sth news

STH Alumn, Micah Christian and his wife Jocelyn in Peru!

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 24th, 2013

Here’s a link to a recent newsletter from Notre Dame Mission Volunteers that contains an update from our alumni and friends, Micah and Jocelyn. They are currently serving in Peru, teaching English at two different high schools and serving in the local mission. What an exciting journey they are taking. Read more here.

Can Christians Play Well—with One Another?

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 24th, 2013

If you think relations between Christians and other religions can get sour, you should hear the family squabbles pitting Christians against one another. The Anglican Communion’s (un)civil war over gay rights is just one example. Especially “in other parts of the world, there are terrible conflicts between Christian denominations that are causing strife,” says Anne Hillman (STH’15). She and the Rev. Soren Hessler (UNI’08, SED’11, STH’11,’18) are part of a global corps of 150 theology students invited to South Korea to ponder the state of ecumenism, the movement promoting Christian unity. TheWorld Council of Churches(WCC) is sponsoring the two-week gathering, which... More

Alumni & Students Present at Yale-­Edinburgh Group

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 9th, 2013

Alumni & Students Present at Yale-­‐Edinburgh Group The Yale-Edinburgh Group held its 23rd meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, June 27-29, 2013. The theme, “Health, Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity,” inspired diverse papers, ranging from an inves- tigation of John Wesley’s medical advice to the use of herbal medicine in Ghanaian Christianity. The number of participants was capped at 80, so having six people from Boston University demonstrated its prominence in the field of global Christianity. Alumnus Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak, Associate Professor at UCLA considered how medical missions in Korean. oved, “From the Plough of Evangelism... More

Issues in World Christianity- A Panel Conversation

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
October 9th, 2013

A Panel Conversation: Issues in World Christianity Friday October 18, 1:30-3pm, 9th Floor Photonics Center. Reception to follow. Please join the conversation during a landmark gathering of the heads of World Christianity centers and important scholars from the United States and Europe. With: Emma Wild-Wood, Henry Martyn Centre, University of Cambridge, Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission, Perkins School of Theology, Jehu Hanciles, Associate Professor of World Christianity, Candler School of Theology. Co-sponsored by Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston University, Center for the Study of Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston University School of Theology Alumni... More

University-Wide Gospel Worship Service

By Philippa R Mpunzwana
September 22nd, 2013

We are beginning this semester at Boston University with what we hope will be one of several one-hour gospel worship services. Soul-spiration Gospel Service, Tuesday, September 24th, 7pm at Marsh Chapel is co-sponsored by my office and the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground.  The service will allow those gathered to experience the rich worship style(s) of Black churches and to actively participate through call and response and acts of praise. Boston University's Inner Strength Gospel Choir and Mr. Herb Jones will be ministering in song and our School of Theology Black Student Association will be our worship leaders. We do... More