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Sharon R. Fennema

Assistant Professor of Christian Worship
Director of Worship Life
 
At GTU since 2013
 
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2011
M.A., Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, 2003
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1998
 
Phone: 510/849-8933

Inaugural Lecture of the Karen Lebacqz Endowment in Ethics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
"The Rainbow of Justice: Illuminating The Character and Manifestations of God's Justice"
 

PSR Summer Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, August 7, 2014 (All day)

PSR is excited to welcome the general public to PSR campus, and to South Bay and Peninsula locations each summer for a series of free evening lectures led by distinguished members of the faculty and special guests. No registration is needed and all events are free of charge.

 

4th Annual SFTS Production of The Vagina Monologues

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Friday, April 11, 7:00 pm at San Francisco Theological Seminary, Scott Hall, 101 Seminary Rd., San Anselmo.

Saturday, April 12, 7:00 pm at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley.

Lavender At Night: An Interview with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Lavender at Night: Interview with the Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceThe Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a Professor of Theology walk into a room ... what happens next? Find out! Join us for a great conversation as Dr. Jay Johnson interviews the Sisters about theology, spirituality, good works, and great fun. Of course there will be refreshments!  

PSR Mudd Building Room 100

 

Digital Reformation: How Technology Shapes the Dynamic Classroom

The world is literally at our fingertips. Pull out your smart phone <tap tap tap> and you can Google huge libraries of information, see the world thanks to YouTube, and even converse via discussions boards, Facebook, Skype, and text. This ability to access information has revolutionized our culture, particularly how we view education.

Jody Passanisi, a.k.a. Jacqueline Pearce, (M.A. '05) with her colleague Shara Peters astutely observes in a post at Scientific American, “[E]ducated people were those who knew a great deal of information about one or many subjects...In this 'Age of Information,' access to facts and data is no longer available only to the educated elite...So, as a society, what is an 'educated person'?”

Articulating an answer to that query is difficult, but most educators agree that the Digital Revolution has changed the way that students learn and how we live everyday. So it's no surprise that more conversations and alterations are taking place to incorporate technology as a key component in the classroom.

The Changing Landscape of Theological Education

How Seminaries Are Adapting to New Realities

The handwriting is on the wall. As Americans distance themselves from the label of Christian, preferring “spiritual” or no affiliation, attendance continues to slip across mainline denominations. Schools for ministerial formation are struggling with lower enrollments and less denominational financial support. The composition of the Christian Church is changing and the seminaries must change with it.

National Coming Out Day Celebration

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:00pm

Pacific School of Religion Quad, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Join us in celebrating this year’s National Coming Out Day with refreshments, music, and community. There will also be a CLGS Library book giveaway that includes a vast selection of gender and sexuality centered fiction and nonfiction books. 

Sponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion www.clgs.org

Bernard Schlager Named New Dean of PSR

It was announced on Monday, June 3, 2013, that Bernard Schlager will succeed Tat-siong Benny Liew as Pacific School of Religion's Dean & Vice President for Academic Affairs. Schlager has been at PSR since 2000 where he is Associate Professor of Cultural and Historical Studies; he is also a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). In addition, he has been Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) for the last 5 years.

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