Boston College STM Online: Encore Podcast

Boston College STM Online: Encore Podcast

Boston College STM Online: Encore Podcast

Description

For nearly ten years, our continuing education staff at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry have been recording and archiving the lectures in theology and ministry that we host on campus. We call this collection “STM Online: Encore.” You can find a range of topics including Catholic social teaching, scripture, ministry, and spirituality.

Episodes

Episode 33: The Francis Effect in the Synods on the Family - Bretzke & Reynolds

Jan 10, 2018 59:35

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Rereading the Roman Tea Leaves: The Francis Effect in the Synods on the Family LECTURE

November 4, 2015
Presenter: James Bretzke, S.J.
Response by: Susan Reynolds

“Mercy, and not sacrifice,” are among the chief fundamental values of the Francis Effect in the Church which the pope envisions as a missionary field hospital that re-focuses its attention on responding to the deepest wounds of souls desperately in need of the healing ministrations of the Gospel.  In a real sense the two-part Synod on the Family has functioned as an extended and in-depth clinical trial over the medicine of mercy that Pope Francis has prescribed for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy soon to begin.  This presentation reflects on these themes by examining the recently concluded Synod on the Family in the context of last year’s much debated Extraordinary Synod and in light of Pope Francis’s September visits to Cuba and the United States.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

James Bretzke, S.J. is STM professor of moral theology.

Susan Reynolds is an STM PhD student.

Episode 32: Loss, Change, and Resilience in Communities of Faith - Kelley

Jan 3, 2018 42:05

Description:

Loss, Change, and Resilience in Communities of Faith ANNUAL MINISTRY RENEWAL DAY

November 6, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Kelley

Loss and change touch every individual, community, and organization.  Responding to loss and change with resilience is a critical challenge for us all.  This day invites participants to reflect on the role of resilience in our personal and communal lives, consider resilience through a theological lens, and suggest strategies to foster and sustain resilience in ourselves and in our communities of faith.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Melissa Kelley is STM associate professor of pastoral care and counseling and co-director of Contextual Education.

Episode 31: Loss, Change, and Resilience in Communities of Faith - Kelley

Dec 20, 2017 46:51

Description:

Loss, Change, and Resilience in Communities of Faith ANNUAL MINISTRY RENEWAL DAY

November 6, 2015
Presenter: Melissa Kelley

Loss and change touch every individual, community, and organization.  Responding to loss and change with resilience is a critical challenge for us all.  This day invites participants to reflect on the role of resilience in our personal and communal lives, consider resilience through a theological lens, and suggest strategies to foster and sustain resilience in ourselves and in our communities of faith.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Melissa Kelley is STM associate professor of pastoral care and counseling and co-director of Contextual Education.

Episode 30: A Liberating Spirituality for a Suffering World - Valiente

Dec 13, 2017 01:03:55

Description:

A Liberating Spirituality for a Suffering World LECTURE

November 19, 2015
Presenter: O. Ernesto Valiente

This presentation builds on the work of Latin American liberation theologians to propose a Christian discipleship—a following of Jesus—that responds to our conflicted world.  It identifies the “path” that we are to follow and the “Spirit” that empowers us in that following.  The presentation also draws on the pastoral writings of Pope Francis to illuminate the implications that Jesus’s life and mission pose for our current life as Christian disciples.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

O. Ernesto Valiente is STM assistant professor of systematic theology.

Episode 29: A Rebellious Son? - Reinhartz

Dec 6, 2017 01:05:33

Description:

A Rebellious Son?
Jesus and His Mother at the Wedding in Cana (John 2) LECTURE

March 2, 2016
Presenter: Adele Reinhartz    

In the Gospel of John, chapter 2, Jesus, his mother, his brothers, and the disciples are at a wedding in Cana, in the Galilee.  Inexplicably, the wine runs out early, while the celebrations are in full swing. When Jesus's mother points out the problem to her son, hoping he will help, his answer is surprising: "Woman, what does this have to do with you and me?"  This lecture looks closely at this exchange in the context of the norms and expectations of parent-child relationships in Jewish and Greco-Roman societies, and considers its role in the Gospel's overall presentation of Jesus.  

