January 25, 2013
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All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning (vp@bu.edu) by noon on Wednesdays in order to appear in the next edition. Please include the title of your event, the date, the time, and the location as well as a brief description of your event.
 Lunch for Persons Interested in Deacon's Orders in the UMC
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Faculty Dining Room, GSU 


Lunch will be held for persons interested in the Order of Deacon in the United Methodist Church from 12:00 to 1:30 in the Faculty Dining Room. This will be an opportunity for potential Deacon candidates to meet with our new Deacon Liaison, Erika Stalcup. The Deacon Liaison role is supported by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and provides an additional resource person for Deacon candidates in UM seminaries. We will have time to connect with one another and discuss ways in which Erika can be helpful and supportive for potential Deacons at BU School of Theology.


Please RSVP to Lisa Case (lcase@bu.edu; 617-353-3038) in the Contextual Education office by Friday, January 25 if you would like to attend. If you have questions, please contact Wanda Stahl (wstahl@bu.edu ; 617-353-9699).

Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Amos Yong
Dr. Amos Yong


Tuesday, February 5, 2013


STH 325 


Noted theologian Dr. Amos Yong will be giving two lectures at BUSTH on Tuesday, February 5.


First, in a lunchtime seminar at 12:00 in Room 325 Dr. Yong will speak on "Global Renewal and Christian Theology for the Third Millennium: Opportunities and Challenges." Box lunches will be available to those who RSVP to cgcm@bu.edu this week.  


Dr. Yong will also be speaking to Dr. Neville's class at 3:30-5:00, also on Feb. 5 in Room 325, on "Renewing Christian Historiography: Toward a P(new)matological History of Christian Thought." Other interested students are invited to attend.  

Dr. Yong got his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1999.  Read more... 

Sponsored by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission

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BTI Choirfest
Choir festival

Tuesday, February 5, 2013                                           

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Marsh Chapel 

The theme of the World Interfaith Harmony Week is in recognition of the pioneering work of The Common Word Initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments: Love of God, and Love of the Neighbor, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. 

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"Tree of Life" STH Retreat
Mother Root


February 15-17, 2013 

Off campus at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center  www.RollingRidge.org 


Registration is under way for our annual weekend Retreat at Rolling Ridge.  See the Bulletin Board by the Spiritual Life office, or click here for more  detailed information.    


You are invited to a weekend Sabbath of rest and renewal. We look forward to enjoying the company of spirited STH community, reconnecting with our own spiritual centers, and exploring themes generated by our "Tree of Life" theme.  There will be large group gatherings, small group discussions, good food, great fellowship, and free time for naps or study or winter walks.  We can accommodate 30 on our retreat; please register no later than February 7th by submitting the Registration Form, with payment. Just $25 for students, $50 for faculty/staff/admins, and $75 for spouse/partners.


Our Retreat has been planned by several STH masters and doctoral students in connection with the Spiritual Life Office.  Our "Tree of Life" theme is inspired by our Muelder Chapel banner and the beautiful artwork of Rev. Jan Richardson, United Methodist clergywoman, artist, author;   Come, walk a labyrinth, climb a tree, learn a new spiritual practice or two, make new friends, and luxuriate in this gift of Sabbath space.



Call for Papers 
Holy Cross


The Ninth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students

Conference in Patristic Studies

March 7 -9, 2013

At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,
Brookline, Massachusetts


The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its ninth annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies on March 7-9, 2013. The purpose of the conference is to bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer research.  The conference will begin on Thursday, March 7, at 5:00 p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 9.

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2013 STH Class Gift Campaign Group


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

9:00am - 10:30am

STH 325 


Inviting all graduating students!!


Join Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore for breakfast.  This breakfast is specially scheduled for students who will graduate in May 2013 to enjoy an informal chat with the dean before your graduation. You can talk about your plans following graduation or reflect on your time at STH. We hope the entire class of 2013 will be there! Please RSVP before February 15 to Jaclyn Jones at jkjones@bu.edu. You can also RSVP to the event by joining the STH Class of 2013 Class Gift Campaign Group on Facebook.


BU Women's Council Scholarship
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Deadline: March 1, 2013


Any full-time woman student who has completed one year of graduate studies at Boston University and who anticipates completing her master's degree within two years or her doctorate within five years is eligible to apply.  U.S. citizenship is NOT required.  Scholarships are awarded for both academic promise and financial need. 

Questions may be left at 617-358-5678 and a member of the Committee will be in touch as soon as possible.  For more information and applications visit: www.bu.edu/buwc



In This Issue
Lunch for Persons Interested in Deacon's Orders in the UMC
Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Amos Yong
BTI Choirfest
"Tree of Life" STH Retreat
Call for Papers
2013 STH Class Gift Campaign Group
BU Women's Council Scholarship
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
News from GBHEM
STH Calendar
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel


January 30  

 Robin Barraza, MDiv student  


February 6 

 World Interfaith Harmony Worship
CAUSE-J, STH Student Group

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Office of Spiritual Life
Christmas & Bible

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343 



Wednesday: Emily Willie 


Calissa Dauterman

You are most welcome to join for Morning Prayer, and to lead as the Spirit moves.  Please contact Allison Bovell  arbovell@bu.edu   

or Miracle Ryder  mjryder@bu.edu  

if you'd like to lead this semester.  


Contemplative Eucharist Service


11:30 - 12:00 pm

Receive holy gifts of bread, wine, and community.  Contact Rev. Cameron Partridge  cepart@bu.edu  

or Jessica Chicka  jchicka@bu.edu for more information. All welcome.


Guided Intoning

Monday 1:00 pm

This contemplative experience builds on the ancient breath prayer practice.  Intoning invites us to incorporate sound without words into our meditation.   

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Contact Rev. Holly Benzenhafer Redford for more information. hollybr@bu.edu.  All welcome, no experience necessary!



Spiritual Life Opportunities 

Click here for a comprehensive document of all the wonderful opportunities awaiting you.   


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