YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

February 20 – 26, 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

 

 

Scholarship Information

 

Application for the Two Brothers Fellowship: The Two Brothers Fellowship (YDS Bulletin, p. 122), which is designated for support of biblical or archaeological study in Israel or Jerusalem, when possible.  One or more substantial awards will be made for the summer of 2005, with preference given to students who have a clear interest in doing advanced work in their proposed course of study. Include the following information in your application:

 

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

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND PROPOSED COURSE OF STUDY TO GRACE CHAO BY MARCH 22, 2005.

 

Richards Friend Peace Scholarship Fund: For Christian students to study in a Pacific Area country.

Applications available by contacting hcf@hcucc.org or by writing Hawaii Conference Foundation, 15 Craigside Place, Honolulu, HI, 96817. Two scholarship deadlines each year: March 31 and Sept 30.

 

 

Marquand Chapel

 

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

 

           

            Monday, February 21: the chapel team presents a service in memory of
                        Malcolm X, on the fortieth anniversary of the day of his assassination.

                        Tuesday, February 22: come prepared to walk a labyrinth of pews in
                        Marquand!

                        Wednesday, February 23: the Reverend Maryetta Anschutz will preach

                        and preside at our weekly Eucharist, in the Episcopal tradition.  All who
                        gather for worship are welcome at the communion table in Marquand Chapel.

                        Thursday, February 24: Letty Russell will lead a service in honor of
                        World AIDS Africa day.

                        Friday, February 25: the service of sung morning prayer prepared by
                        Kimberly Dunn and Michael Smith continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Opportunities

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

 

Day Camp / Jobs Program in Philadelphia: Old First Reformed Church (UCC) runs a Summer Program from June 26 - August 12, that consists of a day camp for children and a job program for
teenagers from diverse backgrounds.  They need 4 staff members for the program.  Information is available at the website (www.oldfirstucc.org) or in the Blue Summer Opportunities Notebook outside Dean Peterson's office.

 

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.

 


On-Campus

 

Be Still and Know that I am God:

Practicing the Sabbath

February 21 to February 25, 2005

Creating space for restful, mindful, playful, and joyful reflection on God’s gift of the Sabbath

 

Monday, February 21

♦ 10:30 AM – Chapel Service in memory of Malcolm X. Location: Marquand Chapel

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch Discussion with Rebecca Boggs, a grad. student active at the Slifka Center. Location: Common Room

5:00 PM – Evening Taizé Service (Co-Sponsored by the Lutheran Student Group) Location: Marquand Chapel

6:00 PM – Community Dinner Location: Common Room

 

Tuesday, February 22

♦ 10:30 AM – Chapel Service of walking a labyrinth of pews. Location: Marquand Chapel

♦ 4:00 PM – Keynote Address by Donna Schaper, author of Sabbath Keeping: “Keeping Sabbath as Civil Disobedience.” Location: Marquand Chapel. Followed by a Book-signing co-Sponsored by the YDS Bookstore in the Commuter Lounge.

6:00 PM – Roman Catholic Mass followed by Fellowship. Location: Marquand/ Common Room

 

Wednesday, February 23

♦ 10:30 AM – Weekly Eucharist at which the Rev. Maryetta Anschutz will preach and preside in the Episcopal tradition. Location: Marquand Chapel

12:15 PM to 1:30 PM – Read Lunch Location: JE Dining Room

6:00 PMBerkeley Eucharist and Lenten Supper (Sponsored by BDS). Location: St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley

 

Thursday, February 24

♦ 10:30 AM – Chapel Service in honor of World AIDS Africa day led by Letty Russel. Location: Marquand Chapel

6:00 PM – Theology Live: Dorothy Bass. (Sponsored by the Center for Faith and Culture)

Location: Latourette Hall

 

Friday, February 25

♦ 10:30 AM – Chapel Service of sung morning prayer.  Location: Marquand Chapel

♦ Evening at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life.  Sundown (a little after 5:00 PM) - Orthodox Service. 5:45 PM – Kiddush (‘happy hour’). 5:45 PM – Conservative and Reformed Services.  6:30 PM - Shabbat Dinner including rituals and songs.

