APT Presidential Letter from Evelyn L. Parker, Ph.D.

October 14, 2018   Dear APT Members, Greetings there early days of fall. It is with gratitude that we, the APT Executive Committee, received your vote to serve you for the next two years, the 2018-2020 term. We are particularly concerned to support you in the three areas of research, teaching, and governance that was […]

March Update from APT President, Joyce Ann Mercer

  March 19, 2018 Dear APT members, Spring greetings from New Haven, Connecticut, where preparations are being made for our 2018 Biennial Conference a little less than a month away. In this “APT president’s letter” I will say more about our biennial event, but I also want to bring you up to date on some […]

Remembering Dale P. Andrews

June 24, 2017   Dear APT membership,   It is with great sadness that I bring you news of the death of our friend and colleague Dr. Dale P. Andrews. Many of you knew that Dale had been ill with cancer. His passing is a tremendous loss for his family, his colleagues and students at […]

APT President’s Letter: Spring 2017

April 12, 2017 Dear APT Membership, Spring greetings to you all! Where I am, in Connecticut, we are just beginning to enjoy an inkling of spring, so I title this the “spring letter” in optimism and hope. I hope this letter finds you well wherever you may be. The main purpose of my writing to […]

APT Biennial Conference 2014 – Call for Papers

The Association of Practical Theology will hold the 32nd biennial conference at Vanderbilt University Divinity School (Nashville, TN), March 28-30, 2014. The APT executive committee invites proposals for papers or panel sessions for the biennial conference theme: “Practicing Public Theology.” While all proposals on this central theme are welcome, the following areas are especially encouraged: 1. public concerns […]

Call for Papers for the APT Additional Meeting at AAR in Baltimore, November 23-26, 2013

The Association of Practical Theology’s additional annual meeting at AAR focuses on pedagogy in or through practical theology. With this lens, we invite proposals for papers or panels responding to the following questions: In your teaching, how does practical theology help you to address cross-culturalism or multiculturalism in interreligious worldviews, theological hybridity, or polydoxy? In […]

2012 APT Biennial Conference

I am happy to announce several developments related to the 31st APT biennial conference to be held at Princeton Theological Seminary, April 13-15, 2012. a.    Conference theme: “Practical Theology and Sacred Texts” b.    Keynote speakers: Richard R. Osmer and Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Drs. Osmer and Gaventa will present and interact on the topic of “Paul […]

APT President’s Letter

Dear Colleagues in Practical Theology, I hope that this letter finds you well and thriving. I want to let you know about several  opportunities to explore and develop practical theology scheduled to take place during the American Academy of Religion meeting in San Francisco later this month. I also want to let you know about […]

The Editorial Board of Sacred Spaces

The Editorial Board of Sacred Spaces: The E-Journal of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors is excited to announce the American Association of  Pastoral Counselors Writing Award for best student paper in honor of Homer Ashby and his many contributions to the field of pastoral care and counseling. The winner will receive 250$ and his/her […]

AAR 2011 Practical Theology Group Sessions

Practical Theology Group A19-317  Saturday – 4:00 pm-6:30 pm Evelyn L. Parker, Southern Methodist University, Presiding Theme: Practical Theology, Economics, Labor, and Class Relations Joerg Rieger, Southern Methodist University Why Engage Labor and Worker Justice Issues in Church and Theology? Claire Wolfteich, Boston University “Time Famine” and Women Worker-Mothers: A Practical Theological Analysis and Critique […]