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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.

Creative writing offered at PSR Summer Session 2008

Pat Schneider, founder and director emerita of Amherst Writers and Artists in Amherst, Massachusetts, will be leading two week-long morning writing workshop sessions at Pacific School of Religion Summ

Three faculty members receive promotion

At the spring meeting of PSR’s Board of Trustees, three faculty members were advanced to the rank of full professor: Andrea Bieler, Joseph Driskill, and Tat-siong Benny Liew.

Three students honored at PSR's 141st commencement

PSR held its 2008 commencement on Sunday, May 25 at First Congregational Church of Oakland.

PSR applauds California Supreme Court's historic decision for same-sex marriage equality

Pacific School of Religion applauds today’s ruling by the California Supreme Court that affirms the full equality of same-sex couples under the California state constitution.