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Boston College STM Online: Encore Podcast

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.

Jan 9, 2018

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...


Jan 2, 2018

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...


Dec 19, 2017

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...


Dec 12, 2017

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...


Dec 5, 2017

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...