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John August Swanson Poster Exhibit

By Alisa Harris
January 7th, 2016

Through January, Boston University School of Theology will exhibit the poster art of John August Swanson, a visual artist renowned for his rich, detailed, and vivid imagery. Curated by Kara Jackman, archivist and research collections librarian, this collection of prints and posters speak to the STH theme: Power, Privilege, and Prophetic Witness. Through colorful images and compelling text drawn from the Bible and through writings by prominent theologians, poets, and activists, Swanson tells us the stories of those that inspire us to be better human beings. As viewers we see with our own eyes how themes of ecology, feeding the poor, More

Lowell Event: The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors

By Alisa Harris
January 6th, 2016

On January 26, join Boston University School of Theology for an event made possible through the support of the Lowell Institute: The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors: Eco-Justice and Environmentalism. Dianne Glave, Coordinator of Diversity Development with the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Conference Center, will begin the discussion and Rev. Dr. Kapya John Kaoma (STH '10) will be her discussion partner. African Americans have a connection to and understanding of nature, rooted in Africa and going back generations in the United States. Theology, history, and contemporary experience can be traced through environmental activism in and through the church. Join us... More

Rev. Dr. Douglas Tzan Receives Jesse Lee Prize

By Alisa Harris
December 21st, 2015

Boston University alumnus Rev. Dr. Douglas Tzan (GRS '13) has received the Jesse Lee Prize from the General Commission on Archive and History (GCAH) of the United Methodist Church. Named for the United Methodist Church’s first historian, the award is bestowed just once every four years and is awarded for serious, book-length manuscripts about the denomination’s history. Tzan received it for his manuscript titled, “The World His Circuit: The Methodist Odyssey of William Taylor.” Entries are judged by a committee of professional United Methodist historians and are evaluated on their quality of scholarship, style of writing, and contribution to the history of... More

Dianne Glave Joins STH for Lowell Event: The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors

By Alisa Harris
December 17th, 2015

On January 26, Rev. Dr. Dianne Glave will join Boston University School of Theology for its biannual Lowell event, discussing “The Black Church Never Left the Outdoors: Eco-Justice and Environmentalism.” She will be joined by Rev. Dr. Kapya John Kaoma (STH ’10) as a discussion partner. Glave is Coordinator of Diversity Development with the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Conference Center. Dr. Glave, who has an M.A. and Ph.D. in History with an emphasis on African American and environmental history, is the author of Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage and the co-editor of To Love the... More

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Boston University DMin Seeks to Build Transformational Leaders

By Alisa Harris
December 9th, 2015

In August, a group of 25 Doctor of Ministry students gathered on Boston University’s campus to discover transformational leadership and learn new ways to transform their own ministry context, whether it’s working to include marginalized people in ministry, caring for churches that have suffered trauma, or creating space in a church's community culture to welcome a new group of neighbors. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of Boston University School of Theology, led the students through leadership theories, an analysis of leadership qualities, and core leadership functions. She referred back to the journal students kept, encouraging them to reflect on questions like, “Name... More