Alumni/ae News

Rev. Vernon Walker (STH’16) on Climate Change in Boston Globe

This article was originally published on The Boston Globe, by Dharna Noor on January 11, 2022. It can be found here. In the US, 2021 was chock full of climate extremes. Last year, the country experienced its fourth-warmest year on record and saw its second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record, new […]

Dr. Douglas E. Wingeier (STH’54, GRS’62), Beacon For Jesus

This article was originally published on The UMC Michigan Conference on Dec. 14, 2021, by Glenn Wagner. Full article can be found here. The world’s need for lights that offer hopeful direction everywhere underscores a biblical truth from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:16) “Let your light so shine before others that they may see […]

Prof. Jonathan Calvillo Named HTI 2021 Book Prize Winner

Hispanic Theological Initiative announced its 2021 Book Award Winners at the beginning of January. Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion Jonathan Calvillo was one of three awardees for his publication The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City. “I am grateful to the many people who moved this project forward,” […]

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An Advent Meditation from Dean Pak

Wide is the embrace of God, who says tenderly, “Comfort, O Comfort my people.” Wide is the embrace of God, who whispers, “Say to those who are fearful in heart—Do not fear!” Wide is the embrace of God, who comes in vulnerability to reveal true strength. Embracing God’s expansiveness, may we be a beacon of […]

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Prof. Courtney Goto Explores How to “Find Faith in a Deadly World”

December 2021 – During the fall 2021 semester, Associate Professor of Religious Education and 2020 Metcalf Award Winner Courtney Goto approached her Creative Pedagogy course in a unique way. While the world is still living with the COVID-19 pandemic, she took the opportunity to incorporate the pandemic into her lessons. Before the first day of […]

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BUSTH Announces Faculty Publications for December 2021

The School of Theology is pleased to announce the following faculty publications for the month of December 2021: Jonathan Calvillo “Religión comunitaria y opiniones divergentes del barrio” in Formas de creer en la ciudad. Edited by Hugo José Suárez, Karina Bárcenas Barajas, and Cecilia Delgado-Molina. Published by UNAM. David Schnasa Jacobsen “Ephobounto Gar: Fear, Wisdom, […]

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A Message from Dean Pak: Thanksgiving 2021

Beloved Community, A little over a month ago, you may recall, Boston University officially celebrated the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day. This—along with the addition of Juneteenth to the holiday calendar—are among critical steps taken to better honor a diversity of persons and experiences. Such actions also […]

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Associate Dean Bryan Stone Mentioned in Christian Daily Article on Pastor ‘Burnout’

The following is an excerpt from the article “38% Of Protestant Pastors Want To Quit Due To ‘Significant Burnout,’” by Olivia Cavallaro, published on November 17, 2021 by Christian Daily. Read the full article here. Associate Dean Stone’s profile is found here.  The Christian Century magazine editor Rev. Peter Marty remarked that the COVID pandemic […]


Prof. Shively Smith Quoted in Religion News Service Article about New NRSV English Translation

The following is an excerpt from the article “New Revised Standard Version Bible updated with consideration for ‘modern sensibilities’” by Adelle M. Banks, published on November 17, 2021 by Religion News Service. Click here to read the full article. Prof. Smith’s profile can be found here.  Shively T.J. Smith, a New Testament assistant professor at […]

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