November 14th, 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


Fall Final Exam Schedule 2006

Monday, December 12

9-12 noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 600


Latourette S223


Rel. 600


Bushnell S200

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Hultin)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 601


Latourette S223


Rel. 601


Bushnell S200

Tuesday, December 13

9-11 a.m.

Rel. 605

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Bushnell S200

9-12 noon

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Lemos)

Bushnell S100

9-12 noon

Rel. 798

Anglican Th/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican Church (Britton)

Bushnell S104

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 740

Rel. & Civil Rights Movement (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 853

Ritual & Music of Af/Am Worship (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Wednesday, December 14

9-12 noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek (Gundry-Volf)

Broholm S202

9-12 noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (J. Jones)

Niebuhr Hall


Rel. 726


Latourette S223


Rel. 726


Bushnell S200

2-4 p.m.

Rel. 782

Foundations of Xn. Worship (Spinks)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew I (Hoffer)

Bushnell S101


Thursday, December 15

9-12 noon

Rel. 700

History of Xnity (Eire)


2-5 p.m.

Rel. 852

Exegesis Black Hymnody, Spirituals, Gospel Songs (Costen)

Great Hall/ISM

Friday, December 16

9-12 noon

Rel. 870

Environmental Ethics (Holmes)


9-12 noon

Rel. 791

UCC Polity (Siladi)

J.E. Dining

2-5 p.m.

Rel. 720

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

To:         YDS Faculty and students


From:     Robert Wilson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


Re:         Deadlines


Due Date

All work for the first semester is due by the end of the semester, Friday, December 16, unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.



1.          In exceptional circumstances, such as illness or family crisis, the instructor may grant an extension of time beyond the end of the semester, but no extension can be given beyond Monday, February 6, 2006. 


2.     No work from  the first semester can be accepted by a faculty

        member after that date.


Additional Extensions

1            A student may appeal to the Professional Studies Committee for an additional extension.  Such an appeal must be made in writing before February 6 on a form provided by the Registrar’s office. 


2.     Extensions will be considered by the Committee only in exceptional circumstances, such as those indicated above.



The schedule of dates, deadlines, and extensions, as published by the Divinity School, applies to all courses to be credited towards a Divinity School degree, regardless of University department or school in which they are taken.


From the Registrar's Office/Office of the Academic Dean:

Advising period:  Although the calendar calls for advising the week of November 7, we will follow the procedure set up last year.  Students will meet with their faculty adviser to discuss their plans for second semester sometime during the week of November 14-18 (this week) or November 28-December 2.  Faculty advisers will have information in hand to aid in the conversation. Students should make an appointment with their faculty adviser.

If you are not returning second semester, please let the Registrar know.

On line registration will begin on January 9 and end on January 18.


Changes to spring schedule
Area II
Rel. 725 Patristic Christology changed to F 1:30-3:20
Rel. 795 Anglican Theology/History I: Great Britain changed to M, W 1:30-3:00
Area III
Rel. 701 Rel. in Am. Society 1550-1870 will not be offered
Rel. 927 Text, Memory & Performance scheduled for Th 1:30-4:00
Area V
Rel. 847 House of the Lord changed to M,W 9:00-10:20am

On Campus


Monday:         Special guest Rev. Dr. Dhyanchand Carr, principal of the Tamil Nadu Theological     Seminary, in Arasarady, Madurai, India, will deliver the sermon

Tuesday:         A Service of the Word and Song, led by the Evangelical Fellowship

Wednesday:    A Service of Sung Morning Prayer with Traditional Texts in Contemporary and Global Musical Settings continues, led by Patrick Evans

Thursday:        Prof. of Historical Theology Denys Turner will deliver the sermon

Friday:             A Hearty Community Eucharist, the Rev. Bill Goettler preaching and presiding

All are welcome!


