February 8, 2013

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. 
In This Issue
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship.
Spiritual Life Office
Featured Article
Job Opportunity: Youth Pastor
Featured Article
STH Library News
Breakfast for Graduating Students with Dean Moore
CGCM presents "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival"
Young Adult Mission Opportunities
Yale Divinity School: Call for Papers
Article Headline
Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2013
STH Calendar 
Quick Links
STH Weekly Worship   
11:10 - 12:00 pm
Marsh Chapel


February 13   

Ash Wednesday

Starts at 11:00 am  

Dr. Christopher Brown 


February 20    



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Spiritual Life Office

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343   






Kristen Redford  


Jennifer Mihok


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.




Visit Muelder Chapel to receive resources for daily devotions  

for Lent.




"Art and Soul"

Thursday, February 28th


Oxnam Lounge, B-24  


Pizza and creativity!


Come to create art based on the lectionary for the following Sunday.  Led this time by STH student Lisa Bezner.



Are you on the email roster?? Subscribe to rolson@bu.edu to receive first hand notices of all Spiritual Life opportunities.

Also, like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/busthspirituallife  


Help All the Children Smile

Friday, March 8, 2013 
Old West Church 
131 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-5088 

Old West Church & the Old West Organ Society join forces to benefit the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program at Anna Jaques Hospital. The concert will include poetry, dance, and children's art, vocal and instrumental music.  


View Help All The Children Smile on Facebook   


Free-will offering

Reception following


Free validated parking: Charles River parking garage

(175 Cambridge street.)  


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Job Opportunity: Ministerial  Opportunity
Job search


The Baleville Congregation Christian Church is currently searching for a minister to lead a congregation of about 150 families in Sussex County, New Jersey. 


Additional information can be found at: 


CURA Lecture
Goddess statue


Thursday, February 14


10 Lenox Street

1st Floor Conference Room 


The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs and the BU Center for the Study of Asia present

Rachelle Scott

Department of Religious Studies,

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


"Beautiful Bodies, Prosperous Lives and Global Identities:

The Rise of New Goddess Cults in Thailand"


Rachelle Scott studies the history of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on contemporary Buddhism in Thailand. Her first book, Nirvana for Sale?: Buddhism, Wealth, and the Dhammakāya Temple, examined contemporary debates over monastic and lay wealth in Thailand. Her current research focuses on stories of powerful female ascetics and spirits, the impact of new media on religious authority and community, and the role of the Buddhist sangha in global Buddhism.


Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture.


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STH Library News
STH Library, Room 209
Plagiarism Workshop

Stacey Battles de Ramos, Access Services Librarian, will be offering two workshops in the library's electronic classroom (Room 209) on proper citation and plagiarism.  If you have any questions about citing sources, please attend these sessions.  They will be offered at the following times:

  • Wednesday, February 13th at 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 19th at 2:00 pm

Please contact Stacey at (sbattles@bu.edu) or 617-358-0698 with questions.


Critical Thinking Skills 

Jim Skypeck, Public Services Librarian, will be offering two sessions of a class on critical thinking skills in the coming weeks. If you have questions about evaluating information you find in your research or need guidance on determining how reliable a source is, this class is for you.   


Jim will spend about 30 minutes on material and then open the floor for discussion (although questions during the presentation are okay too!)  The class will be held in Room 209, the library's electronic classroom, on the following days:

  • Monday, February 11th at 10:00 am.
  • Friday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm.

If you cannot make either session and are interested in more information, please contact Jim directly at jrsky@bu.edu or stop by his office Room 201C (near the reference desk).


Archival Research  

Kara Jackman, Archivist, will cover how to develop a topic, search for archival holdings at BUSTH Library, prepare to organize and outline your thoughts and resources, and beyond in this 30-minute session that focuses on the art of archival research. Critical thinking topics will also be covered.


The sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday February 12th at 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 14th at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 21st  at 5:15 pm
Breakfast for Graduating Students with Dean Moore
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
9:00 - 10:30am
STH 325  

Inviting all graduating students!!


Join Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore for breakfast on February 20th from 9am-10:30am in Room 325. 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.


