Wednesday is a day of community gathering at the Divinity School. Join us!

Wednesday Lunch is a Divinity School tradition. Our student chefs and crew prepare a delicious vegetarian meal – from scratch – and serve it while guests listen to a talk, usually by a University faculty member or a community organization representative. All are welcome, and the cost is just $5. Sit at any table and enjoy conversation with students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

WHEN: Noon to about 1:15pm.
WHERE: Swift Hall Common Room, 1st floor
HOW:  Sign up in advance: divinitylunch@gmail.com. We have a very limited number of walk-in spots available.
HOW MUCH: $5! 

FALL QUARTER

October 23: Divinity School Professors Erin Galgay Walsh and Sarah Pierce Taylor in conversation about the study of gender and sexuality at the Divinity School. 

October 30:  Russell Johnson, PhD19 and one of our Divinity School Teaching Fellows, on "How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize."

November 6: Julie Edwards, MHA and Director, Health Promotion & Wellness for Student Health and Counseling Services, on "self-care in times of stress." Join us at this pre-Thanksgiving, pre-finals, pre-winter discussion.

November 13: Anand Venkatkrishnan joined the Divinity School faculty last July as an Assistant Professor. He will join us today to speak about his work and his teaching, and life at the Divinity School, in an informal setting. 

November 20: Joseph M. Hallman is one of our 2019-2020 Martin Marty Center Senior Fellows. Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,  he has written extensively on the Christology of the Fathers, especially on the question of divine suffering. His project during the Marty Seminar is a study of art and world religions, specifically the roots of iconoclasm.

WINTER QUARTER 2020

January 15: Sarah Pierce Taylor joined the Divinity School faculty last July as an Assistant Professor. She will join us today to speak about her work and his teaching, and life at the Divinity School, in an informal setting. 

January 22: "How to Teach with a Hammer."

What can we learn about course design from the art of throwing a metal ball attached to a wire? More than you might think! Scott Ferguson, doctoral student in Philosophy of Religion and Marty Center Junior Fellow, will discuss how the unique training approach of Anatoliy Bondarchuk - gold medalist, former coach of the Soviet hammer throwing team, and arguably the most successful coach in the history of sports - can be translated for the classroom.

January 29: Prof. Kelly Bulkeley is a psychologist of religion specializing in dream research, and director of the Sleep and Dream Database.  He earned his doctorate in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. A former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and Senior Editor of the APA journal Dreaming, he has written and edited several books.