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  • October 13, 2014
  • May 3, 2012

    On May 3, 2012 PSR President Riess Potterveld spoke with donors and friends of PSR about the challenges and opportunities of theological education in our current context. He discussed some new initiatives PSR is considering for offering affordable and relevant training for a new generation of spiritually-formed leaders.

    You can listen to the audio of the conference call here.

  • December 13, 2011

    Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., S.T.D., Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, preached at the last chapel of the fall 2011 semester. The chapel service was a celebration of the Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Preaching on the parable of the Unjust Steward, Dean Mary Ann Tolbert says: "Over and over again in most of the serious decisions we must make throughout our lives, we often face, not a right way and a wrong way, but instead an array of bad alternatives. Life is not simple; it is deeply, inherently colored by a profound ambiguity." Hear sermon audio.

  • September 8, 2009

    President Bill McKinney leads the opening chapel of the 2009-2010 school year, welcoming and updating new and returning students and offering reflections on Mark 8:27-38.

  • May 24, 2009

    Rabbi Lerner's Tikkun magazine published his address at PSR's 2009 commencement with this introduction: One of America’s most respected theological training institutions, the Pacific School of Religion, the largest and most famous of the schools that constitute the Graduate Theological Union, invited Rabbi Michael Lerner to deliver the Commencement Address on May 24. PSR trains ministers primarily for the United Church of Christ and the Methodists, though other Christian denominations often find themselves influenced by the graduates of PSR. This is the written version of the talk that Rabbi Lerner delivered (he received a standing ovation from the over 800 people in attendance after delivering this talk).

    The complete transcript of Rabbi Lerner's address follows. You can listen to the audio online.