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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

ANTS Student E-News - Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

In this message:

- Great Preaching series - Kyle Childress Wednesday April 16th 1PM
- ABC Rep to Host Lunch & Appointments
- Spiritual Journeys welcomes Jeff Jones on April 16th at 4:30PM
- In Her Own Voice
- Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
- Call for Candidates -- SA 2008-9 Elections
- Chapel News (April 13-19)
- Thursday UU Worship
- The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
- SA Treasurer Resignation
- TABCOM offers professional ethics course
- Is Field Education in your future?
- Library schedule notice

Great Preaching series - Kyle Childress Wednesday April 16th 1PM
At 1PM in Wilson Chapel Kyle Childress will continue our Great
Preaching series. - Kyle Childress has served as the pastor of Austin
Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, an East Texas college town, since
1989. Austin Heights Baptist is a small congregation affiliated with the
Alliance of Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Baptist
World Alliance, and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. It is also
a partner church with the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

Kyle is a graduate of Baylor University and Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, and has pursued further study at Duke University
Divinity School. A frequent contributor to Christian Century and a
recent recipient of a Lilly Foundation grant for Clergy Renewal, Kyle
spent his sabbatical in England reading and visiting parishes led by
pastors who are known for both their preaching and writing skills.

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.

Spiritual Journeys welcomes Jeff Jones on April 16th at 4:30PM
Wednesday April 16th at 4:30PM Spiritual Journeys will host ANTS'
Director of Distance Learning and Adjunct Professor, Dr. Jeff Jones. All
students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend this informal and
meaningful program in the President's home.

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.

Donna Colletti-Lowre, M Div graduating senior, wrote and will perform
in the 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

Prayer Request for Burton Bagby and Family
Burton's dear uncle, Burton Holloway Parks, passed on yesterday.
Burton left to be with the family in Texas. He requests your prayers
for him and his partner Ron, and for the entire family.

Thank you,

Nancy Nienhuis
Dean of Students

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 13-19)
Reflections at MORNING PRAYER for this week (April 14- April 18) will

be offered by:
Monday: Ned Allyn Parker
Wednesday: Ellen Quaadras
Thursday: Tim House
Friday: Carol Steinbrecher

Monday at 1:00 the Evangelical Fellowship will be hosting a special
worship service at which Tony Campolo will be speaking.

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

As part of the Great Preaching Series Rev. Kyle Childress will be
sharing the message at WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY CHAPEL, which gathers
every Wednesday of the academic year @ 1:00pm.

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

Thursday at 1:00 Worship will be held in the UU tradition and led by
Tim House.

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.

There are many other worship opportunities this week, please continue
to watch ENews for updates.

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
events, please contact Ned Parker at

Ned Allyn Parker
Admission Counselor / Chapel Steward

Thursday UU Worship
Dear friends and colleagues,

The ANTS UU student worship services are held each Thursday at 1:00pm
in Wilson Chapel. Everyone is welcome. Come and join with your
colleagues for a peaceful hour, to feed your spirit and refresh your

Tim House will lead our worship this week, inspired by the words of
Michael Leunig: "A person kneels before a duck". God-talk might be
less about WHOM we're talking about (or to whom we're talking) and
more about HOW we are participating in the conversation.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Spring semester:

April 17 : Tim House
April 24 : Leslie Becknell-Marx
May 1 : April Spencer
May 8 : Black Student Fellowship

Blessings from the worship coordinators,
Bruce Taylor (
Cathy French (

The Graduating Senior Breakfast (Updated)
The Senior Breakfast is for all of the graduating seniors-all
denominations-all programs. It will be on May 7th @ 8AM in the dining
hall. RSVP by 4/25 to This event is sponsored by the

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

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 Saturday May 3rd and Saturday May 10th.
Attendance 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.

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.