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Archive for August , 2013
Second year MDiv student Ben Saunders prepared a brief video about life at the House for the Alumni/ae Lunch at General Assembly in Orlando. It's full of pictures old and new and is available via YouTube. Check it out!
This year’s Disciples House Opening Retreat again took place at Bethany Hills, the Tennessee region’s church camp near Nashville. Twenty two staff and students gathered for a full day on Monday, August 12, to get acquainted, build community, learn about the history and role of Disciples House at Vanderbilt, and share wisdom about life at the House and theological education at the Divinity School. Everyone enjoyed dinner afterward at Jim and Nick’s, a well-known Nashville barbeque restaurant.
The six incoming Disciple students followed the House retreat with Divinity Orientation and registration Tuesday through Friday. Classes begin August 19.
Here are some highlights of the last year:
• We look forward to the beginning of our new Divinity School Dean, Emilie Townes. I am encouraged that she is understanding and supportive of the work of the Disciples House.
• These are challenging times for theological education. Student numbers down nationally, though at DDH they have started to climb again. Finances are tight, and seminaries are struggling and closing, but not us.
• Schools are changing—even VDS is changing, slowly. Almost the whole faculty has changed since I came in 1995, with only Profs. Knight, Levine, and Segovia still teaching. The faculty is much more diverse now.
• It’s been a good year for Disciples House. We celebrated…