YDS Videos

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:30pm
Our Divided Political Heart and the Election of 2012

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne delivered the annual Sorensen Lecture at Yale Divinity School on Nov. 27 on the topic “Our Divided Political Heart and the Election of 2012.” 

Dionne, a practicing Roman Catholic, is one of the most prominent commentators on the American political scene today and writes and speaks frequently on the subject of faith, values, and politics.

The topic of his Nov. 27 talk was a spin-off from the title of his most recent book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent (2012).  In that book, Dionne challenges the concept of radical individualism as the guiding principle for American life and argues, rather, that the true American tradition embraces a balance between love of individualism and devotion to community.  And, in response to popular diatribes against “big government,” he suggests that Americans have historically viewed the federal government as an active and constructive partner with the rest of society in promoting prosperity, opportunity, and American greatness.


E.J. Dionne, ...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
Faith Across Oceans: Leading international journalists talk about the religion beat

Panelists are Rachael Kohn, producer and presenter of "The Spirit of Things" on ABC Radio National in Australia, and Pedro Brieger, an Argentinian journalist and sociologist whose books include "Holy War or Political Struggle?" and "What is Al Qaeda?"  

Also participating on the panel is David Briggs, a YDS alum and former chief religion writer for the Associated Press, and Nayan Chanda, editor of YaleGlobal Online and former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and  Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly.

Moderating the discussion is Sallama Shaker, visiting professor of Middle East & Islamic studies at Yale.


Moderator: Sallama Shaker, visiting professor of Middle...

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:00am
Memorial Service in memory of Professor Emeritus Abraham Malherbe

Abraham Malherbe, the Buckingham Professor Emeritus of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 28 from an apparent heart attack.  He was 82 years old and taught at YDS from 1970 until his retirement in 1994.  He was named the Buckingham Professor in 1981.

Malherbe was a prolific author and made major contributions in several areas. He is best known for his work in Hellenistic moral philosophy and early Christianity, especially the Pauline tradition. He made contributions both to Hellenistic moral philosophy and to the ways in which early Christians were influenced by it. His work on The Cynic Epistles: A Study Edition (1977) and Moral Exhortation: A Graeco-Roman Sourcebook (1986) made a number of important texts available to the wider range of scholars. His "Hellenistic Moralists and the New Testament" (ANRW) may hold the distinction for being the most cited forthcoming article in the history of New Testament studies. Both before and after its appearance, this article provided a framework for scholars to think about how to appropriate Hellenistic moral philosophy. Malherbe did this in detail in several of his own books, especially, Paul and the Thessalonians: The Philosophical Tradition of Pastoral Care (1987), Paul and the Popular Philosophers (1989), and his Anchor Bible Commentary, The Letters to the Thessalonians (2000). He was working on a commentary on the Pastorals for Hermeneia when he died.

Friday, October 26, 2012 - 8:30am
The Last Great Frontier in a Post-9/11 World: Lessons of World Christianity

A faculty presentation as part of Yale Divinity School Convocations and Reunions 2012.

 


Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James professor of World...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 3:15pm
State of the School Address, 2012

Yale Divinity School Dean Gregory Sterling addresses the Alumni Board during Convocation and Reunions 2012.

 


Gregory Sterling, Dean of Yale Divinity School

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:30am
"It Could Have Gone Differently": Repertory Readings of Texts of Terror

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Beecher Lecture

The Word in the Repertory Church

Lecture II: "It Could Have Gone Differently": Repertory Readings of Texts of Terror

Speaker: Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary


Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of...

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:30am
Religion in the Public Square

A panel discussion on religion, theology, politics, rights and more at Yale Divinity School.

Hosted as part of Convocation & Reunions 2012.

Presenters include:

Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews
Rev. Bob Brashear
Prof. Emerita Margaret Farley
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune
Rev. Lee Hardgrove
Ms. Paige Lindsey Smith
Dr. Kim White

Rev. Chris Glaser, Moderator.


Rev. Chris Glaser, Moderator.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:30am
Why Christians Should Support the Occupy Movement

Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, discusses the theological and moral issues surrounding the modern Occupy Movement. This presentation is part of the YDS Convocation and Reunions 2012.


Kathryn Tanner, Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale...

Prophetic Witness and Public Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Presenter: Carolyn Sharp '94 M.A.R., Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Hebrew Scriptures.


