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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 Lectio: Guided Bible Reading

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Summer Theology Institute

This summer, pastors and church leaders are invited to be a part of two courses - "Biblical Ethics" and "Creation/New Creation." Find course descriptions, dates and registration information, here.

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 is Lectio?

Lectio Website


Gain a deeper understanding of the Scriptures with the guidance of a biblical scholar. »