THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

January 26, 2007

 

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 http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to danielle.tumminio@yale.edu  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. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor

 

Academic Information

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Orientation for Part-time Internship Program: Wednesday January 31st or Thursday, February 1st (same session, two alternative times), 12:301:20pm in Latourette Hall.  The placement process begins with this orientation, so make every effort to attend one of these sessions if you’re going to do an internship next year.

From the Ministry Resource Center: Iona music, Taize music, study group resources on spirituals, Lent study and worship resources available along with videos/DVDs on all the subjects you are studying.  And you are invited to participate in the following workshops:

Friday, February 2, 11-12 noon: Inviting individuals to explore in Lenten small groups: Consider the huge variety of topics you might want to use, check them out, and consider how to get the right participants involved.
Monday, February 5, 12-1 p.m.: Inviting the congregation into meaningful generosity:  A First Fruits Perspective on Automatic Recurring Bank Payments: Curious?  Consider some biblical images and 2007 possibilities for year round generous stewards. 
Friday, February 9, 1-2 p.m.: Inviting into Bible Study using Bible dictionaries, various translations, study bibles

 

Employment Opportunity:  Resource Assistant in the Ministry Resource Center, 10-3, latter part of May to September 2007 for a student and during academic year 2007-2008.  You are invited to apply in the Ministry Resource Center.  This is an opportunity to deal with the real, live questions/concerns in the practice of ministry as students and leaders in congregations use the Center and as you become familiar with the resources produced by all publishers.  Get an application and talk with Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, Director, about this position.

 

From the Writing Tutor: Spring 2007, office hours:

Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday: 12 - 5 PM

Wednesday:  9 AM - 3 PM

Contact me at least three days before your paper is due if you'd like writing consultation. Send all requests via email. Attach your paper to an email, briefly explaining your writing assignment, specific task, requirements, page length, and your own particular writing issues or concerns.  Peace, Timothy Ree (timothy.ree@yale.edu).

 

 

Lectures and Events

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2007 Parks-King Lecture: Dwight Hopkins, professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, is the featured speaker at the 2007 Parks-King Lecture.  His lecture is titled “The Black Church and Its Mission for the 21st Century.”  Hopkins is a constructive theologian working in the areas of contemporary models of theology, black theology, and liberation theologies.  The Parks-King lecture, hosted by Yale Divinity School (YDS) since 1983, commemorates Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Its goal is to bring the contributions of African American scholars, social theorists, pastors and social activists, to YDS and to the wider New Haven community.  The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in Marquand Chapel.  A reception will follow in the YDS Common Room.  This event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

 

A panel of black alumni and faculty (past and present) will discuss the dynamics of black theological education as it relates to YDS, the church, the academy, and the wider community.  The panelists will include: Reverend Dr. Flora Wilson Bridges, YDS ‘86, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University; The Reverend Canon Enrique R. Brown, YDS ‘74, Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jackson Heights, New York; Dr. William “Bill” Jones, former YDS faculty, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and first Director of African American Studies at Florida State University; Reverend Dr. A. Knighton Stanley, YDS ‘62, Pastor Emeritus of Peoples Congregational Church, Washington, D. C. and adjunct professor at Howard Divinity School; and Dr. Emilie Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion & Theology at YDS.  The Reverend Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, YDS ‘75, Yale University Chaplain and Associate Professor (adjunct) of Pastoral Theology at YDS will moderate the panel.  The forum will take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. (prior to the Parks-King Lecture) in Marquand Chapel.  A book signing featuring the works of our panelists and Dr. Hopkins will be held prior to the forum from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the YDS Student Book Supply.  This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

 

From Pink: The Pink Party to raise money for New Haven HIV/AIDS testing programs will be held Friday, February 2 in the ISM Great Hall from 8:30-11 pm. THere will be food, drinks, and dancing. $10 suggested donation. Black and white attire requested, not required.  For more information, contact anne.blackfield@yale.edu or luke.bassett@yale.edu.

 

"New Ideas in African-American Studies" welcomes Sharon Patricia Holland, Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, & Gender Studies, Northwestern University, author of Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Duke University Press, 2000) and Co-Editor, with Tiya Miles, of Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country (Duke University Press, 2006).  Professor Holland Presents:  "Finding Elleanor: the African Diaspora in Indian Country" on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 12:30pm (Lunch Available at 12:15pm), Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211.  If you would like to read Holland's essays "The Last Word on Racism: New Directions for A Critical Race Theory" and "Death in Black and White: A Reading of Marc Foster's Monster's Ball," you may retrieve both beginning on the afternoon of January 26th from the African-American Studies office at 493 College Street (2nd Floor), or the American Studies Office at the Hall of Graduate Studies (2nd Floor).

