Notes from “The Shared Parish,” Center for Migration Studies, Part 2

This post is a continuation of part one. During Dr. Brett Hoover’s presentation, he raised several learnings from the research that led to his book, The Shared Parish (NYU Press, 2014), and his work since then. He highlighted the emotional … Continue reading

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What I’ve been researching . . . : Dale P. Andrews

I currently am studying issues of race and racism with pastoral and practical theological colleagues exploring theories of moral injury. My interests in this collaboration lies in what I would call white moral injury and how this concept might be … Continue reading

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Notes from “The Shared Parish,” Center for Migration Studies, Part 1

On 19 February, I attended a terrific event at the Center for Migration Studies, on the East Side of Manhattan, titled “The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of U.S. Catholicism.” I thought some notes on the session might … Continue reading

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Teaching and Post-Foundational Theology of Ministry Resources

Among the courses I teach at Fordham is a class on “Theology of Ministry.” I’ve been teaching versions of this class, under a variety of titles and formats, for fourteen years. The longer I teach it, and the more I … Continue reading

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Music Research as a Source for Thinking About Practices

I’ve been interested in music for a long time. As a musician for more than thirty years, there are certain musical worlds in which I feel right at home. Although my academic life has been going (post-grad school) for only … Continue reading

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What Are Your “Conundrums” in Practical Theology?

One thing that some practical theologians do is take time to think carefully about theological “meanings” of practices, experiences, contexts, and cultures… and to share out that thinking — to be further critically reconstructed — in communities (academic, religious, and … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: AAR Practical Theology Group

Many APT members and friends are affiliated with the American Academy of Religion. The Call for Papers for the AAR’s Annual Meeting has now been posted, and the AAR’s Practical Theology Group has the following call (pasted below). You can … Continue reading

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“Getting Started” in Practical Theology?

From time to time, colleagues or students ask me for a reference to a good, readable, basic introduction to practical theology. In my view, the recent compendium edited by Bonnie Miller-McLemore, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), is … Continue reading

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