November 28th, 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:    If you didn't meet with your faculty adviser prior to Thanksgiving break to discuss your plans for second semester, please do so this week (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.

Corrections 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

Area IV
Rel. 927 Text, Memory & Performance scheduled for Th 1:30-4:00
Rel. 962 Hymnody as a Resource for Preaching and Worship Tu 1:30-3:20
Rel. 967 Theologies of Preaching Th 1:30-3:20

Area V
Rel. 847 House of the Lord changed to M,W 9:00-10:20am


On Campus


Monday:         Graduating student Amanda Kucik will deliver the sermon

Tuesday:         The third installment of the Almost Saints series, honoring the life and work of Flannery O’Connor

Wednesday:   The last session of Sung Morning Prayer with Traditional Texts in Contemporary and Global Musical Settings, led by Patrick Evans

Thursday:       A Service of Remembrance on the occasion of World AIDS Day

Friday:            Community Eucharist in the worship style of St. Gregory of Nyssa Church in San Francisco.

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

Angel Tree Project:  The Angel Tree Project makes the holiday season brighter for New Haven children.  This year's Angel Tree Project will begin on the Monday following reading week.  The Yale Black Seminarians will collect toys for fifty children from Monday, 28 November to 2 December 2005 in the Common Room. The collection hours will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Feel free to stop by and match your gift with one of our profiles, or you may also select one of our profiles first and bring the gift by Friday. We look forward to your support in this very exciting endeavor.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at:


In Women's Hands: Empowering Women in the Struggle Against HIV/AIDS.  The Women's Center is sponsoring a lunch-time talk about new methods of placing women's health under their own control in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Lunch will be provided.) The three speakers are Hazel Ayanga, a faith fellow visiting from Kenya; Stephanie Herring, a researcher in the Yale Department of Molecular Biochemistry; and Gretchen Raffa, the activism coordinator with Planned Parenthood of Connecticut. The talk will take place on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:30-1:20 in the JE Room.


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!


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.


A Community Life Committee Note

Dear YDS/BDS/ISM Community,


On behalf of the Community Life Committee (CLC) we would like to thank all who participated in the recent Coffee Hour survey and especially those of you who offered suggestions.  We extend our thanks also to Nancy McLaren and Leigh Preston for creating the survey and summarizing its results on our behalf.


Our first objective for improving Coffee Hour emerged from the foremost and overwhelming concern of all respondents, namely to provide Fair Trade coffee.  You can expect Fair Trade coffee to be provided soon, with additional changes in the future.  In all things we will continually seek your thoughts.


The survey brought to our attention differing, and often very strong emotions regarding the purpose of Coffee Hour in our community. In hopes of alleviating any tensions, we would like to share with you the intention behind the offering of Coffee Hour every day during term.


The CLC hopes to provide time, space and the necessary accompaniments to grow and live into our common life here at Yale.  In all these things—time, space and necessary accompaniments—our concern is with hospitality to the whole of our community. We encourage the students, faculty and staff of YDS/BDS/ISM to come together for a time of fellowship, taking advantage of this official pause in the day.  We are thankful that our Coffee Hour is made possible by the generous support of the Divinity School budget, and hope that our community will benefit from it in the years to come.


Modest drink and simple fare are provided as accompaniment to conversation and fellowship.  We thank you for understanding that while the CLC cannot provide either in great abundance, we pray that what we are able to offer is sufficient for the building up of our community.  Please remember that a wider selection of food and drink is available on or near campus. 


Coffee Hour starts at 11:00.  The timing of Coffee Hour seeks to acknowledge, and be attentive to, the varied daily patterns of those who wish to take part in this time of fellowship.  While we certainly hope that those members of our community who attend Chapel at 10:30 will come to Coffee Hour after Chapel, this time of fellowship is not only for chapel-goers, but rather for the entire community. 


Coffee Hour begins at 11:00 so that those with responsibilities at 11:30 are able to enjoy some conversation and conviviality as long as necessity allows.  Those with more flexible schedules are invited to continue fellowship as is personally desired.


On occasion Immaculee Kengbo, the student worker in charge of preparing Coffee Hour, will set up Coffee Hour before 11:00 so that she can also attend Chapel.  On those days, we ask the whole of the community to wait until 11:00 to start Coffee Hour, out of respect to all who gather at 11:00 for fellowship.  The CLC is grateful for Immaculee’s ministry to this community.


We hope that we have been able to clarify the intention of Coffee Hour, shared with you some of the insight gained from the survey, and our hopes for this vital aspect of community life.  Your thoughts are warmly invited.  Thank you.


