February 15, 2013Top

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Breakfast for Graduating Students with Dean Moore
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
9:00 - 10:30am
STH 325
  graduation breakfast

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


graduation group
2013 Commencement Information

Dear graduating students,

Please be advised that it is time for you to check your information on the Student Link and update your "Personal Profile." You have limited time to change it. On March 16th, the Office of Creative Services will download from UIS all of your graduate information: name as you would like it to appear on your diploma, degree title, program, honors, and dissertation titles. This is the only download from UIS, so it is imperative that you update your information now.


Please pay close attention to the "Directory Information" part of your personal profile. The University may disclose any of the items of directory information without prior consent. Any and all data that you restrict will not be released outside the University. At this time you may consider changing your restrictions in order for your name to be published in the BU Commencement Red Book and your future employer to be able to verify your enrollment and degree received. Please update your address and phone number too, so that you can be contacted with important graduation information.  

A Lecture "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013Healthcare
12:00 - 1:30pm
STH 325

The Center for Global Christianity and Mission invites you to attend a lecture by Daewon Moon, ThD candidate. A lecture entitled "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival."  


The partnership in question was that of an English medical missionary and prominent indigenous leaders in the mid-1930s. An international movement resulted.   

Box lunches will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   


STH Library Workshops

Library workshops may be filmed for use in future School of Theology instructional sessions. If this presents problems for you, please contact the instructor for each Digital Library session and alternate arrangements can be made to accommodate you.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Thursday, February 21st  at 5:15 pm
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Anna Howard Shaw Center Thursday Lunch Talk
Thursday, February 21, 2013 

STH 320


Join us for the Anna Howard Shaw Center's Thursday Lunch Talk!


Guest speaker for Thursday is Stefani Ruper, a fellow STH student and blogger for a website called Paleo for Women.Stefanie will be speaking on the topic of  
"Self Love: Food and Nutrition."

Please join us for a healthy lunch and discussion!
For more information on the Shaw Center's Thursday Lunch Talks contact  
Elizabeth Fonferek (efonfea@bu.edu).  

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Dr. Luke Powery
STH Homiletical Theology Project

Friday, February 25, 2013 


STH Room 115 


The colloquium of the Homiletical Theology Project is pleased to announce its next webinar session with Duke's Dr. Luke Powery.  The Rev. Dr. Powery will offer a brief presentation on homiletical theology followed by an open discussion with colloquium participants.  Dr.  Powery is the author of Spirit Speech: Lament and Celebration in Preaching and a brand new book, Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death and Hope, in which he pursues homiletical theology in relation to the African-American traditions of the spirituals (Read more...).  A copy of his latest book is on reserve at the BUSTH library to help participants prepare for the colloquium with Dr. Powery.   


Prof. David Schnasa Jacobsen


Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?

A Call for Papers

Conference in Syracuse, NY

September 20-21, 2013


Deadline for abstracts: March 25 

Notification: April 10 


Across the humanities, critical scholarship on the secular / secularism / secularization has recently ballooned. Scholars of history, anthropology, political theory, and religion have begun revisiting questions of enchantment and disenchantment, political theology, blasphemy, religious freedom, and much more. Charles Taylor's A Secular Age in particular has garnered wide attention, but Taylor's narrative focuses on the disenchantment of modern Christian Europe. Before and after A Secular Age, scholars have probed the boundaries of the secular beyond Christian Europe, and beyond the confines of intellectual history.


Some have asserted that the ideologies of secularism and colonialism are deeply intertwined. Others have asserted that post-colonial religiosity remains a symptom of colonial control of reason and affect. Still others have pointed to neo-liberalism as the shared basis of contemporary racial, religious, and post-colonial regimes.


We invite proposals that probe the question, "Is the Post-Colonial Post-Secular?" Projects may employ methods of history, literary criticism, theoretical reflection, ethnography, or cultural studies. We are interested in projects from a variety of regions and periods, for example contemporary Africa, the early U.S., or nineteenth century Haiti.


Please send 300 word abstracts, or questions, to: Owais Khan (mokhan01@syr.edu) and Vincent Lloyd (vwlloyd@syr.edu).


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/550826278275193/ 

This symposium is sponsored by the Syracuse University Religion Department in cooperation with Le Moyne College.



In This Issue
Breakfast for Graduating Students with Dean Moore
2013 Commencement Information
A Lecture "The Remarkable Partnership in the East African Revival"
STH Library Workshops
Anna Howard Shaw Center Thursday Lunch Talk.
STH Homiletical Theology Project
Call for Papers
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Personal Finance
Make All the Children Smile
Quick Links
STH Calendar

Weekly Worship


11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel


February 20

BU Monday Schedule

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Office of Spiritual Life


Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343  





Carrington Moore


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.    


LENTEN Opportunities

Psalm 46

Be still and know that I am God

Be still and know that I am

Be still and know

Be still


You are invited to daily practices of personal and social holiness during the season of Lent.  The resources to encourage your journey are plentiful; it's up to you to choose your path.  From quiet, still moments, to community art, to Reading Retreats, to numerous worship moments, to devotions to connect you with the world's need, the choice is yours.  See attached flyer for some suggestions.

Blessings to all as we begin this journey.


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


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

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Make 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.)