2022 Annual Lecture

On November 9, 2022, Dr. Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Professor Emerita of Religion, Psychology, and Culture at the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion of Vanderbilt University, joined the Center for Practical Theology as the speaker for the CPT’s 15th Annual Lecture. 

Miller-McLemore first met with the students and faculty of the School of Theology’s Ph.D. program in Practical Theology. Those gathered enjoyed coffee and conversation about their work in the field, moderated by CPT Co-Director Dr. David Jacobsen.

Next, attendees greeted one another during a reception at 5:30 pm, where they treated themselves to food and refreshments.

Miller-McLemore began her lecture at 6 pm, following the opening remarks of STH Dean Sujin Pak and CPT Co-Director Dr. Claire Wolfteich. Her lecture was titled “Understanding Lived Theology: Is Qualitative Research the Best or Only Way?” She addressed many topics that are pertinent to the discipline and the shape of the CPT’s work. You can view the lecture using this link:  https://livestream.com/accounts/4958196/events/10665402/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&defaultDrawer=&autoPlay=true&mute=false

Dr. David Cho, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Care and Counseling, served as a respondent to Miller-McLemore’s lecture. This opened space for other attendees to offer their own perspectives and ask questions. It was a pleasure to engage in such rich discussion at our first in-person event since the pandemic.

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