December 1, 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)



The Office of Supervised Ministries would like to remind students who are starting to make summer plans of three options for doing supervised ministries during the summer.  The office will host an informational meeting early in the spring semester, but here is the information now:


  • Leadership for Public Ministry is an internship course offered here at Yale Divinity School.  In this program, students develop their ministerial skills, learn how to be leaders, and learn how to organize for change in their communities.  It is particularly geared toward those who have, or want to develop, a commitment to leadership and justice and is useful for students heading into all kinds of ministries in the church and world. 
    Location: training in New Haven, internships around the state
    Dates: May 21-August 3
    Credit: 3 elective academic credits
    Financial Aid available
  • Seminary Summer is a paid internship program sponsored by the Interfaith Worker Justice, the AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions.  Students will have the opportunity to learn about issues that impact workers, network with religious and labor leaders, develop organizing and ministry skills, and seek ways to include worker justice in their future ministries. 
    Location: training in Chicago, internships around the country
    Dates: June 10-August 17
    Credit: 3 elective academic credits
    Stipends, help with housing and transportation costs
  • Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education (SCUPE) Summer Program is a paid internship program in urban ministry, shaped around the biblical conception of "principalities and powers," which are seen as decisive to understanding pastoral issues in urban ministry, as well as to identifying forces in the urban struggle that must be confronted. The SCUPE summer program consists of an introductory two-week intensive course called Cross Cultural Ministry followed by a nine-week full-time internship with a peer group practicum.
    Location: training and internships in Chicago
    Dates: June 4 - August 10
    Credit: 3 elective academic credits
    Housing and financial support are generally available.



CPE in the Charleston, SC: Dates are May 29, 2007 through August 8, 2007.  Our

program is one of the few in the country that enjoys dual accreditation by both the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC).  We are located in Charlestown, SC, which is an extraordinarily pleasant place to live and work.  For more information, see the binder in the Office of Supervised Ministries (on the counter near the candy bowl).


From the Academic Dean and Registrar: Students are scheduled to meet with their faculty advisers sometime during the weeks of November 27-December 8 to discuss how the year has been going and course selection for spring.  Advisers have a copy of your transcript and for MDIV and MAR Comprehensive degree students a degree audit.  Online registration will take place beginning January 16.


Come to the mountains for Summer CPE!  Let the wind fly in your hair as you learn the art of pastoral care!  From the Samaritan Counseling & Education Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado: we have clinical placements in churches, institutions and agencies.  Equine Facilitated Learning will also be offered at the Boulder Meadows Ranch.  No previous equine experience necessary--95% of the horse work takes place on the ground."  For more information see the binder in the Office of Supervised Ministries.

-Barbara Blodgett (who did NOT compose the poetry in this message)


Directed Language Study Information: The new deadline of applications for Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) for the spring of 2007 is Monday, December 4.  Please go to for more information.   


From the Ministry Resource Center: We have resources for Advent dramas.  We also have resources for involving children more fully in the worship life of a congregation.  And we have videos on Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, and other leaders.  We can help with your papers and projects on a variety of topics.  Stop by andwe’ll help you find what you need!



Lectures and Events



Saint Thomas More in New Haven is hosting Kelefa Sanneh, Pop Music Critic of the New York Times on Monday, December 11, 2006.  We will host a small dinner for him with students at 5:30 p.m. and then he will give a brief talk on Hip Hop: how it is both "mainstream" and "radioactive" and why.  Most of the time will be reserved for questions.  The talk will begin at 7:00  p.m.  This event will take place in our new facility, The Thomas E. Golden, Jr.Center located adjacent to our chapel at 268 Park Street.





There will be a meeting of the YDS Peacemaking Initiative on Tuesday, December 5 at 12:30.  This will be the final meeting of the semester.  We will meet to discuss leadership and future directions.  Please bring your lunch. Refectory cookies provided. (Please send me your preferences. Oreos? Soft Batch?)  All are welcome.  Room TBA.  Contact Tilda Cantwell ( or Canaan Harris (


Call meeting for UCC students: The Rev. Kent Siladi, Regional Minister of the CT Conference of the UCC and Polity Professor at YDS will offer a workshop on the call process in the UCC Church.  He will be happy to answer all questions about profiles, calls, and other related matters on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 5-6:15 in room S100.  Light snacks will be provided.  Sponsored by the UCC Fellowship


Want to play volleyball on the YDS intramural volleyball team?  Please e-mail Christy Groves ( before Dec. 15 with your name and phone number if you would like to play.  We are open to all skill levels and abilities.  As long as you love to play, we would love to have you!


Guy Raz, NPR correspondent and former CNN correspondent in Jerusalem will speak on the topic “Covering Antisemitism: From Nazi Germany to the Modern Middle East: A Reporter's Notebook” on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from 4:15-5:45 in ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002.