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry 
and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning    

Adele Reinhartz is Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations at Boston College, and professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, at the University of Ottawa.

Episode 28: Thy Will Be Done - Stegman

Nov 29, 2017 01:17:11

Description:

Thy Will Be Done:
The Function of Prayer in Mark's Gospel LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.

March 15, 2016
Presenter: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

While Luke's Gospel is known as the "Gospel of prayer," prayer also plays an important role in Mark's Gospel.  Not only does Mark present Jesus as the model of someone who prays, he also emphasizes the significance of prayer among the new family who are gathered around Jesus, committed to doing God's will.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, 
and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
 

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J. is STM associate professor of New Testament and chair of the Ecclesiastical Faculty.

Episode 27: The Spirit at Work: St. Teresa of Avila in Life - Brouillette

Nov 22, 2017 01:14:24

Description:

The Spirit at Work: St. Teresa of Avila in Life LECTURE

March 31, 2016
Presenter: André Brouillette, S.J. 

A doctor of the Church, St. Teresa of Avila's spiritual writings and efforts to renew the Church are widely recognized as divinely inspired. What can the life and works of Teresa teach us regarding the action of the Holy Spirit, whose presence is as discreet as it is potent?  This lecture explores how the movement of the Spirit can be uncovered through its surprising dynamic imprint in human life.   

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry 
and the Institute of Carmelite Studies


André Brouillette, S.J., is STM assistant professor of systematic and spiritual theology.

Episode 26: Managing Connections or Building Relationships? - O'Keefe

Nov 15, 2017 59:36

Description:

Managing Connections or Building Relationships?
Teens and Digital Technology WORKSHOP

April 22, 2016
Presenter: Theresa A. O’Keefe

This workshop focuses on recent research on teens and social media, with particular attention on the uses of digital technology and how those can both support and undermine relationships.  Attendees are invited to reflect on their own practices around social media and other digital technologies as a means of uncovering helpful and unhelpful practices.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Theresa A. O’Keefe is STM associate professor of the practice of youth and young adult faith, and codirector, contextual education.

Episode 25: Managing Connections or Building Relationships? Teens and Digital Technology - O'Keefe

Nov 8, 2017 56:34

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Managing Connections or Building Relationships?
Teens and Digital Technology WORKSHOP

April 22, 2016
Presenter: Theresa A. O’Keefe

This workshop focuses on recent research on teens and social media, with particular attention on the uses of digital technology and how those can both support and undermine relationships.  Attendees are invited to reflect on their own practices around social media and other digital technologies as a means of uncovering helpful and unhelpful practices.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Theresa A. O’Keefe is STM associate professor of the practice of youth and young adult faith, and codirector, contextual education.

Episode 24 : The Catholic Voter and the Signs of Our Times - Himes O.F.M.

Sep 20, 2017 01:20:20

Description:

The Catholic Voter and the Signs of Our Times LECTURE

October 19, 2016
Presenter:  Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.

Vatican II's "Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World" encouraged believers to read the "signs of the times" in order to discern where God is to be found in the world and how we are to respond.  This electoral season can be read as revealing a number of significant social issues that ought to be considered as Catholic citizens go to the voting booths.

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center

 

 Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., is professor of theological ethics at the Boston College Department of Theology.

Episode 23: Where Two or Three are Gathered - Regan

Sep 13, 2017 01:06:35

Description:

Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Transforming the Parish through Communities of Practice SECOND ANNUAL STM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LECTURE


October 27, 2016
Presenter: Jane E. Regan

Ministers in today’s parishes face a variety of challenges as they strive to create a context within which the faith is proclaimed, preached, taught, celebrated, and lived.  Forming this kind of dynamic community requires that the adult believers embody maturity of faith and a spirit of evangelization.  Using the concept of “community of practice,” this presentation sets out a new way to think about the life of the parish and a model for effectively leveraging and enhancing present parish dynamics and structures.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Jane E. Regan is STM associate professor of theology and religious education, director, STM continuing education, and chair, STM Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry.

