Tag Archives: Religion

Who are White Christian Nationalists?



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Yale Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies Philip Gorski sheds insight on white Christian nationalism, as well as the changing religious demographics in America. You can read Professor Gorski’s latest article here: https://currentpub.com/2021/08/03/three-cheers/


Leading Washington National Cathedral through pandemic and politics



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Dean Randy Hollerith of Washington National Cathedral, ’90 M.Div., discusses presiding over presidential inaugural prayer services for Donald Trump and Joe Biden, why religious leaders should play a central role in healing divisions in America, and finding hope and faith during the coronavirus pandemic.


Exploring the Unitarian Universalist tradition with Tisa Wenger and Tasha Brownfield



This is the third and final podcast in the Fireside Chat series that the Spiritual Formation Committee has sponsored this year. In this podcast, you will hear Professor Tisa Wenger and MDiv student Tasha Brownfield interview each other about their faith stories related to the Unitarian Universalist tradition.


ISM Fellows in Conversation: Ep. 1: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Studying Augustine



Marie-Ange Rakotoniaina, a liturgical scholar whose work focuses on early Christianity, discusses how Augustine re-envisioned the Sabbath in a wealth of spiritual imageries with Jake Cunliffe, a Master of Divinity student at Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School.


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.