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Friday, April 11, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Thursday, April 10th, 2008

In this message:

- Non-Violent Atonement Conference
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Sign up for Community Day!
- In Her Own Voice
- Student Lounge
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 6-12)
- ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast
- SA Treasurer Resignation
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Notice for Friday store hours
- Library schedule notice

Non-Violent Atonement Conference
Friday, April 11th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Andover Newton Theological School
Wilson Chapel

How can we begin to guide the church away from the wrathful God of
Constantinian Christianity and back into the arms of the loving God of

How can we begin to guide the church away from destructive readings of
the cross and theologies captive to a wrathful God who mandates

A team of speakers organized by the Preaching Peace movement will offer
a day of interactive dialogue with proponents of new perspectives on the
saving work of Christ. Each 20 minute presentation will be followed by
20 minutes of discussion and questions.

Mark Heim (author of Saved from Sacrifice)
Sharon Baker (author of By Grace? (An) Economy of Atonement)
Denny Weaver (author of The Nonviolent Atonemet)
Tony Bartlett (author of Cross Purposes)
Michael Hardin (editor of Stricken By God?)

To Register:
For ANTS students, staff and faculty wishing to attend: Please e-mail
Mark Heim at The first 100 people will have their
registration fee waived.

For all others: Please e-mail Rev. Nancy Hitt at or go to the Preaching Peace website at

Registration fee is $30 for seniors and
students; $40 for general admission. A $5 boxed lunch will be offered
or bring a bag lunch.

ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
On Thursday, April 24 Lynne C. Eckman, ( ) the
Asst. Manager National Ministries and the National Scholarship
Coordinator for the American Baptist Personnel Services, will be on
campus. She invites Baptist students to email her directly if they
would like to meet with her. And if you are free for lunch on the 24th
(which she will host) please RSVP directly to Dean Nancy Nienhuis
( to reserve a spot.

Sign up for Community Day!
What do President Nick Carter, Academic Dean Bill Herzog, and Professors
Bob Pazmino, Beth Nordbeck, Sarah Drummond, Sharon Thornton, and Mark
Heim have in common? They and more of their colleagues are all
participating in Community Day on Tuesday, April 15! You can too.
Please email me to be put on the volunteer list. Once again we will
close down classes for the day and go to do community service work off
the hill, partnering with the Rabbinical students at Hebrew College.
Please let me know if you have limitations with regard to the kind of
work you can do. A couple days before the 15th I'll be emailing
everyone with their team assignments. The day will once again being
with morning worship service (put together by JOTH), and end with the
John Bell Song event at 7 pm. Come for whatever part of the day you
can. We will be in small teams heading off to various areas around
Boston and lunch will be provided. This is an excellent way to spend
some out-of-classroom time with faculty and staff, as we all "roll up
our sleeves" for our neighbors in the greater Boston area.

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students and Community Life

In Her Own Voice
Announcing a performance of In Her Own Voice; a one-person play that
gives a distinctive voice to named and un-named women in Scripture.

Dothe premier of this work-in- progress.
Donna was a professional actress, singer and director in her first
career, before entering seminary in 2004.
She has performed many roles from Shakespeare - commercials; in theater
,TV and film; in New York, LA, Europe and regionally.
Donna would like to bring In Her Own Voice to churches, retreats and
conferences as an educational outreach to women who sometimes feel they
are not seen enough in Scripture and not spoken enough about from the
There will be a Q&A after the performance.

All ANTS students, faculty and staff are cordially invited. Please
extend the invitation to members of your home churches, and the larger

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Place: Wilson Chapel
Andover Newton Theological School.
210 Herrick St.
Newton Center, MA
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Student Lounge
Dear Students,

On Friday, April 11th, the student lounge will be used for the
Non-Violent Atonement Conference from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Thank you in
advance for your flexibility and cooperation.

Please join us for informal worship, mingling, and conversations in a
small group format. This is a chance for spouses/partners to meet each
other and share experiences. Seminarians will also share among

3-5 PM


Questions/RSVP to Christina Sillari OR Janet Bush Sponsored by UU Student group at ANTS (UUCANS).

Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
This is the official Call for Candidates for all Student Association
offices during the 2008-9 academic year. There are 5 offices for which
elections shall be held: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Student Life Chair. Descriptions of each can be found in
the SA Constitution, which you can access via Connect (go to the SA

Should you wish to run for any of these offices, please forward to me
your name, which office you are seeking, and a 1 paragraph description
of yourself and why you are running. I need to receive this by the end
of the day ( on Thursday, April 17. SA currently plans to
hold elections the week of April 21-25, with exact dates TBA.

Jason Boyd
SA Vice President

Chapel News (April 6-12)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 7- April 11) will
be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Tuesday: Bill Delia (Bill will also be sharing some of his music with
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Kurt Walker
Friday: Jason Boyd (LOCATION: TBA)

EVENING PRAYER (COMPLINE) in the Episcopal tradition:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:15 p.m.
Prayer Room, downstairs in the Wilson Chapel
Hosted by the Episcopal Student Fellowship

Joel Kemp will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm. Joel's father, Jesse
Kemp, will be offering a musical meditation during communion also.

Wednesday Choir Practice will be held at 12:40pm in the sanctuary.

Wednesday evening @ 6:00 there will also be a Jazz Vespers in the Wilson
Chapel hosted by the BSF.

Thursday at 1:00 the Black Student Fellowship will be worshiping in the

The Korean Evangelical meets twice weekly in the lower sanctuary in
the Wilson Chapel. Bible study is at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and
worship is Sunday mornings at 11:30am.

Take advantage of the community forum at Morning Prayer and think
about offering a short reflection to your friends and family here on
campus. It's been a beautiful and uplifting experience. With
questions regarding worship in the Wilson Chapel, and upcoming
ANTS Welcomes John Bell on April 15
John Bell of the Iona Community will be coming to ANTS on Community Day,
Tuesday, April 15th!

From 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Meetinghouse, he will be offering a workshop
"Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones for Worship" on the challenges and
opportunities of using music in worship. People participating in
Community Day will be back on campus in time to participate in this

From 7:00 - 9:00 pm that evening, there will be a 'Big Sing' with him in
the Wilson Chapel - a great way to wrap up ANTS Community Day!

A $5 donation is requested for each event; ANTS students are free.
Please contact Jennifer Shaw in the Faculty Office (ext. 228) to
register your name for the workshop.

The Graduating Senior Breakfast
The senior breakfast for those graduating will be held on May 7th @ 8AM
in the Dining hall-sponsored by the UCC fellowship.
Please RSVP if you plan on attending this event by April 28th to me @
With Thanks & Blessings,
Dianne Co-mod UCC

SA Treasurer Resignation
Due to personal reasons, Eric Wasileski has found, with regret, that he
cannot accept the position of SA Treasurer. The SA Executive will submit
a budget for approval as soon as possible. In the mean time, the SA will
also continue to make payments and reimbursements as they come in.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
Len Hayward
SA President

Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask
and provoke questions about religious practice and practical
theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.
We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory
University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections
between imagination and religious practice, past and present, in any
context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g.
showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious
community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological,
moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections
between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or
perversions of imagination, etc.

Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.
This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious
studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature,
cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science,
philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences. We
also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.

We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical
essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia
scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media,
photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note
that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship
is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with
scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.

The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and
submission guidelines, please visit:


Letitia Campbell
Doctoral Student, Ethics & Society
Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University

TABCOM offers professional ethics course
The American Baptist churches of Massachusetts is offering a course on
Professional Ethics. This course, a requirement for ordination in
Massachusetts With the American Baptist Churches, will be held at West
Medford Baptist Church on SaturdAttendance on both Saturdays is required. The cost of the course is
$150. Please contact Rev. E. Darlene Williams as soon as possible to
sign up for this course. She can be reached at
The deadline for signing up is this week end.

Is Field Education in your future?
The last information session for students considering Field Education
in Fall of 2008 will be held Wednesday, April 16th. The session will be
in the Greene Room from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Contact Jen Walker,, with any questions or concerns.

Notice for Friday store hours
The bookstore will be closed Friday morning while staff tend the
booktable at the Nonviolent Atonement conference in Wilson Chapel. The
store will open at 1 pm and be open until 4 pm.

Library schedule notice
The Library will have expanded Saturday hours beginning April 12 through
the end of the semester. Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reminder: On Community Day, April 15, the Library will be open
7:00-10:00 p.m. only.