2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Join your colleagues in Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16.

Registration and Housing
General Information
Annual Meeting Guide
Employment Center
Online Program Book

2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Deadline: December 15

Deadline: January 18

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 17

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6


Member Notes

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Books and Major Publications

Vaughan Roberts, Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, UK

Leading by Story: Rethinking Church Leadership, with David Sims, SCM Press, 2017. There is a great deal of interest in churches across the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe about applying ideas from the world of leadership and management to ministry. This innovative and original book takes the work of organizational thinkers and researchers, bringing it into conversation with biblical scholars, theologians and church historians. It analyzes how storytelling works in churches and provides practical ideas on how it can improve church leadership.

Almeda Wright, Yale University Divinity School

The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans, Oxford University Press, 2017. How do young African Americans approach their faith in God when continued violence and police brutality batters the news each day? In The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans, Wright argues that African American youth separate their everyday lives and their spirituality into mutually exclusive categories. Wright suggests that youth can and do teach the church and society myriad lessons through their theological reflections and actions. Wright creates a critical pedagogy for integrating spirituality into the lives of African American youth, as well as confronting and navigating spiritual fragmentation and systemic injustice.