Among the many contributors to our resource collection we are also gathering a number of Fellow Travelers. Fellow travelers are scholars, activists, and practitioners that embody the ideals and commitments of the Project on Lived Theology. We admire their work and are grateful to be walking alongside them in the development and dissemination of Lived Theology.
One such group of Fellow Travelers has developed the Scholar-Priest Initiative within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada. This initiative has the mission of “welcoming theology home.” Through conferences and resources, such as “New Tracts for our Times,” the initiative equips churches, including those beyond their own denominations, to “reintegrate theology back into the life of the parish, to rekindle theological vocation and imagination.”
The Scholar-Priest Initiative holds two things dear. First, every parish deserves good leadership. Second, theology done for the parish can once again be done in the parish. Our churches often divorce theology and the parish and both suffer as a result. In response, SPI supports, mentors, and helps fund centered, open, and effective scholar-priests and works with bishops and other leaders to connect scholar-priests with parishes that need stable and effective leadership.