To kick off the 2022-2023 Academic year, our first guild meeting will be a faculty panel involving Dr. Lee Beach, Dr. Michael Knowles, and Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall, who will reflect with us about the ways they have leveraged their academic work into practical ministry. Through their reflections, the guild will be invited to begin thinking about how our work as researchers might be leveraged for the good of God’s kingdom.
The Practical Theology (PT) Guild is a monthly Zoom meeting open to all MDC students and faculty interested in Practical Theology. The PT Guild offers an opportunity to meet outside our regular curriculum to discuss various topics concerning being a good PT scholar. Topics include practice-led research, qualitative research methodologies, theological reflection methods, publishing, current developments in the field, job market and applications, and more. We plan to meet 3 times per semester and once during the spring term. If you would like to receive the Zoom meeting links and email reminders, please contact Elizabeth Millar.