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    Academy: Whether you’re an undergraduate or a seminary student, you’ll experience a rigorous yet supportive academic environment, learning from outstanding biblical and theological scholars who possess a deep Christian faith.

Are you looking for a community of scholars and friends who have a deep, abiding commitment to Christian faith that reaches around the world and is local at the same time? The School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University is that place. Through a unique model of scholarship, spiritual edification, and service we call “Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate®” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.

Undergraduate Programs

Our Christian Theology Major lets you choose from four areas of concentration: Christian Mission, Christian Scripture, Educational Ministry, and Theological Studies. We also offer seven minors. Students of all majors take our three University Foundations courses.

School of Theology News and Events

Discernment Weekend Fall 2014

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Weekend on November 7 and 8.

Discernment Weekend offers a day and a half of teaching, prayer, discussion, thoughtful challenge, worship, fellowship, and food with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, and students, along with others who are considering seminary.

Autumn Lectio Begins September 29

Don’t miss the Autumn 2014 Lectio: Guided Bible Reading on Genesis/Exodus, beginning September 29. Join SPU Professor of Old Testament Dr. Frank Spina in exploring themes of creation, sin, judgment, grace, and more in these foundational texts. Learn more at spu.edu/lectio.

Study Genesis With Us This Fall

Join us for SPU Community Bible Study during Autumn Quarter 2014. SPU students, faculty, and staff, along with anyone in the SPU community, are invited to participate in an engaging study of Genesis, led by Professor of Old Testament Frank Spina, PhD. The study is free unless you are taking it for credit.

Koskela Publishes Article

Associate Professor of Theology Doug Koskela published an article in the latest issue of the Wesleyan Theological Journal. The piece is titled “Holiness and Catholicity: A Fruitful Tension for the Wesleyan Tradition.” The journal is a publication of the Wesleyan Theological Society, for which Dr. Koskela will serve as first vice president over the next year.

Wall, Nienhuis Blog About Their Book Collaboration

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies David Nienhuis  and Rob Wall, the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, recently wrote three entries  for Eerdmans Publishing Company’s blog. The posts feature interesting highlights from their joint work on their latest book, Reading the Epistles of James, Peter, John and Jude as Scripture: The Shaping and Shape of a Canonical Collection (Eerdmans, December 2013). Wall and Nienhuis shared about the individual paths that brought them to the project and the collaborative partnership that took them through it.

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Practicing Reconciliation

See how Seattle Pacific Seminary is partnering with other University constituents and people like the Rev. Dr. John Perkins to live into our vision of practicing radical reconciliation, and learn about SPS's Master of Arts in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies

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