Practical Theology Seminar Programme


Convener: Dr Ash Cocksworth

Anyone with interests in Christian theology and practice is welcome to attend the Practical Theology Seminar. Information about the location and delivery of the seminars, including Teams links, are distributed through the PTS mailing list. To join the PTS mailing list, please email Dr Ash Cocksworth. Seminars run from 11.30 am to 1 pm.

Autumn Semester

Thursday, 06 October 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

Richard Cheetham (Diocese of Southwark)
'Your Gospel is too Small: Reflections on God and the Gospel in the Light of Science in the 21st Century'

Thursday, 20 October 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

Clare Watkins (University of Roehampton)
'Qualitative Research in Theology: A Spiritual Turn?'

Thursday, 10 November 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

Simeon Zahl (University of Cambridge)
'Sin without Choice? Moral Agency, Cognitive Bias, and Embodied Desire' (Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation)

Thursday 17 November 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

Theological Action Research Seminar 
Marten van der Meulen (Protestant Theological University) and Jonna van den Berge-Bakker, BA (Protestant Theological University) 'Finding a missional esslesiology: marginality, discernment and time as elements for understanding church.'

Thursday 01 December 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

1. Ash Cocksworth (University of Roehampton) 
'Barth's Spirituality' 

2. James Butler (CMS/Roehampton) 
'The gift of lay pioneer: How close attention to the practice of lay pioneers might help renew the Church of England and British Methodism' 

Thursday 08 December 2022 (Adam Room, GH)

Joanna Leidenhag (University of Leeds) 
'Science-Engaged Theology goes to Church' (Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation)

Spring Semester

Thursday, 26 January 2023 (Convent Parlour, DS)

Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury)
'The Power of Reconciliation'. (This seminar is held in collaboration with the Digby Dialogues lecture series).

Thursday, 09 February 2023 (online only via Teams)

1. Monica McCardle (University of Roehampton) 
'Exploring Resonance between Methodology and Choreography in Practical Theological Research' 

2. Keith Elford (University of Roehampton)

Thursday, 23 February 2023 (online only via Teams)

Steve Bevans (Catholic Theological Union)
'A Missionary Ecclesiology: A Preview of a New Book'

Thursday, 02 March 2023 (Adam Room, GH)

Chloe Lynch (London School of Theology)
'In the Direction of Prayer: Exploring Teresian Friendship Themes for Contemporary Spiritual Accompaniment'.

Thursday, 16 March 2023 (Convent Parlour, DS)

Medi Volpe-Ayres (Wesley House, Cambridge)
'Disability and Resurrection: Exploring a Fault Line in Disability Theology'

Thursday, 04 May 2023 (Adam House, GH)

Linda Woodhead (Kings College London)
'Gen Z Debated'

Thursday, 18 May 2023 (Convent Parlour, DS)

Carlton Turner (Queens's Foundation, Birmingham)
'Can Theology Alone Help? Engaging Theologically in Post-Colonial Trauma Contexts'

Thursday, 25 May 2023 (Adam Room)

TARN Seminar - Methodist and Catholic Engagement in Social Action Project Report Launch with Dr Clare Watkins, Dr James Butler and others from the research team

Monday, 26 June 2023 (Room TBC)

'Faith in Society', Practical Theology Research
Symposium Day with Dr Zoe Bennett