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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Paul T. Walls Lecture 2015

Join us on May 6th at 7:00 p.m. for the 2015 Paul T. Walls Lecture in Wesleyan Theology with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Doug Koskela. More information.

The 2015 Book Celebration

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the School of Theology invite you to attend the 2015 Book Celebration on May 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the First Free Methodist Fine Center. Please RSVP by May 18th.

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).

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.

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


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