September 12, 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 All submissions must be e-mailed  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. –Kelly J. Stone, Editor


Academic Information




1.      September 9, is the due date for submitting a reading course proposal.


2.      After September 9, approval must be gained from the student’s academic advisor to add or drop a course.  No course can be added after September 21.


3.      After September 9, a fee of $10 will be charged for each course change.


4.      September 14 is the last day to submit a request of Credit/No Credit form.  It is also the last day to submit a form to take a Credit/No Credit course for a grade.


5.      October 19 is the last day to drop a course.  Courses dropped after October 19 will have a grade of “F” or “NC” automatically recorded.


6.      December 16 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 6.  After February 6, all requests for further extensions must be submitted to the Professional Studies Committee.



APPLICATION FOR EXTENDED CONCENTRATED M.A.R. PROGRAM.  This program is described on p. 48 of the current catalog.  An application for admission to the extended degree program must include: 1)  Your name, 2) Address and e-mail address, 3) Area of concentration, 4) A statement of the reasons you want to extend your MAR for a third year (up to eighteen hours of work), 5) Names of two faculty members who know your work and are in the field in which the degree program is concentrated.  PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO GRACE CHAO, ROOM N122, SEABURY 1st floor, BY October 17, 2005.  Admission decisions will be announced by November 15, 2005.  Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Library Survival Training:  Come and learn how to find what you need at the Divinity Library!  This 45-minute session is a basic orientation to the Library’s resources and services.  The emphasis will be on electronic resources, including the ORBIS catalog, ATLA database, and other theological resources.  All students are welcome to attend.  Please sign up near the Circulation Desk for the session you wish to attend.  For more information contact  or 432-6374.  Sessions are scheduled to take place in the Library Instruction Room (L-107):

Wednesday, Sept. 7:  4:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 8th: 12:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 13th: 4:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 15th 1:00 pm. 


On Campus

Marquand Chapel Worship 10:30am  All are Welcome!!


O Baptists, Where Art Thou? Mark your calendars this week. The Baptist Student Fellowship is inviting all the Baptists in the YDS community for lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at noon in the RSV room. Come join us for some food, fun, and fellowship.  Contact Donald Kim ( with questions. 


LIKE FUN?  Enjoy rest and relaxation?  The first planning meeting of "Recess at YDS" (a three-day shabbat) will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6:30 pm in the Common Room.   Pizza will be served.  Please come if you are interested in helping to plan "Recess."  Questions?  Contact Martha at


YALE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE:  FIRST meeting of the year, this Thursday from 12:30-1:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Room (maybe move outside if the weather is nice). Come out with your ideas for action to make YDS a more sustainable community and for education around general environmental issues. If you have any questions, contact Tamara at


Home to Go  Exhibition and video installation by Adrian Paci, is on display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (September 12-30) A reception will be held on Friday, September 16 from 5:15 – 6 pm.  More information at


TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE:  A Cabaret Recital.  Patrick Evans, baritone.  Djordje Nesic, piano. Saturday, September 17 at 8:30 pm in Marquand Chapel, YDS.  Wine and cheese and other goodies served up with musical settings of Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, W.H. Auden (and many others)  by Benjamin Britten, Ricky Ian Gordon, William Bolcom,  John Musto, (and many others).    No admission fee, open to the public, all are welcome.  Sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music and presented in conjunction with the Sex and Religion in Migration Conference.


ECO – SPIRITUAL HIKE:  Saturday, September 24, sponsored by the Outings Club and the Environmental Concerns Committee. If you’re looking for a day to relax, spend some time outside, meet new people and spend a little time connecting with God through nature – this day is for you!  We’ll meet at the Div school parking lot at 9:30 am, and will return by 4 pm (location – tba). Bring a bag lunch, water bottle, hiking shoes. If you are planning on coming on the hike, please rsvp to either or by Wednesday, Sept. 21st, and let us know whether you can drive. 


FIRST YEAR STUDENTS   Hey first years!  Need a break?  Need a listening ear?  Want to come and share what your life has been like lately with other first years?   Kristen Leslie will be hosting a gathering for you to come and talk about your own personal transitions.  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th at 4:30 (immediately before the community dinner).  Please contact Martha ( or Jared ( with any questions.  See you there!


