2021 Annual Lecture

The Center for Practical Theology at Boston University held its 14th Annual Lecture on the evening of November 9, 2021. For this year’s event, we decided to explore the diverse vocational trajectories of some of our Practical Theology Ph.D. graduates and to create an interactive space in which current students, program alums, and faculty could reflect together on the field.

Our panelists included the Rev.Drs. Timothy Adkins-Jones, Diana Ventura, Mother Susan Forshey, and Montague Williams. Each of them spoke for ten minutes on the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be a practical theologian?
  • How does your own particular journey as a practical theologian surface insights and questions that we might name and reflect upon together?

The panelists were warmly received by the forty people who attended the lecture via Zoom. Various students, faculty, and alumni were moved by their insights and brought even more questions to the table. There was such a desire for continued conversation that the event went on longer than expected.

If you missed it, or wish to revisit it, you can watch a recorded version on Facebook.