Episode 22: Tending Your Own Garden - Griffith

Aug 23, 2017 01:02:26

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Tending Your Own Garden: A Spirituality for Active Ministry ANNUAL MINISTRY RENEWAL DAY

November 4, 2016
Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

The demands of ministry often seem overwhelming. What are the core elements of a spirituality that is oriented towards ministry? What insights can figures from the Christian tradition offer us about the role of spirituality in our ministry? This annual gathering represents an opportunity for all those in ministry to address questions and renew their ministries together. 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Colleen M. Griffith is STM professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies.

Episode 21: The Francis Pontificate: Historical Anomaly or the Beginning of a Postmodern Papacy? - Gaillardetz

Aug 16, 2017 01:17:52

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The Francis Pontificate: Historical Anomaly or the Beginning of a Postmodern Papacy? November 10, 2016

Presenter: Richard Gaillardetz

Both supporters and critics have recognized the distinctive character of the pontificate of our first Jesuit and South American pope.  Some have been skeptical, however, as to whether the “newness” is a matter of style or substance.  Is the Francis moment just that, a moment, one easily set aside by his successors, or are we seeing the beginning of a new ecclesial trajectory for the ministry of the Bishop of Rome?

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center 

Richard Gaillardetz is Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, and chair, Boston College Department of Theology

Episode 20: The Psalms: Jewish-Catholic Dialogue through Shared Praise - Davis

Aug 9, 2017 01:07:23

Description:

The Psalms: Jewish-Catholic Dialogue through Shared Praise LECTURE  

March 2, 2017
Presenter:  Andrew R. Davis

This lecture explores the Psalter as a valuable resource for Jewish-Christian dialogue.  Christian readers of Scripture have long been enlightened and inspired by Jewish exegesis, and today we have more opportunities than ever to read Scripture through the eyes of other faith traditions.  Reading “shoulder to shoulder” with Jews is a way to learn the Psalms’ significance in Jewish tradition and also to reflect in new ways about their importance for Christian faith. 

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and 
the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

Andrew R. Davis is STM assistant professor of Old Testament.

Episode 19: Deepening Catholic Citizenship Today - Clifford & Massaro

Aug 2, 2017 01:34:50

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Deepening Catholic Citizenship Today: Drawing from Scripture and Tradition LECTURE

March 9, 2017
Presenters:  Richard J. Clifford, S.J. and Thomas Massaro, S.J.

In the wake of the 2016 campaign season and election, a number of concerns have surfaced regarding the dual identify of Catholics as committed believers and citizens.  This presentation addresses how Catholics today may draw from the Church’s tradition of reflection on public affairs in ways that honor Catholic moral teachings and foster agency.  To help articulate the Catholic voice, Fr. Clifford will speak on the biblical tradition of the Old Testament prophets, and Fr. Massaro will present elements of Catholic Social Teaching that provide a framework for critically engaging key issues through our unique perspective as citizens.  

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., is STM Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, and Thomas Massaro, S.J., is professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

Episode 18: Hope in a Time of Climate Change: A Conversation between Religion and Science

Jul 26, 2017 01:00:15

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Hope in a Time of Climate Change: A Conversation between Religion and Science ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Presenter:  Carol A. Newsom

Human induced climate change is the most serious problem confronting the ecology of our planet.  Was this an inevitable consequence of the appearance of humans in the ecosystem?  How should we think about how we got to this terrifying state, and how can we think hopefully about the future?  Anthropologists who study the emergence of homo sapiens present an account of our origins that engages in intriguing ways with the Israelite reflections on human origins in Genesis 1-11.  Here is a conversation between religion and science that offers true insight into how our unique nature is both a danger and a promise in this fragile world.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, 
and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Carol A. Newsom is the C. H. Candler Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 

Episode 17: The Treasure of Hispanic American Catholicism - Ospino & Del Toro

Jul 19, 2017 35:15

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The Treasure of Hispanic American Catholicism PANEL DISCUSSION

February 11, 2016
Panelists: Marilú Del Toro and Hosffman Ospino
Moderator: Thomas H. Groome

American Catholicism in the 21st century is in the midst of a major demographic and cultural transformation driven.  It is driven largely by the fast-growing presence of Hispanics, who currently make up about half of all Catholics in the United States. This presentation reflects on the challenges and possibilities of being Catholic in the United States in an increasingly Hispanic Church. How does such transformation affect our commitments to Catholic ministry, social action, and theological reflection?  

