Assoc. of Practical Theology in Oceania – 2015 Conference

We are glad to share this attached flyer with information about the APTO’s November 2015 conference– APTO 2015 Conference Flyer, 26-29 November (ALL)-2

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New StudyingCongregations website

We are happy to share that we have received notice from Timothy Snyder, Ph.D. student at Boston University and Managing Director of, that their new website is now up. He notes that it is “created for theological educators (particularly … Continue reading

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Practical Theology and Academic Freedom: A Note on the New AAR Draft Statement

The American Academy of Religion recently released the latest draft, for comment (by 1 September 2015), of its updated Statement on Academic Freedom. I wonder what practical theologians contribute to this important conversation about academic freedom as regards the study … Continue reading

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“…The sufferings faced to give us a good plate of seafood”: Ministry to seafarers and fishers

Despite so much of the world’s wellbeing directly and indirectly related to the wellbeing of the seas, their creatures, and the people who work on the seas, I had never thought about what ministry on the high seas looks like. … Continue reading

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Job Openings: Campus Minister, Pastoral Minister, St. Thomas More Student Parish, Kalamazoo, MI

CAMPUS MINISTER & PASTORAL MINISTER St. Thomas More Student Parish, Kalamazoo MI, serves the college communities of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, and a community college, as well as 600 permanent residents. We have 2 positions available: a campus minister … Continue reading

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Teaching Pope Francis’ Visit to USA?

At Fordham, I am teaching a course this fall called “Evangelization: Faith and Culture.” As I have been finalizing the syllabus, I am making room to include Pope Francis’ visit to the USA in our theological study of evangelization. I … Continue reading

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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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