 

Sponsored by the YDS Student-Faculty Committee for Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith

On-Campus, cont.

 

“Luther” – the Movie: You all are invited for the presentation of Luther – The Movie. Tuesday, February 22nd. Movie showing at 7:30 p.m. in Niebuhr Hall. Introduction and discussion following the movie lead by Dr. Edgar Krentz. Dr. Krentz will focus attention to some of the important elements in this Luther film not found in previous biographical pieces, while also helping to point to inaccuracies and possible misrepresentations. Dr. Edgar Krentz is Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  This semester, he has come to YDS as the visiting scholar of the Lutheran Studies Program. Soda and popcorn provided! Sponsored by the Lutheran Student Organization and the Community Life Committee.

 

 

Wippell's Coming to YDS: Berkeley graduating seniors, it's not too soon to order your academic
hood; graduation is just around the corner!  Juniors and middlers embarking upon a parish internship in the fall, why not order your cassock alb, cassock and surplice now?  A representative from J. Wippell & Company, clergy goods supplier, will be here at YDS on Wednesday, February 23 from
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Common Room. This will likely be the only Wippell's visit this semester, so make
sure to stop by.  Contact Kate Bryant at 203-497-9774 or katherine.bryant@yale.edu for more information.

 

 

Announcing the 2005/06 YDS Travel/Study Seminar….

The Middle East: Living Conflict, Creating Beauty: December 28, 2005-Jan. 6, 2006.
Interested? Come to a brief informational meeting: Thursday Feb. 24th,
12:30-1:30, Latourette.
Professor Serene Jones, Professor Jeremy Hultin, and student Joel Hanisek (M.Div. ’06) will be on hand to answer questions ranging from thematic content to scholarships to safety concerns. Please join us!
Questions: joel.hanisek@yale.edu.

 

 

Theology Life: Dorothy Bass & Phil Vischer. There are two upcoming events in the Yale Center For Faith & Culture's "Theology Live" Series.  This series of lectures and discussions will offer opportunities to engage with and learn 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. Dorothy Bass is giving the next "Theology Live" lecture on February 24, 6:00 p.m. at Yale Divinity School, in Latourette Hall. Dr. Bass, leader of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People of Faith, is actively contributing to a revival movement in American Christianity focused on the practice of faith in all spheres of life. Her most influential work, Practicing Our Faith, has been used by many churches and book groups. The event will start with a book signing at 4:30 in the YDS Bookstore which will be followed by a reception at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at 5:15.
Phil Vischer's "Theology Live" lecture has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 2, at
6:00pm, at Yale Divinity School, room TBA. 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.

 

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.

On-Campus, cont.

 

 

Graduate & Faculty Forum: Environment, Religion, and Ethics - February 28th: The YDS Initiative in Religion, Science, and Technology is holding their second forum of the year that gives graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to present their 'works-in-progress'. On Monday, February 28th, YDS student Dianne Bilyak and PhD candidate Gretel van Wieren will be presenting on topics related to the environment, religion, and ethics. The forum be from 4:30-6:30pm in the RSV Room. All are welcome and dinner will be provided!

 

 

Homiletics Candidate Presentation: On Tuesday, March 1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thomas H. Troeger, a candidate for the Homiletics Senior Search, will be giving a presentation in Marquand Chapel entitled "Homiletics As The Convergence Of Theology And The Arts Of Communication."  It will include two brief homilies and two hymns, one of which he composed. Patrick Evans will play the piano. All are invited to attend. Copies of his CV are available in Rm. N122. You are also welcome to attend the coffee hour at 11:00 a.m. in the Common Room after the morning Chapel service to meet and greet Thomas Troeger.

