Andover Newton Theological School will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, due to inclement weather.

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Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) & Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) Share Adoption Story

The Huffington Post tells the touching story of how two Andover Newton alumni came to adopt their son.

The Rev. Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) and the Rev. Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) were interviewed for a feature story appearing June 24, 2016, in the online news portal's "Queer Voices" section as part of a longer series titled "Let Love Define Family."

Andover Newton is sad to announce the passing of recent alumna The Rev. Jennifer “Jena” Roy (MDiv ’13) of Winchester, Massachusetts.

"There's blood everywhere," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said.

Yes, the blood is everywhere as the Andover Newton community joins hands with the human family in mourning the atrocious massacre in Orlando, Florida, early this morning (Sunday, June 12).

Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce two new appointees will support Andover Newton’s educational mission in the year to come.

New Details on Andover Newton-Yale Divinity School Affiliation

As you might have read last week, Andover Newton is pursuing an affiliation with Yale Divinity School, starting with a “Visiting Year” in 2016-17. Professors Mark Heim, Gregory Mobley, and Benjamin Valentin will be in-residence at YDS, as will Dean Sarah Drummond.

Samuel Edgar Lowry Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus

Dear Friends of Andover Newton,

We have received the news that William L. (Bill) Holladay, the Samuel Edgar Lowry Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus at Andover Newton, died over the weekend. He will be remembered with great appreciation and affection by Andover Newton faculty, alumni/ae, and others who have been part of the wider Andover Newton community.

Former Professor Mary Luti offered this tribute:

Two-Year Transition Begins in Fall 2016

Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School have announced on Monday, May 2, 2016, a two-phase plan to move toward a formal affiliation. The full letter to the Andover Newton community follows.

Dear Andover Newton Community,

It is with hope and faith that we announce that the Andover Newton Theological School leadership will proceed toward a formal affiliation with Yale Divinity School in a two-phase arrangement planned to begin in the 2016-17 academic year and, if negotiations continue to be successful, be complete a year later.

The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright event planned for tonight, March 9, has been postponed to a later date. Please hold Rev. Dr. Wright in your prayers, as he is ill. We also would appreciate you notifying any friends or churches that may not see this message. Please stay tuned for information about a new date and time for this event.

Dear Friends of Andover Newton,

I am sorry to inform you that beloved long-time faculty member, Dr. Meredith “Jerry” Handspicker, died earlier this week.  He is remembered with great appreciation and affection by Andover Newton faculty, alumni/ae, and others who have been part of the wider Andover Newton community. 

The Rev. Dr. Max L. Stackhouse passed away at the age of 80 at his home in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday, January 30. After graduating from DePauw University and Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Stackhouse was ordained by the United Church of Christ and went on to be internationally recognized as a theologian in the field of Christian social ethics. After early involvement in the civil rights movement, he pioneered work in public theology, economics, globalization, and ecclesiastical concerns. Dr.


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