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Program in Theology and Practice

Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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Three VU students of African descent named ‘Rising Theological Educators’

Oct. 14, 2015—The Forum for Theological Exploration has awarded 2015 fellowships that support rising theological educators of color to Vanderbilt doctoral students Bridgett A. Green, Aaron Howard and Michael R. Fisher.

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Divinity’s James Hudnut-Beumler reflects on 13 years as dean

May. 6, 2013—James Hudnut-Beumler sees a significantly larger, more diverse student population with much improved financial support at today's Vanderbilt Divinity School than he did when he arrived on campus 13 years ago.

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New faculty: Jaco Hamman connects theology and practice

Nov. 16, 2012—The Rev. Jaco Hamman’s decision to avoid the draft for the South African military, which was responsible for enforcing apartheid, propelled his 1993 move from his native country to the United States, where work as a hospital chaplain shaped his career.

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New leadership for Vanderbilt Divinity model program

Jun. 13, 2012—The Rev. Jaco Hamman, a professor of pastoral care and counseling who studies the confluence of theology and psychology in people’s lives, is the new director of Vanderbilt University Divinity School’s Program in Theology and Practice.

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$5 million Lilly Endowment grant expands Vanderbilt Divinity model program

Jan. 19, 2012—A unique program created by Vanderbilt University Divinity School to reshape the training for professors who prepare future ministers will expand under a $5 million grant awarded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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