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June 10, 2020
Throughout its three years at YDS, Berkeley’s Class of 2020 has proved to be particularly strong—in its sense of community, in its contributions to intellectual and worship...
June 3, 2020
Dear Members of the Berkeley Divinity School Community, The onslaught of police violence against black people that has surged in this nation takes place in the midst of the...
June 2, 2020
Happy Pentecost! This is a joyful celebration, because our Pentecost claim is that the active presence of God, whom we call the Holy Spirit is prodding us, because of...
June 1, 2020
Friends and Alums of Berkeley, As the weekend of protests in cities across the U.S. over police brutality and unaddressed systemic racism unfolded, the simmering fear and...
May 27, 2020
On the senior retreat to Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut I found myself drawn to a large boulder situated on the Housatonic River. I perched myself on...
May 18, 2020
What I remember is the laughter. Just after the Dean had somberly gathered the Senior class in the refectory, most of us knowing what was coming: there would be no trip to...
May 11, 2020
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I betray him to you?” (Matthew 26.14-15) Perhaps Judas...