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March 2017 Newsletter

Posted on March 17, 2017

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THE STATE OF THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (new article posted every Monday)

Posted on February 13, 2017

The first article from a national congregational study highlights six facts about how American Congregations are changing. It is the first in an eight week series.

6 facts about how American congregations are changing

The second article: seminaries are rethinking how they approach theological education based on the changing church-going habits in the U.S.

Seminary evolves as American church-going habits change

Our third article comes from The Association of Theological Schools reporting 10 things that have been learned from the Educational Models and Practices Project.

The Educational Models and Practices project: 10 things we’ve learned so far

This February 2017 article from The Christian Century raises the question - What…

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J. Gottman begins as Director of Development

Posted on January 9, 2017

J. Gottman begins as Director of Development

Disciples Divinity House is most pleased to announce that on Monday, January 9, Rev. J. Gottman began work as Director of Development at the Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt. J. will work remotely, three quarters time, from his home in Paducah, Kentucky, with regular trips to Nashville as needed. He will serve in partnership with Dean Mark Miller-McLemore for the support of students from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who are preparing for ministry at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

J. is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and earned his Masters of Divinity in 1997 from Vanderbilt Divinity School. As a student, he was a resident in and active at the Disciples Divinity House-Vanderbilt and worked…

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General Assembly Lunch tickets are available!

Posted on December 1, 2016

The Disciples Divinity House-Vanderbilt Lunch at General Assembly is set for Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 11:15AM—12:45PM. Gather for a good time with your friends and hear updates from the House. Anticipated speaker (by video) is VDS Dean Emilie Townes.

Tickets are available only in advance through the General Assembly website at

For more information, visit or contact the House at

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November DDH Newsletter

Posted on November 16, 2016

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Disciples House Opening Retreat

Posted on August 16, 2016

Disciples House Opening Retreat

The Disciples House resident community gathered at Bethany Hills Camp on Monday, August 15, for the annual House Opening Retreat. The event is designed to build a strong, supportive, formative community at the House as we begin a new academic year, with numerous new residents and great diversity. The retreat was led by fourth year resident Christy Jo Harbor and second year resident Evan Bunch. It featured plenty of time to get to know one another, to discuss details, to talk about the larger issues of life together in community, and to shape a covenant for the way residents interact.

At the conclusion of the retreat the community gathered for dinner together. New student orientation at the Divinity…

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