Faithfully yours,


Martha Korienek

Jared Stahler

CLC Coordinators


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)

The Prom You Wish You’d Had!  The Office for Diversity & Equal Opportunity- presents the 3rd Annual Holiday Ball!!!  Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9pm-2am, GPSCY Ballroom, 204 York St.  The evening will feature: a dance-Off with $100 cash prize, one free drink with admission, a prom photographer and much, much more!  Semi-Formal attire is requested.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  You can purchase your ticket now at ODEO office (128 HGS) or McDougal Center Box Office (123 HGS, 2:00-5:30pm, M-F) For more info call (203) 432-0763 or email


Bonhoeffer Film:  The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time (check local listings).  For more information about the film visit


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.


The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies announces:  Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective:  A new seminar co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP).  This Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. at The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (77 Prospect Street, Room A001).  This seminar will feature Edward Kaplan, Professor of Management Sciences, Yale School of Management "Anti-Israel Sentiment Predicts Antisemitism in Europe: A Statistical Study."  An advance paper is available at  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, visit the web site at or contact Pam Greene at (203) 432-3052.


OMSC Christmas Reception:  The Overseas Ministries Study Center will hold its Christmas Reception on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at OMSC's Great Commission Hall, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. The public is invited. The international community of residents will provide music. Details about and directions to OMSC are available by telephone at (203) 624-6672 or are online at (What's New?).


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


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.





Handy person needed:  Experienced household maintenance and minor repair worker needed for a handful of projects inside my Cheshire home.  Jobs will include tasks like small sheet rock repair, painting, door hanging.  Can pay either by the hour or by the job, as negotiated.  If you have relevant experience, desire a handful of odd jobs that you can schedule at your convenience through the winter and into the spring, and have a car, contact Wes Avram at 432-9588 or


Research Assistant Needed:  Professor Joe Jones is seeking to employ a student to be a research assistant for the next 3 to 4 months between 4 to 10 hours a week. Please contact Professor Jones this week:; office S136, 432-3503.


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


Director of Discipleship Ministries:  First Church Of Christ Congregational, in Glastonbury, CT, is a vibrant church who is seeking a person with strong management skills to coordinate in-reach and outreach ministries; support discipleship volunteers spiritually and educationally.  Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with clergy, administrative staff and volunteers in a caring, effective, manner.  For further information concerning our church community, please visit our website at:  Those interested in the position should forward their profiles  Profiles will be accepted now through 12/2/05.


Two Automobile Tires:  Yokohama, P205/65R15 92H, tubeless, radial 388.  Used to communte Branford/New Haven for one month.  Asking $35 each.  Original price at Town Fair Tire - $89 each.  Contact Marilyn Romans, 432-4663 or



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.


Ministry Resource Center

Visit the Ministry Resource Center at  

Contact us at or 432-5319

Staff is available 10-3 weekdays


  • Advent and Christmas music to listen to while you study or commute and the Bible in audiocassette and CD are ready for you to check out too.
  • Games, nativity puppets, nativity scenes, videos, and storybooks for children to help them experience Advent at home or at church.
  • Advent resources for worship, drama, activities for all ages, study groups are here for you.
  • Epiphany and Three Kings Day resources can help you plan worship and activities for all ages.
  • Death Penalty and Capital Punishment resources to use when helping people understand advocacy possibilities The estimated date for the 1000th execution is November 30, 2005.
  • Martin Luther King Day is coming.  Lots of videos on Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, posters, activities.  Make your plans, get your resources.
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25).  Look in our ecumenical resources.  And when you need to plan interfaith services, we have that too.
  • Middle East resources for leading groups, videos:  peacemaking, justice…..
  • Multicultural resources:  Hispanic liturgical resources, study groups for African-American, Asian-Americans, etc.  Take a look!
  • Art, media: want to lead groups for adults, children, or youth using the arts or using video segments for faith nurture?  We have the leaders’ guides.
  • DVD on Desmond Tutu just arrived.  Want to see it?
  • Adult Education in your church:  we have hundreds of resources: leaders’ guides and video, leaders’ guides and participant resources for easily-led, high quality experiences in all denominations.  May we show you resources on Bible study, ethics, social justice issues, church history, theology, that will involve people in very interesting experiences and will provide you tools for doing a great job.  Ask us for handouts from workshops on leading adult groups.
  • Posters can be checked out to provide atmosphere for discussions, displays, and other thought-provoking experiences.