November 11, 2006


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Academic Information





Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2006-2007


Monday, December 18


9-12 noon

O.T. Interpretation (Maier)

Niebuhr Hall/

Latourette S223

2-5 p.m.

Philosophy of Religion (Hare)


2-5 p.m.

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Wood Sem. Rm.


Tuesday, December 19


9-12 noon.

Ecclesiology, Ministry & Polity (Siladi)


2-3:30 p.m..

N.T. Interpretation (Swancutt)

Great Hall/Niebuhr Hall


Wednesday, December 20


9-11 a.m.

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall/Latourette

2-4 p.m.

Theological Ethics (Ogletree)

Niebuhr Hall

Thursday, December 21


9-12 noon

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Stokes)

S104 Bushnell


Friday, December 22


9-12 noon

Historical Jesus (A. Collins)


9-12 noon

Anglican Theol/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican (Sachs)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)


2-5 p.m.

Foundations of Liturgical Studies (Lathrop)



From the Ministry Resource Center: DVDs and videos are available to reinforce your learning!  Enjoy them or argue with them!  We have a wide variety of resources including preaching videos with Thomas Troeger, pastoral counseling information for working with young children, and historical information on the Qu’ran, the Bible, and the Torah.  Come discover our resources for individuals with disabilities.  We also have materials for Advent, Lent, and other seasons.



Lectures and Events



Mary Oyer, Professor Emerita of Music at Goshen College, and a major contributor to the last two Mennonite hymnals, will be lecturing on Hymnody in African and Asian traditions Monday from 4-6pm in Marquand Chapel as part of Patrick Evans' "Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry" class.  This lecture/demonstration is open to everyone -please bring your friends, and anyone who is interested in the renewal of congregational song.  Mary Oyer is a cellist, church musician, hymnody scholar, hymnal editor, and enlivener of congregational song.  More than 40 years a Professor at Goshen College, Mary studied African musical traditions in 22 countries on a series of Fullbright grants.  She has been a Visiting Professor at both Kenyatta University in Kenya, and at Tainan Theological Seminary in Taiwan, with I-to Loh.  Marquand Chapel regular attenders will recognize two pieces we sing by one of her students -Christan Tamaela - "We Wait for New Heavens" and the Indonesian setting of The Lord's Prayer.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn about music of the church from around the world with one of the true experts in the field.

Come and bring a friend!


A New Testament Ancient Christianity Seminar will be given by Steph Emmel, Professor of Coptology at the University of Muenster on Wednesday, November 15th at 4:30 in Niebuhr.  He will speak on the topic: "The Mystery of the Betrayal:
The Gospel of Judas Returns After Sixteen Centuries Missing (Presumed Lost)."  A reception will follow.  All are invited and encouraged to attend.


This year, the Student Council has authorized the formation of an ad hoc committee to create opportunities for interfaith dialogue and to develop programming aimed at promoting awareness, fostering understanding, and engaging in community service.  This committee, formed by YDS students, will also collaborate with other organizations and groups within Yale University and Greater New Haven.  Some possible events include: speaker panels/symposia, coordinating field trips, film screenings, cooperative projects with the University Chaplains and faith-based organizations in New Haven, cultural samplings, such as food and/or dance parties, and music recitals (klezmer/gospel, anyone?), and any other events to which your minds and hearts give rise!  This committee is open to the YDS community.  If you would like to be involved in any way, please contact us!  Co-chairs: Anne Blackfield and Andrea Allgood


The Committee for Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith invites all YDS students to a discussion about Transitions led by Professor Kristen J. Leslie, Associate Professor in Pastoral Care and Counseling.  This discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 4:45-5:45pm in the RSV Room.  The discussion will address transitions which students undergo when coming to YDS or entering a time of crisis while studying at YDS.  Transitions may be a time of struggle with regard to a student's personal life, academic work, and faith issues. Especially first-year-students who encounter OT or NT historical-critical interpretation for the first time or come to YDS after a professional career in a different field may find it helpful to talk about their present situation and to find a way to successfully deal with the issues at stake.  This is the time to talk to one another under the knowledgeable guidance of Professor Leslie.