Cosponsored by The Church in the 21st Century Center 
and the School of Theology and Ministry

Marilú Del Toro is an STM student, and Hosffman Ospino is STM assistant professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education.  Moderator, Thomas H. Groome is director of The Church in the 21st Century Center. 

Episode 16: Evolution and the Primacy of Love - Delio

Jun 27, 2017 01:43:13

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Evolution and the Primacy of Love ANNUAL EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

July 16, 2016
Presenter: Ilia Delio, O.S.F. 

According to Teilhard de Chardin, evolution ushered in a new understanding of reality based on love-energy.  This year's annual lecture explores Teilhard's philosophy of love and the import of conscious love for the direction of human evolution.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Ilia Delio, O.S.F., is the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair of Christian Theology at Villanova University.

Presentation Transcript

Episode 15: Who are the "Nones?" - Ammerman

Jun 22, 2017 01:15:30

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Who are the "Nones"? LECTURE

February 25, 2016
Presenter: Nancy T. Ammerman

Roughly one-third of younger adults now say they have no religious affiliation; but who are they and why aren’t they in church?  What do they mean when they protest that they are “spiritual”?  This presentation examines the demographic, political, and cultural trends that have expanded the ranks of the unaffiliated, and asks what local communities of faith can do in response.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Nancy T. Ammerman is professor of sociology of religion at Boston University.

Episode 14: Ask the Beasts: Spirituality and the Evolving Earth - Johnson

Jun 14, 2017 01:26:08

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Ask the Beasts: Spirituality and the Evolving Earth EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

July 13, 2013
Presenter: Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.

 “Ask the beasts and they will teach you;
the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
ask the plants of the earth and they will instruct you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you ... “ (Job 12:7-8)

Guided by this often unheeded advice, this lecture asks the creatures formed by life’s evolution for their wisdom about the creative love of the living God. Their beauty and agonies disclose in new ways the energizing presence of the Spirit, the solidarity of Jesus in the flesh of suffering, and the immense power of the Origin and Goal of all. As a fellow species, human beings are summoned to a spirituality of relationship and ethic of care in this time of ecological distress. 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., is the Distinguished Professor of Theology, Fordham University, and author of the forthcoming book Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love(Bloomsbury, 2013).


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Episode 13: Thomas Merton: A Prophet for Our Time - Griffith

Jun 7, 2017 34:53

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Thomas Merton: A Prophet for Our Time LECTURE

October 29, 2015
Presenter: Colleen M. Griffith

In an age of unrest and distraction, Thomas Merton poses many challenges to contemporary culture, inviting a deeper sense of the human, a broadened grasp of catholicity, and a way of communal solidarity.  Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth, this presentation recognizes the degree to which Merton's contemplative vision has become only more prophetic in our time.  

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center

Colleen M. Griffith is STM associate professor of the practice of theology and faculty director of spirituality studies.

Episode 12: The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier - Jenkins

May 31, 2017 01:11:35

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The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier: Faith in a Vulnerable Community ANNUAL PYNE MEMORIAL PRESENTATION

October 13, 2016
Presenter: David O. Jenkins
 

The theology of Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche and Faith and Light, continues to be formed within intentional communities of adults with intellectual disabilities and those who share community with them.  The particular daily practices of these communities reveal theological convictions about the vulnerability of humanity and the vulnerability of God, about the location of faith itself, and about the significance of individual and communal bodies for revealing our capacity for transformative relationships.

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

 David O. Jenkins is associate professor in the practice of practical theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

About Jean Vanier...  For more than fifty years Jean Vanier has lived in community with adults with intellectual disabilities.  Son of the Governor General of Canada, Vanier took a transformative turn when he joined a center for lay Roman Catholic formation and met a French priest named Father Thomas Philippe.  

