News

What’s happening at SPU? This is where you’ll find the latest news about research, events, activities, achievements, and milestones in the life of SPU and its people.



  • Crowder in Concert TONIGHT!

    Oct 8, 2016

    Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica musician Crowder will perform at SPU tonight at 7 p.m. Opening the concert will by Evan Egerer and Tedashi. Tickets are still available.

  • Considering Seminary?

    Oct 8, 2016

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s “Discernment Weekend” is for those considering graduate degrees in theology.

  • Story Pole Rededication

    Oct 7, 2016

    A Tlingit story pole symbolically representing the history and purpose of Seattle Pacific will be rededicated on Saturday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.

  • It's the Grand Reunion!

    Oct 6, 2016

    It's not too late to attend the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. Invite your fellow classmates and come back where it all began!

  • Creative Writing

    Sep 30, 2016

    Learn more about the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, and read a message from the new director.

  • Opening Chapel on September 27

    Sep 26, 2016

    The SPU community gathers to celebrate the beginning of a new school year on Tuesday, September 27, 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Day of Community Service

    Sep 23, 2016

    New students, faculty, and staff will volunteer at more than 25 community service organizations in Seattle on Saturday, September 24.

  • SPU’s Strategic Plan

    Sep 22, 2016

    Learn about Seattle Pacific’s priorities and focus for the coming years in this short video by President Dan Martin.

  • And the Next President Is…

    Sep 16, 2016

    For this year’s Constitution Day essay, Professor of History Bill Woodward takes a hypothetical look at what might happen if the two front-runners in the 2016 election were not able to win enough votes in the Electoral College.

  • Falcons at Home

    Sep 15, 2016

    The men’s soccer team plays Fort Hays State at Interbay Stadium on Saturday, September 17.

Dr. Christopher Jones and a young patient

Holistic Health Care in the Rainier Valley

Dr. Christopher Jones ’94 hopes the families in his medical practice never need to ask: “Is my kid sick enough that I should pay for a doctor’s visit?” Medical director of HopeCentral, a nonprofit health center, he and his team have adapted the concept of concierge medicine to a diverse Seattle neighborhood.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders

What Makes Us Moral?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders earned a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities for his research project, “The Structure of Moral Judgement: Philosophical Perspectives.” His research responds to recent arguments that human beings’ concepts of morality are just a quirk of evolution and don't connect to anything deeper.

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