Carolyn Sharp '94 M.A.R., Acting Associate Dean for...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
The Word in the Repertory Church

Convocation and Reunions 2012

Beecher Lecture Series:  The Word in the Repertory Church

Lecture I: The Script in the Scripture, the Word in Rehearsal: Proclamation in the Repertory Church


Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Prof of...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 1:30pm
Canterbury Jazz Mass

Cheney Lecture Event - Marquand Chapel

Canterbury Jazz Mass by William Z. Cleary and Andrew K. Barnett

Ecumenical Eucharist featuring Theodicy Jazz Collective performing the American debut of the "Canterbury Jazz Mass"by William Z. Cleary and Andrew K. Barnett '12 M.Div., with commentary by Professor Thomas Troeger.  The performance and preaching is supported by the Francis Cheney Lectureship of the Berkeley Divinity School.


Thomas Troeger

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:00pm
Installation of Gregory E. Sterling as Dean of Yale Divinity School

Gregory E. Sterling took office at YDS on August 1st. A New Testament scholar, Sterling came to YDS after more than two decades at Notre Dame, where he served as dean of the Graduate School and professor of theology.

Gregory E. Sterling was officially installed as Dean of Yale Divinity School on October 23, 2012 in Marquand Chapel in services preceeding the start of Convocation and Reunions 2012.

 


Emilie M. Townes, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:30pm
The Responsible Company: Lessons From Patagonia

Authors Yvon Chouinard and Vincent Stanley are featured during a conversation on environmentally responsible business practices from their book, The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years.

In their book, Chouinard and Stanley draw on their 40 years' experience at Patagonia, Inc. and efforts by other companies to provide advice on how to create responsible, green business practices during difficult economic times.  The motto of Patagonia, a manufacturer of outdoor clothing and gear, is, "Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis."


Robert Massie

Yvon Chouinard

...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 6:30pm
The Corporal Works of Mercy and the 21st-century Struggle Against Poverty

Dr. Paul Farmer addresses concepts of holistic health, Liberation Theology, and his work on infectious disease as a vehicle for social change.


Dr. Paul Farmer

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm
Seize the Day: Vocation, Calling, and Work

A panel discussion of the Spring 2012 issue of Reflections magazine.


Moderator: Ray Waddle

Panelists: Stephen H....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:00pm
Human Flourishing

Miroslav Volf gives his address as part of the "Youth Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.

The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Miroslav Volf

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:00pm
Beyond Soup Kitchens and Sardines: Youth Ministry as Practical Theology

Rodger Nishioka gives his address as part of the "You Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.

The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Rodger Nishioka

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:30pm
Youth's Questions, Faith's Stories, Christ's Claims

Roland Martinson, academic dean and professor of children, youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary, gives his address as part of the "You Ministry: Now" series. Berkeley Divinity School's Wesley-Royce Leadership Colloquium has collaborated with eight exemplary youth ministry leaders in the U.S. and Puerto Rico this spring to offer students project-based learning on best practices in youth ministry.


Roland Martinson, academic dean and professor of children,...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:30pm
"Youth ministry: Now" First Workshop

Relationships Unfiltered a re-imagination of relationship ministry with young people

"Youth ministry: now" is offered in partnership with Berkeley Divinity School and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Project. This colloquium is offered without cost though the generous support of the Wesley-Royce Leadership Grant and the Youth Ministry Initiative. The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm
Youth Ministry and Discerning God’s Action

Almost every youth worker was been confronted by the question, “What does God want me/us to do?” Whether around big changes to the ministry itself or around individual young people trying to discern the direction of their lives, we seek to follow God’s leading or God’s will. But how do we go about such processes of discernment? How do we know when it is God leading us and not just our conscience or something else? This presentation will explore a process of discerning with young people that focus on the action and direction of God in their lives.

Relationships Unfiltered a re-imagination of relationship ministry with young people

“Youth ministry: now” is offered in partnership with Berkeley Divinity School and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Project. This colloquium is offered without cost though the generous support of the Wesley-Royce Leadership Grant and the Youth Ministry Initiative. The program consists of four luncheons, lectures, and networking time for pastors and youth ministry leaders with speakers who  explore the theological underpinnings of youth ministry and emerging trends for addressing the deepest needs of adolescents.


Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson...