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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

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.

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.

Jonathan Edwards Center announces monograph series featuring new research from young and international scholars

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale Divinity School announces the initiation of a new monograph series, "New Directions in Jonathan Edwards Studies," to be published by the German academic press, Vanderhoeck and Ruprecht.

Clarence E. Hardy III: the dilemma of making a canon

Clarence E. Hardy III is fascinated with religious exile—writers, theologians, and others who work outside the gates of doctrinal power yet remain preoccupied with Christian faith and its possibilities. These days, the spiritual climate seems to be catching up to him. "I think a lot of students today have an exile-like sensibility," says Hardy, YDS assistant professor of the history of American Christianity.