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.

  • King Lear

    Jan 27, 2015

    The SPU Theatre presents this famous Shakespeare tragedy about a fictional king and powers of good and evil.

  • Thinking About Ministry?

    Jan 25, 2015

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s Discernment Weekend is a time for prayer and discussions about a future in ministry.

  • Milton Fellow Dyana Herron

    Jan 24, 2015

    The author will read from her current work of creative nonfiction about her hometown and family.

  • Considering SPU?

    Jan 23, 2015

    Prospective students, newly admitted students, and parents are invited to a dessert reception on campus January 26.

  • Value of a University Education?

    Jan 23, 2015

    SPU’s Response magazine digs into the numbers and answers the question, “Is college worth it?”

  • "Idolatry and How to Avoid It”

    Jan 20, 2015

    School of Theology faculty in-residence Dr. Stephen Fowl looks at how people of God lapse into worshiping false gods.

  • Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon

    Jan 19, 2015

    Alumni – From this place, you and your classmates embarked on an adventure. Return to where it all began during Homecoming 2015.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel

    Jan 18, 2015

    Acclaimed author and speaker Edward Gilbreath will share his thoughts and reflections on the life of Dr. King.

  • Graduate Degrees at SPU

    Jan 17, 2015

    Learn about graduate programs, financial aid options, and meet professors at an open house on Tuesday, January 27.

  • Falcons at Home

    Jan 14, 2015

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams play home games this week.

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.