New College Berkeley – Center for Advanced Christian Studies

A Christian Study Center next to the University of California Berkeley, and a Center of distinction of the Graduate Theological Union


NCB, a long-standing center for Christian studies, bears the motto "Let us Walk in Newness of Life." Since its founding in 1977 NCB has served undergraduates, graduate students, and lifelong learners with wide-ranging courses, conferences, seminars, lectures, and retreats aimed at renewing minds, deepening faith, and shaping vocation.

Abundant Grace

Thanksgiving 2018 blog by Susan Phillips

A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing food from the first fruits to the man of God: twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. Elisha said, “Give it to the people and let them eat.” 43 But his servant said, “How can I set this before a hundred people?” So he repeated, “Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’” 44 He set it before them, they ate, and had some left, according to the word of the Lord. —2 Kings 4:42-44 (NRSV)

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Eugene Peterson (1932-2018)


We in the New College Berkeley community join people around the world in celebrating the life of Eugene Peterson and in grieving his passing earlier this week, trusting that he is “raised up in spiritual immortality!” (1 Corinthians 15: 44, The Message)

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Winter 2018 Programs

Registration is open for winter programs. Find course descriptions registration and payment information here. Please join us!

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Thank you for joining us for our Spring 2018 Programs. Information on 2019 Spring Programs coming soon! 

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summer 2018 PROGRAMS

Registration is open for summer programs. Find course descriptions, registration and payment information here. Please join us!

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FAll 2018 programs

Registration is open for fall programs. Find course descriptions, registration and payment information here. Please join us!.

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New! Berkeley Palmer Lectureship

Leading edge biblical scholarship. Inaugural lecture on May 5, 2018––"The Temptation To Be Less Than Human"––Help us launch!

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40 Years of ministry

Thank you for celebrating with us! 

Read a reflection on the evening by Board Member Phil Stillman HERE. 

A slideshow of NCB’s history is HERE. 

Photographs from the 40th Anniversary Gala are HERE.

A video of the event is HERE. 

Our 40th anniversary celebration theme was “Now is the time—for faith, wisdom, and impact.” More than ever before, it is time for this “new college” for advanced Christian studies! Increasingly our faith is countercultural. How will we navigate the political, cultural, technological, and interpersonal challenges of our time if we are not fiercely committed to knowing God and following Christ?  

Thank you for your partnership with New College Berkeley!