November 7-13, 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.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.






Final Exam schedule on page 2

Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2004-2005



Monday, December 13


9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (Sharp)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Fitzgerald)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Great Hall/ISM


Tuesday, December 14


9-10:30 a.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Garrigan, Spinks)

Great Hall/ISM

9-12 noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 820

Philosophy of Religion (Hare)



Wednesday, December 15


9-12 noon

Rel. 712

Religious Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)


9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 678

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (Hoffer)

Bushnell S100

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 791

Ecclesiology, Ministry & Polity UCC (Siladi)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 795

Anglican Theology/History I: Great Britain (Beeley)

Bushnell S200


Thursday, December 16


9-11 a.m.

Rel. 679

Greek Exegesis:  Galatians (Hultin)

Bushnell S100

9-12 noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Neujahr)

Latourette S223

9-12 noon

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Berg)

Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 636

English Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew (Hultin)

Bushnell S100

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 798

Anglican Theol/HistoryII: ECUSA/Anglican Church (Britton)

Niebuhr Hall


Friday, December 17        


9-12 noon

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theology to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-3 p.m.

Rel. 700

History of Western Xnity: 100-1200 (Rittgers)

Bushnell S100



Marquand Chapel

November 8-12


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

            Monday, November 8: the Gospel Choir will lead a service of music and praise.

            Tuesday, November 9: graduating student Aaron Skrypski will offer the homily.

            Wednesday, November 10: the sung morning prayer service in the

African-American tradition continues.

            Thursday, November 11: as the U.S. observes Veterans Day, and as we say farewell to the    banners that have enriched our chapel space, Callista Brown and the chapel team will lead a          service named for the title of the banner artwork: “For the Healing of the Nations.”

            Friday, November 12: Maria LaSala and Bill Goettler, co-pastors of First Presbyterian

Church of New Haven, will preach and preside at our community Eucharist, in the

Presbyterian Church (USA) tradition. All who gather for worship are welcome at the

communion table in Marquand Chapel.






2004 -- 2005



Diane B. Obenchain

Visiting Professor
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Peking University

Tuesday, November 9
5:15 pm
H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall
Reception to follow

On-Campus, continued:


From your Reference Librarians: Are you writing a paper that ranges beyond what is covered in religion databases? Keep in mind that Yale subscribes to databases relevant to economics, art, gender studies, etc., etc.... See the Subject Guides found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/guides/ to find out which databases may be most relevant for your purposes. Your friendly reference librarians are always available to help.  Stop by the Reference Office or send us an email message at: divinity.library@yale.edu 



YDS Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology presents a seminar on "Religion, Health and Wholeness: Personal, Scientific, and Theological Perspectives". Monday, November 8th, 4:00-6:00 pm. Prof. Wesley Avram and Dr. Peter Van Ness, Assistant Director of the Biostatics Core of Yale Geriatrics will both be presenting. Please note that this event will be held in the Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project Seminar Room at 87 Trumbull St. All are welcome and Chinese food will be provided during the seminar.



The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Church of the Holy Apostles, NYC) is the largest emergency feeding program in New York City, and in the Episcopal Church nationally.  For over ten years the Soup Kitchen's Writers' Workshop has been helping its guests find creative outlet for their struggles through poetry and prose.  Now, much of this work has been collected in a new book, Food For the Soul, just published by Seabury Books/Church Publishing.  Join us in the Divinity School Bookstore on Tuesday, November 9th as representatives from the Writers Workshop read from their work and sign copies of the book.  4:30 p.m. Bookstore Rotunda.  Sponsored by the Student Book Supply. Questions?  Contact Lisa in the Bookstore: 432-6101.



Same-Sex Marriage Lunchtime Discussion: The Methodist Society will host a lunch-time presentation and discussion about how to approach discussions in congregations on same- sex marriage.  Please join us on Tuesday, November 9, from 12:30 to 1:30, in room S-202. All are welcome.  Please bring your own lunch.  The Methodist Society will provide beverages. The presentation and discussion will be led by John Anderson, who works with the organization "Love Makes a Family" which advocates for
same-sex marriage in
Connecticut.   For more information, you can visit their website at: www.lmfct.org.



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:

Tuesday, November 9 at 4:00-4:45 pm

Thursday, November 11 at 12:00-12:45 pm

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



On-Campus, continued:


Women’s Center Bible Study: The Women's Center would like to welcome all to join us on Wednesday November 10th for Bible Study!  We will meet in the Women's center at 8pm.  Our study will feature feminist and womanist perspectives on the text and then discussion and spiritual reflection.  Muffins and Coffee will be served!



