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Writing qualitative research into theology, and prioritizing theology at each stage of a qualitative study requires a great many considerations. This chapter provides a personal case study of significant moments on the author's trajectory of learning a practice of writing that integrates theology and qualitative research. Human brains are neurologi...
In 2014 women constituted 15.8% of u.s. clergy. They led 10% of u.s. congregations. While the numbers have increased dramatically in fifty years, this data invites a deeper question. What does women's entry into ministry (lay and ordained) mean for ecclesiology, the life and doctrines of the church? Four case studies from two qualitative investigat...
How is ethnographic interviewing experienced as “holy ground”? Since the early 1990s, “empirical” or “descriptive” theology has been understood as an indispensable moment in practical theology. However, descriptive and empirical work in practical theology has remained remarkably dependent upon social science models. Even when practical theologians...
Together stories and statistics describe the status of women's leadership among Baptists. In turn the status of women's ministry and leadership narrates a larger and more encompassing story about the variety of ways Baptists are working out questions of meaning, purpose, and everyday faith. In 2012 a growing number of women in the moderate- to-p...
How do seminarians move from imagining ministry to embodying pastoral imagination? Stories gathered from seminarians in their final year of study show the complexity of shifting from classroom work, which foregrounds theory and intellectual imagination, to more embodied, relational, and emotionally intense engagements of ministry. Stories about lea...