KNITTING GROUP - The YDS Women's Center invites all knitters and those interested in learning to knit to gather for conversation, prayer, and knitting.  Knitting group meets each Monday at 8pm in the Women's Center (Fisher Hall, 2nd floor).  For more information, write to

A Visitor from the West Bank: Gregory Khalil is a Palestinian Christian and graduate of Yale Law based in Ramallah who works in negotiations support with the Palestinian Authority.  All are invited to hear Gregory talk about life in the West Bank and the viability of peace in the Holy Land.  The lecture is titled:  Israel and Palestine: Working towards Viable Peace in the Middle East a Conversation with Gregory Khalil, Negotiator with the PLO.  Please join us at Berkeley (363 St. Ronan St.) at 5:30 PM Tuesday, November 15th.  Refreshments to follow.


Lectio Divina:  Just a reminder to you, ladies, that you are invited to join us on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 in the Marquand Chapel, gathering together to do lectio divina.  What is that?  It is meditation on the Scripture passage for the day.  We read it once, meditate in silence for 10 minutes, and share with each other what we are hearing from God.  Then we do this two more times, and end at 4:45 with prayers for each other.  So, if you think you need a slow, quiet spiritual opportunity each week, please join us!  Questions?  Contact for more information.


Exchange Programs:  Anna Ramirez will be hosting an informational meeting on the Exchange programs (Cambridge Theological Federation and the German Universities) on Wednesday, November 16 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Room S-100.  Please bring your lunch and join us when you can.


POETRY READING IN MARQUAND CHAPEL!  Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 pm.  With readings from the members of the Contemporary Poetry & Theology Class: Videen Bennett, Dianne Bilyak, Jillian Demmons, Meredith Farmer-Grubbs, Joel Hanisek, Andrew Nurkin, Rachel Pollak, Timothy Ree, and Emily Scott.  Reception to follow, this event is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music.


Free Lunch!  Are you a current YDS/ISM/BDS student?  Would you be interested in sharing your Divinity School experiences with prospective students over lunch?  The YDS Admissions Office is compiling a list of current students who would be able to provide lunchtime hospitality for our visitors.  This would entail taking them to the Refectory, sitting with them over lunch (12:30-1:30), and discussing whatever questions they have for you.  The Admissions Office would pay for both your lunches. If you are interested, please respond to, including your degree program, denomination, where you are from, and days you would be available.  Thank you!


Thanksgiving:  Thanksgiving, thanks be to God, is surging toward us.  There are some among us who have never experienced a down-home American Thanksgiving.  And there may be others who have, but who are without Thanksgiving plans this time around.  Would you consider hosting students (especially international students) who may not yet have Thanksgiving invitations?  If you're willing to include a peer or two for Thanksgiving this year, please send an email to


Speaker needed for AIDS in Developing Countries talk: On November 30, there will be a lunch-time talk at YDS about new ways to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. There will be presenters from Planned Parenthood and the Yale Dept. of Molecular Biochemistry. If anyone has lived in/worked in/volunteered in a developing country and would like to share their thoughts on either HIV/AIDS prevention or women's rights in this country, please contact Anne at, thanks!


YDS Christmas Party!  The Christmas party is coming up soon and we want (ok, need) YOU! To make this party a success, we need many hands and joyful hearts to serve in pouring wine or cleaning up after the party on Dec. 6. The more volunteers we can get, the more fun we'll all have. After all, in the words of my mother, "many hands make light work!" If interested, e-mail Julia Schoenhals ( or  Micah Luce (


It's not too late to join the ALL SCHOOL CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE.  We meet every MONDAY at 12:30 in the Jonathan Edwards Diving Room.  The theme to this year's All School Conference is the "Prophetic Voice."  Please contact Martha Korienek ( or Angela Batie ( with any questions.