Event at the Overseas Ministry Study Center: Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

“The Rise of African Christianity and Its World Significance.”  An award-winning documentary filmmaker and scholar, Dr. James Ault studied social theory, phenomenology, and comparative historical sociology before producing his first film, “Born Again: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church,” which won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and was broadcast as a national prime-time special on PBS. His book on that project, Spirit and Flesh (2004), tells the story of that film and the congregation it portrays while building a framework for under-standing new right conservatism. Dr. Ault is currently working on a series of documentary films exploring

the changing nature of Christianity in Africa as it grows explosively in that part of the world and roots itself more authentically and confidently in local cultures. Visit for more information.  The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in 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. 


Another Event at the Overseas Ministry Resource Center: Friday, November 17, 2006, 12:30 p.m.  The War on Terror Implications for the Church in the West.  Rev. Colin Chapman was a lecturer in Islamic studies at the Near East School of Theology, Beirut, Lebanon, from 1999 to 2003. He lived and worked in the Middle East for almost twenty years at various times between 1968 and 2003. An Anglican priest who speaks Arabic, he was principal of Crowther Hall, Birmingham, U.K., the Church Mission Society training college. He is the author of Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine; Cross and Crescent: Responding to the Challenge of Islam; and Whose Holy City? Jerusalem and the Future of Peace in the Middle East.  Chapman is a senior mission scholar in residence for the fall semester at OMSC. The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. in 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.


Please join Lieutenant Michael Pipkin, CHC, USN and Dr. Susannah Mozley, a psychologist with the Providence VA Medical Center for a panel discussion on ministering to service members and their families during times of war.   Lt Pipkin is a chaplain at the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda, MD) and a former chaplain to the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, USMC, which returned from Iraq in March 2006.  Dr. Mozley is a specialist in post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use in veteran populations.  Monday, November 13, 2006, 4:00PM, Niebuhr Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  For further information, please contact Kat Banakis (


Disability Justice Programs will be held on November 15th & 16th.  Several programs will be offered on November 15th and 16th which will highlight the issues surrounding disability justice as well as feature clergy who have championed the struggle to make our churches and society as a whole more accessible and welcoming to all. The Rev. Emily

Richards is a Priest in the Episcopal Church and currently the Assistant Rector at St. Stephen’s Church in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  She developed Juvenile Arthritis as a baby and her childhood included many hospitalizations and surgeries. She was ordained as a Priest in 2003.  The Rev. Bob Molsberry (YDS ’82) is a UCC Pastor who was struck while riding his bicycle and has written about his life since then in his book Blinded by Grace.  He is also an active member of the Disabilities Ministries Committee of the United Church of Christ.  Bob and Emily will tell their own stories as well as discuss disability in ministry and the church. All are welcome to attend the following programs:

Wednesday, November 15 UCC/DOC Fellowship Program, 6:00 PM - RSV Room - Dinner & Discussion on Disability with The Rev. Bob Molsberry.  Thursday, November 16, St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Center, 7:30 AM: Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist celebrated by the Rev. Emily Richards.  She will also preach at a disability justice service at Marquand Chapel at 10:30 AM.  The Revs. Richards and Molsberry will hold a discussion at 12:30 in the RSV Room.  Pizza provided.  For questions about these programs, please contact YCSJ Co-leader and YCSJ Co-leader and UCC/DOC Fellowship Co-Leader


Repertory Chorus Recital will be held on Monday, November 13, 5 PM in Battell Chapel.


The Afternoon Recital Series will feature Russell Weismann, organist, on Wednesday, November 15 at 12:30 PM, Trinity Church on the Green.

New Music, New Haven will feature Yale Schola Cantorum, Simon Carrington, director, and the Yale Camerata, Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor.  Works include Steven Stucky’s Three New Motets and Martin Bresnick’s Three Choral Songs on Thursday, November 16 at 8 PM, Sprague Memorial Hall.


