October 7, 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 All submissions must be e-mailed to  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



Reading Week Writing Help: This is a reminder that the writing tutor will hold office hours during the reading week at the normal times (Sun 5-10 and Wed 1-6) and an announcement that he will also be available Thurs from 12-5. Additionally, he will be happy to try and meet with students at additional times if those prove inconvenient.  He is located in the basement of Bellamy Hall, so you may need to inform him if you can't get into this building.  Best, Brad Holden (


From the Ministry Resource Center: By request, we have scheduled these workshops just for you!

Oct. 19, 12-1: Creating a Narrative from which to tell our Ministry Story

Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30:  Bible Study for Everyone: Using Bible dictionaries, various translations, and study Bibles


Parking During Convocation: As you know, each Fall during Convocation week we open our doors and welcome many visitors and alums to the Quad as our guests.  As of today we are expecting upwards of 300+ people beginning Monday and anticipate that it will be a challenge to provide ample parking for everyone.  Since many of our friends tend to be of retirement age, Dean Attridge and I respectfully request that folks who normally pay to park in Lot 11 or 12 please voluntarily consider parking in another location.  We have made arrangements with the Yale Parking and Transit office to be allowed to legally park in Lot 14 (Betts House driveway closest to YDS) or in Lot 15 (entrance to the right of Betts House as you come up Prospect Street).  For those who are able this is a very short walk to YDS and would be much appreciated by our guests if you would relinquish your parking space in Lot 11 or 12 next week.  If you are willing to relocate elsewhere next week, please stop by the Business Office after noon tomorrow to obtain a pass to place on your dash next week which will identify you as a valid parker.  Parking will be monitored in all locations so it is important that your vehicle displays a pass at all times.  Again, this is purely voluntary but would certainly be appreciated as we try to be as accommodating as possible to our guests.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Sandy



Lectures and Events



Art and Soul Workshop: Process Painting as a Path to the Holy, facilitated by Harriet Carew, M.Div.  Saturday, October 27 1 - 4:30pm.  The Art and Soul Workshop is an intensive, heart-opening experience for those who want to explore their creativity as a pathway on their spiritual journey.  Process painting is a way to make soul art, creating from the divine spirit within.  Through movement, breathing, music, meditation and the use of basic art materials, participants find the freedom and openness for their souls.  Participants create a unique piece of art that they may bring home with them at the end.  Come, exercise your right brain and enjoy an afternoon retreat of meditation and painting.  All materials provided and no prior art experience necessary whatsoever!  Please email if you are interested in attending.  Sponsored by the Annand Program for Spiritual Formation


October is Theological Libraries Month!  In honor of Theological Libraries Month, the Divinity Library invites you to participate in the following events:
 Forum on Theological Librarianship: Come and hear from members of the library staff about how they ended up in this field, and why they find it a satisfying career. The library will be hosting a career forum on theological librarianship on Tuesday, October 16 from
12:30-1:30 pm, in S-101.  It will be a brownbag (i.e., bring your own) lunch, with beverages and dessert (brownies!) supplied by the Divinity Library.
Library School Reception: On Thursday, October 18 from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, interested students and staff will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from local area library school programs (including Simmons College and Southern Connecticut State University) as well as from other programs throughout the United States and Canada.  Light refreshments will be served. 
Cartoon Caption Contest:  Create a winning caption and score a prize in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA)'s Theological Libraries Month Cartoon Contest! Authors of the two winning captions will receive $100 each.

To view the cartoons, go to .  Send your captions to Sara Corkery,, by Monday, October 22, 2007. (You may submit an unlimited number of entries. Be sure to specify the cartoon number on each entry.)   Once the top three captions for each cartoon are unveiled, ATLA members will be able to vote for their favorites; the two contest winners and their captions will be announced in November.

Tours of the Divinity Library Throughout the Month: Tours will take place at the following times:
Mon. Oct. 8: 10:30 am
Wed.  Oct. 10:
3 pm
Thurs. Oct. 11:
2 pm
Wed., Oct. 17:
10 am
Thurs. Oct. 18: 10 am
Thurs. Oct. 18:
4 pm

Wed., Oct. 24: 10 am
Thurs. Oct. 25:
10 am
Thurs. Oct. 25:
4 pm
Mon. Oct. 29:
10:30 am
Wed., Oct.31: 10 am

All tours leave from the Circulation Desk at the Divinity Library and last around 30 minutes.

