Center for Practical Theology
The Center for Practical Theology seeks to provide a bridge between the scholarly resources, questions, and insights of a university-based theological seminary and the wisdom, questions, and traditions of communities of faith.
In doing so, the Center provides an infrastructure for sustaining, deepening, and expanding important relationships and connections between Boston University School of Theology and local congregations, denominational offices, and religious centers so that they may be more integrally incorporated into student learning and faculty teaching and research. The Center was created in January 2005 with generous funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Holly G. Reed (1955-2012)
April 27, 2012
Holly Reed matriculated into the doctoral program in Practical Theology at Boston University School of Theology in the fall of 2004 and graduated with her PhD last May (2011). We learned this week that Holly died at home on Sunday, April 25. She was pastor of Richmond, MA Congregational Church. Holly was administrative coordinator for the Center for Practical Theology from 2008-2009 and was a research and teaching assistant for several faculty over the years. Her dissertation was on the topic of computer-mediated communication and Reformed ecclesiology. Though we mourn Holly’s untimely death, we celebrate her life, her joy, and her contribution to our community over the last decade.