Princeton, NJ, September 16, 2011–Dr. David Hogue, professor of pastoral theology and counseling at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, will give a public lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. on “Brain Matters: Toward a Practical Theology of Human Relationality.” The lecture, part of the Science for Ministry Institute, will take place in Stuart Hall, Room 6, on the Seminary campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

hogueHogue is interested in marriage and family counseling, ritual studies, and the neurosciences, with a particular focus on the relationships between worship and pastoral care. He has written Perspectives (AltaMira Press, 2006), and Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past: Story, Ritual, and the Human Brain (Pilgrim Press, 2003), and coauthored Promising Again (Westminster John Knox Press, 1995).

Hogue received a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in cooperation with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a M.Div. from Christian Theological Seminary, a M.S.Ed. from Indiana State University, and a B.A. from Greenville College.

The Science for Ministry Institute is sponsored by the School of Christian Vocation and Mission and is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. It is a unique program that brings together pastor-scientist pairs from churches and other ministry contexts for educational experiences designed to promote productive theological engagement with the sciences at the local level. In its final year, the program is now open and accepting applications from individuals, in addition to participant pairs. Click here for more information about the Science for Ministry Institute. .

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.  It is the largest Presbyterian Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.