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  • July 1, 2009

    Practical Theology Group Forming


    I was happy to meet yesterday with Dr. Joyce Mercer [VTS] , Dr. Jessicah Duckworth [WTS] and Dr. David Gortner [VTS] to discuss the possibilities for forming an interdisciplinary group of colleagues interested in what is now being called Practical Theology. This discipline, sometimes referred to previously as pastoral theology, focuses on lived religious practices.

    The field embraces several sub-disciplines including:

    Christian Spirituality
    Religious Education
    Pastoral Care
    Religion and Culture

    The initial agenda for the group would be to learn about one another’s work in progress, to create collective resources, and to explore collaborative teaching.

    These are only a few of the thoughts expressed in our conversation.

    If you are a Consortium faculty member interested in exploring or adding to the parameters of this ‘group being formed’ please let me–or one of the colleagues–know.