Press Clippings

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Flunder to receive MCC credentials

World Faith News
April 29, 2009

Yvette Flunder, PSR alum and trustee, who is currently senior pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ and presiding bishop of The Fellowship--a multi-denominational movement of more than 50 churches and faith organizations in the U.S. and Africa, will receive clergy credentials in the Metropolitan Community Church during a trip to Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2009.

Brown on state of progressive Christianity

Religion Dispatches
April 16, 2009

PSR Dean Emeritus Delwin Brown comments on the differences and disputes between "purists" and "accomodators" within progressive Christianity.

PSR co-sponsors Good Friday prayer walk

Daily Californian
April 10, 2009

The PSR community joined local congregations in a Good Friday prayer walk to protest violence in the Bay Area. See full article for text, pictures, and video.

Roland Stringfellow on LGBT ordination

KGO-TV (ABC) San Fransisco
March 23, 2009

PSR alumnus and CLGS staffer Rev. Roland Stringfellow comments on Lisa Larges, openly lesbian candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Spotlight on former Miss CA and alumna Lamarche

Boston Globe

Licht paintings on display in Badè Museum

Jewish News Weekly

Alumna shows documentary at Princeton

Princeton University

McKinney quoted on UCC seminary challenges and innovations

World Faith News
February 13, 2009

While challenges remain, hopefulness exists in the UCC-related seminaries - no matter their size. "We live in an era of emergence, where 'congregating' is undergoing a lot of changes," says PSR President and Professor of American Religion Bill McKinney. "We need to broaden our understanding of what it means to prepare people for congregational ministry." McKinney is optimistic that by focusing PSR's curriculum on how people congregate, and assuming all churches are in some way "new churches," they can better prepare students for the needs of future ministry.

Alumnus named Kansas state Health Director

Kansas ABC- KTKA
February 10, 2009

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has named Jason Eberhart-Phillips Health Director and Kansas State Health Officer. Eberhart-Phillips received his MDiv from PSR, earned his BA in journalism from Northwestern University, his MD from the University of California San Francisco, and also holds an MA in public health from the University of California-Berkeley.

Eberhart-Phillips has been serving as the county health officer of El Dorado County, California, since 2006. Prior to his appointment as health officer in El Dorado County, Eberhart-Phillips served as senior lecturer in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Alumnus installed in York, PA UCC

Daily Record, York, PA
February 10, 2009

Zion United Church of Christ in York, PA has installed a new pastor, PSR alumnus Matthew R. Seeds. Seeds began serving the congregation in September. He was ordained at his home church, Dubbs United Church of Christ, in Allentown last fall.