January 9th, 2006

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Academic Information


On Line Registration­

January 9 at  9:00 am-January 20 until noon


To begin the process check-in on line at

There is open registration between January 9  beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Friday, January 20 until noon.  After you have registered for classes you should download your classes and have your faculty adviser sign it.  Once it is signed it should be returned to the Registrar’s Office. Registration forms will not be accepted by the Registrar’s Office without an approved signature.  If your advisor is on leave, you will have to find another faculty member to sign off or you may file a change of adviser form with the Registrar’s Office.  We will be in the Common Room from 9-1, January 9 through January 13 and all other times in the Registrar’s Office, Seabury 1st floor.  All forms are due in the Registrar’s Office by January 20.  Failure to register on time will result in a $25.00 late registration fee.  We will also be updating your ID beginning on January 9!


From the Office of Supervised Ministries: We will begin the interview and placement process for 2006-07 Part-time Internships with orientation meetings January 25 and 26.  If you would like to have an exploratory conversation with Barbara Blodgett before then, please schedule an appointment with her.  Otherwise, simply be ready to choose from the sites she will suggest for you.


On Campus

Ethics Jr. Faculty Search Candidate Lecture:  Wednesday, January 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Niebuhr Hall
"Fatherhood, Feminism, and Family Altruism in Law, Religion, and Ethics," delivered by Dr. M. Christian Green of Harvard Divinity School.  A light reception will follow.  In addition, please welcome Dr. Green at the coffee hour around 11:00 a.m. in the Common Room following the Chapel service.  All are invited.


Annand Program for Spiritual Formation

Here are some updates about existing spiritual direction groups meeting at the Annand Room:

·        John Danner’s group begins Monday January 9th at 11:15 am

·        Jane Stickney’s group begins Thursday January 19th at 3:30 pm

Here are some new programs that are beginning:

·        Men’s group forming, first meeting Thursday January 19th at 8:15 am

·        Healing Prayer, first meeting Monday January 23rd  from 11:15-12:45 pm


Curious about Healing Prayer? Here’s a description of the program led by Michele Kinrade:  The group on healing prayer starting in January 2006 will discuss some of the major topics in healing prayer as it is seen in churches today.  We will review the history of healing prayer from biblical times to its resurgence in the 20th century.  Some of the various types of Christian healing centers currently active in the United Kingdom and the United States will be presented. We will also examine the how various
denominations or worship styles differ in their approach to healing prayer. There will be time for discussion and prayer at each session.  We will discuss methods currently in practice including praying for physical and emotional (inner) healing, reconciliation, deliverance, and more specific applications including praying for the grieving, the dying, and for people with addictions.  We will also review some of the current scientific studies on praying for healing (both the pros and cons).  Other topics will include a look at other types of spiritual healing such as New Age modalities, and we will explore how they compare to praying in a Christian context. We will conclude with discussions about how to establish a prayer ministry in a parish and how to grow a prayer team.  If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Marie at


Lectures and Events

(Yale and New Haven)


Who is Responsible for World Order?  The Dean and Faculty of Yale law School invite you to the 2005-2006 Sherrill Lecture.  This lecture will be given by John C. Danforth ’63, Former United States Senator and Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.  Monday, January 23, 2006 at 4:30 p.m (Yale Law School, Room 127).  A reception will follow in the Alumni Reading Room.  Please contact Marianne Dietz at (203) 432-1651 for more information. 


Robert Fuller is coming to Yale on February 2, 2006. He's coming to speak about his book, "Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank" and the issue of what he calls "rankism." More info and registration are at  The morning lecture is free; the afternoon workshop has a nominal fee.


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



Join us at Auburn in January 2006!

Auburn Continuing Education Programs

Evolution, DNA and the Soul: Monday through Thursday, January 9 - 12, 2006 (10:00AM -  4:00PM).  Evolution, stem cell research, genetic counseling, reproductive technologies, beginning and end of life
questions: responding to today's hotly contested
issues requires both pastoral sensitivity and scientific
knowledge. This ground-breaking course will offer
participants the biology background necessary to
understand the complex scientific and medical issues
that emerge in pastoral care. Participants will have
an opportunity to discuss the theological and
pastoral implications of recent advances in medical
science while gaining practical knowledge that will
enhance their ministries. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore these issues outside of the classroom through visits to museums or
laboratory facilities in
New York City.  To register: Please contact Cristian Martinez at (212) 662-4315.

Women's Preaching Academy: Friday through Sunday, January 27 - 29, 2006 (10:00AM - 4:00PM).  This selective, multicultural program is designed to support and improve the preaching skills of women 5to 10 years out of seminary. The Women’s Preaching Academy fosters collegial relationships, while allowing women to work together on one of the core capacities needed for faithful service in congregations.  Women with a proven aptitude for preaching are strongly encouraged to apply for the January 2006 class. Enrollment is limited. For information, please contact Lisa Anderson at

Spiritual Journeys: Islam:  An Experiential Approach to Religious Diversity Training.  In a world where religion is often used as a tool to divide, the Spiritual Journeys program teaches participants how to cross over religious boundaries and build bridges. Participants are invited into eight of New York’s most vibrant religious communities to meet with spiritual leaders, observe rituals and celebrations, and share a meal. In addition to the site visits, participants take part in an in-depth seminar on world religions at Auburn Theological Seminary and a training course on religious diversity conducted by the Temple of Understanding. Over the course of the year  Spiritual Journeys raises key issues in inter-religious dialogue, explores religious difference, and illuminates the ways in which religions can work together to counter narrow visions of faith. Please contact Cristian Martinez at (212) 662-4315 to register.  Class dates are as follows:  Seminar Thursday, January 19; Mosque Visit Saturday, January 21; Diversity Training Session; Tuesday, January 24.




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



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


Videos, Videos, Videos!

  • Videos on Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, posters, activities. 
  • The award-winning documentary film BONHOEFFER will be broadcast nationwide on PBS on February 6, 2006 at 10 PM Eastern Time.  We have it here for you NOW!
  • Videos/DVDs on the basics of Christianity that can be used in segments with supper, music, worship, for enhancing fellowship and discipleship in your congregations: Beginnings, Living the Questions.


These workshops are available “on your schedule.”  Tell us your preferred time 10-3, weekdays:

§         Involving New Audiences in Adult Faith Nurture Groups

§         Youth Ministry Shaped by Congregational Assets: Research Findings on Exemplary Youth Ministry

§         Ways to Include Children and Youth in the Principal Worship Service of the Congregation

§         Making and Using a Narrative Budget

§         Characteristics of Mature Christian Youth: Research On Exemplary Youth Ministry

§         Talking Together as Christians About Tough Social Issues

§         Identifying Characteristics Needed in Adults in Youth Ministry Leadership based on ”Exemplary Youth Ministry” Research

§         Easy, High Quality, Lay-led Adult Education

§         Implementing a Comprehensive Mission/Social Witness Ministry in the Congregation

§         Leading Bible Study in Congregations with the Tools of Study: Bible Dictionaries, Study Bibles, Concordances, Translations

§         Assessment Tools for Congregations and Youth Ministry

§         Selecting Leaders in Congregations with Guaranteed Good Results

§         Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:  worship, ecumenical small group resources


We also have…

§         Lent study Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel’s Messiah

§         Interfaith Worship for Martin Luther King Day resources

§         Vacation Bible School curriculum for 2006 for you or your congregation to see.


Commuters:  listen to the Bible, lectures, sermons, music while you travel.


Preview some of your second semester courses thru related DVDs and videos…They make good weekend entertainment too!