"Divinity School Changed Me" - U.S. Senator Chris Coons, '92 MAR & JD

Coons YDS

                        “Divinity school taught me that, at its core, a life of faith is a life grounded in service and humility.”

                                                                                                                                 - Chris Coons, ’92 MAR & JD

Many students come to Yale Divinity School questioning if they are on the right path in their careers and lives.  Many others find themselves wondering, at some point, why they came to YDS, and if it was the right choice.

Chris Coons, who in addition to being a 1992 graduate of our joint-degree program with Yale Law School is the U.S. Senator for the state of Delaware, provides a thoughtful reflection on his YDS experience and the value he found here in this wonderful piece in The Christian Century.  In it he is open and candid about his journey to YDS, and where he found spiritual fulfillment as a student.

Senator Coons’s words speak eloquently as to the value of his theological education and how it continues to inform his life and work.  Senator Coons is a great example of the way a YDS education can contribute to an active life of service to the church and world.  Please take a moment and read it today!

Click here to read Senator Chris Coons’s (’92 MAR & JD) fantastic essay in The Christian Century.