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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NEW Lectio Series!

The 2015-2016 Lectio features two brand new series, so we hope you'll follow along as we travel through 1 & 2 Samuel with Dr. Sara Koenig (NEW), the Gospel of Mark with Dr. Laura Holmes, Hebrews with Dr. Rob Wall (NEW), and Selections from the Prophets with Dr. Jeff Keuss. Schedules available on our website, and be sure to check out past series in the readings archive.

Lectio Seminar: 1 & 2 Samuel

Join us on Friday, September 11 for a half-day seminar with Dr. Sara Koenig that will serve as an introduction to our Fall Lectio series. For more information and to register, check out the seminar website. Registration ends September 8.

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: Selections from Israel’s Story

Dr. Sara Koenig gives an introduction to SPU’s Summer 2015 Lectio series, Selections from Israel’s Story.

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