School of Theology

  • Academy

    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, Apostolate®” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.

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

Walls Lecture 2017

Building on Howard Snyder’s historical study of Seattle Pacific’s founding, which notes the University’s “missionary impulse,” this year’s lecture narrates a story that plots the purposeful pairing of Scripture’s instruction with this missional taproot. Robert Wall, Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies at SPU, will explain a Wesleyan missional hermeneutics of Scripture cued by Jesus’s Great Commission (Luke 24:44–49) and John Wesley’s sermon The General Spread of the Gospel, followed by a curated history of Scripture at SPU.

The presentation is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. No registration necessary.

SOT Commissioning 2017

Thursday, June 8, 4-5pm - FFMC
Reception to follow at 5pm

Hosea (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary)

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."

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Daniel Castelo

Understanding Pentecostalism

Daniel Castelo, professor of dogmatic and constructive theology, shares about his book Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition.

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