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Talent 4 the House 2015

Shared by Michael Byrd on February 10, 2015

Talent 4 the House 2015

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Shared by Mark Miller-McLemore on August 18, 2013


Remarks by Don A. Pittman on the Occasion of the Alumnus of the Year Award 

Presented by Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt University

July 15, 2013, Orlando, Florida


Dean Mark Miller-McLemore; members of the Disciples Divinity House Board of Trustees; fellow alumni/ae of Vanderbilt University Divinity School; and friends of DDH:  Thank you. I am truly grateful for this award and the affirmation of my ministry that it represents. I am especially honored and humbled and surprised to receive an award which in past years has recognized the achievements of distinguished Disciples scholars and leaders Bill Paulsell, Fred Harris, and Fred Craddock.

My surprise is, in part, related to the fact that . . .…

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Contextualizing theological education at VDS: why we do what we do

Shared by Mark Miller-McLemore on August 3, 2011

Disciples Divinity House Opening Retreat 2011

Mark Miller-McLemore, 8/2011

The Disciples House model is rare among North American churches. Its approach has been so successful that we are tempted to forget that it is still experimental and fragile.

In 1950, church and school were not as separated as they are now. It was enough for a Disciples House to provide support, inexpensive housing, and the spontaneous community that naturally emerges in such a setting. Situations have changed. Now Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt more intentionally locates itself in the middle—between the church and the School—because School and Church really do need one another. When separate, each is less than it might be. The School tells the…

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