Dr. Steve Churchill will be in worship on Sunday and will be introducing a new program at PLTS designed for people who have jobs during the day but want to study theology! It is a great opportunity for those of you who may want a theological education to strengthen your understanding of the Lutheran Christian theological tradition but who may not feel called to a change in career, rostered ministry, etc. It’s perfect! Check it out!
New in Fall 2011: Master of Theological Studies on evenings, weekends, online classes
All the great themes of the Lutheran Christian theological tradition—
- Bible: Old Testament; Gospels; Paul
- Systematic theology
- Christian Ethics
- Church history
- Ministry Across Cultures
- Lutheran Confessions
- Theology in the Global South
- Pastoral care and counseling
- Many more offerings . . .
Available to you are all the resources of the Graduate Theological Union including over 15 schools in the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist traditions. Increase your faith! Strengthen your discipleship! Learn and grow in service to Jesus Christ! For more information or to enroll, call 510.559.2730 or email. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2770 Marin Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94708
Chapel member and SHARE Operations Manager, Sara Schultz, wrote an article for Turnstyle News on her experience in choosing to attend Union Theological Seminary. Click on the image to find out how, why, and how much.
To University Lutheran Chapel:
My dear sisters and brothers, called and gathered in Berkeley, in the name of Christ Jesus: while I studied theology at a school up the hill from us, it was among you all at the Chapel that I became a student at the seminary of the Holy Spirit. You all rock! It is easy to self-congratulate when we belong to a little communion of saints (and sinners) as gifted as the Chapel’s. We have great worship, (pretty cool teaching parish students from whom it was my privilege to learn), sagacious and formidable pastors, and we are a laity who truly embody that great notion of a priesthood of all the baptized. This would all be a token of arrogance if not for the other side of the coin: one cannot live in this kind of community and not feel humbled and challenged. This challenge is not from comparison to the person next to me at worship. It is from the Gospel of the freedom to serve God and neighbor that I have heard here so clearly this year. It is in the words etched into the window above the balcony doors.
In August, I will leave Berkeley to begin a year of internship at First Lutheran Church in Orland, California. This will be another challenging and fruitful experience. First Lutheran is a small church, currently without a called and ordained pastor. In many ways, both spiritual and professional, I will be challenged. For this, in ways of which we may not be aware, you have prepared me well, and I thank you all. I will take with me the witness that you all live out, of faithfulness in Christ, of hope in the healing of a broken humanity, of the mystery and expansiveness of God, of the sometimes subtle and sometimes bold working of the Holy Spirit. Stop in and see me if you pass my way. I will remain your friend and brother.