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Friday, April 07, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, April 7, 2006

In this message
- Spring Convocation 2006: Remembering Saints' Rest - May 18, 2006
- The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches
- From the Business Office: New Bank for Your Paycheck
- Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April 19
- CORRECTED: Library Hours for Spring Break
- "Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology, Technology and the Arts
- Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
- Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
- Glastonbury "Readings in Retreat" in January, 2007
- SUMMER WORSHIP COURSE
- Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available

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Spring Convocation 2006: Remembering Saints' Rest - May 18, 2006
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Rediscover that Sabbath is about rest and justice
for all saints and the not-so-saintly

Thursday, May 18, 2006
8:30 am
The Quad, Andover Newton Theological School

"If you remove the yoke from among you*[t]he LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your needs in parched places*and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail*you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in." Isaiah 58

Rev. Dr. Diane Kessler '71, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, will give the Convocation keynote address, Take Back Your Time.

Dr. Gregory Mobley, Associate Professor of Old Testament and author of The Empty Men, will moderate the panel, Sabbath Rest, Sabbath Justice, featuring:

Rabbi Or Rose, Bet Midrash Instructor at Hebrew College, scholar of Jewish spirituality, and author of God in All Moments: Spiritual & Practical Wisdom from the Hasidic Masters.

Dr. Margaret Benefiel, lecturer in Christian Spiritual Resources and author of Soul at Work.

Rev. Laurel Scott of the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee.

Dr. Rodney Petersen, Executive Director of Boston Theological Institute and Director of the Interreligious Center on Public Life, whose scholarship is on history and ethics, and religion and conflict.

Dr. Kirk Jones, adjunct professor in Ethics and Church and Ministry, will close Convocation with an afternoon jazz worship service on the Quad under the Big Tent.

For more information and registration:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/051806convocation.htm

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The Health Crisis in the U.S.: A Challenge to Our Churches
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Why a Health Ministry for Your Church?
Monday, April 24
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come and join Dr. Sophia Harrell, Interim Director of the
Congregational Health Ministry Program to find out how your church might better respond to the health crisis today through a congregational health ministry.
More information (PDF): http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/042406healthcrisis.pdf

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From the Business Office: New Bank for Your Paycheck
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FYI, starting with the April 10th payroll, all paychecks will be drawn on an account with our new bank, Wainwright Bank & Trust Co. The Newton branch is located on Centre St. just down from Starbucks.

NOTE: If you receive direct deposit, it is possible that your check will be deposited in your account on Tuesday, April 11, instead of April 10th.

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Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel - April 19
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The first new construction at Andover Newton in more than 40 years is about to become a reality! The Wilson Chapel will be an outward expression of our abiding commitment to the spiritual formation of all who come to the Hill to prepare for ministry.
Learn more: http://www.ants.edu/about/news/2006/040706chapel.htm

On April 19, 2006, we will be holding a Dedication of the Construction Site of the New Wilson Chapel. The Dedication will be held from 2:45 P.M. to 3:15 P.M. All Alumni/ae and friends of ANTS are invited to send or e-mail wishes or a prayer which will be become part of the foundation of the Wilson Chapel. We are planning to hold a Ground- breaking and Steel Signing at 1:00 P.M. on May 18, 2006 which will be part of Spring Convocation. Please join us!!

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CORRECTED: Library Hours for Spring Break
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The Library Hours for Spring Break are:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 6:00pm
April 10-13

Friday-Sunday closed
April 14-16

Monday, Patriot's Day 1:00pm-10:00pm
April 17

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"Come to My Window" Art Presentation: An Exploration of Theology, Technology and the Arts
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"Come to My Window" is an artistic presentation by Duane W. Romberger which explores the integration of theology, technology and the arts through the medium of "digital collage." Digital collage is a sacred practice where texturing, music, layering, stillness and the holy meet for a dance across the various windows of a computer screen, television or large screen.

The show begins with a reception (8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19th) and will run up to May 10th. Both the reception and the ongoing show will be held in the Computer Lab (Davis Bldg.). For more information visit http://www.ants.edu/media/artshow.swf (please be patient as this Flash file loads. It should take about a minute or two for cable and network users, considerably longer for dial-up users. Your computer must also have a Flash Player installed in order to see this file!)