 

 

Methodist Society “Open Stage”: On Thursday, March 3 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m., the Methodist Society at YDS will sponsor an "Open Stage" event and potluck supper in the Common Room.  Please join us and bring a dish to share.  We'll provide the beverages. We're lining up some great entertainment!  Among those who will be sharing their talents are:  The Sacramental Winers, Brian Bellamy, Young Choi, and Jeremy Deaner.  Andy Pengwell will be our emcee for the evening. If you have a talent (singing, dancing, juggling, whatever) that you would like to share, please contact jeffry.wells@yale.edu (917-604-5227). During the event, we will be collecting cash donations for the United Methodist Church's tsunami relief effort. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Monotheism and Violence in Ancient Israel: Lecture by Professor Rainer Albertz, University of Münster. Thursday, March 3, 2005, 5.30 PM. H. Richard Niebuhr Hall.

 

 

 

March 3:  Poet Li-Young Lee, Discussion & Reading. Acclaimed 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, 12:15-1:15, 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 conversation with the YDS community is entitled "Poems from God"; in it, he will discuss the paradox of writing poetry, its promise and its peril -- and why poets cannot but help undertake the impossible.  All YDS students are most welcome.  If you wish to attend, please pick up a small packet of readings outside Lana Schwebel's office (S-213).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.

 
 
Seeing God: Images of Shalom in Contemporary Film. On Tuesday, March 22nd, the Student Book Supply presents Roy M. Anker, Professor of English at Calvin College, offering a presentation entitled Seeing God: Images of Shalom in Contemporary Film. 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!

 

 

 

 

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 27: The Reverend Martha C. Highsmith, Interim Associate Pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale and Deputy Secretary, Yale University, 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.

 

 

Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be Learned. A Lecture by Paul Rusesabagina. Monday, February 21, 7:00 PM, Yale Law School Auditorium, 127 Wall Street. Rusesabagina will speak about his ongoing experience with Rwanda, the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and current issues in international humanitarian aid. He is known for saving 1200 people in the midst of the conflicts in Rwanda.

 

 

Elm City Congregations Organized (ECCO) is planning a series of thematic refresher courses around the city, open to newcomers as well as existing leaders.  Please come to any or all, bring friends from your congregation or others you think would be interested.   Lead organizer Pat Speer will present the following topics on the dates and locations shown:

Thursday February 24: Confrontation: Art and Theology. Yale Divinity School:  RSV Room,

7:01-8:30 PM.

Monday February 28: Jesus Christ: Organizer. Varick AME Church, 246 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, 7:01-8:30 PM.

Tuesday March 8: Relational Power, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven,

7:01-8:30 PM.

Promptness shows respect. Sessions will start on time. Fellowship and refreshments will follow each meeting. Fees: $3 per session, payable at the door, or $10 for all five in advance.

 

 

 

 

Yale/New Haven, cont.

 

 

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 & 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

 

 

OMSC Lecture Series: Tuesday, March 1. Dr. George G. Hunter III, professor of evangelism and church growth and founding dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, will lecture on "The Power of Contagious Faith: Why did Ruth Turn to Naomi's God?" on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. Details and directions
are online at www.OMSC.org/notices.html.

 


Yale/New Haven, cont.

 

 

Updated Playgroup Information:

For those of you in the community with children under five, there are a number of play groups in New Haven that may be of interest. They are free, and open to anyone with children who would like to join. If anyone knows of other groups that are not on this list, please let us all know! Here is what I know about the local playgroups:

 

MONDAYS

(Not aware of any Monday playgroups)

 

TUESDAYS: ’Round-the-World-Women Meeting

The Round the World Women group brings together international women to discuss current events, work on English, make friends, get to know the area, and learn about other subjects. They meet on Tuesdays at First Baptist Church (corner of Edwards and Livingston Streets in New Haven) at 9:30am. Child care is available in the nursery downstairs. RWW sponsors a Friday playgroup for informal gatherings for parents and their children aged 5 and under. For information, call Meg at (203) 230-5833. Affiliated with the International Center of New Haven. Go to www.icnh.org to read more about their programs.

