Campus Events / Webinars

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Ancient Interpretations of Job 

Ancient Interpretations of Job 

October 21

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

Ancient Interpretations of Job    

Attend in person (space is limited, masks required) or virtually! 
Register here   

This presentation discusses ancient Jewish interpretations of the figure of Job. Dr. Angela Kim Harkins, Associate Professor of New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, explores how ancient readers sought to better understand Job and the people who knew him best, namely his wife and children, through various interpretations that link the figure of Job to the book of Genesis.

Sponsored by STM and Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty      

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty      

October 28

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty

Free virtual event - register here

At a time when virtually all discourse has been swallowed up by politics, it is important to recover precisely what the New Testament means by "freedom." In this presentation, Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University, uses Paul's letters to the Romans, Galatians, and Corinthians to examine the paradoxical nature of Christian slavery and freedom, and proposes the New Testament teaching as a measure for the discernment of some contemporary notions.
 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Contact
stmce@bc.edu

Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters   

Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters   

November 04

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

PYNE LECTURE ON MINISTRY WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters

Free virtual event - register here                       

Beginning with the experience of Christians living with mental health challenges, this lecture develops an interdisciplinary dialogue within which different dimensions of the healing process, including the fields of psychiatry and psychology, can come together faithfully as we explore the theology and practice of mental health care. Dr. John Swinton, Professor in Pratical Theology and Pastoral Care, The University of Aberdeen, Scotland,  contemplates the impact of faith on the lives of the caregivers and those cared for as well as how all might become faithful and hospitable people who can learn to live well even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Sponsored by STM and generously supported by the Pyne Endowment Trust in memory of Professor Margaret E. Pyne, a lifelong advocate for persons with disabilities.

 

Contact
stmce@bc.edu

A New Moment for Religious Education: The New Directory for Catechesis 

A New Moment for Religious Education: The New Directory for Catechesis 

November 12

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ANNUAL MINISTRY RENEWAL DAY

A New Moment for Religious Education: The New Directory for Catechesis

**Free Webinar**

Free virtual event - register here

Join us for a morning of dialogue and reflection about how the new Directory for Catechesis (2020) inspires renewed commitments to religious education and evangelization in a changing world. This conversation is grounded in the recently published book, Together Along the Way: Conversations Inspired by the Directory for Catechesis, edited by BC professors Hosffman Ospino and Theresa O’Keefe.

Webinar presenters include: Thomas Groome, professor of theology and religious education, Theresa A. O’Keefe, professor of the practice, religious education, Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education, Jane E. Regan, associate professor (emerita) in religious education

 

 

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Dial-In Information

https://bccte.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcO6urT8vGNIRyqZ0MVQ3lEGl34CTQjPq

 

Contact
stmce@bc.edu