December 9, 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)




XTRA!!!   XTRA!!!   XTRA!!!

If you are planning on taking David Smith's course Rel. 873 Bioethics, Religion and Limits of Freedom in the spring, please let the Registrar's Office know.

Additional courses for Spring 2007:

Area II
Rel. 785 Liturgies of the Christian East:  An Introduction to the Liturgical Life and Worship of the Eastern Christian Churches Th 3:30-5:20 (Wolfenden)

Area III
Rel. 738 Life and Thought of Jonathan Edwards M 1:30-3:20 (Minkema)

Area IV
Rel. 934 Planning and Presiding at the Liturgy M 3:30-5:20 (Woolfenden)

Area V
Rel. 826 American Religious Thought and the Democratic Ideal M/W 1:30-3:00 (Willis)

Time Changes:

Area IV
Rel. 929 Church Admin/Pastoral Leadership M 4-6:30
Rel. 933 Reformed Worship W 3:30-5:20
Rel. 968 Women's Ways of Preaching Tu/Th 11:30-12:20

Area V
Rel. 850 Dante's "Divine Comedy" Tu 3:30-5:20
Rel. 871 Ethics and the Economy M 1:30-3:20


Notice about Transcript Requests from the Registrar’s Office: Students requesting transcripts to be sent this month, please have your request in to the Registrar's office (Seabury, 1st floor) no later than Thursday, December 14.  After that date there is no guarantee that the request can be filled before the winter recess.



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.

Preparing for Part-Time Internships: Greetings from the Office of Supervised Ministries!  The placement process for 2007-08 part-time internships will begin in late January, and all students will receive more information about this at the start of next semester.  In the meantime, if you have been harboring desires of interning in a site that you think I may not know about, or if you will want to intern in a church of a denomination that is under-represented at YDS, this would be the time to tell me so that I can do some relationship-building with potential supervisors between now and then.  A list of sites already participating in my program may be found at my website:  Not all of these will participate in 07-08 but it is a fairly good representation of what is available.




Commuter Lockers message from Eileen Kopjanski, Facilities Manager, and Patricia Ojeda, Receptionist:  If you have a commuter locker you no longer need, please let Patricia Ojeda know.  There is a waiting list of individuals hoping for a locker once one is free.  You may contact Patricia Ojeda by email (, by phone (432-6537), or by stopping by the reception desk outside the bookstore.  Many thanks.


From the Ministry Resource Center: We have Advent music CDs for the season as well as music for Kwanzaa, Epiphany, Hanukkah, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, and the Week of Christian Unity.  You can check out resources over the holidays….maybe videos or DVDs for entertainment or to preview courses for next semester?



Lectures and Events



Farewell Gathering: You are invited to say "So Long and Auf wiedersehen" to our Friend and Colleague, Christl Maier at a Coffee Hour Reception on Monday, December 11th, 2006 at 11:00AM in the Common Room.  We will miss you!


Holiday Gathering: You are cordially invited to the Overseas Ministries Study Center

Christmas Reception on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..  Feel free to invite a friend


Rebuild New Orleans this spring break: Join an interfaith group of fellow Yalies for a trip down to New Orleans this first week of spring break to help rebuild the city.  This is an opportunity to make a real difference in affected communities, while meeting incredible people and looking at the intersection of faith and service.  Want more information?  Email


Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, will be the Dwight Hall Distinguished Mentor and will give a public talk at Dwight Chapel on the Old Campus on Monday December 11, 2006 at 2:00 PM.


If you're interested in ethics, economics, fair trade, globalization, or just coffee, you need to see Black Gold!  It is an excellent movie, and it will change the way you think about coffee.  On Monday, December 11 at 7:00 at the Whitney Humanities Center, there will be a showing of Black Gold, a movie about the significance of coffee.  It follows the manager of a coffee co-op and traces the production of coffee from impoverished farmers to the 2 billion cups served every day.  The movie is sponsored by the McDougal Center, Yale Center for Environmental law and Policy, Yale Sustainable Food Project, Oxfam, and Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters (the coffee served down at Blue Dog).