There will be a Vocal Program Recital on Friday, November 17 at 8 PM in Sprague Memorial Hall.

Great Organ Music at Yale will feature Hans-Ola Ericsson who will play music of Sandström, Bach, Olsson, Messiaen, Lindberg, and Morthenson on Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 PM in Woolsey Hall.

Afternoon Recital Series will feature Alistair Nelson, organist, on Wednesday, November 29 at 12:30 PM in Dwight Chapel.


Students from the Yale Health Profession Schools invite you to join us for one of the greatest parties of the year, and it’s for a very important cause.  The Hunger & Homelessness Auction raises thousands of dollars each year for vital New Haven charities (over $30,000 last year).  Plus, there is complimentary wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, special guests, and great items to bid on (including travel lodging in Jamaica, London, and Florida, cases of fine wine, a private tour and one year membership at the Yale Center for British Art, and a tour of the State Capital with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal).  This event will take place on Thursday, November 16 at Marigold’s, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street.  The cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 5:00 P.M.; the live auction starts at 6:00.  Check out our auction items, get more info, and donate at


A Retreat for Men and Women in Recovery dealing with Holiday Sobriety.  The retreat will be held on Friday evening, Dec. 8 and Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2006 at Trinity Conference Center, West Cornwall, Connecticut.  Like finding an oasis in the desert, we need space apart to recoup from the often frantic pace of our lives, especially between Thanksgiving and New Years.  This weekend, grounded in 12-step spirituality, will address our spiritual thirst, provide a time to take care of ourselves, remind us to make gratitude our attitude, and encourage us to embrace serenity as a way of life.  The Rev. Stuart Hoke, with his long involvement in 12-step spirituality, will conduct the retreat.  It is open to all, both members of any of the many 12-step groups and those who might be interested.  Cost is $125 for double room per person, $175 for single room, in one of America’s most beautiful conference centers.  For more information and registration, contact Sister Liz at Or call her at 212 602 0791.  Directions/information for Trinity Conference Center:


The new deadline of applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) for spring 07 is Monday, December 4.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your assistance.  Thank you, Maria Kosinski (


G&P/Postdoc Thanksgiving Dinner at HGS will be held on Monday, November 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the HGS Dining Hall at 320 York Street.  Grad-Prof students and postdocs and families are invited to enjoy a full US Thanksgiving dinner at the HGS dining hall. This is a ticketed event- not part of the Yale meal plan ($6 for adults, $3 for kids 3-13, kids under 3 free with parent).  Starting Nov. 10, tickets are on sale at McDougal Box Office (123 HGS) and OISS (421 Temple Street).


On Wednesday. November 15th from 12-1:30 Kenyan goods will be sold in the Common Room.  Dishes, skirts, shawls, fabric napkins, masks, and other items are available.  Fifty percent of proceeds go to St. Andrews, Newhallville.  The other fifty percent will go to a medical clinic in a Kenyan village.






Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost!  On Wednesday Amrela Massiah left her green (plaid) umbrella in the room used by the Annand spirituality groups by the bin next to the door.  She took a black one by mistake.  Do she have your umbrella? Do you have hers?


Lost Bibles and other stuff!  If you've recently lost: a leather-bound NIV, a leather-bound NRSV, a leather-bound NASV, a red and white umbrella, or a a yellow and black umbrella please come take them from the Dean of Student’s Office.


Birdsitter Needed for a bird with an awesome name!  I'm looking for someone who could take care of my cockatiel, Artemis M. Liddle, during Christmas break (approx. Dec. 24-Jan. 4). If there are any bird owners or experienced bird handlers out there, I would appreciate your help. I will pay you. Artemis can stay in my home, but it might be better if he could go to yours. If interested, email 


Ride to Boston Needed: I am heading to Boston the weekend before Thanksgiving and am wondering whether anyone else will be driving that way for the Yale/Harvard football game on November 18.  If so, I would be interested in carpooling with you and/or organizing a whole group of divvies to attend the game itself.  Please reply to if you're interested in making such arrangements.


