The Ambiguity of (Religious) Practice, Part 4 of 4

Part one is here, part two is here, and part three is here. So I have been laying out (loosely) some elements of thinking about the ambiguity of (religious) practice especially in view of teaching such ambiguity. How do I … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of (Religious) Practice, Part 3

Part one is here, and part two is here. I gave some examples of the ambiguity of (religious) practice in earlier posts, and a recent series of articles in the New York Times on abusive prison practices put me in … Continue reading

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NYC Rally/March for Racial Justice and Practical Theology, Part 2 of 2

Part 1 is here. * This way of thinking intersectionality was initiated by, and remains vital in, scholars developing critical liberative analytical frameworks out of the multiple oppressions encountered by women of color (early on, Kimberle Crenshaw, and more directly … Continue reading

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Last Week’s NYC Rally/March for Racial Justice and Practical Theology, Part 1

In a recent post, I invited updates about how religious communities and other practical-theology-intensive places are making sense of and acting in relationship to the heightened public awareness of violence in/through law enforcement toward communities of color and disprivilege. I … Continue reading

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Updates from Baltimore and Beyond?

Any APT members who are in or near Baltimore, Ferguson, New York City, North Charleston, Phoenix, Cleveland, St. Louis, Southfield, Washington, Austin, or anywhere that has been touched by violence in the relationship between law enforcement/state power and communities of … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of (Religious) Practice, Part 2

Recent I wrote up Part 1 on this topic, introducing a little series on the ways that ambiguities of practice matter for practical theology. With the recent important debate about the USA’s drone warfare in the news, and the accompanying … Continue reading

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Less Than a Year Until APT Biennial Meeting!

Dear APT Members and Friends: We are less than a year until our next APT Biennial Meeting, our every-two-years conference where we gather to share research, delve deeply into a practical theological theme, catch up with old friends and colleagues, … Continue reading

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Bible Literacy in Teen Narrative Form

APT member John Falcone sends this note re: how US teachers can shape a developing project in Bible publishing. Dear APT friends, I am writing to let you know about a new project that introduces young people to the Bible … Continue reading

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