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Professor Walter Fluker featured on WBUR Radio Boston Broadcast

By Kimberly Macdonald
December 31st, 2018

December 31, 2018 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership Walter E. Fluker is featured on the WBUR Radio Boston broadcast "Fifty Years Later: How the Events of 1968 Still Resonate in 2018". Listen to his reflections on the aftermath of King's assassination, beginning at 17:00.  https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2018/…/31/fifty-years-later

Wabash Center Grant Awarded to STH Homiletical Theology Project

By Kimberly Macdonald
December 19th, 2018

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology has awarded Professor David Jacobsen and the Homiletical Theology Project a grant for a research consultation on in-class sermon feedback and intercultural competency. The small project grant is titled Exploring Intercultural Instructional Communication for Homiletical Pedagogy: Facework Theory, Cultural Competence, and “Peering Behind the Curtain.” The project will be co-directed by both Professor Jacobsen and Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby, an instructor at Abilene Christian University and PhD student at STH. The consultation will meet from January 4-6 here on the Charles River Campus with University of Portland’s Professor of Communication Studies Jeff... More

School of Theology and Brandeis University Awarded Henry Luce Foundation Grant

By Kimberly Macdonald
December 17th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Macdonald Marketing & Communications Manager Boston University School of Theology 617-358-1858 kmacd@bu.edu Julie Jette Director of Media Relations Brandeis University 781-736-4202 jjette@brandeis.edu BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY AWARDED HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION GRANT FOR EDUCATING EFFECTIVE CHAPLAINS PROJECT  Boston, MA – December 17, 2018 – Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) and Brandeis University are pleased to announce that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a three-year $500,000 grant to support the Educating Effective Chaplains Project, which will focus on three elements critical for preparing professional chaplains for effective ministry. The project is led by the team of BUSTH Associate Professor of Theology Dr. Shelly Rambo, and Brandeis... More

Faculty Member Tom Porter Announces his Retirement

By Kimberly Macdonald
December 5th, 2018

Co-Director of the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program, Thomas W. Porter, Jr., has announced his retirement from the School of Theology, effective June 2019. Tom joined the School of Theology in 2004 to develop a program in Religion and Conflict Transformation at the invitation of former Dean Ray Hart.  About his experience at STH, Tom writes, "What a wonderful experience I have had teaching and working at the School of Theology.  I have loved teaching, and have learned much from my students and colleagues. I have been gifted with extraordinary colleagues and students. I am proud of what we have accomplished together. I... More

Experiencing God’s Presence While Volunteering as an Aid Worker on the US-Mexico Border

By Kimberly Macdonald
November 28th, 2018

This article was published in the School of Theology annual 2017 focus magazine, adapted from a sermon deliveredat Boston University’s Marsh Chapel on October 29, 2016. Please find the full magazine here. This article begins on page 47 of the magazine.  What Does it Mean to Enter into the Wounded Body of Christ? By Laura Rambikur (STH'17, SSW'17) One of the most important lessons I have learned at the School of Theology is the responsibility we have to be accountable for the theology we practice and preach. Growing up, I knew the disciple Thomas as the one who was skeptical, the one who... More