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Lauren Hobler (’16) Accepted Into International Law Program at Hofstra Law School

April 5th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Big congratulations to Lauren Hobler (’16) for her recent acceptance into Hofstra Law School to study International Law.

Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities: Summer Course Offered to UMC Students

February 28th, 2018 in Alumni/ae Events, Alumni/ae News, News, Uncategorized

Dr. Mark Davies (STH’01), in partnership with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Oklahoma City University, and the Oklahoma Annual Conference, will be offering an inaugural course to students at United Methodist-related colleges and universities, titled “Building Sustainable and Resilient Communities”. 

The June 3-17 two-week course will take place at both Boston University and Green Mountain College in Vermont. The first week of the course will take place in Boston, and will be assisted by School of Theology Assistant Professor Becky Copeland.

Please read the full article at

Students are invited to sign up at to register for the course. 


David B. Seaburn (STH ’75) publishes novel Parrot Talk

May 23rd, 2017 in Alumni/ae Publications, Uncategorized

Parrot talk

From Amazon:

Lucas and Grinder are more than a little surprised and confused to hear that their mother, Millie, who they haven’t heard from in over thirty years, has died. Now her best friend wants them to come to Pittsburgh to take care of their mother’s effects, chief among them being Paul.

A road trip ensues with memorable stops at a Racino, a Pittsburgh landmark greasy spoon, and finally a ride on an incline trolley to meet their mother’s friend, Janice. They are taken aback when she introduces them to Paul, an African grey parrot in the depths of grief, who has things to say that will change their lives. And so a transformative adventure begins.

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Spiritual Caregiving Coordinator-Somerville

January 17th, 2017 in Job Postings, Uncategorized

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services has an opening for a Spiritual Caregiving Coordinator. This is a wonderful program with dedicated volunteers who believe in the mission. Attached is the job description.

Spiritual Caregiving Coordinator-Somerville

Ralph S. Steele (STH’49)

October 5th, 2016 in Alumni/ae Deaths, Uncategorized

RalphSteeleRalph S. Steele (STH’49) passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Ralph’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso, IN 103 Franklin Street. You can read his obituary for more information. Steele – Obituary.10-1-16

Dr. Kristin Swenson (STH’93) publishes “God of Earth”

October 5th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications, Uncategorized

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God of Earth: Discovering a Radically Ecological Christianity (Westminster John Knox Press, Oct.) is a work of creative nonfiction in which I track, through the church year, the question what happens if we imagine the Jesus of Christian theology to be realized in the nonhuman natural world?image cover God of Earth high res

Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies

September 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Boston University School of Theology

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Black Church Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and researcher, holding a PhD, ThD, or equivalent degree in an appropriate area of study, and having potential for a strong record of publications. Competence in Black Church Studies is central to this position, and other areas of competence are encouraged, especially in church renewal, but with openness to the unique interests and expertise of the successful candidate. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Knust, Chair, Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Director of Children’s Ministry, Marblehead, MA

September 19th, 2016 in Job Postings, Uncategorized

Come and join the vibrant ministry at Old North Church in Marblehead!  Thea driector of Children’s Ministries primary responsibility is the planning and execution a weekly Children’s Church ages 3 through grade 6 in Parish Hall during 10 am service on Sundays, with the support of adult and teen volunteers. This is an opportunity to develop creative, multi-age spiritual formation around worship, song, prayer and drama.  This is a part-time position working approximately 15 hours per week, August-June,  including Sunday mornings, bi-monthly staff meetings, and monthly committee meetings.  For more information, or to submit a resume and letter of interest, please contact Kathy Schricker at

Survey of Faculty Regarding Diversity

June 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Faculty Council seeks to learn more about faculty perspectives on diversity in the School of Theology. We especially want to receive reflections on: (1) your overall experiences and observations of diversity in STH; (2) the areas in which you feel most competent in engaging diversity and (3) the areas in which you would appreciate fresh insights and guidance. We thus invite your self-reflection regarding the strengths and limits of the faculty, and the school in general, as regards diversity. Please complete the survey below, giving your honest personal reflections. Your personal data will not be recorded, so this is fully anonymous. The results will be shared with the faculty in the aggregate so we can learn more about ourselves.
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Travel Seminar Application

March 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized

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