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In This Issue
New Networking Opportunity
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
UMC Online Continuing Education Consortium.
ArticA Survey for MDiv & MTS students only
The Springboard Application for 2013 Fall Projects
AHSC Thursday Lunch Talk
"Homeward Bound: Pastors and Their Closing Churches"
STH Reading Retreat
Do We Need New Scripture for the Twenty-First Century?
Clinical Pastoral Education 2013 Summer Unit
AAR Black Theology Group: Call for Papers
The Penelpaiad: BUWG's Scholarship Fundraiser
Quick Links
New Networking Opportunity
Social networking
BU School of Theology announces a New Networking Opportunity:
Greater Boston Young Clergy
Networking Group
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STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Marsh Chapel


February 27

Lent 2
Association of Black Seminarians
Theodore Maynard, Ph.D

March 6 

Lent 3
Mark Brockmeier, MDiv student & winner of the Garner preaching prize

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Office of Spiritual Life


Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 8:20 am

Muelder Chapel 343  




Anne Hillman

Ginny Chilton

Mary Little

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.    

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Guided Intoning  

Monday at 1:00pm  

Muelder Chapel 343


Pause to listen for and to express the Spirit in your life. 


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.

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Eucharist Service

11:30 - 12:00pm
Muelder Chapel


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


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Art and Soul: NEW!

Thursday, February 28


Oxnam Room B-24  


Join us for pizza and creativity! We will create art based on the lectionary gospel for the following Sunday, Lent 3.  

This story from Luke happens to connect beautifully with our recent "Tree of Life" retreat. Come to choose your art medium, be guided in possibilities, and visually proclaim Luke 13:1-9 (repentance and response:  

the fig tree and the gardener ).  

Thanks to our Leader,  

Lisa Bezner.

Questions? Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, rolson@bu.edu

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"Tree of Life" Retreat

STH Retreat


Thirty seven members of our STH community retreated to Rolling Ridge Conference Center for a weekend of rest, renewal, and rejoicing.  Thanks to our Retreat Planning Team for leading our theme "Tree of Life," and for paving the space for holy freedom in community. Team: Miracle Ryder, Emma Escobar, Jaeeon Cho, Tara Soughers, Sam Needham, Hyebin Hong, Tommietta Green, Robin Olson. See the Spiritual Life Facebook page to check out the album of photos. 



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UMC Online Continuing Education Consortium
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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.
Ream more...

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The STH Academic Programs, Policies and Fellowships   
(A Survey for MDiv & MTS students only)
Submission Deadline: February 27, 2013


Committee is in the process of reviewing the present MDiv and MTS curriculum, and
we need your input! We are asking you to set aside some time to reflect on your experiences at BUSTH, and to think about multiple dimensions of your education: courses, faculty advising, vocational preparation, and formation. Your feedback is extremely important to our review process. While many of you informally share your experiences with each other and with faculty, this formal feedback will directly contribute to shaping the future of the curriculum.  You have been sent a link to the survey via your BU email.  It will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

We would like to receive the surveys back by February 27th, as we are on an ambitious internal timeline for curriculum review.   


We also invite you to seek out your student representatives on the review committee, Samantha Lyon (MDiv rep) and Jason Blakeburn (MTS rep), should you have any other thoughts you would like to share.    

Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!   


Shelly Rambo
(on behalf of the Academic Programs, Policies, and Fellowships committee)


The Springboard Application for 2013 Fall Projects    
Submission Deadline: April 1, 2013
Application Form


Applications for 2012-2013 Springboard Funding are now available. Monies awarded through this grant are for the purpose of supporting students' unique contextual learning experiences by way of research, special internships, course-related travel, conference presentations and projects. Award levels differ and all awards are approved by the Contextual Education and Lifelong Learning Committee. For more information please visit STH Community Life website 


AHSC Thursday Lunch Talk     
Thursday, February 28, 2013

STH Room 320


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

Dr. Anjulet Tucker, Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, will be leading the next Anna Howard Shaw Lecture Series discussion.

All students are invited to this free lunch and lecture! This week's lunch will feature Thai cuisine. 


