February 6 - 13, 2005


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



Summer Opportunities

It’s not too early to plan for summer! Check out these opportunities, updated weekly:


2005 Public Leadership in Ministry Summer Internship Program: Are you interested in how the church can minister in the public square?  Do you want to learn leadership skills?  Do you want to spend
a fantastic summer in
New Haven? Interviews have now begun for twelve positions in this program, a
Supervised Ministry offering.  Please make an appointment with Barbara Blodgett (Seabury 116) if you are interested. Details: May 16-July 25. 400 hours: two weeks of training followed by eight weeks of internship 3 elective credits meeting the supervised ministry requirement of the M.Div. Tuition of $850. Financial aid grant of $2900. A variety of sites and contexts are available, most in New Haven Acceptance by interview until positions are filled.


Summer Evangelistic Committee – Philadelphia: The Summer Evangelistic Committee of Philadelphia has positions for seminarians in an urban neighborhood outreach ministry.  The 10 week
program involves preaching and congregational ministries in addition to community ministry, and is run by the Presbytery of Philadelphia.  For more information, check the blue Summer Opportunities notebook.


Boy Scout Camp Chaplaincy: Camp Sequassen, the Boy Scout camp in New Hartford, CT, is in need of a chaplain from June 17 through August 24.  The chaplain will provide all the services for staff, campers, and leaders, and may live on site.  For more information, check out the blue Summer Opportunities notebook outside Dean Peterson's office, or email Andrea Ulery, program director, at


For more summer opportunities, see past issues of the Q Source (http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html)

or consult the Summer Opportunities notebook outside of the Dean of Students’ Office.



Opportunities to support Tsunami Relief efforts:


Tsunami Relief at Yale College (TRYC) is an umbrella organization aimed at coordinating undergraduate tsunami relief efforts. Its membership is open to both individuals and undergraduate
organizations. It is also open to other members of the Yale community. TRYC will soon be a registered undergraduate organization. TRYC hopes to eventually develop into a general umbrella organization with a board of representatives from each student group involved in the tsunami relief efforts in order to better coordinate fundraising events and organize donations going into a universal relief fund. TRYC is working with the Office of the President and the Yale College Dean's Office to create a college-wide tsunami relief fund. The fund will support rehabilitation initiatives in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Indonesia. TRYC will fundraise at Yale and will reach out to the New Haven community.
TRYC wishes to support a campus-wide fundraising campaign beginning this semester and continuing into the foreseeable future. TRYC will coordinate an end-of-the-semester event composed of a
series of lectures, symposia, a concert and a dinner, etc. The proceeds and donations solicited during this event will enter the college-wide relief fund. If you or your group is interested in joining us, please contact the following people (you can contact as many subcommittees as you are
interested in):
1.      Fundraising: michelle.desaram@yale.edu
2.      Publicity: carol.yu@yale.edu
3.      Educational outreach: whitney.haring-smith@yale.edu
4.      Relief efforts in Sri Lanka: vanya.pasheva@yale.edu
5.      Relief efforts in Indonesia: erina.lie@yale.edu
6.      Relief efforts in Thailand: erica.chu@yale.edu
7.      Relief efforts in India: mahesh.balakrishnan@yale.edu
8.      End-of-semester event coordination: lekshmi.santhosh@yale.edu
9.      General enquiries: cynthia.liu@yale.edu
We hope many of you will join us. Thank you!



For more listings, see past issues of the Q Source at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html










2004 - 2005

"Being Fruitful: Reclaiming Virginity - Reclaiming Self"


Dr. John W. Kinney
Dean and Professor of Theology and Historical Studies
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
5:15 pm
Marquand Chapel

Reception Following
Day Missions Library

All are welcome and encouraged to attend


A luncheon forum titled "Forging the Dream: Remembering YDS in the Pre-civil rights Era" will precede the Parks-King Lecture, Tuesday, February 15th.  A panel made up of Black YDS alumni from the 1940s and 1950s will examine the pedagogy of gender and racial inclusion at YDS.  The forum is part of a research project being conducted by the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Y. Smith, assistant professor of Christian Education at Yale Divinity School, and Dr. Moses N. Moore, Jr., '77, associate professor of American and African American religious history at Arizona State University.  The project is aimed at contributing to the understanding of the history of theological education for blacks in America, with particular attention to the experience of blacks at Yale Divinity School. The forum will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Common Room.  Participants are asked to bring their own lunches, but beverages and desserts will be provided.  A book signing will immediately follow the luncheon.


