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Thursday, September 28, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, September 28, 2006

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- Cafeteria Now open Evenings For Studying
- Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night


- A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
- Thursday Art Night
- "Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response" Lecture
- Military Chaplains in the BTI?
- Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
- SA Meeting October 3
- Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14
- Writing Tutor at Andover Newton
- The Church Embodied
- Theologians Under Hitler
- CPE Fair

Cafeteria Now open Evenings For Studying

The Cafeteria is now open for studying in the evenings. It will be closed on Monday -Friday nights with the final nightwatch rounds. I hope having this additional space for studying is useful.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

Film and TV Fellowship Doctor Who Night

Monday, October 2 9pm in Sturtevant Lounge

Join us for episode three of the award winning sci-fi series "Doctor Who." This week the Doctor journeys back in time to 1869, where he joins forces with Charles Dickens to defeat a gaseous creature raising the dead.

All are welcome!


Carol Hayward
Jason Bachand


A Taste of Italy - Potluck and Pictures
Thursday, September 28th
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (approx.)
Sturtevant Student Lounge

Come join us for an Italian potluck dinner (pizza anyone?) - and a slide
show of pictures from Rome, Orvieto and Florence (my summer WOTA class
through Fuller Theological Seminary)

Contact: Carol Hayward

Thursday Art Night - Sept. 28
Open studio every Thursday in the Lower Studio of the
Meetinghouse, 7-10 pm.
Drop in for as long as you can stay.

Featuring Beginners’ Mosaic Technique (all tools and materials supplied) and other easy to learn art forms

Or come and do your own art form in a community of safe, “no rules” artists.

Some supplies provided or bring your own. Free will donation (to provide supplies)
Contact Joy, Resident Teaching Artist at ANTS, with questions. (

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"

A Lecture by
Professor M. Douglas Meeks (Vanderbilt University Divinity School)

"Empire and the Kingdom of God: The Church's Response"
How are Christians in the United States to live and interpret the gospel in the current political context? To what kind of witness "among the nations" does the gospel call us?

This event will explore the context of "empire" in a political and economic context shaped by the dominance of the US as the lone superpower, the pressures of globalization on the poor and developing nations, and the political realities of unilateral military actions and the current administration's disregard of international law and agreements governing civil and human rights (torture, detainment, etc.). The lecture probes how the churches might live in such a time, and what role our witness might be in the public arena.

Response by Dean William Herzog II (ANTS)

Stoddard Hall
Monday, 16 October, 2006
7 - 9 p.m.

This event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by the United Church of Christ's Division of Wider Church Ministries and the UCC/UEK Working Group.

Military Chaplains in the BTI?
Tom Porter (BUSTh) and Rodney Petersen are working with some students from Harvard and BUSTh to collect names of military chaplains who are in BTI schools (whether or not they have served in the Gulf War or Afghanistan). As you know such persons, please forward their names.


Rodney L. Petersen, PhD
Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute

Bluegrass Gospel Project Concert
October 6

The Bluegrass Gospel Project is getting rave reviews all over New England. ANTS students, staff and faculty are being offered free admission to their Friday, October 6 concert at Old South Church in Boston. The concert is at 7:30. If you would like to attend please e-mail Jeff Jones at by Wednesday, October 4 to insure that your name is on the list for complimentary admission. All you'll need to do is give your name at the door.

Jeff Jones
Director of Distance Learning

SA Meeting - October 3, 2006
Tuesday, October 3rd
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dining Hall

Please submit any agenda items to Len Hayward,, no later than Sunday, October 1st, Noon.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Len Hayward

Preparation for Peacemakers: Forgiveness Training - OCt. 12-14
Prsented by the Foundation for Reconciliation

12-14 October 2006

The Forgiveness Training sessions have three goals:

1. Promote personal transformation through cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual engagement

2. Provide specific resources and tools to:
a) Give individuals emotional control over feelings of anger and hatred
b) Manage conflict with others
c) Build capability for peace at the individual, neighborhood and community levels

3. Strengthen institutional mediators in the community by training people in the theory, tools and methodologies of forgiveness and reconciliation, who in turn become qualified to train others

• Details!
• RSVP by phone at 617.527.4880 x3

Location: Andover Newton Theological School

Thursday, Oct. 12 (6-9pm)
Friday, Oct. 13 (8:30am-5pm)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (8:30am-5pm)

More information:

October 1
1:00 p.m.
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston

You are invited to participate in a joyful commemoration of City Mission Society’s 190 years of service to the Greater Boston community on Sunday October 1st. We will gather at Old South Church in Boston’s Copley Square at 3:00 p.m. to hear keynote speaker, Reverend Liz Walker, Executive Producer and Host of Sunday with Liz Walker on CBS4, and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School.

The afternoon will be filled with live music, spirited preaching, creative worship, and great food!

Founded by Boston’s Congregational churches, City Mission Society is the oldest multi-service agency in New England. We continue to minister to the Boston community today through creative programming that addresses residents’ needs, including: crisis intervention, youth enrichment activities, criminal justice and prison ministry, and service projects for urban and suburban youth and adults.

City Mission Society also holds its annual Christmas Shop program in partnership with area UCC churches.

Please celebrate this joyful and historical occasion with us, and share this information with others so that they can join in our celebration.

For additional information, please visit our website: or contact Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director of City Mission Society at (617) 742-6830 x202 or

Writing Tutor at Andover Newton

I welcome EVERY ANTS student, whether or not you think you have a ‘writing problem.’ I believe everyone can become a better writer, and am happy to help you figure out how. So please come see me, and send your friends!

I’m in Worcester 302 every Tuesday 10 to 3, and alternating Thursdays 12-3.

Drop by if you like. To be sure of an appointment, email me:
I can work with you by email, but let’s meet in person first.

And note that I will be missing for a couple weeks in late Oct/early Nov.--so think about coming in soon!

Helen Snively

The Church Embodied - October 2-5
Interplay Workshop with Randy Newswanger & Robin Lunn
Have you imagined Christian worship that is fully embodied, that can truly integrate body, mind, heart and spirit, that can incorporate the wisdom and participation of the entire community?
More info:

Theologians Under Hitler - October 5
October 5, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Stoddard Hall

A New Documentary Film Based on the book by Robert P. Ericksen

A Special Viewing of this New Film
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Emanuel Hirsch, Gerhard Kittel and Paul Althaus were three of the most prominent Christian scholars in twentieth century Germany. They were also outspoken supporters of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. How did this happen? What relationship exists between their political choices and their scholarship? This provocative film asks questions that are of importance for every community of theological education.

Panel Members
Prof. Gordon Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School
Prof. Sharon Thornton, Andover Newton Theological School
Prof. Dick Pierard, Gordon College
Professor Rick Lints, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
Moderator, Prof. Mark Heim, Andover Newton

Sponsored by the Boston Theological Society and The Boston Theological Institute

CPE Fair - October 11, 2006
OCtober 11, 2006
Noyes Hall

The CPE Fair for Fall 2006 will be October 11th in Upper Noyes. The display tables should be set up by around
11:00-11:30 and the formal presentation will start around noon. All will be concluded before Chapel at 1:00.

Sharon (Thornton)

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Karen Brockney
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