PSR's Scenic expansion

PSR and Disciples Seminary Foundation have purchased University Christian Church, across Scenic Avenue from PSR. Now known as the Ecumenical Center of Berkeley, it will be the site of the 2009 Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. (Fall 2008 Bulletin story follows.)


CLGS launches redesigned Web site

The new Web site of PSR's Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) is now live at “CLGS is pleased to launch a brand new Web site and excited about the ...

CLGS Town Hall Brings Hollywood to Oakland

Hollywood came to Oakland on October 2, thanks to the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry and the newly revitalized Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations. CLGS and ...

Behold…a new thing: The 2009 Earl Lectures on Holy Hill

There is something new emerging inside, alongside, and even outside the familiar institutions and expressions of Christianity in North America. What will this “new thing” be, and how will it ...

PSR welcomes visiting faculty members this fall

PSR welcomes three visiting faculty members--Nalini Arles, Xiaogan Liu, and Wilson Yates--to campus this fall.

New students blessed at Dean’s Chapel

As the congregation focused on “singing a new song,” PSR’s incoming class of 69 first-year students was blessed at the Dean’s Chapel on September 9. Dean Mary Donovan Turner spoke of the ...

President McKinney delivers 2008-09 Opening Chapel sermon

President Bill McKinney gave his 13th Opening Chapel sermon at Pacific School of Religion on September 2, 2008, marking the 142rd beginning of the academic year at the seminary.

Signs and portents of change in San Jose

GTU PhD student Richard Lindsay gives his personal account of the actions in June that led the General assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to vote to allow LGBT people to be ordained.

Does God Have Nipples? Course considers questions of art, religion, and sexuality

Summer Session 08 came to an end on August 8, continuing the PSR tradition of summer courses adding creative and enlightening options to its curriculum.

"Bill's Blog" now up on PSR Web site

PSR president Bill McKinney begins regular posts reflecting on happenings at the school and on issues of American religion. His first post is a wrap-up of the spring semester 2008.