October 24-30, 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 Isabelle, Editor




Academic Information



From the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Robert Wilson:





     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.






From the Registrar's Office:


The YDS Student Directory is now available.  

Please stop by the Registrar's Office for a copy.  


Marquand Chapel

October 25-29


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

             Monday, October 25: the YDS Evangelical Fellowship will lead us in a service

            of praise and worship.

Tuesday, October 26: graduating student Brian Bellamy will offer the homily.

Wednesday, October 27: the sung morning prayer service in the African-American

            tradition continues.

Thursday, October 28: the Reverend Dr. Phyllis Anderson will lead a

            Reformation Day  service.

Friday, October 29: Professor Barbara Blodgett will preach and preside at our community                            Eucharist, in the United Church of Christ tradition. All who gather for worship are welcome at    the communion table in Marquand Chapel.








2004 - 2005
William Anderton Chisolm Lecture

Isaiah's Response to Assyrian Triumphalism:
The Political Message of Israelite Monotheism


Baruch A. Levine
Skirball Professor Emeritus of Bible and
Ancient Near Eastern Studies
New York University

Tuesday, October 26
5:15 pm
H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall

Reception to follow

On-Campus, continued:



Exegesis Paper Due Soon? Learn How to Use Logos Bible Software for Exegesis.

This demonstration is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Hebrew or Greek.  You will learn how to access Logos from YDS Library workstations, how to view a passage in parallel versions/translations, how to do a concordance search on individual words using an English concordance, and get information on other resources available on Logos. 

All sessions will be held in the YDS Library Instruction Room, L107:

Wednesday, October 27 12:00-12:45 PM

Friday, October 29 12:00-12:45 PM

For more information contact Suzanne Estelle-Holmer, 2-6374 Suzanne.Estelle-Holmer@yale.edu


Important Announcement from the Bookstore! Unsold textbooks will be returned to publishers beginning the week of October 25th.  If you have not yet purchased what you need, please do so
soon or you may be out of luck! Questions or problems? Contact Lisa at 432-6101

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!



Bilingual Evening Prayer: Do you envision yourself…doing CPE in a multicultural urban setting? Going on a mission trip to a Latin American country? Serving in a congregation or community where Spanish is spoken? Bilingual Evening Prayer is a wonderful opportunity to learn to pray, hear and read scripture, and sing in Spanish-- skills which could come in handy in your future!  The service is offered for Spanish-speakers, Spanish-learners, and those with no Spanish at all.  Brief instruction is offered at the beginning of each service, and all materials are available in English and Spanish. Bilingual Evening Prayer will be offered on Thursdays October 29 and November 18 at Berkeley Divinity School’s St. Luke’s Chapel.


YDS Initiative on Religion, Science & Technology presents "On the Bioethics of "Tuesdays with Morrie": The Call of Conscience, the Gift of Acknowledgement, and the Rhetoric of Religion and Science" by Michael Hyde, visiting Professor of Communications Ethics from Wake Forest University. Monday, October 25. All are welcome to attend between 4:15 and 6:00 pm in the RSV Room. Chinese food provided!


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.


YDS Writers Read: Are you a writer? Can't write but really appreciate those who can? Then plan to spend an hour or so in the Student Book Supply on Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 PM, when YDS WRITERS READ. Students, Faculty, Staff - you're all invited to come, relax, read from your work... or just kick back and listen. In the Bookstore Rotunda. Questions?  call Lisa at 432-6101


On-Campus, continued:


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.

Baptist Student Fellowship, Dinner Meeting, October 28th. All Baptist students are invited to a dinner meeting on Thursday, October 28th, at 6pm, in the Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  All Baptist students, representing all Baptist traditions, are invited to join in fellowship around dinner, and to remain for a brief organizational meeting afterwards.  Food will be provided.  Spouses, partners, and children are invited, as well.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Dale Peterson at 432-5310, or by email at dale.peterson@yale.edu.

Reformation Costume Party! Friday, Oct. 29th, 9pm-Midnight, Common Room.  Come dressed as your favorite Saint or Sinner (we'll leave the definition of that up to you!) Beer, Snacks, Music provided
Hosted by the Lutheran Student Organization contact joshua.rinas@yale.edu or elizabeth.roebke@yale.edu with any questions.

YDS will host a CROPWALK on Saturday November 6th at 3pm. This event raises awareness concerning hunger issues in New Haven and throughout the world and it also raises funds to support local and international organizations.  All students, faculty, staff, families or church groups are heartily welcome.  Yale Committee for Social Justice will have an informational and sign-up table during coffee hour and lunch the week of October 25th-29th in the Common Room.  Email Elizabeth Lerohl at  
elizabeth.lerohl@yale.edu if you have questions or would like to participate in this event.



ISM Upcoming Events:


Yale Schola Cantorum, Oct. 31, Sprague Hall, 2:30pm

"Ezra Laderman at 80: A Celebratory Concert," with guests of the Yale School of Music.

