Accreditation input requested
A committee from the Association of Theological Schools will be on the campus of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary October 22-25 for an accreditation visit. Every ten years seminaries go through an evaluation process for accreditation purposes.
In preparation for this visit, we would like to invite comments in writing to the school and/or the ATS Commission concerning the seminary’s qualifications for accreditation. You may send your comments to one or both of the addresses below.
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2000 Center St., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Association of Theological Schools
Commission on Accrediting
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110
- Rev. Dr. Anthony Bateza at the 2023 Luther Lecture
Fri March 24, 2023
- More than 200 attend hybrid film screening for "The Ants and the Grasshopper"
Thu February 16, 2023
- Dr. Arvin Gouw 2023 Mohrenweiser Lecture
Thu February 16, 2023
PLTS was immensely fortunate to welcome Dr. Arvin Gouw for our 2023 Mohrenweiser Lecture. Dr. Gouw clearly described the mechanism and uses of CRISPR for a lay audience, and then dug deeper into the ethical and religious implications of this powerful gene-editing tool. Afterward, Dr. Ted Peters offered a response that pushed religious leaders, particularly pastors, to think through how the existence and increasing prominence of this technology might affect their congregants.
We encourage you to watch and share the below video of this lecture and continue the conversation.
- Dr. Larry Rasmussen - Founders' Day 2022 Lecture
Thu November 10, 2022
PLTS welcomed Dr. Larry Rasmussen to give the 2022 Founders' Day Lecture to our gathered community in-person and online. Watch Dr. Rasmussen's lecture below.
- Seminary starts programs for change agents
Wed March 2, 2022
California Lutheran University’s Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) is offering new programs to prepare religious leaders and laypeople to work for social and environmental change with online options.
- Faculty retiring with emeritus status
Wed April 21, 2021
Seven California Lutheran University faculty members with a combined total of more than 160 years of service are retiring with emeritus status.
- Fall 2020 Update
Tue June 23, 2020
Given that health officials have indicated that the COVID-19 health crisis will be with us through the fall, we have decided to deliver the courses that had been scheduled face-to-face for the fall 2020 semester virtually.
- PLTS faculty statement regarding George Floyd, racism and white supremacy
Wed June 10, 2020
- Hope in all climates
Mon November 25, 2019
From Cal Lutheran's seminary in Berkeley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda helps people in faith communities and secular society to be agents of justice.
- Faith tested
Thu February 21, 2019
When horrific events affect both congregants and additional outsiders, their need for advice and prayer is piled on top of the usual emotional and spiritual demands presented by requests to discuss life’s hardest aspects ranging from addictions and marital problems to grief counseling — creating a surefire recipe for pastor burnout.