The challenge answered: Yale Divinity bests Harvard Divinity in Ultimate Frisbee
It was a bright morning in New Haven on Saturday, April 9, when an intrepid ragtag band of misfits from Yale Divinity School, cheered on by a crowd of well-wishers, bested their powerhouse rival from Harvard’s own Divinity School in a do-or-die game of Ultimate Frisbee. >Go to story
“Jesus said once to his friends that they were not to call themselves ‘rabbis’, ‘teachers’, for they – we – have but one teacher, and he is our Father in heaven... I think of myself as falling under Jesus’ prohibition even when I am meant to be teaching theology, here in the Divinity School or downtown in the Religious Studies Department. Whether here or there I prefer to say that I don’t teach anything. I just try to remind people of things they already know.” Denys Turner, the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, recently spoke about his “faith journey” in the academy. . >Go to story
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The YDS senior class and its officers have announced decisions for preachers and celebrants at Commencement 2011, which takes place May 21-23. The Commencement worship preacher for Sunday, May 22 at 4 pm is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Emilie Townes. The Commencement communion preacher on Monday, May 23, at 8 am is Professor of Liturgical Studies Bryan Spinks. And the communion celebrants are Associate Dean of Student Affairs Dale Peterson and Nora Tubbs Tisdale, the Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics. Commencement worship, Commencement communion, and YDS commencement exercises on Monday, May 23 at 12:30 pm all take place at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. The University commencement exercises involving all of the colleges and professional schools will take place at 10:30 am Monday, May 23, on the Old Campus.
More Than a Monologue, Oct. 22
Yale Divinity School is among four educational institutions collaborating in the program More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church. Joining with YDS in a series of events on each campus in the fall are Union Theological Seminary and Fordham University in New York and Fairfield University in Connecticut. The event at YDS, scheduled for Oct. 22, will be on the topic Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church: Voices from Law, Religion, and the Pews. >Go to story