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Thursday, March 16, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, March 16, 2007

In this message
- Peace, Pizza, and a Picture - Friday, March 17
- Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
- One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
- Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
- Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
- Students Seeking Field Education
- Res Rep Applications Available

Peace, Pizza, and a Picture - Friday, March 17
12:00-1:00 Friday in the Meetinghouse
Come see a movie and have pizza too. In a Time of Siege is about
Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq War.

Student Life: Agape Potluck Feast and Fellowship - Friday, March 17
6:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Baptist Student Fellowship,
Bring what you can to share and come join us for an evening of food,
fun and fellowship!

One Love - One Fellowship: Faith, Health & Spirituality Self-Care -
March 18-19
With Special Guests, Rev. Drs. Henry M. and Ella P. Mitchell
Professor Kirk Jones, Sophia Harrell

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2006
Please Join Us for Candid Dialogue and Discussions
(See the Web site for times and locations of the weekend's

The nationally renowned Rev. Drs. Henry and Ella Mitchell will
- Effective leadership development and communication skills in
- understanding that not all confrontation is negative;
- the how-to's of resolution;
- love and dating in ministry;
- who ministers to the minister, and other self-care issues;
- homiletics; and,
- preserving our voice and health for the journey and preaching

Everyone Is Welcome! No Dress Code - No Cover Charge! But DO let us
know no later than March 16th that you're coming so that we'll order
the right number of lunches. RSVP to Desne Crossley at For more information about the weekend, contact
Christo Owens at

Sponsored by: Andover Newton Theological School - Black Student
Fellowship; Boston University Marsh Chapel and Office of Religious
Study; Gilead Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Division and Pfizer Pharmaceutical
HIV/AIDS Division.

More information:

Parting of the Ways Lecture Series - Sunday, March 19
Sunday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
7:00 -8:30 p.m. at Andover newton and Hebrew college

Registration will required for these events. Matriculated students at
any school are eligible for a 50% discount on registration fees.

**ANTS Students - In the Registration Form, under Discounts, select 50%
Matriculated Student.**

"The Jewish Word on Christianity: Clues in Rabbinic Text"
Dr. Michael Satlow
Sunday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm in Stoddard Hall

More information and registration:

Peace Pole Dedication - March 21, 2007
Tuesday 3/21 5:00-5:20 pm (Rain date: Wednesday 3/22, same time)
At the Peace Pole (between Dabney and Worcester) dedicated by ANTS

Dedicate and Celebrate the Peace Pole!

Nick Carter will offer a blessing as we gather to celebrate this
wonderful addition to our campus. We will sing and pray our wishes for
peace in joyful voices. Join us.

Students Seeking Field Education
All students seeking field education for 2006-2007, please notify Judy
Medeiros in the field education office once you have a placement.

Thank you.

Res Rep Applications Available
Dear ANTS Students,

We are beginning the process of selecting Resident Representatives for
the 2006-2007 academic year. I encourage all of you who may be
interested to apply. This is an open selection process, involving an
application, letters of recommendation, and interviews. Current
residents will play a role in the selection process, as will current Res

Current Res Reps who wish to be a Res Rep again have to reapply in
order to open the process up as fairly as possible. So if you have
relevant experience, like to plan things, and want to work with a fun
group of colleagues, pick up an application!

Applications will be available starting Friday, March 17, and are due
back Friday, March 31.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Summer 2006 New Courses
THEO/TMPL 782 J Theology and Economic Life
Amy Reynolds, Ph.D. candidate
May 30-June 9; 1:30-4:30
This course will focus on different ways that Christian belief impacts
economic life. By using a sociological perspective, we will examine how
theology is linked with different economic views (such as the just world
view or emphasis on altruism), and the role of theology in economic
justice. We will start with a review of empirical research on
inequality in the United States and the world, and cover how attitudes
towards inequality are formed. We will examine the role of the church
in responding to inequality, and the resources that different
theological traditions have brought to this issue. We will focus on
what makes theology matter for individuals in terms of their economic
decisions on inequality, focusing on issues such as socio-economic
status and involvement in different networks. The class will culminate
in the practical implications this has for those concerned with economic
justice in ministry, such as ways to use religious resources to appeal
to one's sense of economic justice in attitude and action. This course
meets the Theological Foundations upper level requirement.

CMAD 745 J Theologies of Choice: Equipping Pastors for Effective
May 30-June 9, 2006; 1:30 - 4:30
The Rev. Parisa Parsa, instructor
This course addresses theological, ethical and pastoral issues in
reproductive decision-making from historical, feminist, and practical
perspectives. It examines contemporary debates about reproductive
choices, including issues of authority, public policy, and church-state
relations, as well as how these debates are constructed within varied
religious perspectives on moral theology, theological anthropology, and
sexual ethics. Development of cultural competence and theological
reflection on pastoral situations will be addressed through case
studies, ritual development, and interactive classroom activities. This
course meets the Ministerial Practice upper level requirement.

For those who attend Christian History and Liberation Theologies and
normally record the class, would you please consider emailing me your
files? I'm fluish and will be out of commission until I recover. Thank
you all very kindly. Please send to:
Sherry Thomas

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225