Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

Come to the Seattle Pacific University Library to hear members of the SPU community share scholarly and creative works in progress. Bring your curiosity and join in conversations about the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge.

Where: Library Reading Room, Main Floor (Wheelchair Accessible)
Cost: Free
All are welcome!

Adrienne Meier, Library

Thursday, October 27th
3–3:50 p.m.

Incomplete Roots: Dealing With Gaps in SPU's Records

What does a historian do when faced with gaps in the historical record? Archivist Adrienne Meier describes the difficulties in reconstructing the 125-year-old story of SPU's founding for a new book "Rooted in Mission."

Daniel Castelo, Theology

Thursday, November 3rd
33:50 p.m.

Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition

There are many different accounts of how Pentecostalism can be understood. One theme that has been mentioned repeatedly but not fully developed is that Pentecostalism is similar to mysticism. In a book that will be coming out of Eerdmans in the next year or so, Dr. Castelo offers an account of what this identification can mean, its difficulties, and its prospects regarding a general understanding of what Pentecostalism is.

Margaret Brown, CSFD

Thursday, November 10th
12–12:50 p.m.

Rigorous Reflection

Typical journaling and reflection assignments often lack rigor, which leads to grading based primarily on participation (credit/no credit) rather than on learning.  This session will discuss some of my research on how to create rigorous reflection assignments that assess learning more robustly, using the framework of your guild’s standards and a graduated taxonomy of learning goals.  While the reflection samples provided come from community-based service learning assignments, the framework can be generalized to any structured reflection assignment.

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