Student Life

Mentoring for Ministry: Conversation with Professor Lauren Winner

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
031 Westbrook
Cathy Watson at or (919) 660-3548

Duke Divinity School Professor Lauren Winner will be the next speaker in The Mentoring for Ministry Program's "Conversations with...",  a series of informal brown bag lunch meetings with faculty, staff, pastors, and others engaged in daily ministry.

Sponsored by the school's Office of Student Life, the lunches give students an opportunity to interact with people on the cutting edge of ministry. They also provide meaningful conversation about journeys of faith and vocation, understanding of challenges and triumphs, and sharing of wisdom for students preparing to enter ministry.

Centering Prayer Group Meeting

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
060 Langford
Sister Joanna Walsh at

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

Duke Divinity School Senior Class Photo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Duke Chapel front steps

The official Duke Divinity School senior class photo will be taken on the front steps of Duke Chapel. The raindate will be March 29 at the same time.

"Married and in Ministry" Brown-Bag Lunch with Sam and Jo Bailey Wells

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm
0031 Westbrook, or

The Women's Center at Duke Divinity School will hold a brown-bag lunch on "Married and in Ministry" with Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, and Jo Bailey Wells, professor and director of the Anglican House of Studies at Duke Divinity School. The couple will talk about some of the issues that inevitably come up when both spouses are following God's individual and collective calls on their lives. 

This lunch discussion is for students at the Divinity School who are married or engaged to other Divinity School students. Topics will include both members of a couple moving into local parish ministry or pursuing doctoral and teaching, or both; and how to honor both the office of minister and vows of marriage.

Submit questions by March 25 to Jeffrey Nelson or Angela Nelson.

Discussion on "The N.C. Marriage Amendment and the Church"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0016 Westbrook
Lynda Berg ( or Ryan Nilsen (

Sacred Worth at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion on "The N.C. Marriage Amendment and the Church" about the proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution prohibiting legal recognition within the state of same-sex partnerships. The discussion will address the impact the amendment's passage in the May 8 election would have in the lives of many people in the community.

Speakers will include Duke Divinity School Professor Willie Jennings, who will offer his theological insights; local pastor and Duke alumna Carla Gregg, who will speak to the pastoral issues involved in the amendment; and prison chaplain Sarah Jobe, who will offer her insights on the wide range of people affected by the amendment, in particular victims of domestic violence.

There also will be free pizza from Enzo's Pizza Co. for the first 40 attendees.

Creation Matters Discussion on "Eating Mercifully: Christian Response to Factory Farming" with Norman Wirzba and Stephen Chapman

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
0015 Westbrook
Farley Smith at

Creation Matters at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion on "Eating Mercifully: Christian Response to Factory Farming" with Divinity School Professors Norman Wirzba and Stephen Chapman, and two representatives from the National Humane Society Faith Outreach Office.

Ministry on the Border: A Conversation with Mark Adams of Presbyterian Border Ministry

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
0014 Westbrook
Lindsay Eierman at

Manos Unidas, the Hispanic House of Studies, and Internationally Minded People of Faith, all at Duke Divinity School, and Duke Presbyterian Ministry will sponsor a presentation by the Rev. Mark Adams of Presbyterian Border Ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico.

Adams, the U.S. coordinator of the binational ministry, Frontera de Cristo, will speak on border ministries, immigration, and Cafe Justo, a fair trade coffee company affiliated with his ministry.

Lunch will be provided.

New Creation Arts Group Concert

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
Goodson Chapel
Sarah Howell at

The New Creation Arts Group at Duke Divinity School will hold a free concert featuring performances by students Tiffany Prest, John Stean, Matthew Ross, and others.

New Creation Arts Group Concert

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:30pm
Goodson Chapel
Sarah Howell at

The New Creation Arts Group at Duke Divinity School will feature a free concert featuring live performances by students and community members including Johannah Swank; the "Pinkerton Raid" with Jesse DeConto, Katie DeConto, Steven DeConto, Brett McKey, and Kris; "Lazarus Nights" with Toby Bonar, Brett McKey, and Jesse DeConto; and "The High Lonesome Sound" with Justin Levens, Laura Levens, Tanner Capps, Brian Curry, and Wen Reagan.

Conversation about Cross-Racial Ministry in the Rural South with Rev. Hyun Soak Park

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
110 Gray Building

The Asian Theology Group at Duke Divinity School will host a conversation with the Rev. HyunSoak Park about his cross-racial ministry experience in rural North Carolina. He currently serves as the pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church and Center United Methodist Church, two Anglo-congregations in Snow Camp, N.C.

Anyone interested in cross-racial ministry or the rural church is invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. No registration required.