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Al Qaeda-The Radicalization of Islam in the 21st Century
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006
12-1PM
Davis 201

Want to understand Al Qaeda and their motives?

Then come to a presentation by
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews
ANTS, MA in Research Student '07
in Christian-Muslim Understanding

This presentation is in conjunction with Professor Mark Heim's course, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and will consist of a brief history of how Al Qaeda evolved, the ideology behind the movement, and an understanding as to how Al Qaeda utilizes the religion of Islam for political gain.

Karen holds a BA from Wellesley College in Peace and Justice Studies with a concentration in Islam and understanding conflict in religion. She did her Honors Thesis on Al Qaeda.

Please bring your lunch and join us.

For questions please contact Mark Heim at _mheim@ants.edu_
(mailto:mheim@ants.edu) , or
Karen L. Hernandez-Andrews at _kandrews@ants.edu_ (mailto:kandrews@ants.edu)

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Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam and Judaism - REGISTER NOW
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**Classes are filling up quickly for this event!

May-June, 2006

Border Crossing: Inside Christianity, Islam, and Judaism
Springtime Evening Classes for Adults
Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College

Join us for a series of eye-opening short evening classes to learn about the three Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Study texts from the Quran and the Hebrew Bible, compare Christian and Jewish thinkers such as Heschel and Neibuhr, understand what differentiates Evangelicals from fundamentalists and other Christian denominations and explore the real story of how women in Islam are building bridges between modernity and tradition.

Muhammad and the Quran: An Introduction to Islamic Thought with Dr.Tariq Jaffer (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5)

Giants of 20th Century Jewish and Christian Thought: Heschel and Neibuhr with Rabbi Or Rose (Monday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5)

Reading Between the Lines: Jewish Interpretations of the Hebrew Bible with Rabbi Reuven Cohn (Tuesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m., May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6)

Biblical Crossroads: Christian and Jewish Approaches to the Book of Job with Dr. Gregory Mobley (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7)

One God, Many Denominations: History and Composition of the Christian World with Dr. Rodney Petersen (Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7)

Beyond the Veil: Women, Modernization and Islam with Dr. Deina Ali Abdelkader (Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.: May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 8)

For full course descriptions:
http://www.ants.edu/community/events/2006/050106icplbordercross.htm

To register:
http://www.interreligiouscenter.org/educational_programs/

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Glastonbury "Readings in Retreat" in January, 2007
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For all students hoping to register for this course next year, please note that you MUST pre-register with Professor Burrows (mburrows@ants.edu) at your earliest convenience. Preference for registration for this course will be given to students who have (or will have) completed the required "Foundations" course, and who have already been on the waiting list. From those on this list, priority will then be given to students who are expecting to graduate in '07, or who are in the final years of study. Once on this waiting list, students will be contacted in June, '06, to state their intent to participate. Two pre-course sessions are required: an evening introduction in early December, and an all-day orientation on January 5, 2007. THe dates for this year's class are: January 7 - 12, 2007.

Professor Mark Burrows

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SUMMER WORSHIP COURSE
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Students may register, this summer, for the "Summer Institute for Worship and the Arts" (June 24 - 29, 2006), and apply this to fulfill the required course in Worship for the M.Div. curriculum. The Institute features daily worship, keynote addresses on questions of worship, theology, and culture by internationally-distinguished speaker Dr. Don Saliers (Emory University), joined by workshop leaders Cathy Kapikian (visual artist from Wesley Seminary), Susan Smith (recent keynote preacher at the MACUCC "Women in Ministry" event in November, 2005), and Willie Sordillo, Mark Harvey, and guests exploring the musical arts. The Institute offers a rich blend of encounter and exploration, gathering students, pastors, and registrants from the New England region and beyond. For further information, see the brochure and announcement on the website, or contact Ms. Judy Medeiros (ext. 228).

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Resources: Original Holy Week Hymns Available
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Would you like to use an original hymn in worship during Holy Week? Prof. Mark Heim, Kate Layzer (ANTS '03) and Peter Sykes have made two original hymns available for your use.
Hymn "No More of This", Heim (PDF)
Hymn "No More of This", Layzer and Sykes (PDF)
Download these hymns: http://www.ants.edu/community/worship/resources.htm

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney
617-964-1100 ext. 225
kbrockney@ants.edu