PARACLEATS SOCCER:  The fall soccer season will begin with a practice next week and the YDS Paracleats are looking for new recruits.  We are a co-ed team that competes in the graduate intramural league at Yale.  If you did not play last year, or have not put your name on one of our sign-up sheets this fall, please email me ( and I will add you to our list.  All are welcome (faculty, staff, spouses, fans, etc.)  Those interested in other sports please feel free to email me for more information.  The fall intramural season includes volleyball and softball as well as soccer, and if there is enough interest I will sign up a YDS team for those sports as well. Hope to hear from you soon, Adam Rutledge (864)270-7298 or


ROOM SCHEDULING SOFTWARE, which allows you to determine room availability and confirm your reservation requests, can be viewed by all of the YDS community.  You can access this information by doing the following:  Go to the Yale Divinity School website homepage (<> * Click on "Faculty & Administration" * Click on "Room Resources"  * Browse by Room, Date, event, etc. on the calendar or click on the link below:>   To make a Room Reservation request, see link in upper left hand corner that says:  "Click on link to make Room Reservation Request" Should you encounter any problems accessing the site, please contact Bob Piscatelli at 432-5273.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Hot Coffee, Hot Issues:  The Yale World Fellows Program is pleased to announce... The 2005 Hot Coffee, Hot Issues International Affairs Discussion Series will begin on Friday, September 9 at 8:30am at Betts House, 393 Prospect Street in the 3rd Floor Conference Room. We hope to see you there!  Hot Coffee, Hot Issues is a weekly discussion series on current developments in international affairs led by experts from both inside and outside the Yale community.  Each week, a new topic will be selected from the headlines for Friday's discussion.  Coffee, tea and morning pastries are served at 8:15am.  If you would like to receive the weekly discussion topic by email, or know someone else who would, please send an email to  


Grad Dessert with the Chaplains:  Wednesday, September 14th, 7-8pm  McDougal Center Common Room, HGS.  Come and meet leaders of religious groups on campus and enjoy dessert!


Religiously Incorrect?  Public Faith in a Pluralistic World.”  September 15 - 16, 2005.  The 2005 Sarah Smith Memorial Conference on Moral Leadership, entitled “Religiously Incorrect? Public Faith in a Pluralistic World,” takes up a question of great national and international importance.

·        In an era when religious faith features prominently in public life, can we imagine a public role for religion that falls victim neither to the violent assertion of faith nor the liberal restraint of religious reasons in public debate?

·        How can we envision modes of professional leadership in which the practice of faith is integral to vocation and broader participation in public life?  Can such a vibrant practice of faith take seriously both the reality of pluralism and its consequent fact of multiple incommensurable world-views, while nonetheless envisioning a distinctive role for faith in fostering life’s flourishing?

The conference, interdisciplinary by design, seeks answers to these pressing questions for those working in the fields of law, business, ministry, medicine, in the academy, and in other spheres of life. Speakers and presenters include:  Nancy T. Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University; Floyd Flake, Senior Pastor, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, Jamaica, New York; Mike Volkema, Chairman, Herman Miller, Inc.; Stephen L. Carter, Professor of Law, Yale University;  Wendell L. Griffen, Judge, Arksansas Court of Appeals; Robert H. Henry, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; William H. Pryor, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; Joan Gottschall, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Miroslav Volf, Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture.  Please register (Yale community no charge) by picking up a registration form outside S116 or by going to or email


Sex and Religion in Migration:  September 15 - 18, 2005 with keynote speaker, Homi Bhabha.
A Conference Presented by: The Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund; The Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies; The Program in Judaic Studies; The Department of Religious Studies. This international, interdisciplinary conference is set to examine how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation to one another in the context of globalization. Thirteen internationally-recognized scholars, authors, artists and film-makers have been invited to address the conference's theme by reflecting on the bodily practices of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations in
Europe and the U.S.A. More information at


Robert Parkins, Duke University Organist, performs as part of the Great Organ Music at Yale series. Sunday, September 18th at 8pm, Dwight Chapel. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with support from Yale School of Music. More information at


Finding God in Seminary: a one-day workshop for seminarians/September 24, 2005 (Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm)  One of the ironies of theological education - engaging in study of and about God - is that God often seems to disappear in the process. This Workshop will offer practical guidance for those who wish to deepen their relationship with God in prayer in the context of their seminary education. Led by Brs. KEVIN HACKETT and CHARLES LA FOND Suggested fee: $60 (half-price for full-time students) Registration information available at:  The Monastery (Society of Saint John the Evangelist) Cambridge, MA  617.876.3037.