The Nightwalking Society will be having an organizational (planning for next semester) meeting this Wednesday, December 6th at 12:30 in the Commuter Lounge.  The Yale Nightwalking Society, in short, is a pseudo-secret society, which promotes fellowship and fun time for the students, staff, and faculty.  If you are interested in fun things (and planning such events) - join us.  But, don't tell anyone you received this email - because we are "pseudo-secret."  For more information, contact


New Ideas in African-American Studies presents filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris screening and discussing his film “The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” on Wednesday, December 6 at 4 pm in the Slifka Center.


The Marquand Chapel team is seeking a large number of participants for this year's Advent Service, taking place on December 12 at 7:00 pm.  We are looking for folks to participate in one of two ways:  1. Post-service clean up and 2. Service participants.  Interested? Please e-mail me at


A Liturgy Symposium will take place next Monday, December 4th, at 4:30pm in the ISM Great Hall.  Professor Jill Burnett Comings will give a talk titled “Looking Out on the Feast of Stephen.”  Please join us for the lecture with refreshments for body, mind, and spirit, followed by a discussion.


On Monday, December 4th, The Rev. Jerry Kramer, Rector at the Church of the Annunciation in New Orleans, will be participating in a luncheon at 12:30 in S-100 to discuss the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans and the wide range of ministries he has spearheaded in order to rebuild that city.  I encourage everybody to attend.  Additionally, if enough people express interest, Jerry and I will arrange for a group of YDS students to travel to New Orleans next spring and assist in relief and reconstruction efforts.


Resurrection Ethics will meet one more time this semester.  Our topic will be: Is sex a sacrament?  We will also address subtopics that come up when we ask and answer that question, such what is the place of sex in the community, what is a sacrament, what is the relationship between sexuality and spirituality, are boundaries important, and what is the theological relationship between sex and the bearing of children, what is the relationship between sexual behavior and our treatment of creation in general, how does the institution of marriage shape this discussion?  Please bring a lunch and join us on Wednesday, December 6th from 12:30-1:20 in the Wood Seminar Room (S117).


Greetings!  We invite you to our last CORE (Committee on RacialEquality) meeting of the semester: Thursday, December 7th from 12:30-1:30pm in S-202.  We will distribute & discuss a part of the text "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:  And Other Conversations About Race" by Beverly Daniel Tatum.  We hope to see you soon!






Needed/Lost and Found:


Lost!  Someone misplaced a packet for the History of Christian Theology class in the Latourette Hall.  It is still there.  Thank you.  Sincerely, Yutaka Kato


Ride Needed to Boston: If anyone is driving to Boston on the morning of the 19th or 20th December I'm looking for a ride on either of those dates.  I'll help with the petrol.  Cheers, Amrela C Massiah


Ride Needed to LaGuardia: I am wondering whether someone is available for a ride to the LaGuardia International Airport on 14th of December.  It may be the busiest time of the year and, what is worse, it is early in the morning.  The departure of the flight is 10am, so I have to leave NH at 6am (It will take less than 2 hours).  I will be able to compensate you.  Thank you and I wish you a good spring semester.  Peace, Yutaka Kato



ISM Events:  Please take note of following long and exciting list of upcoming events sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music:


Peace on Earth: Advent Concert

Yale Camerata, Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor.

Saturday, December 2

8 PM, Battell Chapel, New Haven


Student Recital: Sonia Kim, organ

Monday, December 4

8 PM, Woolsey Hall, New Haven



Liturgy Symposium: Jill Comings

Looking Out on the Feast of Stephen

Monday, December 4

4:30 PM, ISM Great Hall, New Haven


Student Recital: Bradley Welch, organ

Thursday, December 7

8 PM, Woolsey Hall, New Haven


Organ Improvisation Showcase

Tuesday, December 12

2 PM, Battell Chapel, New Haven


Afternoon Recital Series: Christian Lane, organ

Wednesday, December 13

12:30 PM, Woolsey Hall, New Haven


Student Recital: Holland Jancaitis, conductor

Sunday, December 17

3 PM, Battell Chapel, New Haven



For Sale/Available Housing:


Free Christmas tree up for grabs!  We have an 8-9ft balsam fir that we hope to enjoy until the 20th of December.  She is very full, symmetrical, and behaves well in living rooms.  If anyone would like to enjoy the tree over the holiday, or knows of a place to donate the tree, contact me at


Housing Available: A spacious one-bedroom with great light and walk-in closet is available for the next semester!  Commuting in snowstorms will be no problem- a quick 2 minute walk from YDS.  All utilities included, with secure parking, internet, and a guaranteed ride home on the Yale Shuttle, all for only $835/mo.  Please contact or me, if you are interested.


