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Opportunties to study during Summer 2013

These courses are offered through the member schools. Please contact the appropriate institution for more information.

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American Baptist Seminary of the West

June 10-21, 2013
Book of Ruth-Text & Modern Contexts
Monday- Friday 6:10-9:40 pm (two-week evening summer intensive)


Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Selected courses listed. See link above for all courses and registration information.

Introduction to Practical Theology
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 to Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 8:00am - 9:45am daily
The Rev. Ann Hallisey
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jun 14, 2013
CEUs: 2

Fundamentals of Worship
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 to Fri, Jul 19, 2013,10:00am - 11:45am daily
The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jun 14, 2013
CEUs: 2

The Anglican Tradition
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 to Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm daily
Dr. Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

Reading and Studying the Anglican Bible
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 to Fri, Jul 12, 2013, CDSP Campus - 9am to Noon
Dr. Donn Morgan
Registration Deadline: Fri, Jun 14, 2013


Pacific School of Religion |

Choose from 20 courses covering a broad range of topics including Leadership, Ethics, Race & Culture, Arts, Church Renewal, and more.

Whether you take courses in Berkeley or online, you'll have the opportunity to study with PSR's renowned faculty, as well as our guest faculty-in-residence:

Gene Robinson

Gene Robinson - Finding Your Prophetic Voice

July 15-19: This course will offer a biblical and theological foundation for responding to the risky and urgently needed prophetic vocation to meet today’s social, cultural, political, and economic challenges. More »

Dwight Hopkins

Dwight Hopkins - Being Human: Race, Culture, and Religion

July 29-August 9:  This course will explore the question: What does it mean to be human from a Christian perspective? We will cover the key issues and what is at stake. We will also bring into the question other disciplines and examine the meaning of a Christian theological anthropology for today. More »

Karen McClintock - Shame-less Lives, Grace-full Congregations

August 5-9: This class will address the difference between shame and guilt and provide ways to eliminate shame while improving personal and congregational health. More »


San Francisco Theological Seminary

Three two-week sessions are being offered: Session 1, June 10 – June 21.  Session 2, June 24 – July 5.  Session 3, July 78 – July 19.

The dynamic and cutting-edge classes are designed to enrich practitioners engaged in a variety of ministries.  Course topics include:

  • Pastor as Person
  • Gospel and Global Media Culture
  • Narrative Theology in Context: When the Living Word Encounters Shifting Urban Realities
  • Theology of Ministry
  • Groups, Group Therapy and Recovery Work
  • Culturally Attentive Conflict Ministry
  • Reforming Spirituality
  • Culture and Mission: Social Theory for Theologians
  • Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Theological Voices for the 21st Century

Instructors include noted professors from SFTS and faculty from other seminaries across the nation.

Seminars in each two-week session involve three hours of in-class work, each morning, with afternoons and evenings reserved for between-class reflection, informal fellowship and enjoyment of the San Francisco Bay Area.  Tuition per seminar is $600.

Enrollment forms can be downloaded from the SFTS website.  For more information, contact the Advanced Pastoral Studies Office at 415-451-2865 or via email at

The application and fee deadline is Friday, May 10, 2013. Click here to view the brochure.


Starr King School for the Ministry

Unitarian Universalist Polity: General Assembly Immersion
June 19-23

Instructor: Susan Ritchie 

The Polity Immersion class runs from June 19-23 at the site of the Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly in Louisville, KY.

Symposium 2013 - Loving Our Earth

August 28-29

Leaders: Gabriella Lettini & Joanna Macy 

Starr King's second Symposium, "Loving Our Earth," will focus on environmental justice for two days of learning, ritual, celebration, food, music, community-building and service. 

Educating to Create Just and Sustainable Communities that Counter Oppressions

August 19-23

Instructors: Rebecca Parker & Gabriella Lettini

We will ask, how can spirituality, ministry, and religious activism respond to the multiple and intersecting realities of injustice, suffering, and oppression in our lives and our world?  

History of Christianity

August 24-26

Instructor: Susan Ritchie

This 3-day intensive course is a general survey introduction to church history (no previous knowledge of Christianity will be assumed), with special attention paid to matters of particular interest to liberal and progressive traditions.