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In This Issue
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Amos Yong
Practice Silenc
BTI Choirfest
Keeping the Faith: Connecting Faith Communities with Domestic Violence Providers
35th Anniversary of King Celebration to Feature Dr. Walter Fluker
STH Library Workshops
"Tree of Life" STH Retreat
Call for Papers
"...Homeward Bound: Pastors and Their Closing Churches"
IRB Support for STH Researchers
United Methodist Continuing Educators E-News
Job Opportunity: Youth Minister
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Quick Links
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STH Calendar
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STH Weekly Worship

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel


February 6 

 World Interfaith Harmony Worship
CAUSE-J, STH Student Group

February 13 

Ash Wednesday
Dr. Christopher Brown
(Imposition of Ashes offered)
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Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343  




Sam Needham


Yuhyun Chung

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.    

Eucharist Service
11:30 - 12:00pm
Muelder Chapel

Come to celebrate holy gifts of bread, wine, and community


Centering Prayer
1:00 - 2:00pm

Try out a contemplative form of prayer, intended to quiet the mind  in order to rest in God's presence.

Read more... 

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Lunchtime Seminar with Dr. Amos Yong

Dr. Amos Yong



February 5, 2013


STH 325   

Dr. Amos Yong, one of the world's foremost Pentecostal theologians, will give two lectures at STH.  The first will be a lunchtime lecture in Room 325. 
Please RSVP to cgcm@bu.edu this week if you plan to attend and would like a box lunch.

 A second lecture will be given to Dr. Neville's class from 3:30-5:00 pm, also in Room 325. People not registered for the class are also invited to attend. Dr. Yong got his Ph.D. at BU in 1999. Don't miss this opportunity to hear him in person!  

Sponsored by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission

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Practice Silence

Zen silence
12:00 - 1:00pm 
Marsh Chapel
Stressed?  Worried? Overworked? Anxious?  Troubled?  On edge?  Seeking balance?

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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.
BTI Choirfest

Tuesday, February 5, 2013                                            Music Festival

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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Keeping the Faith: Connecting Faith Communities with Domestic Violence ProvidersDomestic Violence
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 
7:30 - 9:00pm
STH Oxnam Room (B-24)

Presented by the Partners in Faith, BU School of Theology, and BC School of Theology & Ministry 


Join us for a prayerful, practical conversation about domestic violence & sexual assault. The evening will include pastoral care education and skills training.   Food provided.


Sponsored by the Boston College STM, BU STH Community Life Office, STHSA, Black Seminarians, CAUSE J, thECOlogy, Korean Student Association, Hispanic/Latina/o Student Association, Southern Fried Theologians, Sacred Worth, Wesleyan Student Association, and Partakers.


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35th Anniversary of King Celebration to Feature
Dr. Walter Fluker
King Celebration Events Span Two Days

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dr. Walter E. Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston University School of Theology, editor of the Howard Thurman Papers Project, and renowned speaker and author, is the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., lecturer at Claremont School of Theology. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of this annual event.  Read more... 
STH Library Workshops

Starting to think about your papers for this semester?  Want to learn how to use the theological databases that the library has to offer?   


Jim Skypeck will be conducting 30-minutes sessions on the use of the ATLA Religion Database, Old and New Testament Abstracts, the Religion and Philosophy Collection, and maybe more at the following days and times:





Monday, Feb. 4th



Wednesday, Feb. 6th



Friday, Feb. 8th




If you cannot make any of these sessions and would like some guidance on using these databases, please contact Jim at jrsky@bu.edu or call him at 617-353-5357.

"Tree of Life" STH Retreat

February 15-17, 2013 

Off campus at Rolling Ridge Retreat CenterMother Root



Due to the remarkable interest in our February Retreat at Rolling Ridge, we have negotiated more spaces!  And, rented vans.  Now, YOU just need to officially register- as soon as possible - since spots are almost full.  Registration means: send in the attached form with payment. Registration Form 


ANY questions, any at all- large or small- please contact Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, rolson@bu.ed

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Call for Papers "Justice: Violence & Forgiveness"
Deadline: March 15, 2013
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Initiative for the Development of Ethical Leadership (MLKIDEAL), Boston University School of Theology and The Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) is convening a conference on JUSTICE: VIOLENCE & FORGIVENESS at Boston University, 19-21 May 2013. 


Violence is to be taken less as accident than policy. Where deliberately deployed, those employing it presumably view it as just. If so, the questions arise: In what circumstances? On what grounds? If violence is viewed as unjust, when is it so, and why? If unjust, is violence always so, or sometimes only? And if unjust, ought it to be forgiven? Is forgiveness needed to temper the severity of justice? Or is forgiveness an exercise in prudence, a capitulation to the impossibility of justice being served?


This conference is hosted and supported by MLKIDEAL, Boston University School of Theology . It is sponsored by CRISPP (Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy) and by The Journal of Political Philosophy.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be sent no later than 15 March to Preston King, Chair RC31, IPSA (pking@morehouse.edu), to John Medearis, Secretary, RC31 (john.medearis@ucr.edu) , and to Prof. Walter Earl Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Social Ethics, Boston University (wfluker@bu.edu).


"Homeward Bound: Pastors and Their Closing Churches"  Church

Thursday, February 28, 2013

12:00pm - 1:30pm 

STH Room 325


Lunch Colloquium presented by visiting research Rev. Dr. Gail Lee Cafferata, Ph.D.


The closing of a congregation is the death of a spiritual community.  Read more...

Sponsored by the Center for Practical Theology   


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IRB Support for STH Researchers
Human subjects research
As of Spring 2013, there is a new procedure for submitting IRB applications.  Please familiarize yourself with application submission requirements and guidelines here: http://www.bu.edu/sth/resources/irb-support-for-sth-researchers/

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Anjulet Tucker (anjulet@bu.edu) or Kristen Redford (kredford@bu.edu).

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United Methodist Continuing Educators E-News
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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church is pleased to offer courses through the Online Continuing Education Consortium in collaboration with the 13 United Methodist theological schools and the University Senate approved seminaries. Below are a few upcoming course listings with the Online Continuing Education Consortium. Click here for more information. 

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Job Opportunity: Part-Time Youth Minister

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The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Youth Minister. St. John's is a vibrant, growing parish on the South Shore of Boston with an average Sunday attendance of 245.  Read more...  


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