Student Life

Milites Christi Weekly Reflection Group

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
0011 Westbrook
Alexis Arzuaga (alexis.arzuaga@duke.edu)

Milites Christi, a student group at Duke Divinity School, will hold its weekly time of reflection and support for military veterans and those interested in ministering with and to them.

Black Seminarians Union General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 12:30pm
042 Langford Building
D'Najah Pendergrass (dmp33@duke.edu)

The Black Seminarians Union, a student group at Duke Divinity School, will hold a general membership meeting to elect 2014-2015 officers and make decisions about other business.

Creation Matters Student Group Potluck

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:30pm
1114 Sedgefield St., Durham, NC
Jake Resor (jacob.resor@duke.edu)

Creation Matters, a Duke Divinity School student group, will hold a potluck open to all Divinity School students, faculty, and staff. The event will be at the home of student Dave Swanson, who is on the group's leadership team.

Divinity Student Focuses on Abuse Survivors

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Student Adam Baker, M.Div. '14, organized a conference that focuses on pastoral care of abuse survivors. Read more in The Herald Sun.

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‘Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes’ Mini-Conference (Part 2)

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
0014 Westbrook Building
Becka Breibart-White, becka.breibart-white@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host the second and final day of a mini-conference on “Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes” to celebrate and discuss the work of scholars Patout Burns and Robin Jensen on Paul in early Christianity.

The second day of the free conference will begin with a presentation, “Ancient and Modern Readers of Romans,” by Richard Hays, dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, and Douglas Campbell, associate professor of New Testament, both of the Divinity School. It will be followed by a response by Burns and a question and answer session.

The March 27-28 conference will conclude with a presentation, “Romans and Church History” with David Fink, assistant professor of religion at Furman University; Robert Wilken, professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Virginia, and Sujin Pak, assistant research professor of the history of Christianity and associate dean for academic programs, and Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology, both of the Divinity School.

Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the conference. No registration is required.

More information on the first day’s events

‘Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes’ Mini-Conference (Part 1)

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
0012 Westbrook Building
Becka Breibart-White, becka.breibart-white@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will host a two-day mini-conference on “Paul through Ancient and Modern Eyes” to celebrate and discuss the work of scholars Patout Burns and Robin Jensen on Paul in early Christianity.

The first day of the free conference will involve a presentation by Jensen, professor of the history of Christian art and worship at Vanderbilt University, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The presentation will include a response from Susan Eastman, associate professor of the practice of Bible and Christian formation, and director of the Doctor of Theology program at Duke Divinity School. It will conclude with a question and answer session.

The second day of the March 27-28 event will involve a presentation by Burns, professor of Christian thought at Washington University in St. Louis, and other events.

Divinity School faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the mini-conference. No registration is required.

More information on the second day’s events

Divinity School Broadway Revue 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University
Michelle Matthews (michelle.matthews@duke.edu)

Duke Divinity School will hold its 7th annual Broadway Revue, a fund-raiser featuring performances of music and dance selections from popular Broadway musicals by students, faculty, and staff.

All proceeds from the event will go to ZOE Ministries, an African orphan empowerment program. Tickets are free for students and their spouses with a Duke student or spouse ID. Tickets for all other attendees are $2 each.

Tickets can be reserved or bought March 18-21 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Duke Divinity Refectory hallway or can be purchased at the Duke Box Office in the Bryan Center.

More information

BSU Symposium on "'Speak!' Young Black Preaching in the 21st Century"

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Goodson Chapel
bsu.dukediv@gmail.com or (704) 277-3752

The Black Seminarians Union at Duke Divinity School will host an anniversary symposium, "'Speak!' Young Black Preaching in the 21st Century." Eric Greaux Jr., professor of religion at Winston-Salem State University, will be the guest preacher,  and the Rev. K. Monet Rice, associate chaplain at Wake Forest University, will be the guest lecturer.

The free symposium, which is open to the public, also will offer workshops on “Cultivating Authentic Voice,” “The Preacher & Social Media,” and “Who is My Community?”

 

 

A Day in the Life of a Military Chaplain

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:30pm
0013 Westbrook Building
Alexis Arzuaga (alexis.arzuaga@duke.edu)

The Milites Christi  student group at Duke Divinity School will hold a discussion, "A Day in the Life of a Military Chaplain," for students interested in military chaplaincy with Mary Beerswith, a Divinity School graduate and U.S. Army chaplain.

Topics will include daily responsibilites of military chaplains as well as how they relate to service members and their families.

'Sanctuary for the Sexually Abused: An Introduction to Pastoral Care' Conference

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building
Adam Baker (adam.baker@duke.edu )

Duke Divinity School will host a conference, "Sanctuary for the Sexually Abused: An Introduction to Pastoral Care." Topics will include the reality and prevalance of sexual abuse, the effect of sexual abuse on the body and mind, theological engagement with sexual abuse, and practical pastoral care and advocacy for sexual abuse survivors.

The conference will feature presentations by Warren Kinghorn, assistant professor of psychiatry and pastoral and moral theology at the school; the Rev. Elaine Heath, professor of evangelism at Perkins School of Theology, co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, and author of "We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Morven Baker, clinical counselor with expertise in the support and treatment of survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, and founder of Ashland Women's Counseling Center; and Andrew Schmutzer, professor of biblical studies at Moody Bible Institute and editor/author of "The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to Survivors of Sexual Abuse."

This conference is sponsored by the Divinity School Office of the Academic Dean, Office of Student Life, Divinity School Council, Graduate and Professional Student Council of Duke University, Union Grove United Methodist Church, the Divinity Women's Center, the Sacred Worth student group, the Asian Theology Club, and New Creation Arts student group.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required.

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