October 4, 2013

In This Issue
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
"Word & World" 2013-14 Essay Prize
"On the Immanence of Ethics"
"Studying Lived Religion: Callenges and Prospects" with Prof. Nancy Ammerman
Anna Howard Shaw Thursday Lunch Talk Series
The American Conversation Series 2013-14: "Shrieks, Outcries, and Fainting Boys: Homosexuality and the U.S. Cultural Front"
Job Interviews for an Open Pastor Position at Harrisena Community Church
"Tilling Sacred Ground: Explorations in a Womanist Psychology of Religion"
Call for Papers
Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone: "Popular Culture as Resource for Public Theology?"
"The Sex Wars and The Politics of Affective Solidarity"

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STH Weekly Worship
Marsh Rose Window Off-Kilter Shot

11:10 - 12:00 
Marsh Chapel

October 9
"The Parable of the Great Dinner"

Worship with World Communion
Linwood Blizzard

October 16
"The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard"

Worship with Rev. Campbell,
STH alum & pastor at Harvard Epworth UMC

Office of Spiritual Life

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:30 - 8:50 am

Muelder Chapel 343

Start your day with a centered pause in the heart of community, at Morning Prayer in Muelder Chapel. 
All traditions, prayer styles, and personalities are most welcomed! In fact, would you like to lead from your own tradition? Just contact Lindsay Popper or Debbie O'Driscoll  
 to volunteer, and to receive more information.

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Women and the World  

Guided Intoning 

Monday, October 7 

1:00 - 1:50 pm

Muelder Chapel 343

Led by Anne Hillman in Muelder Chapel  (see attach flyer).   Come to rest in the presence of the divine in this contemplative worship experience.

"Word & World"
2013-14 Essay Prize

for Doctoral Candidates
Deadline: NOVEMBER 1, 2013  

for students enrolled in accredited PhD or ThD programs in theology or religious studies 
(or equivalent research degree programs).

A prize of $1,000 and an opportunity for your essay to be published in WORD & WORLD.
"On the Immanence of Ethics"

Thursday, October 10, 2013 

5 pm

CURA Institute
10 Lenox Street
First Floor Conference Room

The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs and the Department of Anthropology

invite you to a talk with  


Michael Lambek,  

Professor of Anthropology & Canada Research Chair,

University of Toronto


Michael Lambek is a Canada Research Chair and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, where he chairs the Department at the Scarborough Campus. He has been carrying out research in the Western Indian Ocean since 1975 and is the author of three monographs and editor of several collections, including Ordinary Ethics (Fordham University Press 2010) and most recently, A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion (with Janice Boddy, Wiley Blackwell 2013).


All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning  (vp@bu.eduby 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.
"Studying Lived Religion: Challenges and Prospects"
with Prof. Nancy Ammerman
Monday, October 7, 2013
3pm - 5:30pm
CURA Institute, 10 Lenox St.
First Floor Conference Room
This event is hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network and featuring Dr. Nancy Ammerman, Department of Sociology.

Research on "lived religion" focuses on the everyday practices of ordinary people, in contrast to the study of official texts, organizations, and experts.  The increasing range of cultures and social spaces being studied enriches our understanding of the nature of religion, but it also poses challenges for the task of building up a body of concepts and theories. This presentation will open up a conversation about next steps in the study of lived religion.


Anna Howard Shaw 
Thursday Lunch Talk Series
Thursday, October 10, 2013

STH Room 320    
The Anna Howard Shaw Center Presents its weekly Thursday Lunch Lecture Series! This is a time for all STH students to come and discuss women's issues with a variety of speakers and presenters.   


This week's guest speaker is

Karen Peters, an Anna Howard Shaw Center Board Member. Free lunch is Bertucci's Pizza. Please join us at 12:30 in the Shaw Center room 320 for food, fellowship, and fun conversation!


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The American Conversation Series 2013-14
Thursday, October 10, 2013

CAS 200, 725 Commonwealth Ave.  
"Shrieks, Outcries, and Fainting Boys:
Homosexuality and the U.S. Cultural Front,"
a talk by Aaron Lecklider, Assistant Professor of American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Aaron Lecklider's presentation explores the complicated relationship between homosexuality and the left in American culture between 1920 and 1960. Foregrounding the cultural left -- literature, performance, print culture, and the arts -- Lecklider's talk draws on research completed for his forthcoming book, Love's Next Meeting: Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture (University of Chicago Press).

Free and open to the public * Refreshments to follow. For further information, please contact or visit

The American Conversation Series is supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.

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Job Interviews for an Open Pastor Position at Harrisena Community Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
1:30pm - 3:00pm
STH 325

Historic Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury, New York, seeks a full time pastor to lead our congregation of approximately 250 members; a pastor who will inspire our growing youth population, minister to our elders, and inspire all to a greater faith in God.   

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Pulpit Committee at   


For additional information visit 


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"Tilling Sacred Ground: Explorations in a Womanist Psychology of Religion"
Dr. Phillis Sheppard presenting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
STH 325                                              
Dr. Sheppard is Associate Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Theology at BU.  She will discuss the research she is engaged in for her book, Tilling Sacred Ground: Explorations in a Womanist Cultural Psychology of Religion.  This work draws on womanist cultural analysis, psychoanalytic theory, and contemporary black women's engagement with religion. During this evening presentation, she will introduce us to the project, provide audio, artistic, and clinical case examples of her work and method.  The evening is designed to facilitate conversation and consultation on the project.


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Call for Papers
Papers for submission are 
by 11:59 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2013 

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

Suggested areas of focus include: History of religions Read more...  


For Glossolalia's formatting guidelines, please see Papers that are formatted incorrectly will not be considered for review. For any questions, please contact the Glossolalia team at


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Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone: "Popular Culture as Resource for Public Theology?"
Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00pm - 1:30pm

STH Community Center
Hartman Rm. (B23) & Oxnam Rm. (B-24)
You are invited to attend a Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone. This event is part of the 6 thAnnual Lecture Series hosted by the Center for Practical Theology.  Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone will start the discussion, however open it up for the audience to consider, "Popular Culture as Resource for Public Theology?"    
Lunch is provided.  Please RSVP,, soon but no later than November 14, 2013

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"The Sex Wars and The Politics of Affective Solidarity"
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12pm - 1:30pm
Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism
GSU, Lower Level
As the WGS Program launches its graduate program, we are also beginning a series of events with rotating formats to include practice job talks, discussions of works in progress, reading and dissertation writing groups, pedagogical seminars, etc. Our events for fall semester will be: "The Sex Wars and The Politics of Affective Solidarity," a talk by Patricia Stuelke, nominee for the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for the best doctoral dissertation.


There will be an informational session about the WGS Graduate Certificate as well as discussion of Patricia's job talk. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to


To receive information about these events and other opportunities, we invite you to join our Graduate Student Network. If you would like to receive information about our events and programs please send an email indicating your interest to


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