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Creative Writing Workshop with Pat Schneider, Summer 2013

Pacific School of Religion is committed to educating progressive spiritual leaders to prepare them for ministries of compassion and justice in a changing world. PSR’s mission is rooted in our“tradition of boldness,” dedicated to educating all people to serve as forces for positive social change and service to the people of God.

For more than a hundred years, PSR has been offering courses in the summertime. Summer Session is an integral part of our mission.  Every year we offer courses designed to appeal to spiritual seekers, artists, retirees, clergy, lay leaders, teachers, seminary students, community leaders – to all who want to be part of “building the beloved community.”

Laurie Isenberg
Director of Community and Continuing Education


Summer 2014 Courses & Events

For you advance planners, programming for summer 2014 is already under way.

Walker/Muasau History of Christianity in the Pacific Region, summer 2013

Confirmed courses include:

  • Writing as a Healing Ministry with Sharon Bray
  • Moral Injury, Veterans of War, and Community Responsibility for Soul Repair with Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock
  • Akko, Israel Immersion with Dr. Aaron Brody
  • API Sexualities & Christian Faithwith Jess Delegencia
  • Preaching Women: Examining the (Her)story and Role of Women Preachers and Enhancing Their Craft with Bishop Yvette Flunder
  • The Good, the Bad, & the Undiscovered: Profiles in Biblical Leadership with Dr. Jehon Grist
  • Hebrew I II with Robert Kramish
  • Feminist Theology from the Global South with Dr. Kwok Pui Lan
  • Introduction to Christian Education (online) with Rev. Dr. Boyung Lee
  • The Dash Between the Nitty and the Gritty: Practical Parish Ministry with Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
  • Art & Technique of Effective Academic Writing (online) with Elizabeth Ritter-Conn
  • The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic with Bishop John Shelby Spong
  • Sexualities Immersion with Rev. Dr. Justin Tanis

Confirmed events include:

  • Tuesday Night Talks at PSR with lectures with faculty, scholars, and activists
  • San Jose Summer Lecture Series with faculty, scholars, and activists, at First Congregational Church of San Jose
  • AWA Creative Writing Festival with Amherst Writers & Artists, Saturday, June 21
  • Conference: Moral Injury, Veterans of War, and Community Responsibility for Soul Repair with Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Thursday – Saturday, July 24 – 26
  • Workshop: Spiritual Dialogue in Everyday Life: Communication Skills for Life and Leadership with Jared Finkelstein, Friday – Saturday, June 6-7.
  • Israel/Palestine trip: Akko, Israel Immersion with Dr. Aaron Brody


PSR Summer Learners Say…

FlunderClassOutside2011“I really appreciated this course. It revived an interest in academics for me. I forgot how much I loved learning. Thank you.”

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a rich, fun, stretching class.” 

“Fabulous pace and content. More!  More!  More!” 



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Laurie Isenberg