by Christina Richardson This past winter break I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take the travel seminar to India. It was an experience I will never forget! For a long time, India was a country I always wanted to visit, so when I stepped off the plane in Chennai, India, I knew my... Continue Reading →
by Tsz-Him (Matthew), Lai How many stories have you heard about the U.S.-Mexico border? During the border trip, we had numerous chances to listen to stories from different volunteers and humanitarian activists. There is a particular one which touches my heart deeply. And I want to share this story with you...
by Emily Ling “A disorganized Church cannot beat an organized lie.” As I head into this new year and the upcoming spring semester of seminary, that line continues to be a thought that ruminates in my mind. It was spoken back in October 2017 by Reverend Mike McBride, Director of Urban Strategies for PICO National... Continue Reading →
by Elizabeth Hurd Boston University School of Theology proudly calls itself “The School of the Prophets,” and with the likes of Anna Howard Shaw, Martin Luther King Jr., and Howard Thurman once gracing the space of the institution, the moniker is accurately deserved. But it’s not just the historical figures that give the school this... Continue Reading →
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 →