Liturgy Symposium

 Nov. 1, ISM Great Hall, 4:30pm
Mellonee Burnim, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Ethnomusiucology and Ritual Studies. "Dynamics of Race, Religion and Culture in the Gospel Music Industry."



ISM 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. 11:00 AM.

Sunday, Oct. 31: The Reverend Martha C. Highsmith, Interim Associate Pastor,

Church of Christ in Yale, is preaching.  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.


"Get Out the Vote:  The Realities of Communities of Color." Monday, October 25, 5:30-7:00pm.
Join panelists who are community leaders from the NAACP, Democracy Works and other New Haven Activists. Location:  HGS 211, Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York Street. Sponsored by: Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity. Dinner will be served.


Coffee and Cookie $1 for Divinity Students: The Blue Dog Cafe at the McDougal Center would like to invite you to come and sample their wares by offering a coffee and cookie for $1 on Mondays and Fridays. The Hall of Graduate Studies is located on York Street and offers a wide range of services for Graduate Students.  Perhaps the most delicious of these is The Blue Dog, which is student run and operated, offering a number of healthy, local and fresh food items at cheap prices.  We have organic juices, yogurts and fruit, hot soup, and a variety of fresh baked goods.  Come down and ask about promotions and frequent buyer cards. Contact christina.conroy@yale.edu with questions.



The Greater New Haven Interfaith Clergy will be meeting at YDS in Niebuhr Lecture Hall on Tuesday, October 26, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  Their guest speakers will be Rabbi Ron Kronish, Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council of Israel, and Dr. Muhammad Hourani, Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Reconciliation at the Shalom Hartman Institute.  Rabbi Kronish founded the Council of 70 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian organizations in 1991 to promote peaceful coexistence in Israel and the surrounding region.  Dr. Hourani is a Palestinian Muslim who was born in Eastern Galilee, educated at Hebrew University and in England and studied at Santa Barbara, and is a lecturer in David Yellin's Teachers College. The Interfaith Clergy Group warmly welcomes all YDS students to join them in Niebuhr Hall any time from 12:30 on. For more info, contact Rick Mapes, YDS '52, at 483-7558 or marick12@comcast.net.



Yale World Fellows Thursday Lecture Series, Thursday, Oct. 28th, 5:00 PM, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street. Topic: “Political Engagement, Leadership and Democracy:  Stories and Struggles from the Field” by J.R. Nereus Acosta (from the Philippines) and Cecilia Barja-Chamas (from Bolivia). Reception to follow lecture.



OMSC Research Colloquium: Friday, Oct. 29,12:30 p.m. “The Equality of Believers: Mission and Race in Pre-apartheid South Africa” by Dr. Richard H. Elphick, professor of history at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m.. Coffee provided. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Yale/New Haven involvement continued:


Community Service Opportunity: Would you like to make a difference in your community and mentor
inner-city kids, 5-17 years of age?  A New Haven Program needs to find mentors who can spend time one hour each week with kids who are currently in foster care.  For more information, please contact
lilia.mijares@yale.edu or call 432-0763.










Editing/Proofreading: Small publisher needs experienced editors/proofreaders who can spot egregious errors quickly. Background in journalism with deadlines would be good. Knowledge of baseball is a plus. Compensation commensurate with experience ($15-25/hr). Flexible hours including days/evenings. Please email John Benson (john.benson@yale.edu) or call 800-707-9090.


IBMR Project Research Assistant. Purpose: Assist with the creation of a bibliographic database for the International Bulletin of Missionary Research project "Researching Mission: Doctoral Dissertations in English since 1900." Duties: Research various online and print resources to find dissertations that fall within the scope of the project and enter records into a Microsoft Access database. Enhance records by adding abstracts or subject headings as directed. Job Specifics: Part-time position (10 hours/week minimum); hours to be scheduled between 8:30-5:00 weekdays; workstation in Divinity Library. If interested please contact Eric Friede at (203) 432-6372 or eric.friede@yale.edu.




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


New videos you may want to see:









And two on lay ministry in all our roles in the world: 





Equal access guide for meetings, conferences, large assemblies, and worship


Elections and the Christian Faith:  We have videos, study group resources in print, video and on-line information.


Multicultural Resources: 

Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally, C. Michael Hawn

One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship, C. Michael


Sacred Acts, Holy Change: Faithful Diversity and Practical Transformation, Eric

H. F. Law

The Word at the Crossings: Living the Good News in a Multicontextual

Community, Eric H. F. Law


Bilingual, Hispanic, Spanish resources:  come see them:  music, bible study and Bibles, curriculum resources, etc.


WORKSHOP:  ADULT EDUCATION STARTING AT A CHANGE OF CHURCH SEASONS LIKE ADVENT,  Monday, Oct. 25, 12:30-1:30 in the Ministry Resource Center.  We will repeat it upon request.