Brown Bag Series: “Practical Theology for Church Diversity,” Ken Walden, PhD, Hood Theological Seminary, Avery Research Center, 11 am-12:15 pm
(Please note the time change due to College of Charleston graduation the following day)
Race and Religion are wonderfully complex endeavors. Religious communities are often stretched in uncomfortable or uncommon ways to effectively or competently display cross-racial pastoral ministry and/or multicultural ministry. Dr. Ken Walden’s new book, Practical Theology for Church Diversity (2015), suggests that such noble endeavors include a substantial amount of conversation, preparation, and prayer if they are to be done effectively and faithfully. In this presentation, Walden will discuss some widespread components of church life along demographic lines, with a particular focus on pragmatic approaches to cross-cultural pastoral ministry and multicultural ministry. Attendees of any faith, or those interested in race and religion on any level, will find Walden’s lecture and book to be valuable resources.
Dr. Ken Walden is the Director of Supervised Ministry and Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Hood Theological Seminary located in Salisbury, North Carolina.