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In This Issue
Practice Silence
STH Weekly Worship.
Spiritual Life Office
Colloquium with Dr. James Cone
Poet's Corner
AHSC Work-Study Jobs
Job Opportunity: Youth Pastor
Weekender News
BU Goes to the Grammys
BU Student Health News
Celebrate Anna Howard Shaw Day
Meet a Candidate for the Danielsen Professor
AHSC Thursday Lunch Talk
"Transforming the Conversation" Conference
Department of Religion 16th Annual Lecture
STH Partakers Membership Recruitment
"Finish the Dissertation" Webinar
Emerging Theologians Conference
SARTS Faculty and Student Fellowships
Other Special Events of Interest to You
Quick Links
Practice Silence   
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Marsh Chapel

 New Program at Marsh Chapel

STH Weekly Worship   
11:10 - 12:00 pm
Marsh Chapel

February 15 - WORSHIP  
Sieglinde Rogers, 
MDiv student  

February 22 -  


Starts at 11 a.m.   

Dr. Rady Roldan-Figuerora,
STH Faculty



Spiritual Life Office
Daily  Morning Prayer
Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 8:20 am
Hartman Rm. B-23
(during Muelder Chapel remodeling)

Begin your day with prayer, song, scripture, and fellowship. A light breakfast is served. To volunteer your leadership contact  
Mary Little:

Morning Prayer Leaders

M: Emily Willie 

T: Kim Kie

W: Jaclyn Finn 

Th: Dr. John Berthrong 


Bible Study
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30
Room 325

This study will explore biblical "fruits of the spirit," encouraging the flourishing of these fruits in our own lives.
Hannah Rogers:

Colloquium with
Dr. James Cone

"What does it mean to be a public theologian in
our time?"

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 

James Cone


Dr. James Cone 


This is a significant event in the life of the School, and we are inviting doctoral students and STH faculty to be present for this colloquium if you are able. Dr. Cone will be speaking to the Practices of Faith class earlier in the day.


Please RSVP your attendance by February 15th to Nathan Bieniek at in order to attend. I hope you can make it. A light supper will be furnished.


Bryan Stone,

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs   


Poet's Corner
Poetry 2


An excerpt from "Wild Geese"


By Mary Oliver


"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

The world offers itself to your imagination,

Calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -

Over and over announcing your place in the family of things."


We'd love to hear from the STH community, with ideas and submissions, contact Phil Conner at:   


AHSC Work-Study Jobs
Open work-study positions are available in the AHSC

Job description
Job Opportunity: Youth Pastor
Bethel Church

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person as a youth, family and children's pastor. Please contact us here at Bethel with any questions you might have. You can also see all the information pertaining to this position on the website

Send any and all inquiries to making sure the words "youth pastor" are in the subject area.  

The job submission closing date is February 27, 2012.


Job Description

Pastor Bob Gray

Bethel AME Church
40 Walk Hill St.
Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130
Ph. # 617-524-7900
Fax - 617-524-4169


Weekender News
Laughter and a little bit of chocolate

Weekedn 2

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BU Goes to the Grammys
Marsh Chapel musicians perform on nominated CD

Scott Jarrett

Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast will include lots of music's familiar faces: Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Adele, Scott Jarrett, Justin Blackwell...

OK, you won't see the last two during the show, airing on CBS at 8 p.m. Jarrett (CFA'99,'08) and Blackwell (CFA'09)-Marsh Chapel's director and associate director of music, respectively-are competing in the Best Choral Performance category, which is being awarded during a nontelevised ceremony earlier in the day.


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BU Student Health News
This month we focused our efforts on relationship health.

February 21st

Photonics Center 206


Love Letter Panel:  

Featuring Boston Globe Writer Meredith Goldstein                  


Food Provided and free gift for the first 25 people


February 29th    

Howard Thurman Center        

Lovin' Your Body Panel
: Featuring Author of "Telling Ed No" Cheryl Kerrigan     

Food provided and raffle prizes


Michelle George, MS

Wellness Coordinator

Boston University- Student Health



Come celebrate Anna Howard Shaw Day as an Alternative to Valentine's Day! 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
STH, Rm. 320 


Anna Howard Shaw was born in England on February 14, 1847.  In 1878, Shaw became the second woman to graduate from Boston University School of Theology, but she was refused ordination by the New England Conference of the Methodist A. H. Shaw 2Episcopal Church. She was one of the first women to be ordained in any branch of Methodism by the New York Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church in 1880.

After Shaw earned a medical degree from Boston University, she expanded her work to include pastoral and healing ministries.  She was a "master orator" for social justice concerns, organizing and lecturing throughout the world for the causes of temperance, woman's suffrage, and peace.  The first woman awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for her work as chair of the Woman's Committee of the National Council of Defense during World War I, Shaw was an advocate for the League of Nations covenant just prior to her death in 1919.

In 1989, Anna Howard Shaw was elected posthumously as full members of the former Southern New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 2000, Anna was inducted into the National Woman's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, birthplace of woman's rights.


In celebration of Anna's life, the Shaw Center will have cookies and snacks throughout the day at the Shaw Center Open House in STH Rm 320!


Meet a Candidate for the Danielsen Professor in Pastoral Psychology and Theology
Student Participation in the Danielsen Search
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
STH Rm. 325  

On February 15th, there are two opportunities for students to interact with a candidate for the Danielsen Professor in Pastoral Psychology and Theology.

There will be a student meeting from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, where students can directly interact with the candidate, and a public lecture at 5:00 pm.

