Bill Goettler: to know and be known
The endeavor to figure out one's calling can be mysterious, startling, even scary, but Bill Goettler says there's no need to do it alone. In fact, it's best not to.Goettler, assistant dean for assessment & ministerial studies at YDS, helps students discern their vocation, articulate life goals and find mentoring companions along the way. "The challenge is as old as Jesus calling his disciples," says Goettler. "In essence he said: ‘I'm not giving you a guidebook. Let's walk together awhile.' " >Read more
James R. Hackney, Jr. joins Yale Divinity School as Senior Development Director
Yale Divinity School has announced James R. Hackney, Jr. '79 MAR will join the administration as Senior Development Director. Hackney comes to Yale from fundraising consultancy Alexander Haas and will direct fundraising operations and strategic development outreach for the Divinity School. >Read more
Reflections gets a digital makeover
YDS’s award-winning magazine of theological and ethical inquiry is proud to unveil its new website. Don't worry— Reflections will still be published twice a year in print, but now you can enjoy its essays, analysis, interpretation, poetry, and art online in an easy-to-read digital format year-round. So if you missed the Fall 2013 issue on the dramas and theologies of aging in the 21st century, take a look. >Visit the website.
Missed the Parks-King Lecture?
"When Our Actions are Ordered by God," the 2014 Parks-King lecture delivered by Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor at Union Theological Seminary and Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York, James A. Forbes Jr., is now available in its entirety online via the YDS Livestream channel.
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Theology at work: A YDS alum and a YDS student address the housing crisis
"I think some of my professors would be surprised to know that my theological education gave me the skills to be successful on Wall Street!" said Steve Peterson '84 M.Div. with a bit of a laugh. Peterson, who studied theology at Yale Divinity School, has built a career in bond markets, but after leaving a billion dollar bond fund, he has turned his expertise toward addressing social crises. He is using financial markets to create social change, with his theology at his core.>Read more
Register now for Summer Study 2014
Interested in sustainable urban youth ministry? Icon writing? Augustine's "Confessions"? For two weeks in June, alumni and friends of YDS are invited to explore topics in ministry, Bible, history, and theology with our renowned faculty. Other course topics include pastoral responses to trauma and violence, Jonathan Edwards, the theological significance of sexuality, and more. For a full course listing or registration details, visit the Summer Study website. >More details
Faith in the Face of Empire: the Bible through Palestinian Eyes
At 4pm on March 26 internationally acclaimed Palestinian author, pastor, and theologian Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb will discuss his most recent book: Faith in the Face of Empire: the Bible through Palestinian Eyes. Book signing to follow. >Event details
Mark your calendars: Convocation & Reunions 2014
The 2014 Convocation and Reunions will take place October 22-24. The schedule will include the historic Beecher lectures, faculty talks, panel discussions, and more. Classes celebrating reunions include: 1954 (60th), 1959 (55th), 1964 (50th), 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1989 (25th), as well as cluster reunions for 1993, 1994, 1995; 2008, 2009, 2010; and recent graduates of 2011 - 2014.
If you'd like to be involved in planning your class reunion, please e-mail email@example.com