Worship Life at PSR nourishes the spiritual and theological roots of students, faculty, staff and community members with embodied spiritual practices.
Fostering Encounters with the Holy In New and Renewed Way
Worship Life at PSR nourishes the spiritual and theological roots of students, faculty, staff and community members with embodied spiritual practices. Through a variety of worship opportunities that reflects the many diversities of our community, we strive to be both creative and innovative laboratories that foster encounters with the Holy in new and renewed ways, and manifestations of the sometimes broken yet still Beloved Community.
The different services and spiritual practice groups that make up Worship Life at PSR play a unique role in integrating the different disciplines and practices of theological education; they are where participants are invited and encouraged to synthesize their theological, ethical, spiritual, creative, artistic, and practical insights in an atmosphere that engages the broader community as witnesses, participants, and responders. In worship, participants can both demonstrate their knowledge and develop the connections between and across fields and areas of inquiry. As one of the few places where a large number of our community members regularly gathers, the weekly community worship service and other worship opportunities throughout the week at PSR also afford the community a forum for creatively and constructively responding to the present context with its joys and struggles. Here participants bring their learning to bear on the very real and immediate concerns that surround us and practice ritual and theological responses to social issues that critically engage their own social location and the traditions that shape them.