 

WEDNESDAYS: "Toddler Tunes" is in the Episcopal Church on the corner of Humphrey and Orange Streets. This is a musical program for babies and toddlers. It starts at 11:00am (about 45 minutes long) and they will put out a cup for voluntary donations - You can put a dollar or two (or more if you are feeling generous) in the hat for the performer. There is also a School of Management Playgroup on Wednesdays from 10am to 12 noon. If you are interested you need to contact them for the schedule at partners@mail.som.yale.edu. During nice weather they meet at Bassett Park, at the corner of Ridge Rd. & Waite St. in Hamden (you need a car to get to this park).

 

THURSDAYS: "Mommy-n-Me Conversations" 10am to 12pm, in the McDougal Center, 320 York Street, Room 119. Bring toys and snacks for your baby. Organized by the OISS at Yale and co-sponsored by the McDougal Center for Graduate Student Life. Contact elisabeth.kennedy@yale.edu or go to www.yale.edu/oiss for more information.

 

FRIDAYS: ’Round-the-World-Women Playgroup. The group’s usual time and location is 9:30am at Bassett Park playground (corner of Ridge Road and Waite Street in Hamden) when it gets warmer. In the event of rain, and during the cold weather, they meet at First Baptist Church (corner of Edwards and Livingston Streets in New Haven). Snacks and drinks are provided. On the 4th Friday of each month, they meet at 10:30am for a potluck lunch. For information, call Meg at (203) 230-5833. Affiliated with the International Center of New Haven. Go to www.icnh.org to read more about their programs.

 

OTHER LINKS:

http://www.NewHavenBaby.com.

http://home.earthlink.net/~dblen/ - listing of playgroups, library programs, recreation programs, etc.

 

Information compiled by Yale University OISS - updated on February 11, 2005.

 

 

 


  Classifieds

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

Half-Time Director of Religious Education: The First Unitarian Society of Westchester is seeking half-time DRE to begin 8/05 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. We are a welcoming, diverse and growing congregation. Base salary is up to $23,000 depending on experience and credentials, plus benefits. Please send resumes and letters to DREsearch@westchesteruu.org.

 

 

FOR RENT

 

Room Available July 1: My housemate is leaving New Haven and his room is available starting
July 1 and through the academic year. The room is the larger of the two and is very comfortable, with a

large window, and plenty of closet space. Located downtown on Dwight between Chapel and George,

near Yale Repertory Theater, Yale museums, Whitney Gymnasium. Great restaurants and large

supermarket nearby. Comfortable living room. Large kitchen, fully equipped. Hardwood floors, lots

of windows, very light and airy. Coin-operated Laundry room in the basement. Two Yale shuttle stops

nearby, adequate on-street parking. Quiet Building. Rent $430/month, including heat and hot water.  

Utilities are less than $50 per month. Contact Eric Bugyis, MAR ’06, cell: 216-870-1205,

eric.bugyis@yale.edu.
                
MINISTRY RESOURCE CENTER

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

 

 

 

Practicing the Sabbath

See the Display in the Common Room and in the Ministry Resource Center.

Check out resources on all kinds of prayer, lifestyle decisions, creativity, play, …for yourself or for groups you lead.  See some videos, hear some music, play some games,…experience Sabbath!

 

 

 

Hispanic worship resources, bible studies, and more….

 

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:

 

Considering, in Adult learning Groups, the Issues Christians Face,   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

 

Holy Week resources needed???    Black History Month resources???  Women’s History Month resources???  Ask for them—books of ideas, videos for group leadership, interactive experiences,  creative approaches……Check them out.  It takes less time than creating from “scratch”