School of Theology News and Events
Join us on May 4 and 5 for the annual Paul T. Walls Lecture in Wesleyan Theology, exploring the place of spiritual perception in Wesley's understanding of how one comes to embrace the Christian faith.
This year the first lecture on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. will feature Dr. Robert Wall and Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, discussing the concept of evolution and biology as it relates to the Bible and New Creation. The following day, Thursday, May 5, at 3 p.m. will feature Dr. Randy Maddox and Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, who will dialogue on faith and science.
Both of these events are free and require no RSVP. The first takes place at First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to campus) and the second at Otto Miller Hall, Room 109 (on campus). For more information, see the Walls Lecture website.
At the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, two gifted and beloved faculty members of the School of Theology, Dr. Kerry Dearborn and Dr. Ed Smyth, will be retiring.
They will be honored at a retirement reception on Monday, May 23, which is open to faculty, staff and alumni who have known them. If you would like more information on the reception, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to email a tribute for Dr. Dearborn and/or Dr. Smyth, to be given at the reception, please send messages to email@example.com.
We will miss both of them deeply and wish them the best in this next chapter.
Have you ever wondered how to follow Jesus when you haven’t got it all figured out? When Jesus surprises you? Or when you need encouragement to be faithful? Join us as we explore these questions and more through Jesus’ life and ministry as told in the Gospel of Mark.
The Center for Biblical and Theological Education presents an evening of rich study with SPU Assistant Professor of New Testament Laura C.S. Holmes. We’ll examine this important text in preparation for our winter Lectio series.
In this recently published commentary, “Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary),” Drs. Bo Lim (associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) and Daniel Castelo (associate professor of dogmatic and constructive theology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) come together “to help the church recover and read the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context."
The Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry (MA-AAM) degree program focuses on the classical theological disciplines of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics. It reflects Seattle Pacific University’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. If you select the MA-AAM degree, you will combine a core study of general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation.