SEMINARY NEWS

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March 2, 2017

Join author, speaker, and minister Rev. Carol Howard Merritt for an evening discussing her latest book, Healing Spiritual Wounds. Merritt responds to the conflicting image of the church as a safe space and dangerous place, and provides a way to remain a part of the church and renew personal faith even when the institution falls short on its mission.

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June 8-10, 2017

SFTS is proud to partner with HarperOne for for the inaugural GodLab 2017. Experience, for the first time ever, a unique encounter with six of today’s most influential progressive Christian authors. Listen, discuss, challenge, laugh, inspire, and collaborate with fellow attendees as we dive into the Bible.

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January 31, 2017

San Francisco Theological Seminary opposes the Trump administration’s executive order of January 27, targeting refugees and particularly singling out refugees from certain predominantly Muslim countries.

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February 5, 2017

Join Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry, at University Public Worship this Sunday, February 5 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

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January 15, 2017

On Sunday, January 15, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church welcomed Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director for the Center of Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary, to preach in morning services in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The celebration was also attended by Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr. for whom the Center’s Smith-King Initiative at Stanford University is named, and by Rev. Dr. Jim McDonald, President of SFTS.

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January 20-22, 2017

Over the course of the weekend, you can experience John Philip Newell – and earth-honoring Celtic spirituality – in lecture, workshop, and worship at First Presbyterian in San Anselmo, San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, and Westminster Presbyterian in Tiburon.

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February 23, 2017

Join author Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor – who has served as both SFTS and GTU adjunct professor — for an evening discussing her newest book, From Labor to Reward. This groundbreaking book fills a huge void in American religious history, black religious history, and traditions of the black church.

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We are pleased to announce that the Center for Innovation in Ministry at SFTS has been nominated by Rev. Janie Spahr for the “Excellence in Innovation” award at the upcoming 24th annual Heart of Marin awards, hosted by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin.

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We are honored and proud to stand with Rev. Bentley Stewart (SFTS M.Div. 2015), as he goes to serve as chaplain to the veterans who are gathering this week to stand with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

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This election is bigger than an individual candidate; it reflects a larger schism in the soul of the United States. However, we are left with an outcome that wounds the most vulnerable.

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