Practical Theology, Airplanes, and the International Space Station

How do practical theologians work with the responses that human-made flying vehicles evoke in people? My family rented a small plane for several years when I was a child, and my father (who had been a pilot in the Air … Continue reading

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Advance Registration for APT 2016 Biennial Closes in One Month

One month left for online registration for the APT 2016 Biennial Conference! Registration and priority access to special events closes on Thursday 10 March. After that, registration will only be on-site during the conference weekend in April. Registration is here: … Continue reading

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“Faith and Finance: Counting the Cost of Theological Education”

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Sarah Coakley on ‘transformative’ practices and arguments about God

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James Nieman on “Ministerial Wisdom”

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Special Events at the Biennial Conference

In addition to plenary sessions, paper sessions, and invited presentations, we have a number of special events planned for the Biennial Conference in April, where our theme is “Live, Move, and Have Being: Migration and Practical Theology.” Among the special … Continue reading

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AAR Statement on Institutional Practices Concerning Contingent Faculty

[click post title to see the document] Many practical theologians work as adjunct/contingent faculty. The topic of our Association of Practical Theology​ session at the American Academy of Religion in 2014 was “Forming Practical Theologians for Emerging Spaces of Employment.” … Continue reading

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Diana Hayes lecture, “Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made”

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