 

The YDS Methodist Society invites you to attend a workshop on the "censored" psalms.  Next Friday, Feb. 2, Br. Tom Beveridge from the Order of Saint Luke will lead a workshop on some of the darker Psalms that can give us guidance to pray in the face of injustice or in times of extreme anger or depression.  These Psalms, according to Beveridge, are often troubling for the church.  As a result they are often downplayed, ignored, or "censored."  Beveridge states that in praying the complete Psalm cycle, we often come to pray Psalms of praise when we are in turmoil and darker Psalms when we are joyous.  Those times make us more conscious of the full range of emotions and the need to reach out to others who may be feeling differently than we are.  Schedule: 10:30 worship with YDS community in Marquand -brown bag lunch following worship (location TBA) -approximately 12:30 begin 2-hour presentation/workshop -end by 2:45.  Another e-mail will follow with the lunch and workshop location.

 

Last Chance for Graduating Student Photographs:  The photographer is adding two more days next week for those who haven't yet signed up to sit for the Class Composite photograph. In addition to the two days next week already announced, the photographer will be in the Commuter Lounge: from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 1.  So, please sign up on the bulletin board outside Niebuhr Hall to have your picture taken. Unfortunately, the photographer will not return to YDS after next week. Those who would like their photo taken after that will be required to pay a $150 sitting fee - three times the usual cost.  Please remember: Your portrait is for the official senior group composite photograph that will be hung on a YDS corridor wall.  Each student is provided one 11x14" print of the group photo at Commencement.  The $50.00 fee, paid in cash or with a check made out to photographer "James Anderson", should be given directly to the photographer at the time of the photo sitting. Receipts are available.  Students may purchase individual enlargements directly from the photographer. Order forms will be available at the time of the sitting.  Selection of the individual head shot to be used in the group photograph is made at the time of sitting. Proofs of all photos taken at the sitting can be provided to the student at an additional cost of $15.00.  If you have any questions, please contact Frank Brown at frank.brown@yale.edu or 203 432 5033.

 

Since September ENUF, Empowering Neighborhoods United in Faith, has met every week to pray for the end of violence, to raise awareness about violence in Greater New Haven, and to take steps toward ending that violence.  We invite you to join us to hear from leaders of "CT Against Gun Violence Education Fund" on Monday January 29th from 6pm - 7:30pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 155 Ivy Street in New Haven.  The leaders of CT Against Gun Violence Education Fund will bring us up to date on gun violence statistics in Connecticut. They will also present the Red Flag Campaign, a media campaign that will raise the red flag logo at the site of gun crimes, on billboards, and other message platforms. The goal of the campaign is to send a "constant reminder to the press, the community, law enforcement, and elected leaders that the community is demanding to know how these guns are getting into the hands of criminals and other prohibited users; and why traffickers and 'straw purchasers' are not targets of prosecution. For more information about CT Against Gun Violence Education Fund and the Red Flag campaign, please visit www.cagved.org.

 

You are invited to attend a lecture by: Kenneth G. Appold, Visiting Professor for Church History, Joh.-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany Candidate for senior position in Reformation History at YDS.  This lecture will occur on Monday, January 29, at 12:30 in Niebuhr.  He will speak on the topic, “Academic Freedom and the Reformation’s Troubled Legacy.”  *Also, please welcome Kenneth Appold at the coffee hour in the Common Room at 11:00 am (following Chapel service)

 

Are you looking for a spiritual discipline in the New Year?  Why not consider baking bread once a month, ringing the bell once or twice a week, or setting up the welcome table once a week at Marquand Chapel?  All three of these activities prepare the heart and mind for worship, and benefit the entire community here at YDS!  The time commitment is minimal but the reward is great.  If you are interested in participating in one of these ways, please contact emilly.scott@yale.edu.

 

The Red Cross is grateful for your support in our November blood drive (we collected 256 pints of blood!), and we would like to ask your continued support for the third annual Harvard-Yale Blood Drive.   Red Cross Harvard-Yale Blood Drive, Mon, Feb 5 - Tue, Feb 8, 1:00pm-6:30pm, Payne Whitney Gym, Sign up online www.yale.edu/redcross.  Photo ID required.  Donors will have the chance to win free t-shirts and an ipod nano, help, Yale beat Harvard, and save three lives. If anyone is interested in volunteering at the blood drive, please contact karen.zheng@yale.edu.