Your opinion matters, and we seek your participation. For more information, please contact the student representatives to the search committee, Dong Yoon Kim ( and Andrew Tripp (
Anna Howard Shaw Center Thursday Lunch Talk
Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:30 - 1:15p.m
STH 320 

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


Speaker: Rev. Dr. Wanda Stahl  


Topic:  "All Is Well, All Will Be Well": Wisdom from Julian of Norwich for Contemporary Life and Ministry" 



The Rev. Dr. Wanda Stahl is Director of Contextual Education and Congregational Partnerships at STH and is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Prior to accepting her position at BU, Wanda served as Director of Christian Formation for the New England Annual Conference of the UMC for 12 years. She has completed programs in Individual Spiritual Guidance and Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats from the Shalem Institute in Bethesda, MD.  Her interest in Julian of Norwich was birthed during her studies in Spiritual Guidance. Julian was the subject of her final paper for that program. 

For more information on the Shaw Center's Thursday Lunch Talks contact Nory (Norma) Vedan Leachon    

"Transforming the Conversation" Conference
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 1
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
STH 325

Sponsored by Sacred Worth at BU School of Theology 
An e-mail R.S.V.P. to is appreciated, but not required
Rainbow heart
  • February 16, 2012 - Panel One: Transformational Narrative(s). This panel will emphasize the experiences of LGBTQI individuals and straight allies who have fought for full inclusion in religious organizations. Panelists will share their personal narratives and offer insight into how they: understand the struggle for equality; collaborate with others in advocacy work; minister to-and dialogue with-congregants and conversational partners on both sides of LGBT issues; and engage in self-care.

  • February 23, 2012 - Panel Two: Transformational Theology. This panel will consist of theologians and scholars who can offer historical perspectives on the topic of queerness and religion. They will discuss contemporary queer theology as it currently stands and anticipate where the field may move in the future. Conversation will illuminate queer theology and explain how queer theory undergirds and strengthens the "ground-level" struggle for LGBTQIA inclusion. Focusing upon praxis, panelists will highlight the ways in which theory and action intersect.

  • March 1, 2012 - Panel Three: Transformational Action. This panel will address macro-level ecumenical and denominational priorities pertaining to the struggle for LGBTQIA equality. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will share insight into the inclusion work that has been undertaken in their denominations and organizations. Which actions and approaches have worked? Which have been less successful?  What challenges and opportunities exist? Dialogue also will address important ecumenical questions. Should different denominations be doing more together?  If so, what should they do? Audience members will walk away from the evening with information about how they can become involved in denominational and ecumenical inclusion work.
Department of Religion 16th Annual Lecture
"Jewish Books and Christian Readers in Early Modern Europe"

Monday, February 27, 2012
6:00 p.m.
Photonics Colloquium Room, 9th Floor
8 St. Mary's Street

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STH Partakers Membership Recruitment


Partakers is a prison ministry group that provides accompaniment to a student in the BU Behind Bars Program. Throughout the year, graduate theology students go in pairs to visit a Massachusetts correctional facility to provide fellowship, mentorship and any other help needed to assist in the success of the student.  Through this program relationships are formed which assist the student in the pursuit of their college degree as well as gain confidence andPartakers other skills necessary to avoid recidivism after release.

If you are interested in learning more about prison ministry, alternative education programs, and/or restorative justice, Partakers may be the group for you!  If you are interested or for more information,  please email Anne Hillman: or  Kelly Hill:  

"Finish the Dissertation" Webinar
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Marsh Chapel Basement


Marsh Chapel is supporting "Finish the Dissertation", a webinar/ live seminar hosted by Douglas Reeves.   (Attached please find the concept paper.)   It is free and open to as many as would like to participate, and takes place Friday mornings from 9-10 AM.    


In this webinar Doug acts as a coach, working with the participants to be more efficient and organized in their work, and more effective in communication with peers, advisors, and committees.  He emphasizes breaking down the project, planning, regular activity,  and collaboration both within one's own discipline and with other disciplines, and encourages accountability through clear and manageable next steps. 

Read Concept Paper

Emerging Theologians Conference "Visions of Hope"
March 9-11, 2012
Boston College 

The theology students at Boston College will be hosting a conference March 9-11th to discuss the future of the Catholic Church 50 years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  For questions please email or call:, 937.825.4078

See attached flyer 
SARTS Faculty and Student Fellowships
Awards are up to $3000 each
Application Deadline: May 15, 2012

Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies now accepting applications for Student and Faculty Fellowships 2012-2013.  These fellowships, made possible through a grant from the Henry A. Luce Foundation, seek to advance knowledge at the intersections between theology/religious studies and the arts by supporting the research of graduate degree students and faculty, particularly newer faculty whose career and future contributions to the study of the intersection of the arts and religious and theological studies may be influenced by this support.  For more information and to apply, visit:

Other Special Events of Interest to You
  • The African American Studies Fall 2011 Lectures and Special Event
AFAM Fall 2011 Lecture Series Schedule 
  • Monthly News and Events from the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute 

The Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs is a center for research, publication, and education on one of the most important questions in the contemporary world: How does culture affect economic and political developments world-wide? Specifically, how does religion impact international affairs? Since its inception in 1985, CURA has sought to discover, trace, and analyze the connection between culture, economics, politics, and globalization. We have conducted research projects on every continent except Australia, and these projects have resulted in publications that have become major points of reference on their topics. In a dynamic and modernizing world, CURA's ultimate agenda is to further global understanding and communication.

2011 - 2012 Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series
to be held at the Boston University Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs in Brookline, MA.
Calendar of CURA Events