Lost Coat: I lost a deep-green rain coat last week at the Div School. Has anyone seen it?  Please contact me at:


Get these folks to AAR: Esther Brown needs a ride to AAR and is willing to pay gas money.  She’s staying for Thanksgiving and would love a ride back as well, but even a one-way ride would help.  Also, Bryan McCarthy needs a ride to AAR and would be happy to help with gas.  Please contact them at and respectively.


Lost Folder with Important Information: I believe I left a dark blue YDS folder that contains important school-related hand outs in Great Hall today, possibly during NT.  It may have also been outside of chapel.  If you have seen it or may have accidentally picked it up, please let me know.  Thank you, Rahiel (


Lost Cellphone: Alas, I misplaced my cellphone yesterday. If you have found a phone in the last day, please email me so that I might be reunited with my link to the outside world.  Thanks, Yejide Peters


Misplaced iPod and Digital Camera—Yikes!  Earlier today during the fire alarm, worried that I may be about to lose my life and/or my hearing (the fire alarms are obnoxiously loud), I exited the building into the quad with one of the pockets of my backpack accidentally left open.  Unfortunately, this pocket held both my iPod and a digital camera, and they seem to have fallen out somewhere between the Day Missions room and the Quad.  I think they probably fell out in the grass outside when I sat my backpack down.  Anyway, if you have any information about the whereabouts of these items, I would 1) be really, really happy and 2) probably give you a big hug.  Thanks!  Javen Swanson (


For Sale:


Apartment Available: A spacious one bedroom apartment is available from Dec 19 until the end of May.  Only 1 block from YDS. Private entrance, hardwood floors, bathroom and kitchen with new stove and oven. $600 a month plus utilities. Can be furnished at additional cost.  Please contact Deidre at for more information.



Worship Opportunities



Worship Opportunities in Marquand Chapel:


Monday, November 13: A Service of Witness: A Worship Act of Solidarity with the People in the Unembedded Photographs. (NB: Today's service begins in the Sarah Smith Gallery beside the bookstore, not in the chapel).

Tuesday, November 14: Graduating Student Jennifer Gregg, preaching.

Wednesday, November 15: Many Are the Tongues We Speak: Sung Morning Prayer.

Thursday, November 16: As You Are Able: A Liturgy on Disability led by the Yale Committee for Social Justice, the Rev. Emily Richards, preaching.

Friday, November 17: Hymn Festival Eucharist, the Rev. Julie Kelsey, presiding.


Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!



The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, November 12
10:30 am
- University Public Worship in Battell Chapel, with Stephen Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, preaching as part of the Teachers as Preachers series.

8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.

Multifaith Service of Gratitude: Monday, November 13, 8:30 pm in Battell Chapel. An opportunity to gather with brothers and sisters of various faith traditions to give thanks for many blessings. Dessert and conversation to follow. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Chaplain's Office. Contact Associate Chaplains Shamshad Sheikh ( or Callista Isabelle ( for more information.


Wednesday, November 15
8:00-8:15 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!

Additional Events Sponsored by The University Chaplain’s Office:


All events are sponsored by

The University Chaplain’s Office and The University Church

432-1128 or


Monday-Friday in Battell Chapel

12noon-1:00pm — Open Chapel Hour — Battell Chapel is open to those of any faith or no faith tradition for quiet reflection, prayer or meditation during the academic year.


6:30 pmBereavement Group — A group will meet for 6 weeks for those who have experienced a significant loss. Susan Olson will lead the group, for more information.


Wednesday Evenings in the Lovett Room of Battell Chapel: (access to Lovett Room on College Street)


• 8:00-9:30 pm – Knitting Group — Weaving together conversation and charity — join our Knitting Group as we knit shawls to send to various groups in need. Light refreshments will be available including chocolate!!