Monday, 23 November 2015
Hi there! I'm Callid Keefe-Perry.
(that rhymes with "salad leaf berry")
I'm a husband, father, and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). I worship at Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting of New England Yearly Meeting and I travel in the Ministry within and beyond the Friends’ denomination. Currently I am working toward my PhD in Theological Studies at Boston University's School of Theology, where I focus on Practical Theology and Religious Education. Broadly my work is at the intersection of imaginative and creative practices and their connection to pedagogy and spiritual formation.
My current research relates to the development of a public theology of public education and the ways our public schools spiritually affect youth through the suppression of their imaginative capacities and inclinations. I am the author of Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer and one of the founding members of the journal, THEOPOETICS. I currently serve as the Chairperson of the Board for the Transformative Language Arts Network and I'm one of the co-hosts of the progressive Christian podcast, Homebrewed Christianity.
In other streams of my life I have a deep-seated passion for the arts. I'm the author of two poetry chapbooks (Up Through It and One Million Small Things) and love to get on stage for long-form improvisational comedy.