O God, I Love Thee: Music of Praise and Penitence  September 24, 2005 | 8pm, Woolsey Hall.  The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.  General admission tickets ($15; $5 students and seniors) are available at the door and in advance beginning August 29 at the Shubert Box Office by calling 203-562-5666 or online at The performance is sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Christ Church Episcopal. More information available at  Timothy Brown, Director of Music, James McVinnie, Organist.






Mentoring in New Haven:  Make a difference in the life of a city kid, and have fun doing it! The Hill Neighborhood Mentoring Program seeks volunteer mentors for boys and girls of all ages. A mentor meets with a student once a week to help with basic learning skills and to be a friend and role model. Meetings occur on a schedule worked out between the mentor and student. Resurrection Church (near the Yale-New Haven Hospital) is available as a tutoring location on certain weeknights. Orientation and ongoing support are provided. Students and mentors also take part in cultural and social events sponsored by the program. HNMP is an all-volunteer program founded in 1984 by members of Trinity Church on the Green, and it has a long connection with Div School students and staff. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Robert Carrillo, Director, at 310-435-2115 or email


Want to be a Guest Speaker?  An opportunity for Yale Div students would be to be a guest speaker in my Honors Worldview/Comparative Religions classes at Branford High to senior students.  I have 3 classes (about 25-30 per class) that meet @ 9:10, 10:45, and 12:45, each 45 minutes in length.  Presentation would be a mix of personal journey/sharing, some lecturing of an area of expertise/interest, and time for Q & A.  Contact Jim Petela @ or or call 203-676-7755 after 2:30.


Catholic Teachers Needed!  The confirmation program at St Mary’s church (in Branford) has about 150 freshman and sophomore students.   We are desperately looking for a few good Catholic teachers on Sunday nights from 6:15 – 7:30 at our church to teach a class of about 12 students.  We alternate Sundays with 9th & 10 graders, so if teacher wanted a 9th grade class that would mean only meeting about a handful of times before Christmas, so not a major time commitment.  We are using the Sadlier book "One Lord, One Faith" as our main text.  If you are interested, contact me at: or for further info.  My cell # is 203-676-7755 if you need or would like to talk. Thank you!  -Jim Petela


Musicians: want to extend your music ministry down to the students on Yale's main campus?  We are looking for folks to play in a prayer service in Battell Chapel, an informal time for students to gather in prayer in response to the hurricane devastation.  Next Tuesday, September 13, 4:00-5:00pm at Battell Chapel on Yale's main campus.  Any instruments welcome-- you could either play during hymn-singing, or play solo during a time of candle lighting and silent prayer.  If you are interested in participating, please e-mail And of course, all are invited to join in this time of prayer and remembrance.  If the course of your afternoon takes you downtown, please stop by and let your voice join the other voices-- some silent, some out loud, but all heard.



Child Care Position:  Hamden family is looking for a responsible person to take care of two children (a 7-year-old girl and a 13-year-
old boy) in our home (Spring Glen area, near Best Video) -- three times a week, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, during the school year.  Having your own car would be a plus, but easily accessible by public transportation.  Days flexible and rates negotiable.  If you are at all interested, please call Janet or Jose at 288-5444 (days or evenings) or reply via e-mail at


Child Care Position:  East Rock family looking for energetic, caring and fun kid-sitter for afternoon care for our three boys ages 7, 10 and 13!  You do not need car, but a license is necessary.  We need someone 3-5:30. 3-4 days a week. Compensation is $10/hour. Call 645-3763 and ask for Ann Prum.


