Betty's Bench

Betty's Bench is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued. We dedicate this Web feature to her and invite you to contribute in her spirit (postings that do not uphold this spirit will be deleted).

Earl Lectures 2010: What did you think?

Betty's Bench, PSR's online forum, is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued.

Remembering Del Brown

Beloved Dean Emeritus Del Brown, a leading national voice of progressive Christianity, passed away on September 12. We invite you to share your memories of Del with the PSR community. For more ...

'Spiritual but not religious': what does this mean to you?

Many people today identify as "spiritual, but not religious"--Match.com even lists this option under defining views on faith. What comes to your mind when you hear this phrase?

How do you live out PSR's Tradition of Boldness?

PSR is known for its “Tradition of Boldness,” and recently the Alumni/ae Office asked some alums for their reflections on how they have lived up to this tradition in their various ministries.

What is the role for a seminary or local church when an incident such as the Oscar Grant slaying occurs?

The slaying of Oscar Grant by a BART officer in Oakland on New Year's Eve caused an outcry in the community.

What are your prayers for this election?

Betty's Bench is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued.

What role should religion play in the election of the next president?

Betty's Bench is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued.

In a world as complex as ours, how do we pray?

Betty's Bench is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued.

What do you think of military recruiters on campus?

Betty's Bench is named for Betty Rumford, PSR receptionist from 1969 to 1999. Betty considered hospitality to be her ministry--making each visitor feel respected and valued.