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Theology Student Union

Created by Seattle Pacific University School of Theology students, the Theology Student Union is a gathering of undergraduate theology majors and minors interested in reflecting and acting upon God’s self-revelation to humanity, particularly as it relates to, critiques, and envelopes our culture.

  • TSU seeks to create a bond between all students in the School of Theology through discussion and participation in programmed events and forums both inside and outside the classroom.

  • TSU is student-run, sponsored and funded by the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific, as well as a grant from the SERVE (Spiritual and Educational Resources for Vocational Exploration) program through the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the TSU, contact Assistant Professor of New Testament Laura Sweat, who serves as TSU faculty advisor, at sweatl@spu.edu or 206-281-2208.

TSU Leadership Stories

Jordan StarkJordan Stark
Junior from Highlands Ranch, CO
Educational Ministry Major

Bill DouthitBill Douthit 
Junior from New York City, NY
Christian Scriptures Major

 

Women in Ministry at SPU

Believing that God calls both women and men into service for the Kingdom, the School of Theology, in cooperation with TSU, offers two initiatives specifically created to encourage and support women studying theology or discerning calls into vocational ministry. Likewise, our second initiative is open to men who are interested in learning more about this topic. Both initiatives are hosted by the staff of the Center for Biblical and Theological Education, Rev. Celeste Cranston and Rev. Kelsey Rorem.

  • First Fridays — On the first Friday of every month, undergraduate women are invited to gather at Kingswood House for coffee, snacks, and conversation. This is an opportunity for mutual support and encouragement between women.

  • Cadre — Every other Thursday both women and men gather to work through a catechesis that lays out a biblical support for women in all roles of leadership in the church. Written by SPU graduate, Dr. Shannon Smythe , and the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, Dr. Rob Wall, this helpful resource will help guide conversation on this challenging topic.

For more information about either initiative, email CBTE Program Manager Rev. Kelsey Rorem at krorem@spu.edu.

Faculty Contact

Laura C.S. Holmes

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Email: lcsholmes@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2208
Office: Alexander Hall

“Whether it has been in the context of the classroom, over lunch in Gwinn, a cup of coffee in the Weter coffee shop, or even in their homes, faculty and professors have made studying theology a life-giving experience by taking the time to invest in our lives, and allowing us to share in theirs.”
Laura Opperman '08
Laura C. Sweat

Why I Teach at SPU

Laura C. Sweat, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

“I love teaching at SPU because I enjoy the rich conversations with my students and my colleagues. This community encourages each other to grow in scholarship and in faith.”

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