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Professor Mark Jordan at UConn-Stanford:  On Tuesday November 15, 2005.  The following events will be held:  Informal discussion on American culture and the idea of a theocracy entitled: "Why Queer Religion Must Be Forgotten" at 3:30 in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).  Also a lecture titled: "Blessing Same-Sex Unions to Save Christian Marriage" at 7:00 p.m. in the Schreiber Reading Room.  Mark Jordan is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion at Emory University.  He is the author of The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology, The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism, The Ethics of Sex, Telling Truths in Church: Scandal, Flesh, and Christian Speech, and most recently Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage.  For directions call 203-251-8400 or check further information on these events, contact Professor Frederick Roden at 203-251-8559 or


How Health Works Out: Healthcare Challenges throughout the Lifecycle: The first session in the “Working Lives: Renegotiating Public and Private” series November 16, 2005.  Panel Discussion 5:30-7:30 preceded by appetizers (5:00) at Rosenfeld Hall, Room 101. This session addresses a variety of health infrastructures and their effectiveness in creating health throughout the lifecycle.  In a global context, health disparities continue to grow often disproportionately affecting women, children and the elderly.  How can burdens of care be managed by addressing issues of access (coverage, cost, location, availability)?  How do current national and global government-provided health systems, funding, and research impact healthy lives? What possibilities exist for reform and what social values play a role in prioritizing future plans?  Brown Bag Discussion to follow on November 17th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at McDougal Center, HGS 119A.  RSVP’S would be appreciated for planning purposes at (203) 432-8847 or


The Formulations of Rabbinic Prayer:  The Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University presents Moshe Bar-Asher, Professor of Semitic Languages at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jacob Perlow Visiting Professor of Judaic Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.  The lecture, The Formulation of Rabbinic Prayer will be delivered on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 4:00 P.M. in the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208 (53 Wall Street).  This event is free and open to the public


ANTISEMITISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE:  A new seminar co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  This Thursday, November 17, 2005 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001 (Basement Level).  This lecture will feature Barry Kosmin, Director, Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture; Sociologist and Research Professor in Public Policy and Law, Trinity College.  "Judeophobia and the New European Extremism" an advance paper is available at  Refreshments will be served.  Free parking is available in Yale lots located on Prospect Street after 4:00 p.m.  For more information, visit the web site at or call(203) 432-3052.


Caste and Christianity: On Being a Christian and a Dalit - A historian and research scholar of society, culture, and religion in Asia, Dr. Shashi Joshi has been a senior fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the Indian Council of Historical Research, and the Institute of Advanced Study.  The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m on Friday, November 18 in OMSC 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 (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church (1324 Chapel Street, New Haven):  The IBC Music Ministry will host:  The Horn of Plenty Gospel Breakfast with eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausage, Georgia hots, chicken, fish, grits, home fries, fruit, bread, and beverages.  This Saturday, November 19, 2005 from 8:30 - 11:30 AM.  Featuring the musical talents of the IBC Choirs and the culinary expertise of Joe McCray and company.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 years old and younger.  See any member of the IBC Music Ministry or call (203) 787-2427.


Auburn Continuing Education Programs - Auburn Seminary educates people to meet the challenges of religious and public life through renewing church life and leadership, increasing multi-faith understanding across lines of religious difference, and strengthening theological schools through educational research and consulting. Auburn contributes to and cooperates with the work of other institutions, including congregations, seminaries, colleges, and religious and social agencies. It has a special relationship with Union Theological Seminary in New York, on whose campus it is located.  We hope that you will join us for one or more of the upcoming events at Auburn Seminary!

  • Daylong Seminar, Monday, November 14 or Tuesday, November 15, 2005
  • Spiritual Journeys – Buddhism, An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Education
    November 17th, 19th and 22nd, 2005.


May Muslims Support Religious Freedom? The Contemporary Debate - Dr. J. Dudley Woodberry, professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, is editor of Muslim and Christian Reflections on Peace: Divine and Human Dimensions (2005) and Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road (1989). The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29th in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. For lecture details or directions, visit (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.


