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  • Study Genesis With Us This Fall

    Sep 2, 2014

    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.

  • Christ and Cascadia Conference

    Aug 27, 2014

    Seattle Pacific Seminary is a proud sponsor of this two day exploration of faith and northwest culture on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014. 

    Join SPS professors Jeff Keuss, David Leong, and Al Erisman, along with Christian leaders from schools around the region to engage in discussions on the intersection faith and the Pacific Northwest.

  • Genesis & Exodus

    Genesis and Exodus: An Introduction

    Jul 21, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, The Center for Biblical and Theological Education Local invites church leaders, alumni, and Lectio readers to spend a day exploring these key texts with SPU Professor of Old Testament Dr. Frank Spina. We’ll discuss: the nature of creation; God’s engaging of the created order; the nature and role of humanity; the themes of sin, judgment, and grace; the election of the ancestors; the rescuing of God’s people; and the eventful trek through the wilderness.

  • Genesis & Exodus

    Genesis and Exodus: An Introduction

    Jul 21, 2014

    Local church leaders, alumni, Lectio readers: The Center for Biblical and Theological Education invites you to spend a day exploring these key texts with SPU Professor of Old Testament Dr. Frank Spina. We’ll discuss: the nature of creation; God’s engaging of the created order; the nature and role of humanity; the themes of sin, judgment, and grace; the election of the ancestors; the rescuing of God’s people; and the eventful trek through the wilderness.

  • Synopsis of “Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age” Discussion

    May 29, 2014

    The Pacific Northwest has some of the lowest rates of “religious” observance in the world. The Northwest is filled with people who describe themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.”

    Dr. James K. A. Smith gave a lecture on the phenomenon, then ushered in a panel discussion, which included Dr. James Wellman (University of Washington), Dr. Chelle Stearns (Seattle School of Theology and Psychology) and Dr. David Leong (Seattle Pacific Seminary).  Synopsis written by SPS student Megan Wildhood.

  • Synopsis of the 2014 Paul T. Walls Lecture: "The Book of Revelation in the Present Tense" (Part II)

    May 22, 2014

    The annual SPU Paul T. Walls lecture was held in First Free Methodist Church on May 7, 2014, with Rev. Dr. Rob Wall as the keynote speaker.  This is a synopsis of part two of the lecture, written by SPS student Megan Wildhood.

  • Synopsis of the 2014 Paul T. Walls Lecture: "The Book of Revelation in the Present Tense" (Part I)

    May 22, 2014

    The annual SPU Paul T. Walls lecture was held in First Free Methodist Church on May 7, 2014, with Rev. Dr. Rob Wall as the keynote speaker.  During the first half of his lecture, Dr. Wall identified two basic questions about the book of Revelation: What is the real address of this book?  Who are its intended readers who live there?  Then he summarized the three main ways the Church has sought to answer these two questions: by looking at Revelation in the past, future, and present tense.  This is a synopsis of part one of the lecture, written by SPS student Megan Wildhood.

  • Synopsis of James K.A Smith's "Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom" Lecture

    May 21, 2014

    On May 1, 2014, author and professor James K.A Smith engaged a varied cross-section of SPU’s populace at the Fine Center in First Free Methodist on re-contextualizing Christian Education in the direction of his eponymous book, “Imagining the Kingdom.”  Read more about his talk from the perspective of a Seattle Pacific Seminarian, Megan Wildhood.

  • Synopsis of James Bryan Smith’s Church Leaders Forum: “How We Are Formed … and Transformed”

    Apr 30, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, SPU was blessed to have professor, speaker and writer James Bryan Smith on campus, to speak in Upper Gwinn, at a lecture on spiritual formation and transformation.  This is a reflection on his visit by Seattle Pacific Seminary student, Megan Wildhood.

  • Summer 2014 Theology Courses at SPU:
    Open to Pastors and Church Leaders

    Apr 29, 2014

    This summer, Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Biblical and Theological Education offers two courses rooted in biblical and theological reflection for pastors and church leaders.

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