Author Archives: Tom Beaudoin

APT 2016 Biennial: That’s a Wrap!

…. And with that, the 33rd Biennial Conference of the APT is concluded! What a weekend! Thank you to all the plenary speakers, the paper presenters, all who attended (over 100 registered), the Ram Van drivers, the UN tour and … Continue reading

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New ‘Theology in Practice’ book series: editors, first publications, call for manuscripts

[click title of post to see images] New book series from Brill, Theology in Practice, announces its editorial board, its first volumes, and issues a call for manuscripts:

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Being or Becoming Dust, with Practical Theology

I don’t expect that many APT colleagues and friends share my taste for hard rock music, but this post goes somewhere theological, so bear with me. Hearing the new Mark Tremonti single “Dust” put me in mind of David M. … Continue reading

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“First Reading” of Proposed Revisions to APT Bylaws

28 March 2016 To Members of the Association of Practical Theology: Professional associations revise their practices over time as new situations emerge, and must continually balance between the inherited vision and the needs of a new day. We know this … Continue reading

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Religious Education Association Call for Papers: “Generating Hope”

The Religious Education Association shares with us their Call for Papers: The Religious Education Association, a multi-faith organization made up of professors, researchers and senior practitioners in the field of religious education announces its Annual Meeting Call for Papers for … Continue reading

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Applied Religious Studies

It seems that at least in the US context, the concept of “applied religious studies” is slowly gaining increased traction. The American Academy of Religion now has an applied religious studies working group. I’ve heard mention of applied religious studies … Continue reading

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APT 2016 Biennial Conference Program now available

We are happy to announce that the official APT Biennial Conference program is now available in PDF form at our website. All registrants will receive a printed copy when they check in at the conference. Click on the “2016 Biennial … Continue reading

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PT Resources from Local Communities about Migrations Today

Migration — immigration, trafficking, refugees — involving many kinds of personally and socially life-changing border-crossings is being addressed in preaching and teaching in many religious communities, and this is only heightened in the USA by what is happening in the … Continue reading

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