February 27 – March 5, 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



Please Note:


This is the last Q Source until after Spring Break.

The next Q Source will be published Sunday, March 20th,

with a March 18th submission deadline.



- Callista Brown Isabelle, Editor



From the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs:


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




From the Registrar's Office: 

Last day to drop a course:
Monday, February 28, is the last day to drop a course

without it appearing on your transcript.

May 2005 Graduation:
Information on University Commencement is now in campus mailboxes for those who are on the Registrar's Commencement list.  If you did not get information and think you should be on the list, please see Detra MacDougall, Registrar.







Marquand Chapel


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



                        Monday, February 28: the fifth Difficult Texts Series service will
                        feature Professor Wes Avram preaching on John 9, the story of Jesus
                        healing a blind man.

                        Tuesday, March 1: graduating student Aaron Klink will offer the homily.

                        Wednesday, March 2: Professor Herbert Anderson will preach and preside

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

                        Thursday, March 3: graduating student Nathan Eddy will preach, and the
                        Gospel Choir will perform.

                        Friday, March 4: the chapel team presents a Calvin Hampton hymn festival.







Great opportunity:


See information about the 2005-06 Magee Fellowship on page 7.

Application deadline: Friday, March 4th.


Summer Opportunities

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



Summer Work / Living Opportunity: 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.



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.






For Summer/Fall Housing Options, see Classifieds.



Loring Sabin Ensign Lecture
2004 -- 2005

A New Method of Religious Enquiry


Don Cupitt
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge

Monday, February 28, 2005
5:15 pm
H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall

Reception Following: Commuter Lounge

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

(CV available in Dean's Office)


Margaret Lindquist Sorensen Lecture

2004 -- 2005

The Transfiguration of Healing:  the Care of Survivors of Mass Violence and Torture


Dr. Richard F. Mollica
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, March 1, 2005
5:15 pm
H. Richard Niebuhr Lecture Hall

Reception Following: Commuter Lounge

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

(CV available in Dean's Office)

On-Campus, cont.


Scholarship Available: The Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA) is pleased to announce the CAPFAA Scholarship for the 2005/06 academic year.  This scholarship will be awarded to 7 students for $1,000 each and is NOT renewable. Candidates must be full time students with a federal expected family contribution of less than $5000, 3.5 GPA, active in community service. Not open to international students. In order to be considered, you must submit the 2005/06 CAPFAA Scholarship application, signed by your school’s financial aid officer; enclose all required attachments, including a copy of your academic transcript; and mail your application packet so that it is postmarked by April, 1, 2005.  Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed. Contact Doreen Generoso (doreen.generoso@yale.edu) for application and more information.



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.



Theology Life: Phil Vischer. There is an upcoming event in the 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. 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.



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!



On-Campus, cont.


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.


Display: Early African American Experience at YDS. I wanted to bring to your attention a beautiful display that traces the early history and contributions of some of YDS’s early African American alumni.  The display was developed by Martha Smalley in conjunction with the research project being conducted by Dr. Yolanda Y. Smith, assistant professor of Christian education at YDS and Dr. Moses N. Moore, Jr, YDS ’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 YDS.  If you have not had an opportunity to see the display, I would like to invite you to stop by the Day Missions Library between now and next Thursday, March 3 when it will be dismantled. If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact Prof. Smith at yolanda.smith@yale.edu or Prof. Moore at moses.moore@asu.edu.

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!



Note from Alicia Jones: I came across this article and thought it would be of some interest to our community. Study: Most U.S. teens serious about religion. A majority of U.S. teenagers say that they

are close to God, and most profess to follow the religious tradition of their parents, but their knowledge of those traditions is extremely thin, according to a new study:

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 with Communion. Sunday, March 6th: 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.



Magee Fellowship: Dwight Hall at Yale announces the Reverend John G. Magee ’06 Fellowship.

The Fellowship, established at Dwight Hall in 1987, honors Reverend John Gillespie Magee of the Class of 1906. The Magee Fellow creates programs and space for the kind of sharing that comes with trust, for exploring the motivations that underlie social justice work, for connecting and linking issues, for promoting sustained thought and creative vision, for enabling depth of understanding, reflection, and action around community involvement. Each year, the Magee Fellow develops specific programs which address the concerns and needs of students, working with members of the Dwight Hall Cabinet and Executive Committee, the General Secretary of Dwight Hall, members of Yale Religious Ministries and the Chaplain's Office and other students.

