Prophetic Spirituality

The two great hungers of our time are the hunger for spirituality and

the hunger for social justice – and the connection between the two

has great power to motivate people to action.

– Jim Wallis

Thomas J. Bratton, Jr.

My doctoral research brings together the fields of education and practical theology, seeking to address concerns of equity through critical reflection and listening leadership along the journey of continuous improvement. My hope is for congregational leaders to enrich their understanding of biblical themes of justice, listen to diverse voices in the local community through an asset-based lens, reflect on personal assumptions and cultural values, and participate in ongoing communities of practice to encourage continuous learning, modeling for adult learners how lived faith bends toward justice.