Sublet available: Sublet unfurnished room in well-maintained 2 bedroom on-campus Yale apartment across from Yale Divinity School from January 1st though July 31st.  It is quiet and convenient with a shared kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom with non-smoking female tenant who occupies one bedroom and a male who sublets the basement.  Both are graduate students at the Divinity School.  Rent includes utilities and high speed Internet access.  Apartment is on Yale and Local bus routes.   There is on-street parking available.  Tenant requires first and last month’s rent plus $200 security deposit prior to move-in by money order or cashier’s check only.   An earlier December

move-in may be possible.  Location:  Prospect and Division, New Haven.  No pets please.  Contact Laura Olsen at


Rent Christl Maier’s Apartment!  Since I am leaving YDS before Christmas, I need to find somebody taking over my lease which runs through August 2007. The person(s) stepping in may renew the lease for the following year(s). The apartment in the East Rock neighborhood is conveniently located five blocs from the Divinity School. It is on the second floor, has two bedrooms, and one big dining-living room, a big kitchen, and a small balcony at the back of the house. The bathroom is rather small and has white tiles. The apartment is bright, has nice wooden framing of the windows and hardwood floors. It is convenient for a couple or two students who would share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.  The apartment is unfurnished, washer/dryer and some storage space in the basement. The landlord does not live there.  The monthly rent is $ 1,100; costs for electricity and gas heating are not included. The security deposit is two-months-rent.  If you have any questions about it or would like to see it, please e-mail me at 


Need a short-term cell phone contract?  Jared Stahler, MDiv '07 is looking for someone to take over his cell phone contract with Verizon wireless.  The contract ends September 2007, and can be transferred without fees.  The plan--with a number local to New Haven--is 39.99 a month for 450 minutes, but can be changed.  If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested, please contact




Part-time organist/choir director needed for active international, ecumenical congregation.   The successful candidate will have an advanced proficiency in organ/piano and be skilled in various styles of hymns, classical music and contemporary Christian music.  A music degree is preferred; experience required.  Will report directly to the pastor and be responsible for working with the pastor in selecting music that enhances the congregation¹s worship through directing the adult choir and possible handbell choir.  One Sunday service with choir rehearsal times before and after.  Rehearse with youth choir in cooperation with choir leader as scheduled.  Position offers four professional soloists and recently refurbished Mohler 3-manual pipe organ.  Please send resume with cover letter addressed to the Music Search Committee at the church¹s address: Scarsdale Community Baptist Church, Popham and Autenrieth Rds., Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-723-1734 (Inquiries: MaryEllen Barbieri,


Part-Time Project Coordinator/ Office of New Members & Ecumenical Interfaith Relations at Riverside Church: Salary Range:  $22 - $24 per hour.  Reports to:  Executive Coordinator.  Department:  New Members, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.  Job Summary: The Project Coordinator for the Office of New Members and Ecumenical-Interfaith Relations is responsible for the interaction of new members and with established members of the church.  They will also assist the Executive Coordinator in processing and maintaining accurate information on new and existing members along with the New Members “Helping Hands” Volunteer projects and New Member Plus and Ecumenical-Interfaith activities.  The Project Coordinator will work with New Member Volunteers to facilitate new members’ volunteer involvement into various departments in the church.  In addition, the Project Coordinator will provide administrative and clerical support to both the Minister of New Members and Ecumenical-Interfaith Relations and the Executive Coordinator on all activities related to programs as assigned.  Contact


Worship Opportunities



The Week Ahead in Marquand:


Monday, December 4: A service of Song and Praise, led by the Evangelical Fellowship.

Tuesday, December 5: Graduating student Erika Hirsch, preaching.

Wednesday, December 6: Many Are The Tongues We Speak: Sung Morning Prayer continues.

Thursday, December 7: Professor Denys Turner will deliver the homily.

Friday, December 8: Community Eucharist for the end of the term, the Rev. Canaan Harris preaching and presiding.


Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!



From the University Church:


We invite you to a Festival of Nine Lessons of Carols on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 3p.m. in Battell Chapel.


On Tuesday, December 5, there will be an open forum on hate speech on campus from 7-8 in LC 102.


There will be a service of Music, Silence, and Light on Wednesday, December 6 from noon to 1pm.




Ordination Invitation from Rob Boulter: Rob Boulter will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, December, 16, 2006 at 11am at St. Paul’s Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT.  Your prayers and presence are requested.  Clergy:  red stole.  Reception will follow.  Please RSVP to  Rob will preside at his first Eucharist at Grace Church in Norwalk at 10:00am on Sunday the 17th. 


Ordination Invitation for Dustin Berg:  Dustin will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church on the 11th of December at 7pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, West Main Street, New Britain, CT.