German Lunch Table: The German lunch table will resume its weekly gatherings. Everybody interested in practicing German (at all levels) is welcome! We meet on Mondays noon to 1:00 pm in the refectory of the Divinity School (except during reading week). For any questions, please contact: christl.maier@yale.edu.

The Yale Center for Faith & Culture invites you to Theology Live:  A series engaging with and learning from leaders in diverse fields who have “gone live” with their ideas, endeavoring to engage and shape the broader public with a voice rooted in and informed by faith.

            Phil Vischer, February 10th at 6:00 p.m. at Yale Divinity School, Neibuhr Hall. Mr. Vischer, founder of Big Idea Productions and creator of Veggie Tales, has impacted millions through his innovative films including the acclaimed feature length film, Jonah.


On-Campus, cont.



Bible Study: Interested in a no agenda, non-academic, just people sitting around, talking, kind of Bible study?  Cool.  Bring your Bible, head to the Commuter Lounge, grab a cup of Holy Grounds coffee,
and we'll start from there. Mondays at
3:30. If people are interested but can't make that time, a second group might get started, so please email if you fall under this category. Questions?  Contact: Rob
Leacock at robert.leacock@yale.edu. Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.



Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology Lecture: On Wednesday, February 16th, Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, will be coming
to YDS as part of the Initiative in Religion, Science and Technology lecture series. Bill will be participating in a discussion time at the Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project (IBP Seminar Room,
87 Trumbull St) from 4-5:30 pm and also will be giving a public lecture in Niebuhr Hall from 8-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend either event.



Art & Soul Workshop: Process Painting as a Path to the Holy. Saturday, February 26, 1:00-4:30 PM, at Artist’s Crossing Hamden. Materials provided. Facilitated by Studio Artist and Spiritual Director, Harriet Carew, M.Div., this workshop will offer an opportunity to explore "process painting" as a way to make soul art.  The painting method focuses on an intuitive, non-verbal level by inviting images to emerge from our unconscious. Through movement and music, participants will be led to the right side of the brain.  Here, using color, line and form, paintings will be created in oil pastels that become the locus of individual meditation. The playfulness and integration of new aspects of ourselves can lead to sacred and authentic dialogue with the God of our understanding as well as stretch our capacity to companion others. Wear comfortable clothes. Harriet Carew was trained as a Spiritual Director at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and is a former art teacher. Artist's Crossing is located next to Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 2927 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Please direct questions to and register by Wednesday, Feb. 23 by contacting Jackie Corning: Jacqueline.Corning@yale.edu or 432-9285. Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation




Save the Date:  "Poems From God" & Poetry Reading: Poet Li-Young Lee, author of Book of My Nights, Rose, and The City in Which I Love You, will be holding an informal conversation with YDS
students on Thursday, March 3, from 12:15-1:15, in room S-100.  (Lunch will be provided.)  Li-Young has won numerous awards for his poetry and is also the author of an autobiography, The Winged Seed. His discussion is entitled "Poems from God," and all students are welcome. If you wish to attend, there will be a small packet of readings outside Lana Schwebel's office (S-213) after reading week; please pick one up before the event. Li-Young Lee will also be reading from his work later that same day, at
4:15 in the Divinity Book Supply, with a signing and reception to follow. This event is brought to you by the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series in collaboration with the Divinity Book Supply.  If you have any questions about the series, please contact lana.schwebel@yale.edu.



On-Campus, cont.

Looking for God?  On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Student Book Supply presents Roy M. Anker, Professor of English at Calvin College, offering a presentation entitled Seeing God: Film and Images of Shalom. The multi-media presentation will take place in the Bookstore Rotunda at 12:30. Professor Anker is the author of the recently published Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies (Eerdmans, 2004) which explores themes of evil and redemption amidst the human struggle for encounter with God in films ranging from The Godfather and Star Wars to American Beauty and Grand Canyon.  Anker is also co-editor of Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture, and the Electronic Media (Eerdmans, 1991).  A book-signing will follow. Mark your calendars early! All are welcome!


Exciting Internship Opportunity with the University Chaplain’s Office.

·        Work with the Multifaith Council, a lively group of undergraduate students from many different religious traditions, planning a one-day fall retreat and a weekend-long spring retreat, along with monthly dinners around religious topics. 

·        Attend bi-weekly meetings of Yale Religious Ministry (the on-campus group of non-student leaders of religious groups on and near campus); these are opportunities to learn more of ministry with young adults (through meetings about developmental issues, spiritual issues, and campus issues) ministry in higher education (through meetings about various aspects of university life), and ministry at Yale (through meetings with representatives from various departments at Yale). 

