Research Reflections

Who Is My Interlocutor?: Doing Practical Theology with My Mom

By Jasmin Figueroa, PhD Student in Practical Theology For the past three years, curious family members, friends, first dates, and prospective students have all asked me variations of the question, “so what do practical theologians actually do?” This shift in conversation has always given me pause, as my analytical brain takes over... More

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Interdisciplinary Methods: A Conversation with PhD Student Scott Donahue-Martens

One of the defining features of the field of practical theology is its commitment to interdisciplinary methods of inquiry. While practical theologians do not always agree upon the nature of interdisciplinary research, or the viability of certain interdisciplinary paradigms, most practical theologians do affirm the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue. This... More

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Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh publishes Violent Trauma, Culture, and Power: An Interdisciplinary Study in Lived Religion

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh (STH MDiv. '06, Practical Theology '14) on publishing Violent Trauma, Culture, and Power: An Interdisciplinary Study in Lived Religion. Rev. Dr. Walsh has worked for over 25 years in lay and professional urban ministry and social work and has directed two major mental health clinics. She currently is a Lecturer... More

Thinking about Adoption

Dr. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo on Thinking about Adoption: A Practical and Theological Handbook for Christians Discerning the Call to Parent by Adoption

By Kathryn HouseDecember 20th, 2017in Research Reflections

We are excited to announce the publication of Dr. Karelynne Gerber Ayayo's (STH Practical Theology '03) recent monograph Thinking about Adoption: A Practical and Theological Handbook for Christians Discerning the Call to Parent by Adoption! Written with her husband Michael Ayayo, Thinking about Adoption offers biblical teaching and theological principles related to adoption, as well... More