The Center for Biblical and Theological Education
The CBTE Tree of Life

Equipping the church and the SPU community to become more biblically literate and better able to articulate the language of the Christian faith

scholarly, accessible, and spiritually enriching opportunities to go deeper with Scripture and engage in serious theological reflection

between the academy and the broader church community

a signature commitment of Seattle Pacific University: “We will be a place that embraces the Christian Story, becoming biblically and theologically literate.”

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Palmer Lecture 2015

What might lead the people of God into idolatry and how can they avoid it? On January 22nd at 7:00 p.m., explore this question with Dr. Stephen Fowl at the free 38th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture, hosted by Seattle Pacific University's School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.

Winter Quarter Community Bible Study

Join us this winter as we begin our enlightening study of the Gospel of Matthew, led by Dr. Michael Langford. All members of the SPU community are encouraged to sign up at no cost. Check out the CBS website for more information and registration.

Faculty Lectio Groups

SPU faculty, find out more information about Faculty Lectio groups and how to join this fall.

Lectio 2014-2015

This fall, we will begin our 2014-2015 Lectio: Guided Bible Reading series. This year we will be working through Genesis/Exodus, the Gospel of Matthew, and Romans with three SPU biblical scholars as our guides. Check out the Lectio website for more information as well as past readings found in the Readings Archive.

Murdock Discipleship Fellows
Seattle Pacific Seminary and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education invite all prospective seminarians to apply for a paid internship, called the "Murdock Discipleship Fellows," effective September 2014. More information.

New Videos Available

Five SPU theology professors provide a brief introduction to the Apostolic Letters, the Prophets, the Torah, Revelation, and the Gospels and approaches for these various canonical collections of the Bible.





VIDEO: What It Means To Be God's People

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