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Talking Story about the History of Christianity in the Pacific World

The students came from many places in the Pacific world. There were pastors from Samoa and Tonga and Hawaii; missionaries from the United Church of Christ in Japan working with Japanese-speaking people in the Bay Area; a Christian lay woman … Continue reading

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The house remains, but the next generation may hardly recognize it

Things collapse with regularity in the Pacific world. So much of the geography is volcanic, erupting in ash and fire and destroying the natural growth and building of generations. Below the surface, large sections of the earth collide and press … Continue reading

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On passing an empty store front on Euclid with a labyrinth sitting alone in the middle of the floor

The other day I was walking along Euclid Avenue on the way to the Bancroft Library when I passed an empty storefront. It had been, for a short time, a shop with religious articles, not a Christian store, but a … Continue reading

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Thoughts While Reading PSR Student Papers from 1910

Before World War I, PSR students were an optimistic lot.  They were the Progressive Era generation.  One of them, W. C. Allen, wrote, Our growing civilization has not yet outgrown the social message of Jesus.  We are growing into it.  … Continue reading

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