EventsDecember 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Really Good Christians – They go Easter and Christmas: Understanding Occasional Religious Practice
Many Canadians are occasionally religious: they attend religious services occasionally rather than routinely and usually do so in connection with specific types of occasions, such as holidays, life transitions, and times of crisis.
In this lecture, Dr. Sarah Kathleen Johnson introduces her concept of occasional religious practice and explores its implications. Who are occasional practitioners? Why do they attend on these occasions? What can be learned from occasional practitioners about Christian worship?
Date and Time: December 3, 2021, 7:00 pm
Location: St. Mark’s College at UBC
Speaker: Dr. Sarah K. Johnson
Dr. Sarah K. Johnson will examine those Canadians who are occasionally religious. She is currently a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at St. Mark’s College and the Vancouver School of Theology, Theological Colleges affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Johnson is a practical theologian who studies Christian worship in the context of a changing North American religious landscape. Her research at the intersection of sociology of religion and liturgical studies employs qualitative methods that value everyday religious experience. Commitments to interrogating the relationship between liturgy and ethics and engaging ecumenically across Christian traditions ground her research, teaching, and church leadership.
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