Category Archives: Yale Religion

Exploring Muslim Identity with Abdul-Rehman Malik



The Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith Committee is continuing the practice of Fireside Chats through inviting members of the community to share their spiritual journeys. Since we cannot conduct these chats by the actual fireside in the Common Room this year, we are offering them as podcasts instead. In this episode, student Christy Stang interviews Abdul-Rehman Malik on his experience of spirituality and his Muslim faith.


YDS Fireside Chat – Exploring Jewish Identity with Jacqueline Vayntrub and Ora Weinbach



The Spiritual Formation and the Practice of Faith Committee is resuming the practice of Fireside Chats, whereby members of the community share a little bit about their spiritual journeys. Since we cannot conduct these chats by the actual fireside in the Common Room this year, we are offering them as podcasts instead. Listen to this first episode to hear Professor Jacqueline Vayntrub and M-Div student Ora Weinbach share stories about their Jewish identity and practice, and their experience of being Jewish at a predominantly Christian divinity school.


How to find joy in a time of suffering



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Emily Judd interviews Yale Divinity School professor Mary Clark Moschella about how to find one’s life purpose, focus on the positive despite obstacles, and her Yale course that brings together graduate students and incarcerated women.


How to think theologically about money



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Emily Judd interviews Yale Divinity School alum and former Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor Bob Massie, in a conversation that covers Christianity’s teachings on money and wealth, his health battles with hemophilia and HIV, and what inspired him to leave ministry and go into politics.


Why should the US stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change?



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Yale Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker addresses the urgent threat of climate change, how the fields of religion and science can unite to save the planet, and the importance of the US staying in the Paris Agreement.


The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Edwards



Emily Judd interviews Yale Professor Ken Minkema about the life and legacy of America’s great Christian pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards and Yale’s commitment to preserving his work.