by Emily Ling I spent the summer of 2017 immersed in a contextual education internship at South Street Ministries in Akron, Ohio. Though involved in many aspects of South Street’s summer programming, my main areas of study were...
Beloved BUSTH Community, On April 28th, 2017, The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) ruled that the consecration of an openly LGBTQIA+ pastor as bishop is against church law. This decision was made following a complaint filed against the Western Jurisdiction of the UMC, after Bishop Karen Oliveto was consecrated as Bishop... Continue Reading →
by David Penn One of my former discussion group students asked me to write for the Prophet about what it’s like being a Teaching Fellow at STH. That was, I admit, before the presidential election happened, which, since that was months ago now, says something about what it’s like being a TF. It was a... Continue Reading →
by Zachary J. Taylor Personally, I find myself wondering how God will use me in my brokenness. It isn't easy to wake up in the morning and not feel anxious even though I shouldn't be anxious about anything. My day is always structured, and if I keep to that structure, then I avoid any chance... Continue Reading →
by Greer Bates Cordner It was just a little room with a few wooden benches and red paint on the clapboard walls, and the men who used to crowd in there were certainly no cutting-edge scholars by most any standards. They took their lessons from a guy named Orson whom they’d elected to the position... Continue Reading →
On Saturday, January 21st, a group of students met at Boston Common to join in the Women's March. Here are some of their reflections and responses to the day. "I had the opportunity to participate in the Women's March in Boston. I gave it some thought the morning of about what it meant. Here... Continue Reading →
The African American Dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University from 1953-1965 was The Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman. He wrote the poem "I Will Light Candles This Christmas." Here is an excerpt: When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home,... Continue Reading →
When words fail, we turn to art to express our deepest fears. On the morning of November 8, 2016, Anastasia Kidd, Shelly Rambo, and Jenny Knust led members of the community at the School of Theology in a time of reflection and response. We sang songs, reflected on the election, shared our concerns, read poetry,... Continue Reading →