Pastors and Lay Leadership Conference:  “Organizing for Justice:  Reawakening, Reclaiming and Restoring the Village.”  This conference is hosted by Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. February 7-9, 2006 in Jacksonville, FL.  For more information please contact the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (773) 548-6619 or visit our website at or email 


Workshop on Fundamentalism: Political, Religious, and Secular.  It will take place as one of the many workshops within the International Society for the Study of European Ideas conference at the University of Malta. Given the complexity of the concept of Fundamentalism, this workshop invites scholars to offer papers addressing theoretical, conceptual, social, political, and religious issues surrounding the notion of Fundamentalism. Please send paper proposals with a brief abstract to the contact below by December 15, 2005. Electronic submissions are welcomed.  Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, Darville University, Department of Social Sciences and History.  Tel: 937.766.3256 Fax: 937.766.7583 or email


TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) On-Line:  The worlds on-line university for peace and development studies announces registration for the semester starting February 2006.  TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU), is the world's first ever global peace university for policy makers, practitioners, scholars, students, UN staff and others working in peace building, conflict transformation, post-war reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation, development, human rights, and other related fields.  For more information or to apply on-line, please visit  Please note, the deadline for applications for the February Semester is January 30, 2006.


Conference Travel Fund:  The Graduate and Professional Student Senate is now accepting applications to fund student's travel and expenses for conferences that will directly support their professional development. The maximum award will be $500 and can be used to cover flight or other transportation, conference fees, hotel costs, etc.  Completed applications are due on NOVEMBER 18th at 4 pm!!  A few guidelines: the Conference Travel Fund is open to graduate and professional students, though preference will be given to professional students. Graduate students who wish to receive GPSS funding must first apply to the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Conference Travel Fund and be rejected.  Preference will also be given to those students who have been officially accepted by conference organizers to present a poster, paper, or other work.  Please email with any questions.



BUY IN ADVANCE AT: McDougal Center Box office,
2:00pm to 5:30pm, M-F

Sponsored by OISS, Student Life @ McDougal Center and Yale Rep. For more information see our website at

  • THANKSGIVING FEAST Monday, Nov 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm HGS Dining Hall, 320 York St.  You are invited to a traditional hot Thanksgiving Dinner, with turkey, vegetarian entrees, and all the trimmings.  Crafts and fun for the children too! Not included in the Yale/HGS meal plan - everyone must purchase tickets to attend.  (Feast Tickets only $8 Adults, $4 Kids Aged 4-14, Kids under 4 free with adult ticket holder)  (Feast and Theatre Ticket Combo $20).
  • PRE-THEATRE DISCUSSION Monday, Nov 21, 7pm Rm 119, HGS, 320 York St.  Come to an informal discussion of the Yale Repertory Theatre Play, Safe in Hell before you go the next day.  Learn about the Salem Witch Trials, Religion and Politics in America.
  • SAFE IN HELL @ YALE REP - THANKSGIVING THEATRE NIGHT Tuesday Nov 22, 8pm.  Join us for a great evening of theatre with Amy Freed's new comedy, Safe in Hell.  It's 1692 and Salem, Massachusetts has a problem.  See what happens in this retelling of the Salem Witch Trial story.  Also discuss why this is a comedy, and what it might mean for us today.  (Theatre Ticket only $15)

Food Drive Donations Welcome: In addition, all dinner guests are encouraged to share in
this season of giving by bringing a can or box of nonperishable food for the Fall Food
Drive. Food collected will be donated to needy people in
New Haven through the
Connecticut Food Bank. Collection bins at the Thanksgiving Dinner and at
room 123 HGS through November 30.


North American Academy of Ecumenists Announces 2006 Essay Contest:  Students in seminaries, theological schools and graduate schools of religion are invited to enter an essay contest sponsored by the North American Academy of Ecumenists.  The essay is to be based on the theme of the next NAAE conference set for September 22-24, 2006:  “The Eucharist: Sign and Source of Unity?”  Web site:  The winning essay writer will receive an award of $250, will attend the 2006 conference of the NAAE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and may be invited to present a précis of the essay.  Registration and travel expenses will be covered by the Academy.


