Another interesting article on Disciples’ General Minister and President Sharon Watkins’ sermon during the inaugural prayer service on January 21, from the Yale Daily News. Watkins graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1984.

Here’s an excerpt from the article titled “Watkins breaks glass ceiling with sermon,” by Derek Tam:

Longtime friends and former colleagues of Watkins said her sermon accurately reflected her open-mindedness and ability to include people from all walks of life.

“Of course I was a little bit biased, but as a critic of sermons she did an especially outstanding job,” said Dennis Smith, a professor at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Okla., where Watkins received her Doctor of Ministry degree.

Toward the end of the article, Tam includes an interesting observation from Serene Jones, who taught at Yale Divinity School until recently, when she became president of Union Theology Seminary in New York.

Yale Divinity School also included a link to this blog on its home page (link title: Inaugural blog by Verity Jones ’95 M.Div).