2013 Earl Lectures Worship & Special Events

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PSR logoCANCELLED owing to low registration: 
Alumni/ae of Color Dinner  $15

Monday, January 28, 2013  6:30-8:00 pm Mudd 100



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Prospective Student Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Location: TBA

Thinking about attending seminary or pursuing graduate studies in theological education? This lunch is for you. Meet Pacific School of Religion’s admissions staff, current students and administrators. Learn more about PSR’s programs of study and community life.

And it's free! Sign up for the luncheon on the "Agenda" section of the registration site

Please contact the Admissions Office for the prospective student registration code for the conference.


CLGS Leading Voice Award Reception Honoring Mary Tolbert

Tueday, January 29, 5:30-7:00 pm Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry is proud to present a Leading Voice Award to Professor Mary Ann Tolbert, the Founding Executive Director of CLGS, for her role in transforming the world so that lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer people are recognized and valued in their faith communities and in the world at large.

DOC LogoDisciples Seminary Foundation Lunch for Students, Graduates, and Friends

Wednesday, January 30, 12:15-1:45 p.m. Location: TBA

Open to all DSF students, friends and graduates.

And it's free! Sign up for the luncheon on the "Agenda" section of the registration site

UCC logoUnited Church of Christ Luncheon

Wednesday, January 30, 12:15-1:45 in D'Autremont Dining Hall

Join friends and family from across the United Church of Christ as we gather and break bread together. Hear about exciting opportunities and gather with friends old and new. Hosted by Phil Hart, Interim Conference Minister for the Northern California Nevada Conference, and Meredith Jackson, PSR student and past president of NCNC. An RSVP is required for this lunch. RSVPs will be collected until January 24, 2013 at midnight. RSVP here. You do not need to be registered for Earl Lectures to attend this lunch. For more information contact Meredith at mbjackson@gmail.com

General: $15 to be paid at the door (cash or check only)

Current UCC Seminarians (from any seminary): $5 (limited to 20 people)

UMC LogoUnited Methodist Lunch for Students, Graduates, and Friends

Wednesday, January 30, 12:15-1:45 p.m. Location: TBA

Open to United Methodists. Cost: $15

Sign up for the luncheon on the "Agenda" section of the registration site.


 PSR logoAlumni/ae and Friends Banquet

Wednesday, January 30, 5-7pm UC Berkeley Faculty Club

* Distinguished Alumni/ae and Reunion Classes will be honored.
* $35 (+ cash bar)

Sign up for the banquet on the "Agenda" section of the registration site. Join PSR alumni/ae and friends for dinner and celebration at the lovely UC Berkeley Faculty Club. Dinner will include appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert, and of course, vegetarian options will be available.

La MissionScreening of La Mission & a Discussion with Director Peter Bratt

Wednesday, January 30, 8-10pm

Powerful and challenging, La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption, transformation and family. Written and directed by Peter Bratt, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (official selection). It was also selected as opening night film for a number of prestigious festivals including the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2009 Outfest in Los Angeles, and the New York Latino International Film Festival.

Free to conference registrants.  $10 at the door for the general public.  View the trailer.

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Campus Tour

Thursday, Jan 31, 1:00 p.m.
PSR Student Ambassadors will be offering a tour of the PSR campus and surrounding GTU area.  Meet on the PSR campus in front of the Mudd building at 1:00 p.m.  We hope you’ll join us.


Photo Exhibit: "In Our Family"

December 19- February 28, outside the Dean's Office in Holbrook Hall and at various campus locations

In conjunction with the Family Diversity Project, PSR will host an exhibit of photos from December 19, 2012 – February 28, 2013. In Our Family is a museum-quality traveling photo-text exhibit about twenty families representing a breadth of diversity and family configurations including: adoptive and foster families; divorced and stepfamilies, single parent households, multiracial families, families facing chronic illness and death; families living with mental and physical disabilities; lesbian and gay-parented families; interfaith families, multigenerational households, and immigrant families. For more information click here to view the In Our Family website.

Solo Exhibition by Pamela Lanza

Through May 24 in The Doug Adams Gallery at the Bade Museum, Holbrook Hall

Images in this show give voice to the troubled times we face with dark atmospheric illustrations depicting the wreckage of war and natural disasters, but at the same time offer a sense of spiritual grace rising out of the rubble. Lanza's work invites viewers to consider aspects of spiritual transcendence lingering in the apparent wastelands of human experience. Exhibit runs through May 24.

Pamela Lanza has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at UC Berkeley Extension and SFAI ACE program for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and college campuses across the country, including: University of North Carolina, Florida State University, the Alexandria Museum of Art at Louisiana State University, California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), Stanford University, SOMARTS (San Francisco), and the Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, as the cover for Anatomical Venus by Meg Schoerke, and illustrates Origins, Transformation, Limitations and Scientific Culture by William Wentworth of Clemson University.

Aaron Brody: The Extended Family in the Hebrew Bible and Household Archaeology

Monday, January 28th at Bade Museum: 5:30 Talk 6:30 Reception

Were the pillared-houses at Nasbeh, the biblical city of Mizpah, the residencies of nuclear or extended families? Aaron Brody's archaeological findings allow him to define a particular five-building compound as the home of three nuclear families whose houses were physically linked. Shared or pooled resources of these three nuclear families, revealed through household archaeology, suggest that this compound housed one extended family. A focus on daily life provides a bottom-up view of Judean society that stands in contrast to the top-down view of royal or elite society typically represented in various texts of the Hebrew Bible during the period of the United and Divided Monarchies.

Aaron Brody is the Robert and Kathryn Riddell Associate Professor of Bible and Archaeology and the Director of the Badè Museum at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.  His fieldwork has been conducted primarily at Bronze and Iron Age sites on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, with participation in projects in the Negev, Akko Plain, and in northern California. His primary research interests include archaeological interpretations of the society, religion, and economy of ancient Canaan, Phoenicia, and Israel; archaeology and the study of religions; “race,” ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in archaeology and the biblical world; and maritime/underwater archaeology.

More about worship and special events at the 2013 Earl Lectures to be revealed soon!