Teaching Positions:  The Consultation Center on Whitney Ave. is looking for teachers, especially men, for the 05-06 school year. The job involves teaching weekly social development and college awareness classes to middle schoolers in the New Haven and Bridgeport school systems as part of a federal educational program. I was one of two YDS students who did this last year, and I really enjoyed it. Hours are very flexible and mesh well with a student schedule. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Part-time Youth Director:  The First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich, CT is seeking a part-time youth director. First Church is a small, interdenominational congregation about 45 minutes drive from the Divinity School in Greenwich's beautiful backcountry. Responsibilities of the YD include teaching the Middle School Sunday school class, participating on the Christian Education Committee and organizing a meeting once a month with the Sr. and Jr. High students.  The job can usually be done entirely on Sundays, not requiring more than 4-6 hours of work a week.  Gas reimbursement and generous pay are available for the qualified candidate.  For more information call Rev. Bob Walker at First Church (203-629-3876) or on his cell phone (203-536-4633) or via e-mail  For additional information regarding the youth director position, you may also e-mail First Church's last youth director, Joel Zeiner at


Part-time Youth Group Advisor:  The New Canaan, CT Congregational Church is looking for a part-time advisor for our high-school youth group.  We are seeking energetic and fun people who have experience working with youth and want to help nurture them on their faith journeys.  There are about 100 kids in the group and 6 advisors.  We have weekly meetings on Sunday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and an annual mission trip for a week in February.  Advisors are expected to come early and help prepare for meetings.  It is also our hope that the advisors would strive to create meaningful relationships with the kids and spend time beyond the weekly meetings with the kids.  Compensation for the year is $5,000.  New Canaan is 40 min. from New Haven.  If you are interested please contact Sarah, a recent YDS grad who is now one of the youth ministers at the New Canaan Congregational Church.  Her email is or call her at 203-623-9789.


Spiritual Life


Vigil to be held for Hurricane Katrina’s Victims:  Please join us for a time of song, silence and prayer as we hold vigil for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. We will gather in Marquand Chapel on Tuesday, September 13th to dedicate our thoughts and prayers to those sisters and brothers whose lives have changed as a result of the storm.  A simple liturgy will be help from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  After this time, Marquand will be available for members of the YDS community who wish to hold vigil in the space.  Students, faculty, or staff interested in participating in this service are invited to contact Emily Scott (


University Public Worship at Battell Chapel: An ecumenical worship service of the historic Church of Christ in Yale.  11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Church school/child care provided (beginning September 4) Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


Berkley Invites you to Daily Office: Unless otherwise noted, all services take place at Berkeley Center, located at the corner of Canner and St. Ronan, and last half an hour, with the exception of the longer Wednesday night Eucharist.  Feel free to contact or with any questions.  Mondays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite I; 5:45 pm, Evensong Tuesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:00 pm, Lutheran Vespers (Henri Nouwen Chapel) Wednesdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer, Rite II; 6:00: Community Eucharist (Marquand Chapel) Thursdays: 7:30 am, Morning Prayer with Eucharist, Rite II; 5:45 pm, Evening Prayer Fridays: 7:30am, Morning Prayer (Enriching Our Worship); 3:15 pm, Evening Prayer.

Mental Health and Spirituality / Faith Resources:  The National Mental Health Information Center has several resources geared toward helping religious professionals think about the role of faith and spirituality in matters of mental health and addictions.  On-line and (free) print resources are available at and For questions see Kristen Leslie.


Discerning a Call?  The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) administers a program that offers resources to youth and young adults who may be discerning a call to vocational ministry.  The Pastoral Leadership Search Effort (PLSE), pronounced "pulse" is supported in part by four Christian denominations: UCC, United Methodist, PCUSA, and Episcopal.  Find PLSE online at  Online enrollment offers full access to articles, self and congregational assessments, and online community discussion. 



Workshop:  Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets:  Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry.  Tuesday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-12 noon


Resources to plan worship that engages all the senses and the whole self and therefore is appropriate for all ages—not just a children’s message, but beyond a children’s message or minute or sermon  Look at videos “Let the Children Come,”  “Celebrating God’s Love: Children and the Eucharist,” and “Children in the Sanctuary.”  Lectionary based resources for making worship truly intergenerational!


Are you in need of a visual biblical background for yourself? 

  • Heritage: Civilization and the Jews?
  • Genesis: A Living Conversation
  • Forbidden Scriptures: Early Christianity and the Nag Hammadi Texts
  • Archaeology of Jerusalem
  • and many more……DVDs and videos


Curriculum for all ages in Sunday school:  adults, youth, children—with active learning plans you can adapt for all denominations.  Check them out!


Hymnals, supplemental hymnals, Taize and praise music:  to sing, for planning, for all Denominations, cultural groups.  Come and see……