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Creative Callings Innovation Hub Teams Gather at the School of Theology

By Kathryn HouseApril 10th, 2019in News and Events

On February 2, the thirteen Creative Callings congregational teams gathered at the School of Theology for the second "all-hub" gathering as part of the first year of the Creative Callings Innovation Hub. Through structured workshops and informal conversations, teams surfaced the questions enlivening their congregational life together and discussed future questions, ministry... More

Dr. Stephanie Arel organizes Syndicate Symposium

Dr. Stephanie Arel (STH Practical Theology '14), an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, recently curated a Syndicate Network Symposium engaging Humanity in God's Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration by Claudia Welz. Arel introduced Welz's work, highlighting Welz's approach to dignity. Arel writes,"In Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary... More

AAR Call for Papers Announced

By Kathryn HouseFebruary 17th, 2019in News and Events

The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion will be held in San Diego November 23-26, 2019.  The full Call for Proposals is available online, as well as in pdf form here. Proposals are due March 4, 2019! A few units of interest are included here, and all units... More

Dr. Courtney Goto publishes ‘Taking on Practical Theology: The Idolization of Context and the Hope of Community’

By Kathryn HouseNovember 6th, 2018in News and Events

Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Goto on her recently published Taking on Practical Theology: The Idolization of Context and the Hope of Community. Published with Brill, in Taking on Practical Theology, Dr. Goto "explores the regnant paradigm that shapes knowledge production and that preserves power, privilege, and historic communal injury even as scholars... More

Personal Money Management Seminar presented by Ted Daniels

By Kathryn HouseOctober 24th, 2018in News and Events

The Center for Practical Theology and Boston University School of Theology are pleased to welcome Mr. Ted Daniels, President of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFEPD), to lead a Personal Money Management Seminar. The seminar will be held in the School of Theology Community Center (B23/24) on... More

A Look Back: The 2017 CPT Annual Lecture

By Kathryn HouseOctober 17th, 2018in News and Events

In 2017, we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier as the Guest Lecturer for the Tenth Annual Lecture. Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier presented on "Wild Child Practical Theology," and doctoral candidate Yara González-Justiniano and Dr. Rady Roldán-Figueroa, STH Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, responded to Dr. Conde-Frazier's presentation. We were pleased to... More

Call for Submissions: Practical Matters Journal

By Kathryn HouseOctober 10th, 2018in News and Events

Call for Submissions to Practical Matters Issue 12 Call for Submissions New Directions in Religious Practices and Practical Theology: Revolutions and Re-Imaginations Deadline: December 1, 2018 At the nexus of practical theology and the study of religious practices, what is the “state of the field”—and where are we going? The past ten years have seen a... More