"Homeward Bound: Pastors and Their Closing Churches"      Church
Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm
STH Room 325 


Lunch Colloquium presented by visiting researcher Rev. Dr. Gail Lee Cafferata, PhD.


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


Please RSVP no later than February 25 to cpt@bu.edu including dietary restrictions.


Sponsored by the Center for Practical Theology    

STH Reading Retreat     
Friday, March 1, 2013
9:00am - 5:45pm 
Books & Winter


Spend a day interweaving spiritual practice with scholarship.  Join a spirited STH community for two meals, three devotional gatherings in Muelder Chapel, and a day set apart for mind and soul.  


Note: we are "experimenting" with a FRIDAY this time, thinking this may open up new attendance possibilities for commuters and those with children at home.  Read more... 



These retreats are very popular, so please RSVP soon, to rolson@bu.edu, and no later than Wednesday February 27th. Contact Rev. Robin Olson with any questions. 

Do We Need New Scripture for the Twenty-First Century?
A New New Testament 
New Testament Book
March 6, 2013
5 - 7 pm
Braun Room, Andover Hall
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public


Bishop Susan Hassinger, Boston University School of Theology 
Professor Karen L. King, Harvard Divinity School 
Professor Hal Taussig, Union Theological Seminary


 Read more...  


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Clinical Pastoral Education 2013 Summer Unit at Altru Health System Altru logo
May 28 - August 9, 2013
Tuition: $600
Stipend: $2,000 for assistance with housing/costs

Are you considering a CPE Unit in a hospital that is a trauma center, teaching hospital, and regional referral center?    

 Read more...  or visit: http://www.altru.org/  


For more information please contact: 

Jim Winjum (jmwinjum@altru.org),   


Chaplain/CPE Supervisor| Pastoral Services  

Altru Health System | P.O. Box 6002 | Grand Forks, ND 58206-6002
701.780.5300 phone | 701.780.1631 fax

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AAR Black Theology Group: Call for Papers     
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013


This Group, in its desire to further develop the intellectual traditions of the discipline, welcomes individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals that seek to address the following:

  • Black theology and its relationship to social issues (e.g., poverty, healthcare, sexuality, racism, etc.), particularly papers that have particular resonance with, but are not limited to, the concerns addressed by the Baltimore-located HBO TV program The Wire
  • Black theology in dialogue with world religions
  • Black theology as an act of biography/autobiography - in what ways does the discipline affirm the importance of experience or how does it emphasize the relationship between theology and the theologian?
  • Contouring the landscape of Black theology - reflecting the state of the discipline in the twenty-first century, either in terms of what has gone before or what are the future challenges or methodological approaches
  • For a cosponsored session with the Afro-American Religious History Group, Baltimore's historic role in the slave trade, anti-slavery, and more broadly antihegemonic religious rhetoric

We are especially keen to receive proposals from Afro-Latino/Latina scholars in the United States and Black theologians and religious scholars in Latin America, the Caribbean, and continental Africa. Consideration will be given to paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals that address the 2013 Annual Meeting theme of public understanding of religion and issues of religious pluralism.

This Group seeks to further develop black theology as an academic enterprise. In part, this is accomplished by providing opportunities for exchanges related to basic issues of black theology's content and form. In addition, the Group seeks to broaden conversation by bringing black theology into dialogue with other disciplines and perspectives on various aspects of African diasporan religious thought and life.  Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.  Submit Proposals at the following link: http://papers.aarweb.org/my_proposals  


Anthony G. Reddie
Queens Theological Foundation


Andrea C. White
Emory University


The Penelpaiad: BUWG's Scholarship Fundraiser
Thursday, February 28, 2013Penelope
6:00 Pre-show Reception
7:30 Performance

 Each year, the BUWG awards scholarships to women over the age of 30 at Boston University to support them in their graduate work.

The event costs $30 and all proceeds will go directly into the BUWG Scholarship Fund.


Registration and donations maybe made here:
This is a production of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. The events of The Odyssey as told by Penelope.  Read more...

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