What I'm Teaching: Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Faus: Builders of Community

What I’m using lately in class: Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Faus, Builders of Community: Rethinking Ecclesiastical Ministry, translated by Maria Isabel Reyna, revised by Liam Kelly (Miami: Convivium, 2012). I especially appreciate this book by Gonzalez Faus, a Spanish Jesuit theologian, because I’ve found it difficult to find fresh resources for practical theologies of ministry that […]

Less Than a Week to Register for APT Biennial

“Live, Move, and Have Being: Migration and Practical Theology” is the theme of our Biennial Conference, from April 8-10 at Fordham University and the UN Church Center. Advance registration closes in less than a week. We have snow today in NYC, but hopefully we will be tasting springtime by the time our Biennial arrives. Registration […]

On the "Nones" and Theological Education

On “the nones” and theological education: How is your institution welcoming the unaffiliated, and teaching students to engage, welcome and learn from unaffiliated/disaffiliated people, especially younger generations? Samuel G. Freedman reported in the NYT a few months ago on “Secular, but Feeling a Call to Divinity School.” And the recent issue of Boston College’s “C21 […]

Theology and the Arts: Engaging Faith — now in paperback

We are happy to share that APT member Alan Smith’s book, Theology and the Arts: Engaging Faith, co-authored with Ruth Illman, is now out in paperback from Routledge. “This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The […]

Call for Papers: Religious Education and Racism

[click title of this post for link] The January-February 2017 issue of Religious Education seeks papers for a special issue critically exploring religious education in relation to race, racism, and anti-racism. More information is here.  

Updated Biennial Conference Schedule + Register Soon! + Promo Video

The latest APT 2016 Biennial Conference schedule is now available, offering the most full picture yet of the conference weekend. Only two weeks left for advance registration for the conference, including access to the conference ‘extras’: http://www.fordham.edu/info/25061/2016_apt_conference Also, have you seen our conference promo video? The link is here.

A Global Catalogue for Practical Theology Teaching Resources?

As I was preparing to write another entry here about a book I have found helpful in class, teaching as I do in a school that draws students from around the world, it occurred to me that every day, thousands of practical theologians around the world are teaching and learning, having chosen to employ–or having […]

Announcing a New Book: Courtney Goto, _The Grace of Playing_

We are happy to announce the publication of APT member Courtney Goto’s book, The Grace of Playing: Pedagogies for Leaning Into God’s New Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2016). You can find more information about The Grace of Playing at the publisher’s website here: http://wipfandstock.com/the-grace-of-playing.html

Three Weeks to Register + Book Table at Biennial

Just three weeks left to register online for the APT Biennial Conference in New York City — April 8-10. http://www.fordham.edu/info/25061/2016_apt_conference Just announced: We will have a(n unstaffed) book table on the Saturday of the conference. Please bring a copy of your book(s) for the table that you would like colleagues to see. Tom Beaudoin, Fordham […]