Through Father Thomas, Jean was introduced to the residents of an institution for men with intellectual disabilities in the rural village of Trosly-Breuil, the village where Jean still lives.  On another visit to a large psychiatric hospital near Paris, he met Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux, and soon thereafter invited them to share a home with him in Trosly-Breuil.  L’Arche (the ark) was born of these unlikely friendships.  Jean reflects on that first year in community with Raphael and Philippe: “Essentially, they wanted a friend.  They were not very interested in my knowledge or my ability to do things, but rather they needed my heart and my being. What was clear … from the very beginning was the aspect of “living with” people who have [intellectual disabilities], a desire to create family with them.”  

As former students and personal friends visited Jean, Raphael and Philippe in their home called L’Arche, they began to extend this intimate vision. When L’Arche expanded to India, then Canada, its Roman Catholic foundation was contextualized in Hindu and Muslim neighborhoods, in ecumenical and interfaith settings.  L’Arche now finds a home in 147 communities in thirty-five countries, eighteen of which are in the U.S.

Jean Vanier, approaching 88, is the author of thirty books and was the recent recipient of the Templeton Prize.  He was friends with Mother Teresa, Brother Roger of Taize, and was the one who called Henri Nouwen into L’Arche where he spent the last ten years of his life.  Yet the friendships that continue to shape Jean’s theology and his heart are the day-to-day friendships with the women and men with intellectual disabilities – and their assistants – who share community in L’Arche.

Episode 11: Islam for Catholics 101 - DeLong-Bas

May 24, 2017 01:22:37

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Islam for Catholics 101 LECTURE  

March 5, 2015
Presenter: Natana J. DeLong-Bas

This presentation covers major themes in Islam, including the role of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, the 5 Pillars, and common beliefs and scriptural ties between Islam and Christianity. Specific attention is given to the status of Jesus and where Muslims and Christians agree and disagree.  We also address issues of contemporary concern, including the status of women, Islamic law, jihad—what it is and isn't—and interfaith dialogue and relations. 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

 

Natana J. DeLong-Bas is editor-in-chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, and visiting assistant professor, Boston College Theology Department and Islamic Civilization and Societies Program.

Episode 10: Lament and Hope: The Contributions of the Biblical Lament Psalms - Harrington

May 17, 2017 56:02

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Lament and Hope: The Contributions of the Biblical Lament Psalms LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.

October 6, 2010

Presenter: Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., STM professor of New Testament

Fr. Harrington offers reflections on the key elements of the biblical laments, including Psalms 3, 5, and 22, and their message for those who suffer today.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Episode 9: Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness - Campbell

May 10, 2017 01:09:03

Description:

Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness EVELYN UNDERHILL LECTURE IN CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY

July 12, 2014
Presenter: Simone Campbell, S.S.S.

Too often the intersection of faith and politics becomes a crossroad of judgment and certitude; but trying to follow Christ requires a different approach. This lecture explores the call to touch the pain of the world and release hope into the darkness. Only a broken heart can lead to anything even approaching prophetic witness. Using current examples, we will wrestle with this challenge for 2014.


Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Simone Campbell, S.S.S., is executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby organization.  She has been instrumental in organizing the "Nuns on the Bus" tours, and is the author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community (HarperCollins, 2014).

Episode 8: The Gospel of John and the "Parting of the Ways" - Reinhartz

May 3, 2017 01:17:15

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The Gospel of John and the "Parting of the Ways" LECTURE

April 8, 2014
Presenter: Adele Reinhartz

The question of when and how the Jesus movement—one first-century Jewish group among many—became a separate and distinct set of institutions, communities, beliefs, and practices, is perhaps the most contentious issue in the study of early Christianity.  A key text in this debate is the Gospel of John, which is thought by many to allude to the expulsion of Jewish believers in Jesus from the synagogue.  This lecture examines the ways in which the Fourth Gospel has been used in this debate, and considers the expulsion theory as well as its alternatives in the context of the larger question of the “Parting of the Ways.”


Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

 Adele Reinhartz is general editor, Journal of Biblical Literature, and professor and director of Graduate Programs, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa.

Episode 7: The Practices of Discipleship - Tilley

Apr 26, 2017 54:43

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The Practices of Discipleship LECTURE

October 18, 2011

Presenter:  Terrence W. Tilley, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology and chair,Theology Department, Fordham University


This presentation explores the Gospels and the Creed to understand, in part, how disciples embody and transmit the faith through Christian practices.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Episode 6: Hope in a Wintry Season - Himes

Apr 19, 2017 01:16:04

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Hope in a Wintry Season Lecture

October 14, 2010.

Rev. Michael J. Himes, professor of theology, Boston College Theology Department

Hope, which should never be confused with optimism, is much more about the present than the future.  This lecture discusses how it is not a matter of keeping one's fingers crossed about tomorrow, but rather of remaining attentive to today. 

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston College Alumni Association

Episode 1: Telling Stories About Women – Levine

Mar 29, 2017 01:15:02

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Telling Stories about Women

EIGHTH ANNUAL MARY OF MAGDALA CELEBRATION

July 22, 2016
Presenter: Amy-Jill Levine

A woman hides yeast; a widow threatens a judge; a woman seeks a coin; wise and foolish virgins await a bridegroom….  These parables can be read as universal teachings about theology or salvation.  They should also correct erroneous stereotypes of Jewish women, prompt necessary questions about gender, and offer provocative insights into ancient and modern relationships. This celebration of the feast day of St. Mary of Magdala began with Mass, followed by lunch and a lecture.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
 

Amy-Jill Levine is  University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Episode 5: Mission, Evangelization, and Discipleship - Gittins

Mar 25, 2017 01:04:15

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Mission, Evangelization, and Discipleship   PLENARY ADDRESS
"THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: RENEWING THE CHURCH," 2013

Presenter: Anthony Gittins, C.S.Sp., professor emeritus of mission and culture, Catholic Theological Union

With more than 80 definitions of "evangelization" presently circulating, we should perhaps recall that the word applies, first and foremost, to Jesus.  This plenary address from the 2013 conference, The New Evangelization: Renewing the Church, considers what Jesus did and why, and poses the question: what happens to evangelization after the resurrection and ascension?  The answer links God's eternal mission with our own Christian response.

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
and Paulist Reconciliation MInistries

Episode 4: Women in Interreligious Dialogue - Ruether

Mar 25, 2017 01:01:31

Description:

Women and Interreligious Dialogue LECTURE

 

September 20, 2012

Presenter: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Respondents: Nelly van Doorn-Harder and Marianne Moyaert

This lecture takes stock of the contributions of women to interreligious dialogue and of interreligious dialogue to feminist thinking within particular religions, while also critically reflecting on present and future challenges and avenues for reflection and collaboration.

Rosemary Radford Ruether is the Carpenter Emerita Professor of Feminist Theology at the Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union. 

Episode 3: Jesus, A Pilgrimage - Martin

Mar 25, 2017 39:54

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage LECTURE  

September 25, 2014
Presenter: James Martin, S.J.

Encounter Jesus in a new way.  Father Martin offers fascinating details about the "historical Jesus," the real-life man who walked the earth in first-century Palestine, and also invites you to meditate on the "Christ of faith," the one risen from the dead.   As he does in his new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage, Fr. Martin combines stories from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the most up-to-date biblical study, and profound spiritual insights to help answer the question that Jesus first posed to his disciples: "Who do you say that I am?"

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry
and The Church in the 21st Century Center

James Martin, S.J., is editor-at-large of America magazine, bestselling author, and “official chaplain” of The Colbert Report.

Episode 2: The Power of Boundless Compassion - Boyle

Mar 25, 2017 01:24:08

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The Power of Boundless Compassion: An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle LECTURE

October 25, 2012

Presenter: Gregory Boyle, S.J.

In this presentation, Fr. Greg shares his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, drawn from more than 20 years of work with formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles.

 

Gregory Boyle, S.J., is founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Free Press, 2010).