Needed/Lost and Found:



We need to buy a used car as soon as possible.  This will be of much help by the time Sudha delivers the baby (Dec 22nd?).  If you have a car to sell, please contact me at  Many thanks.  Sincerely, John and Sudha



For Sale/Available Housing:



Inexpensive apartment!  A room on Mansfield St with 2 roommates will be available on 15th of December.  It is 5-minute walk to the Divinity School.  The rent is $330 per month + gas and electricity.  If you or a friend are interested, please contact  Thank you.



For Sale from IKEA!: IKEA futon-- new and assembled for your convenience.  Originally $169-- now$100.  IKEA desk/table-- white and peanut-shaped $25.  Contact


Another Apartment!  $1050 -- Great two bedroom,1 bathroom, apartment available January 1.  Location is close to East Rock Park and within walking distance of the divinity school campus.  Apartment has all hard-wood floors, dishwasher, and is on the first floor of a 3 flat home.  Apartment has the option to purchase washer/dryer for $300 for laundry needs.  Utilities not included.  For more interest, contact Bridget at


Godiva or a Chocolate Forest?  In honor of a friend or relative, give an alternative gift – a gift of food, medicine, livestock, or education – to areas in need overseas, nation-wide, and right here in New Haven.  Enjoy alternative gift shopping and unique gifts offered by international organizations and local New Haven agencies!


Reach Out    Dwight Hall

Alternative Gift Market

Tuesday, December 12, 20061-6pm

Dwight Hall

67 High St., New Haven


Contact or with any questions.









Small, friendly, socially committed church with young families and with experienced pastor/mentor seeks a Middle School Church School Teacher ($50/Sunday) and a Middle School Youth Director ($150/Sunday).  Both positions available now, and starting dates are flexible.  Any denomination welcome.  The church is easily accessible to highways and is 1-1/2 hour drive from New Haven Contact:  Katonah United Methodist Church, the Rev.  Carol Matteson Cox at (914) 232-4094 or email:



Worship Opportunities



. The University Church welcomes you to the following worship opportunities:

Sunday, December 10
10:30 am
- University Public Worship in Battell Chapel, led by Siobhan Garrigan and Patrick Evans. Ecumenical Christian worship in the University Church. All are welcome.
8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight worship service. All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 13
8:00-8:20 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!
6:00 pm Carols & Cocoa in Battell Chapel. A short evening prayer service to mark the Advent and Christmas season, then caroling through downtown New Haven, followed by cocoa and cookies! A great study break and chance to make music together.

Sunday, December 17
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel. A service of Holy Communion, with Susan Olson preaching. Ecumenical Christian worship in the University Church. All are welcome. Free fellowship lunch at local restaurant for all students following worship.
No evening prayer.

Wednesday, December 20
8:00-8:20 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!

Sunday, December 24
The University Church community is invited to worship with the congregation at First & Summerfield United Methodist Church, 10:00 and 5:00 pm, on the corner of Elm & College Streets.

Sunday, December 31
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel, with Callista Isabelle preaching. Ecumenical Christian worship in the University Church. All are welcome.

Sunday, January 7
10:30 am
- University Public Worship in Battell Chapel. A service of Holy Communion, with Martha Highsmith preaching. Ecumenical Christian worship in the University Church. All are welcome.



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. 




A beautiful sight,

We’re happy tonight…




Walkin’ in a

Winter Wonderland


All students, faculty,

staff and families

are cordially invited

to attend the annual


Christmas Party


Tuesday, 12 December 2006


8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Following the Advent Service


Yale Divinity School

Common Room


Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages as you sit by the fire,

dream and conspire!


*semi-formal attire requested

*8:30-9 p.m., activities for children