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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Wednesday, March 15, 2006

In this message:

- Peace, Pizza, and a Picture
- Summer 2006 New Courses
- Koinonia Preaching Festival

Peace, Pizza, and a Picture

Come see a movie and have pizza too. In a Time of Siege is about
Voices in the Wilderness and the Iraq War.
12:00-1:00 Friday in the Meetinghouse
Cynthia Knowles, CELL: 617-838-7294,


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

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 Engagement
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.

Koinonia Preaching Festival

Guidelines are UP!
Students interested in participating in the Koinonia Preaching Festival:
Come and learn more about the event by taking a copy of the event's guidelines off of the

Church and Ministry bulletin board on the first floor of Worcester Hall. The preliminaries

for the festival will take place on Friday, March 24, and the festival itself will be during

community worship on April 5. Please come and get the guidelines, and if you (after reading

them) have questions, feel free to contact Sarah Drummond at

Sarah B. Drummond, M.Div., Ph.D.
Director of Field Education & Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 964-1100 ext. 230

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