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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.

Christina Hutchins

Pacific School of Religion
Lecturer in Theology and Literary Arts

At GTU since 2012

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2008
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, 1991
B.S., University of California at Davis, 1983

E-mail: chutchins@psr.edu

Current Research and Teaching Interests

Riess Potterveld elected Acting President of the Graduate Theological Union

BERKELEY, CA – On May 17, the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and Pacific School of Religion (PSR) informed their communities that Dr. Riess W. Potterveld, PSR President, will become Acting President of the GTU. PSR is one of the oldest members of the GTU, which is the largest consortium of seminaries and graduate schools in the country. Many of the schools are concentrated in an area north of UC Berkeley known as “Holy Hill.”

Opportunties to study during Summer 2013

These courses are offered through the member schools. Please contact the appropriate institution for more information.

See all courses by visiting the Course Schedule, selecting Summer 2013 from the Term menu, and clicking Search.

 

American Baptist Seminary of the West

http://absw.edu/section/view/summer_2013

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