June 2011

Midweek Reflections on the Weekend Now Long Past ...

Hey - wasn’t there a weekend back there somewhere?  Yes, there was - and it was a very full one for DYA!

On Saturday, we took a journey to Camp Chestnut Ridge in Efland, NC, about a half-hour’s drive from our home base at Duke.  Guided by the theme “Creation Care,” students broke into groups to participate in a wide variety of service and learning activities.

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Theme

The Church as Witness

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Christian Ethics

Lectionary Texts

Deuteronomy 6; Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 84; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Acts 1:1-8

Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

“The church is God’s thought for the world.” - Dr. Hauerwas in plenary 

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New life and a new week at DYA 2011

Theme

Resurrection

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Susan Eastman, Associate Professor of the Practice of Bible and Christian Formation

Lectionary Texts

Exodus 14:10-14, 21-25, 15:20-21; Psalm 118:1-2, 12-24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-23, Luke 24:1-35

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Updates from Day 5 of DYA 2011

Theme

Passion

Faculty Speaker

Rev. Dr. Edgardo Colon-Emeric, Associate Professor of Theology

Lectionary Texts

Isaiah 52: 13 – 53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10: 16 – 25, John 18 – 19

Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

“The cross is the true tree of life.” - Dr. Edgardo Colon-Emeric in plenary

“Please laugh, it makes things easier.” - Andrew Phillips, DYA staff member, on the use of humor in his prayer practice workshop

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News from the intersection of divinity and humanity as DYA celebrates the Incarnation.

Theme

Incarnation

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Warren Smith, Associate Professor of Historical Theology

Lectionary Texts

Exodus 3:1-5, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-18

Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

“Just as there is never a time a flame does not give light, so too is there a never a time the Son was not with the Father.” - Dr. Smith in plenary

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Promises made and kept the third day of DYA 2011

Theme

Covenant

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Catherine Bowler, Assistant Professor of Christian History

Lectionary Texts

Joshua 24:1-8, 13-25; Psalm 136; 1 Peter 2: 1-10; Matthew 26:26-29

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There was morning and there was evening, the second day of DYA 2011.

Theme

Creation

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Ellen Davis, Professor of Old Testament

Lectionary Texts

Genesis 1-2:4, Psalm 33, Romans 6:3-11, John 6:26-36

Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

"This was much a lot more interesting than I thought it would be." - student (after the plenary lecture)

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Updates from the first watery day of DYA 2011

Theme

Baptismal Theology and Life

Faculty Speaker

Rev. Dr. Fred Edie, DYA "Big Cheese" and Associate Professor of the Practice of Christian Education

Lectionary Texts

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Psalm 119, Romans 6:3-11, John 6:26-36

Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

"What are we doing right now? I've never done this before." - student (and clearly not the only one)

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