The First of Many Talks: On Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 5:00 PM the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, China Colloquium Series, will present the following talk: “Religion in Reform-Era China: A Political Economic Approach.”  This talk will be offered by Yang Fenggang- Associate Professor of Sociology, Purdue University.  All kinds of religions have been reviving in reform-era China despite restrictive regulations. To describe and explain the paradoxical phenomena, I borrow some notions of the "shortage economy" by Janos Kornai (1980, 1992) who made the most penetrating analysis of the material economy in the classic Communist/Socialist System. Besides describing demand-side dynamics of queuing up, searching, substituting, and suppressing the demand for religion, I also hope to develop a conceptual framework that would incorporate both conventional religions and their competing alternatives into the model, including institutionalized religion, folk or popular religion, alternative spiritualities, and secularism/Communism.  Location: Room 110, Environmental Sciences Center, 21 Sachem Street


Free lunch. Good conversation. Represent YDS.  The Admissions Office is looking for additional current students who are interested in meeting prospective students during the lunch hour.  If you're interested in meeting with prospective students during the lunch hour, please let the Admissions office know by sending an e-mail to This is your opportunity to answer questions, share your stories, and tell prospective students what life at YDS is like. When you respond, please provide the following information: 1. Days of the week you are available for lunch (for the 12:30-1:30 lunch hour); 2. Your degree program and year; 3. Local or Commuter Student; 4. Denomination; 5. Hometown; 6. Academic, pastoral, and other interests that might help us pair you with a prospective student.  Thank you for helping us welcome prospective students to our campus, Travis A. Weber (


Speech & Performance Workshop for Public Reading of Scripture: This interactive workshop focuses on helping you discover ways to use your voice and presence to read scripture effectively in public.   A variety of techniques and learning activities are used to help you learn basic principles and techniques of vocal production, posture, and body language and practice reading a passage from scripture applying the above techniques.  Choice of Following Dates:  Tuesday, October 23, 12:30-1:40 p.m. (Marquand Chapel) Tuesday, October 30, 12:30-1:40 p.m. (Marquand Chapel) Tuesday, November 6, 12:30-1:40 p.m. (Marquand Chapel).  Attendance is voluntary.  Sessions can accommodate up to 8 participants.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board outside of Marquand Chapel.  Since space is limited, please understand that by signing up you are making a commitment to attend the session.  For the sessions you must bring one of these NRSV biblical passages: Psalm 22, Psalm 46, Colossians 1: 11-20, Luke 23:  33-43.  Instructor Adrienne Milics, Lecturer in Speech and Homiletics. Contact Patrick Evans for more information at 



Trainings by the Cove: Dear friends, ENUF has collaborated with the COVE to provide four training sessions in October for people who would like to run groups for victims of violence and for people who are already working with this population.  The trainings are free, and they are led by Kim Nagle from the Cove will be leading the training sessions. You can check out the Cove at  If you are interested in attending the sessions please email with your name and brief description of your interest to register.  We will send a confirmation and remind closer to the training session dates. Sincerely, Jane C. Jeuland, Director of Long-Range Planning, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church


Testimonial Event: An estimated 200,000 young Asian women, euphemistically called "comfort women," were coerced or deceived into sexually servicing the Japanese military between 1932 and 1945.  Sixty years later, the Japanese government has not fully acknowledged this history and refuses to offer an official apology for state-sponsored military sexual slavery.  Come hear the testimony of Grandmother Mak Dal Lee, a survivor of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery System.  Come hear her remarkable story of courage and survival.  Linsley-Chittenden Hall, Room 101, 63 High Street, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 5:30 p.m.


Long Wharf Nature Preserve Benefit Tag Sale: Saturday, Oct. 13 (rain date Sunday, Oct.14) at 204 Edwards Street from 95.  All funds raised will be used to buy new plants for the Preserve.  Located near the Vietnam War memorial at Long Wharf Park and open to the public, The Preserve  is a wild and wonderful bit of our Natural Shoreline as it used to be. The Preserve is non-profit, and part of the N.H.  Land Trust.  A small, dedicated staff and Volunteers maintain it and support it.


