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A Recommendation: My Favorite Course so Far

There are great classes offered every semester at the GTU. One of the best by far is Constructive Theology, offered by Dr. Jennifer Davidson from ABSW. The American Baptist Seminary of the West is located near Cal, across the street from People’s Park—it’s the big red-brick complex that looks like Hogwarts’ downtown campus.   Constructive Theology stands… Read more »

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At the Pacific School of Religion: A GTU Story

     In the Beginning When I got to the GTU in 2012, I was already wrapping up a lifelong relationship with a small and conservative evangelical church.   The breakup had been long in coming. As I began to transition out of Religious Studies at Cal and into graduate school, it became obvious to me… Read more »

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3 Things I Learned Teaching for the First Time

At the start of the semester I received a last-minute inquiry regarding my interest in interviewing for a part-time, short-term position at the Pacific School of Religion, one of the member schools at the Graduate Theological Union. The course attracted more enrollees than expected, creating an opening for a teaching assistant.  Like a good doctoral student I… Read more »

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So its Called “My Seminary Blog” But…

I call this My Seminary Blog, but there is one thing I should make clear: I’m not a seminarian. More precisely, I’m a doctoral student, studying Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union, which is (among other things) a consortium of seminaries and centers for religious study.     So technically I’m not a seminarian,… Read more »