The YDS Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology, Graduate & Faculty Forum announces a Call for Papers!  Works by Yale Students, Faculty, and Staff are Invited.  The Yale Divinity School Initiative in Religion, Science & Technology (IRST) invites Yale graduate students, research affiliates, faculty, and staff to submit papers and/or projects illu­min­ating the encounter of religion with science & technology, for presentation at a Graduate & Faculty Forum on Issues in Religion, Science & Technology.  Deadline for submissions: Nov. 23, 2005.  With presenters’ permission, the papers presented will be made available internationally via the Initiative’s Website at  Unpublished papers, works in progress, and course projects are invited that can be adapted to summary presentation in about 20 minutes, optionally via PowerPoint or other multimedia delivery. In the case of projects that do not include a paper, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words. IRST reaches beyond the Divinity School, inviting participation from across the University.  For more information email


Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa:  The Council on African Studies of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies invites applications for the Summer 2006 Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa competition. The Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa supports grants to graduate and professional students for summer research in order to increase understanding of Africa among Yale students and faculty. One or more fellowships of up to $3,000 will be awarded for summer travel and field work expenses in Africa for relevant research, study projects, internships or conferences (paper presentation at conference required).  Only applications submitted through this database will be accepted in the 2006 competition. For more information, visit the Council on African Studies website at DEADLINE: 4:00pm, Thursday, March 2, 2006. 





Sunday School Teacher: The First Church of Christ, a UCC church located on the New Haven Green in New Haven is seeking a part-time (4-6 hours per week) Sunday School Teacher.  We are in the process of revitalizing our Sunday School and are seeking the assistance of a creative, nurturing, and enthusiastic teacher for our "One Room Sunday School".  We are looking to build a strong and exciting program that will help to meet the needs of our youngest members.  While we have a current enrolment of 6-10 children who range in age from 3 to 10 years, it is our goal to increase participation and grow the program. Compensation, to be commensurate with experience and talent as determined by the Board of Christian Education, is approximately $15-$20 per hour. Interested persons should submit a resume and/or letter of qualifications to Donna Hall at


A Storytelling Performance of The Gospel of Mark.  The Whole Gospel, beginning to end, told from memory by Rev. Bert Marshall.  Find out more:  Plan a great event for your church!  Lectionary Year B (Mark) is almost upon us!  Call 413-243-1033 or 413-634-5799

Spiritual Life


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. Handicap accessible. We welcome and support persons of any race, age, nationality, physical ability, mental condition and sexual orientation.


The Methodist Society will be gathering for worship and fellowship throughout the rest of semester and we invite you to join us as often as you are able!  Please join us at the following times:

v     16-Nov 7:30pm worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

v     30-Nov 7:30pm worship in the Nouwen Prayer Chapel

v     8-Dec    Christmas Party!



Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


The Congregation, a DVD about Beth Stroud, whose credentials were removed by the United Methodist Church.  Check it out!  We have many videos/DVDs on homosexuality related issues.


GAMES FOR THE WEEKEND:  Bible Pictionary, Bible Charades, Bible Baseball, Bible Mystery Events, 20 Bible Questions, Bible Categories, Bible Dominoes, Bible Story Lotto—have fun with your friends, your children, and have a hilarious M.Div educational reprieve!


Advent-Christmas, Thanksgiving resources are available!


Tambourines:  do you need to borrow rhythm instruments?  Check them out in the Ministry Resource Center.


WORKSHOP:  Nov. 17, 11-12 a.m.  Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research on                       Exemplary Youth Ministry

More workshops you can arrange “on your schedule”:  Tell us what date and time are good for you:

  • Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry
§         Stewardship Year Round
  • Making and Using a Narrative Budget
§         Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry
  • Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education
  • Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation
  • Leading Bible Study Using Bible Dictionaries, Various Translations, Etc.
  • Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry
  • Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results


Listen to the Bible, music, lectures as you commute:  check them out!