Worship & Spirituality (2008)

July 15, 2008 - July 17, 2008

Worship, Spirituality and Practical Theology?
15th – 17th July, 2008 at Trinity College, Bristol

Keynote speakers:

  • Cheryl Hunt (School of Education and Lifelong Learning, The University of Exeter)
  • Nicola Slee (Queen’s Foundation for Ecumencial Theological Education, Birmingham)
  • Pete Ward (Dept. of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College, London)

Speaker Biographies:

Cheryl Hunt – Spirituality as a Dimension of Professional Practice.

Cheryl worked in adult/community education for many years before moving from Yorkshire to Devon in 2003. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Professional Learning in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Exeter. She directs the Doctoral Programme in Education (EdD) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Cheryl is an Executive Editor of Teaching in Higher Education and a long-standing Council member and former Honorary Secretary of the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). Her particular research interests are in critical reflective practice and spirituality in the context of lifelong learning. She recently convened an ESRC Seminar Series on this topic. Further details can be found here.

Nicola Slee – The Praxis of Prayer as a Form of Practical Theology.

Nicola Slee is a theologian and poet based at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham, where she teaches feminist and contextual theology. She also works freelance, doing a wide range of writing, speaking and retreat work, with a particular interest in women’s spirituality, faith development, liturgy and poetry.

The author of numerous articles, she has also written Faith and Feminism (DLT, 2003), Women’s Faith Development: Patterns and Processes (Ashgate, 2004), Praying like a Woman (SPCK, 2004) and, most recently, The Book of Mary (SPCK, 2007).

Pete Ward – Reflection: Practical Theology as Participation in God.

Pete Ward teaches at King’s College, London . He helped inaugurate ‘Oxford Youth Works’, a youth ministry training programme and was later to become Archbishop George Carey’s advisor for youth ministry.

Pete has recently published Liquid Church which explores the thesis that the church, rather than floating or rising above culture, needs to become like the water itself, internalizing the nature of culture.

Pete has also written God at the Mall (Hendrickson, 1999) and is currently working on the relationship between cultural studies and theology.


Tuesday 15th July 2008

12:00—14:00 Arrivals & Registration (Please note lunch is not provided.)
14:30—14:45 Welcome
14:45—16:15 Keynote—Cheryl Hunt
16:15—16:45 Refreshments
16:45—17:45 Small Groups
18:00 Dinner
19:30—21:00 Short Papers / Workshops

Wednesday 16th July 2008

08.45—9:15 Reflection
09:30—11:00 Keynote—Nicola Slee
11:00—11:30 Refreshments
11:30—12:45 Small Groups
13:00—14:15 Lunch
14:30—16:00 Short Papers / Workshops
16:00—16:30 Refreshments
16:30—17:45 BIAPT AGM
18:00 Dinner
20:00 t.b.a.

Thursday 17th July 2008

08.45—9:15 Reflection
09:30—11:00 Keynote—Pete Ward
11:00—11:30 Refreshments
11:30—12:10 Small Groups
12:15—13:00 Panel Discussion
13:00 Lunch followed by departures.