Student Life

Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate Practice for Seniors

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
Duke Chapel
David Steenburg at dsteenburg@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a Closing Convocation and Baccalaureate Service practice for graduating seniors. Senior class gift donations are also due. Donations can be made in advance to Betsy Poole in the Office of External Relations in 143 Langford.

"Women's Autobiographical Writing: The Spiritual Practice of Discovery" Discussion with Authors Carol Eckerman, Susan Steinbery, Katie Ricks

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
031 Westbrook
erin.lane@duke.edu

Carol Eckerman, author of the spiritual memoir Lessons in Simply Being: Finding the Peace within Tumult, will join Susan Steinbery and Katie Ricks, two of the co-authors of Wide Open Spaces: Women Exploring Call Through Stories and Reflections, in reading from their recently published books.

The audience will be invited to join them in a discussion about autobiographical writing as a spiritual discovering practice. 

The public events will be moderated by Duke Divinity School student and book publicist Erin Lane.

Mentoring for Ministry Series Brown-Bag Lunch Features Professor Mary McClintock Fulkerson on the Pauli Murray Project

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548

The next brown-bag lunch session of the Mentoring for Ministry series, "Conversations with...," will feature Mary McClintock Fulkerson, professor of theology at Duke Divinity School, talking about her work with the the Pauli Murray Project. She also will share about her personal journey of faith and vocation at the event, sponsored by the Office of Student Life at the Divinity School.

"Addressing Substance Abuse as the Church" Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
0012 Westbrook
womenscenter@div.duke.edu

The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School and a team of experts from the fields of pastoral care and counseling, and mental health will hold a free workshop on "Addressing Substance Abuse as the Church."

Alcoholism and other substance addictions affect women, men, and children. This workshop will examine: how ministers should respond to congregants who struggle with substance addictions; how communities of faith promote, enhance, and support recovery for people with addiction as well as their families and friends; and how gender affects addiction and recovery.

A light breakfast and pizza lunch will be provided.

Register by April 11 to attend.

Deacons@Duke Divinity Meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
0015 Westbrook
andy.keck@duke.edu

Deacons@Duke will hold a lunch featuring United Methodist Deaconess Lisa Bachman with ministries in wellness and evangelism. She will speak about about the United Methodist deaconesses and home missioners, her particular calling, and how it is being met in her current ministry. Anyone is invited to attend.

 

Prison Studies Certificate Information Brown-Bag Lunch

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
Todd Mayberry (tmayberry@div.duke.edu)

Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, and Todd Mayberry, director of Academic Formation and Programs, at Duke Divinity School will hold a brown-bag lunch discussion on the Prison Studies Certificate course requirements and related activities. 

Centering Prayer Group Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
060 Langford
Sister Joanna Walsh at FCJjoanna@aol.com

The Centering Prayer group at Duke Divinity School meets on Tuesdays at the same time and location as a way of practicing contemplative prayer. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Brown Bag Lunch on "Dislocated Exegesis"with Professor Lauren Winner

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
110 Gray
Laura Wilson at womenscenter@div.duke.edu

The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School will hold a brown bag lunch with Lauren Winner, assistant professor of Christian spirituality at the school, speaking on "Dislocated Exegesis," focusing on topics pertaining to women and gender. Dislocated exegesis is the practice of reading scripture in unexpected places, potentially unsettling a person's typical reading of the text. 

There also will be time for questions and discussion. The informal event is open to both male and female students.

Transition to Ministry Series, "How to Get Started?: My First Year in the Parish" with Dennis Shephard

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
031 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548

The latest seminar in the 2012 Transition to Ministry Professional Series will be on "How to Get Started?: My First Year in the Parish" with Dennis Shephard.

The series focuses on three areas pertaining to the minister's vocational life: "Pastor as Person: Personal Care for Clergy," Pastor as Professional: A Life of Ministry Well-lived," and "Pastor in Community: Love of God and Neighbor through Community Capacity Building."

These seminars are designed to prepare students to transition into ministry for field education placements and after graduation.

Transition to Ministry Series, "Ministry Beyond the Parish: Faith-Based Non-Profits and the Reign of God" with Gaston Warner

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
060 Langford
Cathy Watson at cwatson@div.duke.edu or (919) 660-3548

The latest seminar in the 2012 Transition to Ministry Professional Series will be on "Ministry Beyond the Parish: Faith-Based Non-Profits and the Reign of God" with the Rev. Gaston Warner, director of church relations and strategic planning for ZOE Ministry. ZOE Ministry is a relief ministry for orphans in Africa.

The series focuses on three areas pertaining to the minister's vocational life: "Pastor as Person: Personal Care for Clergy," Pastor as Professional: A Life of Ministry Well-lived," and "Pastor in Community: Love of God and Neighbor through Community Capacity Building."

These seminars are designed to prepare students to transition into ministry for field education placements and after graduation.

 

Register for this seminar by email or at (919) 660-3548.

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