Oct. 6, 4:15 PM: Lee M. Silver, Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. At Yale Law School, Wall Street, Room 128.  Contact Carol Polland for reading materials and dinner reservations at 432-6188 or carol.pollard@yale.edu. Co-sponsored by the Information Society Project, Yale Law School.  

Diversity Fellowships Workshop and Luncheon,” Wednesday, October 6, 12:00-1:30 PM.  Learn how to develop a successful fellowship application.  Location: HGS 119A, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.  Please RSVP to liza.cariaga-lo@yale.edu or call 432-0763 by Monday Oct 4 to reserve a space.

The Race for Genomics:  From Epidemiology to African Eve,” Wednesday, October 6,
4:30 PM.  Speaker: Priscilla Wald, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies and Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Duke University.  Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies.  For further information, please contact Lindsey.greene@yale.edu.


The Asian Pacific American Graduate Student Association Welcome Dinner, Wednesday, October 6, 5:30-7:00 PM.  Join the Asian American Graduate Student Community for Thai Food.  Location: Asian American Cultural Center, 305 Crown Street  Please RSVP to Susie.woo@yale.edu. 


Yale World Fellows Night, Thursday, October 7, 4:00 PM.  Betts House, 393 Prospect Street.  Meet the world fellows; see panel discussions: “Lost in Translation? (Mis)Matching Local Needs with International Support,” “Media and Democracy,” “Democracy: Promise, Pitfalls and Prospects,” “Awakening the Corporate Conscience”; also, international food and music.


New Music New Haven, Thursday, October 7, 8:00 PM.  Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Hall, featuring YSM composers and performers.  Aaron Jay Kernis, music director. Arvo Part: “Tabula Rasa” for violin, prepared piano, and string orchestra; “Ein Wall Sahrtslied,” for String Quartet and Baritone. Martin Suckling: Piano Trio; Douglas Fisk: Five Preludes for Piano; Mark Dancigers:  ”Angels in the Room”. Plus other works by Yale composers.


Yale Survivor, Part 2: “So what do you do?...: Navigating the Subspecialties in Your Discipline,” Monday, October 11, 5:30-7:00 PM.  Join a lively discussion on how to make sense of your scholarship in the context of your discipline.  Location: HGS 116, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street.  Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity.  Dinner will be served.


The Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics presents the Robert H. Litowitz Lecture 2004: Human Dignity: Between Kitsch and Deification.  Avishai Margalit, Schulman Professor of Philsophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Thursday, October 14, 4:00-5:30 PM at Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 101.


Conference: “A World Less Silent: Celebrating Jay Katz’s Contributions to Law, Medicine, and Ethics.” Friday, October 15, Yale Law School.  Welcome begins at 9:30 AM. For more information, please contact David Tolley, Yale Bioethics Project, at 432-5447.




Director of Young People’s Ministries, St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Responsible for the planning and development of the Christian Education and Spiritual Development programs specific to the children’s and youth ministries of St. John’s, in conjunction with and at the direction of the Rector. Responsibilities include: development of programs for youth of all ages; administration of the church school program; maintaining a liaison with the Christian Education Committee and other appropriate Vestry Commissions and/or Committees; and other similar duties pertaining to the administration of Christian Education programs for young people in the parish.  Job is part time and hours average 10/week.  Send Resume to mlincoln@stjohns-northhaven.org or
contact the church office at 203-239-0156.


The Chaplain’s Office is looking for a babysitter on Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM, during a Bible Study at Battell Chapel.  At the moment, Spencer (age 20 months, very fun) is the only child.  Pay is $12 for the hour.  Please contact Cynthia Terry (432-1131, cynthia.terry@yale.edu) or Elaine Cooper (432-1128, elaine.cooper@yale.edu) if interested.


Companion for our son, age 20, brain tumor survivor.  Nathanael loves jazz, would like to go to concerts and movies, evenings and/or weekends. Excellent pay, car a plus, location Orange, about 15 minutes from campus. Contact Rev. Clare Robert 799-1113.



Wool twin blankets, $15.00 each; 8 place settings of white china. $35.00.  Please call 481-5802.


1993 Volvo Station Wagon.  Automatic, 170,000 miles, good condition.  Price $3000 (negotiable).  Call 203-675-3138 if interested.  Great family car!


Couch for Sale: $20.  It is a two person wicker couch with green pillows.  Contact Sarah at sarah.garcia@yale.edu if you're interested.



Donations of Large, XL, XXL-sized pajamas and bathrobes or paper hospital examination robes are needed for actors volunteering in a non-profit Halloween walkthrough, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Please e-mail Campbell.harmon@yale.edu or call 432-5804 if you wish to donate any pajamas or bathrobes.  We also could use lots and lots and lots of heavy outdoor canvas or outdoor tarp. Lastly, we can always use more actors!  Go to the website http://www.trailofterror.com or contact me for info.






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


The Preaching Life


Ready to prepare and deliver your first sermon?  Looking for a preaching method to complement your text?  Seeking new ways to present your message?  The Ministry Resource Center (MRC) has a range of materials you may wish to consider. 


Great Preachers

The Great Preachers video series provides an opportunity to experience a range of preaching styles through voice and vision.  The video collection in the Ministry Resource Center features such diverse preachers as Barbara Brown Taylor, Rabbi Harold Kushner, William Willimon, and Jeremy Wright.  Each video presents an actual sermon and an interview with the preacher to “explore their message and spiritual journey in preaching.”


Additionally, we have just acquired the Battell Chapel collection of video taped sermons featuring a number of familiar names including Rabbi Laura Geller, Victoria Matthews, Harry Adams, John Vannorsdall, David Bartlett, William Sloan Coffin, Eileen Lindner, Peter Gomes and many more.


Are you seeking new ways to encounter the Gospels?  Consider these items:


The Cotton Patch Version of

Clarence Johnson founded Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, in 1942.  An interracial farming community that endured violence, economic boycotts and legal reprisals the residents sought to witness against racial prejudice as they demonstrated scientific farming techniques.  Author Clarence Johnson, who held a Th.M. and Ph.D. in New Testament Greek, wrote that his “cotton patch” versions of New Testament scripture were an attempt to translate “not only the words but the events” to give us a sense of involvement with the stories of the Christian faith.  The text translations include Matthew and John, Luke and Acts, Hebrews and the general Epistles, and Paul’s Epistles. 


The Cotton Patch Gospel

Enjoy musical theatre?  This award winning musical retells the Gospels of Matthew and John in a contemporary southern vernacular.  With music by Harry Chapin and a text right out of The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Johnson this video is a welcome respite while providing new insight into a familiar story.


Workshop:  Resources for Meeting Youth Faith Nurture Needs, Oct. 8, 12:30-1:30 in the Center.


Coming Next Week – If it’s October can Advent be far from us?