·        Be part of the liturgical and pastoral leadership team for University Public Worship (Sunday mornings in Battell Chapel), as well as other University-wide Christian services

·        Participate in the planning of the Service of Music, Silence, and Light, a multifaith service designed for those who are grieving.

·        Help with student groups that need additional support and/or create programs of according to their own interest.  In particular, there is ample opportunity to explore (and enhance!) connections among the Christian ministries on campus.

  • Supervision by and work with experienced chaplains and pastors: 
    • Jerry Streets (University Chaplain)
    • Cynthia Terry (Associate University Chaplain)

Great learning opportunities.  Contact Barbara Blodgett, Director of Supervised Ministries, for more information.



Yale/New Haven Area Involvement



University Public Worship: The Church of Christ in Yale. Engaging faith and reason. Battell Chapel,

Old Campus. 11:00 A.M.: University Public Worship. Sunday, February 13: The Reverend Frederick J. Streets, University Chaplain and Senior Pastor of the 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.



Yale/New Haven, cont.



Business & Society: The Yale School of Management is pleased to announce Business and Society, a series of three panels featuring socially focused entrepreneurs, community development investors, and Corporate Social Responsibility officials. The event is sponsored by the Double Bottom Line student club and will explore the challenge of balancing social mission and financial returns within the private sector.  Speakers will address not only issues of social responsibility, but also how students can pursue and be successful in socially responsible, yet profitable, careers. Monday, February 7, 2005, 6-7:30 p.m. Socially Responsible Business: Integrating Profits and Principles. This panel explores how each organization communicates its social mission both to customers and employees and how this mission evolves as the company grows. Moderator: Jeffrey Garten, Dean, Yale SOM. Panelists from Seventh Generation, Whole Foods Market, Interface, Inc., and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Other panels will take place on Tuesday, February 15 and Monday, February 28. All panels will take place in the General Motors Room at 55 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT.


Black Feminist Coalition at Yale: For the past year, a group of black women have gathered in each other’s homes and built a community of sisterhood and support.  Sister Space-- The Black Feminist Coalition at Yale has been a place to practice feminism, foster relationships and build trust.  We are an amalgam of theories, disciplines, and opinions and our monthly meetings are as lively and intellectually engaging as they are needful for the group. On Friday, February 25th, we will open our doors once again for membership in the hopes that the intimate world we have created can expand and include more black women in search of what we are offering--a place to meet once a month to consider black women's lives, arts, histories, thoughts, and representations, to discuss issues of political and personal import, and to support one another's scholarly and professional endeavors. The first anniversary meeting of the Black Feminist Coalition will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 25th at the home of Kimberly Brown.  Please R.S.V.P. via email: kimberly.j.brown@yale.edu  by February 20th if you plan to attend. The Black Feminist Coalition



Art and Soul Workshop: On Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1:00-4:30, Spiritual Director Harriet Carew will be offering her annual workshop on art and the soul (which involved painting!) at Artist's Crossing in Hamden.   More details are to follow.  Brought to you by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation.






Provide Live-in Help in Exchange for Rent: My father-in-law recently lost his wife of 60 years.  He's still working 8 - 6 each weekday.  He is however unfamiliar with cooking and we are concerned about his being alone at night.  We are looking for an interested and trustworthy person to do the following for my father-in-law: In exchange for rent: 1) sleep at the house; 2) prepare breakfast & dinner and on Saturday and Sunday occasionally lunch might be included; and 3)  because he cannot drive at night any longer, drive him to his office in downtown New Haven in the morning and pick him up in the
evening. He lives in a beautiful home in Woodbridge and the person would be assured quiet and privacy.  This person would be available all day to attend classes and or work. If interested contact me by phone or e-mail: Sheila F. Taylor, 203-287-4327 (office), st1813@ctmail.sbc.com.


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



Do you need visuals for learning church history???  How about charts?  DVDs?  Videos?  Check them out.



Workshops at 12:30 in the Ministry Resource Center.  Just show up!  If date or time isn’t right for you, ask for a repeat:


Exploring the Lives of Great Religious Leaders in Adult Education, Feb. 9


Considering the Issues Christians Face in Adult Learning Groups, Feb. 22


Selecting Leaders with Guaranteed Positive Results for Congregations, Mar. 2


Thinking Theologically with Youth, Mar. 10


Exploring Theological Themes with Adults in Congregations, Mar. 16


Video-based Biblical Study Resources for Congregations, Mar. 31




Black History Month

resources for worship, study, special events:  posters, music, videos, etc.!




Holy Week worship planning:

we have examples of services, drama, prayers, music….