Lift Every Voice and Sing! The entire YDS/BDS/ISM community is invited to a pot luck dinner and a
Hymn Sing. On Thursday, November 11 at
5:30 p.m. we will gather in the Common Room to eat, drink hot chocolate, and sing some of the great hymns from the Wesleyan tradition and the United Methodist Hymnal. This is a wonderful opportunity to sing your old favorites and share in food and fellowship. Please bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided. Sponsored by the Methodist Society.



Call for Papers and Projects: The YDS Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) is inviting submissions for a Graduate and Faculty Forum, which will be held December 6th, 2004. IRST is looking for unpublished papers, works in progress, or course projects that can be adapted to a 20 minute presentation. Any topic which broadly relates to the field of religion and science is welcome. If you are interested in more information, please see the IRST website or the description which is posted around the divinity school. Anyone interested in submitting their work should e-mail an abstract (500 words or less) of your paper to wesley.avram@yale.edu, by November 15th. Up to three works will be
chosen and the presenters will be notified by November 29th. A Certificate of Academic Presentation will be awarded to each of the presenters.


ISM Upcoming Events:


 Voice: Early Music, Song and Chamber Ensemble. Nov. 9, JE dining hall (68 High St), 8:30pm

The four singers in Yale’s new graduate program in Early Music, Song, and Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of Elizabethan songs titled “Ayres and Ballads for Pub and Palace” at the Jonathan Edwards Great Hall at Jonathan Edwards College, 68 High Street, on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 8:30 PM. Mellissa Hughes, soprano, Ian Howell, countertenor, Derek Chester, tenor, and Douglas Williams, bass, will be joined by Grant Herried, lute, Christa Patton, renaissance harp, and Robert Mealy, violin. The free concert will be open to the public and is sponsored by Jonathan Edwards College and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.


Repertory Chorus Recital.  Nov. 15, Dwight Chapel, 5pm.



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel, Old Campus. Sunday, November 14, 11:00 AM. The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, University Chaplain and Senior 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.



Multifaith Conversation: Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM, Bingham Hall Conference Room (basement). Join the Multifaith Council for an open conversation about the experience of being a member of a minority religion on campus. Members of all faith traditions welcome! Contact callista.brown@yale.edu with questions.


The Yale Gospel Choir presents: "Walk Into Your Season," a gala event featuring new gospel music

sensation Norman Thomas.  With special guest: The Eastern Nazarene College Gospel Choir

(Quincy, Massachusetts). Come be blessed, as we lift up the name of the Lord on Friday, November 12,

7:00pm, Center Church on the Green, 250 Temple Street, New Haven. Tickets are limited, so get yours

before they're all gone!   $5 in advance, $6 at the door. For reservations or prepaid tickets, please do one

of the following: CALL: 436-3311 or EMAIL: courtney.amos@yale.edu.  




OMSC Lecture: Friday, November 12, 12:30 p.m., Missions Research Colloquium. “African

Christianity as an African Religion” by Professor Andrew F. Walls, founding director of the

Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh. Great
Commission Hall, Overseas
Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Bring a light

lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org

(What’s New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.







Music Director: The Bridgewater Congregational Church in Bridgewater, CT (about 1 hour
New Haven) is seeking a music director.  

Organist Choir Director
Two manual
Austin pipe organ
Bell Choir - Schulmerich 3 octaves
Adult Choir sings Palistrina and Tallis a cappella
Enthusiastic children’s choir
For more information contact Rev. Peter Hammond (860-354-8283)





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



STEWARDSHIP NURTURE AS A PART OF FAITH NURTURE YEAR ROUND—A workshop for you and leaders in congregations will occur at 12:30-1:30 in the Ministry Resource Center, today, Monday, November 8!!  You are invited to become familiar with ideas and resources and manageable possibilities.


HEBREW BIBLE:  Listen to it!  Check out CDs and hear it in Hebrew as you commute.


Advent Resources: Study groups


                               Liturgical resources

                               Music for yourself



                               Service to others



November 17, 12:30-1:30 workshop



Videos and DVDs may help you absorb your course material in a visual way.  Try checking out some on your course subjects.


If you have children, you can share your YDS experiences by checking out books, games, and videos for them to enjoy with you from your school.