Religion and Politics Symposium: “Voices & Votes II: Shaping a New Moral Agenda.” Friday, October 12th ­ Yale Divinity School.  On behalf of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Christianity Today, Sojourners/Call to Renewal, and The Christian Century,  you are invited to “Voices & Votes II:  Shaping a New Moral Agenda,” a major symposium on religion and politics being held on Friday, October 12.  We would like to invite you to join us for the public symposium during the afternoon from 2:00-6:30pm, which will be held in Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School.  YDS is located at 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT.  There is no need to register for the afternoon panels.  For more information, please contact Evan Baehr, Executive Director of the Yale Forum on Faith and Politics (  You may also visit 

Tentative schedule:

Public Panels  (Marquand Chapel)

Panel I:  Rethinking Theological Foundations for Political Engagement (2pm)

Panelists: Greg Boyd (Pastor, Woodland Hills Church), Stephen Carter (Yale University; author, God’s Name in Vain), Andy Crouch (Editorial Director, the Christian Vision

Project, Christianity Today), Serene Jones (Yale University), Jim Wallis (Sojourners/Call to Renewal; author, God’s Politics)

Panel II: Religious People, Secular Nation: Toward a New Wall of Separation? (3:30pm)

Perspectives: Rabbi David Saperstein (Religious Action Center), Ralph Reed (Founder, Christian Coalition), Norman Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute)

Challenges: Seamus Hasson (The Becket Fund; author, The Right to be Wrong), Eric Sapp (Common Good Strategies), Flo McAfee (Fmr. White House Staff), Richard Nathan (Pastor, Vineyard Church of Columbus), Amy Sullivan (Political Editor, Time Magazine)

Panel III: Getting Down to Business: Shaping the New Moral Agenda (5pm)

Bob Abernethy (Host, Religion & Ethics News Weekly), Randall Balmer (Barnard College; author, Thy Kingdom Come), Jennifer Butler (Faith in Public Life), Bonita Grubbs (Executive Director, Christian Community Action), David Heim (Executive Editor, The Christian Century), David Kinnaman (Barna Research; author, un-Christian), Richard Land (Southern Baptist Convention; author, The Divided States of America),  D. Michael Lindsay (Author, Faith in the Halls of Power), Marvin Olasky (Editor, World Magazine), Tom Roberts (Editor-at-Large, National Catholic Reporter), Tyler Wigg Stevenson (Coordinator, Faithful Security; author, Brand Jesus), Jim Wallis (Sojourners/Call to Renewal)


Career Forum on Theological Librarianship: Tuesday, October 16 from 12:30-1:15 In Room S-101.  Did you know that many of the librarians working in theological librarianship started out in the ministry? Others began with an interest in theology and religion which led to an academic degree in the field. To be a librarian, you have to have a Masters degree in library science, but librarians at institutions like Yale also need to have another master's degree in their subject area. Some librarians even have doctorates!  Come and hear from members of the library staff about how they ended up in this field, and why they find it a satisfying career. The library will be hosting a career forum on theological librarianship on Tuesday, October 16 in honor of Theological Libraries Month. The forum will be held from 12:30-1:15 in S-101. It will be a brown bag (bring your own) lunch, with beverages and dessert (special brownies!) supplied by the Divinity Library.  Come if you are simply curious to know why someone would become a theological librarian.  Come if you want to learn about an alternative to the ordained ministry or to academic teaching.  Listen to our stories, and bring any questions you may have.  For questions about the Career Forum contact: Suzanne Estelle-Holmer at


Are you still reading?  Look, it’s a second talk: There will be at talk given on “The Zong, Abolition and Public Sensibility” by James Walvin, University of York.  This event will take place on October 15, 2007 at 4:00pm at 63 High St, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 211.  James Walvin is Professor at the Center for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York. For over thirty years Professor Walvin's studies of modern social history and his engagements with the history of black slavery and the Atlantic slave trade have invigorated our understanding of the Atlantic world.


And here’s another talk: Come here a discussion about, “The Trader, the Owner, the Slave” between Caryl Phillips and James Walvin.  Date: October 15, 2007.  Time: 5:30pm.  Location: Labyrinth Books, 290 York Street, New Haven.  In this event James Walvin and Caryl Phillips will engage James Walvin's latest book, The Trader, the Owner, the Slave.  We will also be celebrating Caryl Phllips' new book, Foreigners.  For any questions, contact