 

All interested in conversations in German are invited to the German lunch table, every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the refectory.  German speakers of all levels are welcome, as well as those who just wish to listen along. Topics are freely chosen every week, though topics concerning American and German culture often suggest themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classifieds

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Housing Needed:

 

Housing Request: I will be staying in New Haven from Feb. 1-12.   from 1st Feb to 12th Feb.  My ordination service is held on 11th Feb (postponed due to Presbytery Meeting), and I will have several meetings before ordination.  While staying in New Haven, I also hope to use YDS library for research, since I am a professor in Korea.  I am desperately looking for a room or a place to stay in New Haven.  Thank you so much for your help and kindness.  Sincerely, Shin Ahn, PhD (Edinburgh, 2006) and MDiv (Yale, 2002) (shinahn2006@hanmail.net)

 

For Sale:

 

Coursepack for sale: I would like to sell this semester's Systematic Theology coursepack #1 at the substantially discounted cash price of $25 (no checks please).  I am on campus Mondays and Thursdays.  Thank you, Ellen Wittmann (ellen.wittmann@yale.edu)

 

Another Coursepack for Sale: I've got a copy of vol. 2 of Fitzmyer's commentary on the Gospel of Luke, if anyone wants it.  I'll sell for $30, or a near offer.  God bless, richard.smith@yale.edu

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I'm looking for someone could help me learn the Nota Bene word processor.  I'd be happy to pay whatever is appropriate for such work.  If interested, please e-mail jeremy.hultin@yale.edu. 

 

Employment:

 

Seminarian Needed P/T for South Lyme Chapel (UCC): The South Lyme Chapel (UCC) is looking for a seminarian to assist with worship services on Sunday mornings at 9am.  This would involve being in charge of the service on occasion, or offering a sermon or prayer on other occasions.  The honorarium is $125 per Sunday.  The South Lyme Chapel is located in South Lyme, Connecticut.  For more information, or to express interest in helping this congregation, please contact the Rev. Cynthia Willauer (YDS MDiv 2000) at:  ccwil@conncoll.edu.

 

Pastor Search: The Black Church at Yale (BCAY) is seeking to hire a new pastor for its student-run ministry. Founded in 1972, BCAY has maintained a strong tradition of being a multiracial interdenominational church that worships in the African American tradition. Our vision is to "nurture and empower students to walk, talk, and live the Gospel of Jesus

Christ" which fulfilling our mission to "reach students with the Gospel, make disciples and to help students to grow in their understanding, personal relationship and commitment to God." Under the administrative and spiritual guidance of the pastor, the business and ministries of the church is conducted by a council of Yale undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. We hold service Sunday mornings in the Afro-American Cultural Center (211 Park Street) as well as weekly Bible Study and prayer. Additional BCAY ministries include Men and Women Fellowship, Praise and Worship, Evangelism, Finance, Dance, etc.  The Black Church at Yale traditionally hires from students and graduates of the Yale Divinity School. If you are interested in the position or simply in learning more about the Black Church at Yale, please contact Council Chair Offiong Bassey (offiong.bassey@yale.edu).  The position will be open for inquiry from now until Friday, February 9th, 2007.

 

 

Worship Opportunities

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From the Black Church at Yale: We also invite you to worship with us Sunday, January 28th at 11:00 AM in Connecticut Hall (Old Campus) and/or our Anniversary service on Sunday, February 4th at 11:00 AM when we will return home to the newly renovated Afro-American Cultural Center.

 

Wednesday Night at Whitney Avenue Church of Christ, 7:30-8:30 PM.  We continue our new series of classes on Wednesday nights from “NOOMA.”  This week is the second in the series entitled, “Flame.”  We’ll watch the video together with discussion to follow.  Flame: what does it mean to give yourself to another person?  Love is vast and mysterious.  Is giving body, soul and spirit how God wants us to love?  Join us.  You’ll be blessed.  2141 Whitney Avenue.

 

This Week in Marquand:

Monday, January 29: Old Faith, New Song: A celebration of the new hymnal Evangelical Lutheran Worship, led by the Lutheran Student Group.

Tuesday, January 30: Prayer around the Cross, led by the Chapel Ministers, with the Marquand Gospel Choir.

Wednesday, January 31: Sung Morning Prayer: Music from Gaelic Scotland, arranged by Robinson McClellan.

Thursday, February 1: Graduating student Trish Cunningham, preaching.

Friday, February 2: Community Eucharist, BDS Dean Joseph Britton, preaching and presiding in the Episcopal Tradition.

 

Services begin at 10:30; all are welcome!