            The application for the position should include the following:
            A cover letter expressing your interest in the position.
            A description of your vision for implementing the fellowship.
            A resume.
            At least two letters of recommendation (received no later than the interview).
            Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are able to work 30 hours/week.
The 2005-2006 Magee Fellowship is a part-time position, up to 30 hours/week, depending on the qualifications and availability of the Fellow. Compensation for 30 hours/week is $15,000 (plus benefits)
for the academic year.
 The application deadline is Friday, March 4, 2005. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24. The 2005-2006 Magee Fellow will be called within the following week. Please mail, deliver or fax applications to Leah Carol Lewis, Magee Fellow at Dwight Hall at Yale,
67 High Street, New Haven CT 06511. Fax: 203.432.2425. For questions, contact Leah Carol Lewis, Magee Fellow 2003-2005: leah.lewis@yale.edu or 203.432.2446 or pick up more detailed information
packet at Dwight Hall in the main lobby.


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:

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.


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.

Friday, March 18: Dr. Patrick Provost-Smith, assistant professor of the history of Christianity, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, who has written articles on particularly influential Jesuit Missionaries such as José de Acosta in Peru and Matteo Ricci in China, will lecture on "Mission in a Time of War: Evangelization under the Auspices of Empire" on Friday, March 18, 2005 at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Coffee will be provided. Details and directions are online at www.OMSC.org/notices.html.


Judaic Studies Seminar: You are invited to the third meeting of the Judaic Studies spring semester faculty/graduate student seminar.  The Program in Judaic Studies, in cooperation with the Whitney Humanities Center, sponsors this event.  It will take place on Wednesday, March 2, from 12:00 noon ­ 1:30 PM in Room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center. The topic of this semester’s seminar is “The Medieval Jewish-Christian Debate.”  Professor Daniel Lasker will present “The Use of Philosophy: Rational Arguments and Their Validity in the Medieval Debates.” Lunch provided.  


Passions Flare! Reflections on Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.” Wednesday, March 9, Holy Family Retreat Center, either 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, or 6:00-9:00 pm. Presented by Brandon Nappi, MDiv (YDS) 2001. More information: holydamilyretreat@cpprov.org or 860-521-0440.


World Neighbors is a not-for-profit community development organization working in partnership with the rural poor in hundreds of villages throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.  Through World
Neighbors' programs, people come together to solve their problems and meet their basic needs.  By supporting community self-reliance, leadership development and organization building, World Neighbors helps people address the root causes of hunger, poverty and disease. For more information about World Neighbors, visit its website: www.wn.org. In an effort to educate supporters and to foster bonds of friendship with program partners, World Neighbors Journeys offers unique trips to visit program areas.  Part adventure and part education, a World Neighbors Journey takes travelers well off the beaten track to see for themselves how communities come together to identify and solve problems, largely with local resources. Two WN Journeys are scheduled in coming months:
Bolivia from May 1-11, 2005, to visit communities in the region of Northern Potosi.
Karnataka, India from Nov. 5-17, 2005
 For further information on WN Journeys, please contact: Emily Estes, Coordinator, World Neighbors Journeys, Email:   emestes@comcast.net, Phone:   860-343-1941.


Conference: "Contemporary American Discourses on Islam: The Politics of Representation." Saturday April 16, 2005, Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Yale University. Pre-Registration through March 31st: $10 (no charge for Yale affiliates). On-site registration: $20. Sponsored by the MSA at Yale, Hartford Seminary, Yale Council on Middle East Studies, Yale NELC Department, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Yale Religious Ministry, Yale Muslims in Medicine, Muslim Legal Studies Assoc, and Asian American Cultural Center. The flyer for the conference can be seen at:





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.



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Apartment for rent either as summer sublet or continuing for the year: spacious One Bedroom,

with new carpet, new appliances, new cupboards directly in front of the Divinity School at 325

Mansfield street, a two minute walk to school.  Sunny Living room.  Secure building. Washers
and dryers 10 feet from apartment door (very convenient.)  Lots of closet space and some storage

space in the basement. Great landlords (very attentive.) Apartment should be available for May 15th,

sublet would run until July 31st and then new tenant could pick up the lease. Cost is $650 per month

and that includes utilities.  Also parking in the back of the building.  If interested reply to matthew.morgan@yale.edu. Thanks.


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,



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


Get acquainted more fully with Orthodox Christianity: 

See videos/DVDs,


Hear recordings of music, use icons, EXPLORE!!




Practicing the Sabbath resources for your personal use or for leading groups, or planning experiences for your congregation, are here for you to check 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:


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???  Look in Lent-Easter shelves and browse for ideas…or in Worship and ASK!