Welcome to the Boston University School of Theology’s student journal – The Prophet! The Prophet strives to amplify the voices of STH students by promoting and sharing a range of perspectives on matters of concern. From describing and analyzing our spiritual practices to discussing our faith communities and society, we welcome the full spectrum of ideas and thoughts resident in the hearts and minds of our dynamic student body.
As you brainstorm content for articles, reflections, and podcast episodes we invite you to learn more about our guidelines and standards. We’d also like to introduce you to this year’s leadership team. We look forward to hearing from you!
All content submitted to The Prophet will be published at the discretion of the editing committee based on the policies set forth by BUSTH’s community life policies and procedures (click here). If necessary, content will be edited minimally for grammar and/or format. Inflammatory or hateful language directed at any person or community will not be tolerated; submissions of this kind will be rejected.
- Students are encouraged to submit works of ambition and excellence, cultivating both their personal and professional voice.
- All submissions will be treated equally; no submissions will be privileged over another.
- No submissions will be rejected as long as it meets the aforementioned standards.
- The executive committee will strive to maintain a prophetic attitude by seeking out voices that need to be heard, accepting diverse worldviews, and challenging assumptions.
- A length of 400-2000 words is suggested, but submissions of shorter or longer length may also be accepted.
Co-Editor: Andrew Kimble, MDiv ’19
Andrew Kimble is a graduate student at the Boston University School of Theology pursuing the Master of Divinity degree. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to study philosophy at Morehouse College. After graduating from Morehouse College in 2014, Andrew worked for two years as a conflicts analyst at a law firm. Instead of immediately pursuing a career in law, he decided to explore certain topics in religion, spirituality, and ethics.
Co-Editor: Emily Ling, MDiv ’19
Emily Ling is a native Texan who spent most of the past decade living in Austin. In her time there, she earned a masters in public policy, fought to end mass incarceration by working at nonprofits that advocated on behalf of inmates and volunteered at local organic farms. She was led to Boston University to pursue a Masters of Divinity in order to more deeply explore issues of theology and ethics, the role of faith communities in movements of social healing, and the relationship between activism and contemplative spirituality. She is excited to explore how justice and beauty emerge from the creative flow of good conversations, written words, and cultivating community. In addition to the Prophet and her STH studies, she enjoys working as the Program Coordinator for the Religion & Conflict Transformation Program and serving as secretary for the STH Student Interfaith Club.
Secretary: Kathy Boss, MDiv ’19
Kathy is a voracious reader, knitter of many socks, and frequent presenter at poetry readings and storytelling events. She has raised three sons, saved 105 acres of farmland from development, walked 500 miles on the Camino Frances, directed a series of literary festivals, been carried down a mountain on a stretcher, and, almost as harrowing as the stretcher incident, taught health class to high school sophomores! With an eye toward social justice and a desire for a deeper understanding of the human condition, she enrolled as a full-time student at Boston University School of Theology in 2017 and is currently working on a Masters in Divinity.
Treasurer: Taylor Thomas, MTS ’19
Taylor Thomas is an MTS student focusing on theology and philosophy of religion with an interest in Christian ethics and religious naturalism. She was raised in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017 with a BA in Religious Studies. While she identifies as an atheist, Taylor believes religious traditions hold unsurpassed potential in illuminating and shaping the radical contingency of the human condition. Her ambition is to unpack this unprecedented potential to address some of the most complex and vexing problems facing society.