Hair and Religion in Practice

I was recently talking to a hairdresser (okay, it was the professional who cuts my hair), who owns a salon in New York City, about theology and hair, and specifically about how the practice of cutting hair related to the … Continue reading

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Practices with Their Own Playlists

Recently, on the podcast Sound Opinions, I heard a news report about recent research into music listening practices that was funded by (and used streaming data from) Spotify. (You can hear it here at the front end of the podcast.) … Continue reading

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APT at AAR 2016: “Practical Theology for Politically Charged Situations”

The Association of Practical Theology is pleased to announce details for our session at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia. Please share these details with all who would be interested. We look forward to … Continue reading

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Schleiermacher and “Religious Others”

Friedrich Schleiermacher has often been credited with being the most influential modern founder/articulator/theorist of practical theology. I do not wish to go into the strengths and limits of such a claim, but rather to call attention to a recent book … Continue reading

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Notice from De Gruyter about Open Theology journal

We received this notice recently from De Gruyter: OPEN THEOLOGY journal CALL FOR PAPERS Open Theology – an international Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal, launched recenty by De Gruyter Open, welcomes contributions addressing religion in its various forms and aspects: … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Director of Field Education and Professor of Practical Theology, Louisville Seminary

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Was ist los, Stuttgart? Kirchentag! Part 2 of 2

Part 1 is here. Here are the pictures from Kirchentag in Stuttgart, Germany, last week, that I mentioned in my previous post. —Tom Beaudoin

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Was ist los, Stuttgart? Kirchentag! Part 1 of 2

I didn’t know that my recent visit to Stuttgart, Germany, would coincide with Kirchentag – because I had never heard of Kirchentag. But as soon as I stepped out of the train station, I saw people, young and old, sporting … Continue reading

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