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Will Scott

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December 20, 2018

Togetherness at Christmas

Christmas has come again, but when is Jesus coming again? I know that this is not a pleasant question to ask in this seasonal devotion, but this is the question…
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December 20, 2018

The Caged Mary Sings the Magnificat

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim…
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December 13, 2018

Transformed by Advent

Christmas decorations have been in our stores, it seems, since shortly after the Fourth of July.  The week before Thanksgiving, one of the area radio stations became the “official Christmas…
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December 6, 2018

Advent’s Apocalyptic Unsettling

A reflection by Rev. Dr. Jay Emerson Johnson Tucked away between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the four Sundays of Advent. I love this season, in part because it’s one of…
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Alumni/ae
December 6, 2018

on the edge

Let me tell you, as someone in my professional field (Construction Management), “I went to seminary” isn’t something I say very often.  And I don’t think I’ve ever said: “I…
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Alumni/ae
December 6, 2018

I am the gift

Years ago, I volunteered as a Christmas elf, visiting elders in care facilities. We were given a button to wear stating “I Am the Gift,” and I thought “yes, this…
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Alumni/ae
November 29, 2018

Advent & growing your church

Since I first landed at PSR ten years ago, Advent has taken on a vastly richer meaning than the “holiday hustle and bustle” I had always known. I also find…
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Alumni/ae
November 29, 2018

Sensing the Currents

It was a fall orientation event for new students at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. The year was 1978, and I arrived as a first-year student at PSR. We…
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Weekly E-news
November 15, 2018

PSR will closed on Friday, November 16th

PSR has decided to cancel classes and close operations tomorrow because of continuing poor air quality caused by smoke from the tragic fire in Butte County.  We expect to be…
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A World on the MoveMain News
November 5, 2018

Out of the Waters: Resisting the Power of Fear

People are on the move—following opportunities or seeking to flee violence or devastating poverty. Migration is at the core of many of our sacred stories. From Abraham and Sarah who…
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