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Over 300 Christian Theologians Challenge The Corruption Of US Christianity: The Boston Declaration

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 21st, 2017

Boston, MA, November 20, 2017 - The Boston Declaration, condemning the abuse of the Christian faith by many conservatives today, was just written, signed and released by over 300 hundred Christian theologians attending the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, an annual meeting of nearly 10,000 professionals in religion. In a dramatic press conference at Boston’s famous Old South Church, where many dressed in sackcloth and ashes to call for repentance and change in Christianity in the United States, the presenters were clear that white American Evangelicalism is in a crisis, a crisis of its own making. It has... More

‘Missio Dei’ proves challenging colloquy topic

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 21st, 2017

Boston, MA, November 20, 2017 - “Any time we can bring our various worlds together in one room and reflect, I think the church of Jesus Christ benefits,” said the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of Boston University School of Theology. The meeting — or colloquy, as organizers called it — occurred Nov. 12-15 in Boston under the title “Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” “Missio Dei,” or the mission of God, proved a broad term, generating a wide range of topics for scholarly papers by colloquy participants and presenting a challenge as the group tried to... More

School of Theology Announces Two New Denominational Learning Communities

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 9th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Kimberly Macdonald Marketing & Communications Manager, School of Theology 617-358-1858 kmacd@bu.edu BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DENOMINATIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES BOSTON, MA | November 9, 2017 – Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce that it has formed two new denominational learning communities, in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The mission of each learning community is to form a community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to nurturing and preparing Episcopal and UCC students for future leadership and service in and through the church. The Anglican... More

School of Theology Awards Garner Prize for Preaching 2017

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 1st, 2017

This year's Garner Prize for Preaching took place in Marsh Chapel on Saturday, October 28. The Rev. Dr. S. Chapin Garner (STH’97), Senior Minister at the Congregational Church of New Canaan in CT, with his wife Tammie Garner, Esq. (LAW’97) along with their church in Connecticut, provide the funding for the Garner Prize for Preaching every year. We thank them for being so steadfast in their support. We are pleased to announce this year's Garner Prize for Preaching winners are: 1st: Nikki Young 2nd: Alicia Vélez Stewart 3rd: Danyal Mohammadzadeh Honorable Mentions: Emelia Attridge and Roger Gordon Be sure to congratulate them all the next time... More

School of Theology Named as a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 Academic Year

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 1st, 2017

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY RECOGNIZED BY SEMINARIES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD FOR 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR November 1, 2017 – Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a Seminary that Changes the World, Class of 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service, based at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. Each year, Seminaries that Change the World identifies a select group of seminaries and divinity schools offering innovative courses, programs, and opportunities for students seeking to engage in social justice and service work while in seminary. Boston University School of Theology’s recognition as... More