Another Talk…Well, this one’s really a symposium…  Reconstructing Womanhood:A Future Beyond Empire.”  Date:       Friday, November 2, 2007.  Location: Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall, Columbia University.  Time Opening Remarks, 9:30am.  The symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hazel Carby's groundbreaking text, Reconstructing Womanhood. Honoring the interdisciplinary significance of Professor Carby's scholarship in Literary and Cultural Studies, feminist theory, critical race theory, Marxism, and post-colonial criticism, this one-day symposium revisits the import of this work in relation to an extended set of issues that include re-writing the human, the production of disposable life, refashioning masculinities and queer sexualities, and creating a world beyond empire. The symposium has been made possible by the generous funding of the following institutional partners: Yale University, the Office of the Provost; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Institute for Research on Women and Gender,Columbia University; Africana Studies, Barnard College; Institute for Research on African American Studies, Columbia University; Women's Studies Program, Duke University; and Columbia University Libraries.  For more details about this event please visit our website:


Israel Spring Break Tour for YDS Community. There is still space on the Israel Spring Break Tour.  It will close this month.  For more information, wee  On this tour, we will:

* The light in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

* Night walk through ancient Jaffa

* Floating in the Dead Sea

* The fragrance of the Persian (Bahai) Gardens

* Fresh Middle Eastern tea in the morning

* Contemplation in the Basilica of the Annunciation

* The aroma of the Sea of Galilee

* A walk in Beth Shean

* Visit to the Church of the Multiplication

* A visit to Capernaum

* The view from Masada

* The perspective from Mount Scopus

* Dried figs in the market

* A new perspective on faith history

* 8 nights of 3 star accommodations

* 15 community meals

* Professional English speaking guide

* Air-conditioned ground transportation






Needed/Lost and Found:


Babysitter Needed: Greetings!  Two musicians performing in a concert on Sunday afternoon (7 Oct) at Yale need a babysitter to look after their (really cute) 2 1/2-year-old daughter.  They need someone from around 1:30-5:30 or 6pm, and are happy to pay the going rate.  Please e-mail me if you have any questions at  Thanks! Awet


Lost iPod: Dear YDS friends,  On Thursday I misplaced my iPod :(  It has a black case and a recording device.  This iPod was a gift and very special to me, so if anyone sees it could you please email me asap!  Thank you, Stephanie


Keys Found: A set of Volkswagon keys, found over the weekend, was brought to the security base at 100 Church St. If you have lost keys for a Volkswagon, they can be retrieved there.


More Keys Found: I found a set of keys under a desk after New Testament on Monday morning.  They have a black leather tag and a brass-colored bottle opener.  If they're yours, they're waiting for you at Dale's office.




Translators Needed in Really Fascinating Languages: Yale Legal Services needs Thai and Fujianese translators as soon as possible.  LSO also keeps a list of translators of other languages also so we can refer to the list when we need someone with a particular language skill (which is quite often). We pay $20.00 per hour for oral and $35.00 per hour for anything written. Please email if you are interested in translating for LSO.



Worship Opportunities



University Church Birthday Party: Hello from the University Church.  We would like to invite you to church this Sunday to help us celebrate our 250th Anniversary, to hear the homiletical wizardry of Barbara Brown Taylor, to receive Holy Communion in the form of tortillas or injera (it's World Communion Sunday) and to eat church-shaped Birthday Cake!  The fun begins at 10:30 AM (with a brief choir concert beforehand).  Hope to see you Sunday!  --Sean Lanigan, Liturgical Assistant


Reggie Bachus Preaching: Friends, I hope and pray this finds you well.  In obedience and submission to a few requests from friends, I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be preaching this weekend and would love to worship with all who come. The service will consist of praise and worship, offering, sermon on communion, followed by communion and the benediction... and then out to celebrate no classes in the morning!  Come on by this Sunday, October 7 at 6:00pm, First Calvary Baptist Church, 609 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, CT 06511.


Celebration at Sheikinah Youth Church: The purpose of this communiqué is to invite you to celebrate with The Shekinah Youth Church (the church I pastor in Jamaica, Queens) as we praise the Lord for 15 years of Transformation and Training!  This Sunday, October 7, 2007, Youth Pastor Jason LaPlanche of The Kingdom Church in Boston, Massachusetts will serve as our culminating preacher.  Worship will be held at The Youth Church (111-54 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11423.)and will begin promptly at 11:15 a.m.  Immediately following worship, we will celebrate with a scrumptious dinner, fellowship, and an “I remember when” segment. This will afford persons an opportunity to share their most memorable Shekinah experience and add a picture for our archives.