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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Romans Seminar

Spend an evening exploring the Book of Romans with SPU Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology Daniel Castelo. Register by March 16th. More information.

Palmer Lecture 2015 - Videos Available

What might lead the people of God into idolatry and how can they avoid it? Dr. Stephen Fowl explored this question at the 38th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture. If you missed the lecture, be sure to check out the video (YouTube version or iTunesU version).

Loving our Homeless Neighbors

On February 26th at 12:00 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Fine Center, church leaders are invited to share creative ways their congregations are engaging homelessness, and to learn how the church can expand its works of justice and mercy. Please join us for lunch, fellowship, conversation and prayer. This event is FREE but space is limited. Please complete the RSVP form by February 19th.

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: The Book of Romans

Dr. Daniel Castelo

Lectio Website


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