The Graduate Theological Union lost a great friend and colleague on July 31 with the death of Robert N. Bellah (1927-2013), who was the Elliott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 5:10pm
Carin Jacobs has accepted a position to become the Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sonoma State University. At GTU, she served as the Director of the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) for five years and her last day is August 9. A GTU affiliate center, CARE focuses on the link between art and theological studies.
When it comes to horror films, a dash of holy water, a priest waving a cross, and some unintelligible Latin usually provide enough legitimacy to make the most demonic possessions believable to the general population. But when brothers Chad and Carey Hayes set to writing their most recent screenplay, they wanted an accurate portrayal more than dramatic. Diana Walsh-Pasulka (M.A.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:15pm
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been awarded a $200,000 research grant from Calvin College for Project SATURN (Scientific and Theological Understandings of Randomness in Nature). The purpose of this grant is to study the scientific warrants for and theological implications of randomness, propensities and indeterminism in nature - including such natural phenomena as the self-organization of the rings of Saturn out of apparently random processes and gravitational interactions.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:04pm
The Rev. Dr. Jana Childers will take over as the new dean and vice president of academic affairs at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo on July 1, but she's no stranger to life on the campus.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:50am
Beginning July 1, Steed V. Davidson and Bradley B. Burroughs will hold joint appointments on the faculties of Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS); both are founding members of the GTU. Davidson already serves as a professor at PLTS, while Burroughs is new to both seminaries.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 12:57pm
Dr. Eugene Eung-Chun Park, Dana and Dave Dornsife Professor of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary, will be heading to Hong Kong this month for his third year as a mentor to young scholars through the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT). He will spend 6 weeks helping scholars refine and publish articles on a variety of topics in humanities and social sciences in the Asian Context.
The colorful academic regalia of professors and graduates accented the festive mood of the occasion. On May 9, fifty-eight graduates participated in the commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross. Thirty-eight students received the Master of Arts, two the Master of Arts with a concentration in Biblical Languages, and eighteen the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:43pm
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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 11:22am