Webinars

Our webinars give alumni, students, and clergy an opportunity to participate in academic learning and theological study from anywhere. Visit this page for upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars. Click here for detailed instructions on how to use AdobeConnect and for instructions on how to join a webinar using your phone or mobile device.

Homiletical Theology Project

Dr. Jared Alcántara on Crossover Preaching
9/21/17 at 3:30 in STH 306

STH students and faculty are invited to participate in a webinar with Dr. Jared Alcántara on the topic of intercultural preaching and his book Crossover Preaching:  Intercultural-Improvisational Homiletics in Conversation with Gardner C. Taylor.  The webinar is sponsored by the Homiletical Theology Project and his held in conjunction with the course “Identity, Preaching, and Leadership in Postcolonial Contexts” (TC 850).

Jared E. Alcántara is an Associate Professor of Homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, where he has served on the faculty since 2014. His research interests are various: homiletical theory; preaching and New Media; social location; contextualization; Global South preaching; and the role of race and ethnicity in preaching, especially in Latino/a and African American contexts. A copy of Crossover Preaching is available to read at the STH Library Reserve.

Dr. Olive Hinnant on God Comes Out: A Queer Homiletic
9/28/17 at 3:30 in STH 306

STH students and faculty are invited to participate in a webinar with Dr. Olive Hinnant on her book in relation to the problem of identity and preaching. The webinar is sponsored by the Homiletical Theology Project and is held in conjunction with the course “Identity, Preaching, and Leadership in Postcolonial Contexts” (TC 850).

Olive Elaine Hinnant, a United Church of Christ minister, is currently a spiritual care coordinator at Suncrest Hospice in Denver and on-call chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. After publication of God Comes Out, Olive taught for two years at the College of Santa Fe, NM. Courses named “Queering Art, Religion, Literature and Film”, “Just Good Sex: justice, religion and identity” and “Let’s Talk Sex: Art, religion and Literature”.
Olive lives with her wife and ten-year old son in the metro Denver area.

A copy of Dr. Hinnant’s book is available at the Library Reserve Desk.

This webinar series is sponsored by the STEWARD program a new initiative at the School of Theology that seeks to respond to the economic challenges facing seminary students through a program that combines curricular, extracurricular, and financial innovation.

September 23, 9:00-10:30am:  Introduction: The Legacy of the School of the Prophets.  Speakers: Dana Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission at Boston University School of Theology, and Walter Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership. This webinar will be livestreamed.

September 30, 9:00-10:30am: Personal Finance. Speaker: Aaron Stevens.

Overview: What is personal finance? The answer is not easy for individuals and families because from websites to books to the advice of practitioners, personal finance has been approached as a series of “one-off” answers to questions untethered from a core of knowledge. This session will discuss the principal measures of financial health (assets, liabilities, income, and debt payments) and introduce the economic life cycle model. The life cycle model provides a framework for making more effective real-life financial decisions and recognizing and valuing the financial aspects of seemingly non-financial decisions. This webinar will be accessible via our AdobeConnect webinar format. You can access the webinar here.

October 7, 9:00-10:30am: Debt Management. Speaker: Aaron Stevens.

Overview: Every choice one makes about education, career, location, housing, family, and investments entails economic benefits and costs. A decision one makes today about education or employment alters one’s life path, and therefore one’s lifetime standard of living. In this session, we will introduce a software program that helps to evaluate such decisions and then use this program to discuss the effects of debt and repayment on one’s lifetime standard of living. This webinar will be accessible via our AdobeConnect webinar format. You can access the webinar here.

Aaron Stevens is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, where he has a joint appointment in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics. Aaron teaches courses in computer programming and applied mathematics of personal finance, and is a strong proponent of the flipped-classroom methodology. Aaron’s background includes an undergraduate degree in business from Indiana University; a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University; and a master’s degree in finance from Boston College.

Socioecological Ethics, Dr. John Hart

Homiletical Theology Colloquia Webinar Series

Mass Incarceration, Retributive Justice, Dr. Tom Porter

Reformation and Marriage, Dr. Chris Brown

Revisiting the American Dream, Dr. Elizabeth Parson

Conflict and the Brain, Dr. Wesley J. Wildman. A full-length version of Dr. Wildman’s talk can be found here.