Jaclyn Jones (STH '06)

Alumni Relations Officer


CGCM presents "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
12:00 - 1:30pm
STH 325 
Uganda flag


Doctoral student Daewon Moon will share his recent research at the next doctoral lunch/lecture series at noon on Wednesday, February 20.  The title of his lecture is "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival."  


The East African Revival, one of the most notable and influential spiritual renewal movements of Africa in the twentieth century, emerged within the Church of Uganda beginning in the mid-1930s through a remarkable partnership between English medical missionary Joe Church and prominent indigenous leaders from Buganda province. Initially an attempt to revitalize the established church in Uganda from its spiritual formalism, the revival grew into an inter-tribal and international movement whose impact extended to Europe, North America, India, and Brazil. The indispensable influence and contribution of African revivalists to the development of the movement will be discussed in detail. The event is sponsored by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission.


Young Adult Mission Opportunities
  UMC Global Ministries log

Mission opportunities are before us for young adults, ages 18-30!  Methodist people have always known face to face engagement with poor and suffering people to be a means of grace.  We meet Christ and receive grace as we extend ourselves in mission.  Let us make the most of this opportunity for serving, growing and learning.


For over six decades, The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries has offered opportunities for young adults to engage in faith and justice centered mission service and discernment within the United States and around the world. There are three exciting ways for young adults to engage this summer. All three programs are based on the philosophy of mutuality in mission - mission with, not mission to or for others. Participants come from everywhere and go everywhere, where they are trained with fellow young adults, engage in cross-cultural exposure, learning, and hands-on service while exploring the links between faith and justice. They learn and live out the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ, engage in Christian reflection during and post service, and examine how to continue God's mission in their own lives, communities and vocational context.   

Long-Term Opportunities

The US-2 Fellowship is a domestic, 24 month, mission-service program for adults in the United States, ages 20-30. US-2s are trained for three weeks with fellow young adult missionaries and serve with Methodist partnered organizations throughout the US. Duration: July 2013 - July 2015.
Applications due Feb 15, 2013.



The Mission Intern Fellowship is now a 25 month, mission-service program for adults from around the world, ages 20-30. Mission Interns are trained for three weeks with fellow young adult missionaries, serve with Methodist partnered organizations in another country for 20 months, and integrate their international mission experience in their home country for 2 and a half months. Duration: July 2013 to August 2015.
Applications due Feb 15, 2013.


Short Term Opportunity

The Global Justice Volunteersprogram is a 10 week summer
mission-service program for adults from around the world, ages 18-30.  Global Justice Volunteers are trained for one week with fellow young adults from around the world, serve together with Methodist partnered organizations in another context and/or country for 9 weeks. Duration: June 8 to August 11, 2013. Applications due March 1, 2013.


Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee
Executive Secretary, Young Adult Mission Service, Missionary Services ( elee@umcmission.org)   

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Yale Divinity School: Call for Papers
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013   

Glossolalia, Yale Divinity School's Magazinescholarly peer-reviewed journal, is seeking paper submissions for review and inclusion in the Spring 2013 edition. For the third year, Glossolalia is accepting submissions from the wider community of theological schools.  Read more...

LGBT Mentorship program for Religious and Theological Study
Application deadline: April 15, 2013
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation LGBT Mentorship program for Religious and Theological Study seeks to encourage and promote the dialogue on LGBT issues and religion in seminaries and, by extension, in our congregations and communities by investing in the next generation of LGBTQ and allied scholars. This project is made possible in part through a generous grant from the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.  Read more...


 Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2013
May 6 - June 14, 2013 


Interested in: Peace sign
  • Gaining new skills or knowledge?
  • Enhancing already existing skills?
  • Meeting people from more than 30 countries and sharing stories and experiences?

The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) offers four 7-day sessions, each with four to six courses running at the same time. Courses can be taken for professional skills training or master's level academic credit.

The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) provides useful and intellectually stimulating opportunities to learn more about yourself, others and the world around you. Courses are designed for people interested in integrating conflict transformation, peacebuilding, restorative justice, and related fields into their own work and personal life.  Read more... or visit http://www.emu.edu/cjp/spi/