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!

Peter Moe, English

Thursday, April 20th
12–12:50 p.m.

Habit, Virtue, Writing

There are many pedagogies that a writing teacher might use: feminist, Marxist, process, post-process, structuralist, post-structuralist, to name a few.   But is there such a thing as Christian composition?   In this talk, Peter Wayne Moe, assistant professor of English and director of campus writing, will look to pieces of student writing in order to share what a Christian writing pedagogy might look like.


Isaac Anderson, Image Milton Fellow

Thursday, May 4th
3 - 3:50 p.m.

The We of Me: Writing the Relations that Define us

Our stories often find their significance where the “me” and the “we” intersect. This talk will consider the ways the personal essay decenters the self to make room for another’s experience, complicating and enriching the individual in the process

Tina Schermer-Sellers, Marriage and Family Therapy

Thursday, May 11th

12–12:50 p.m.

Sex, God, & the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy

This book guides psychotherapy and sexology clinicians on how to treat clients who grew up in a conservative faith—mired in sexual shame and dysfunction—and who desire to both heal and hold on to their faith orientation. The book walks clinicians and readers through a critique of Western culture and the conservative Christian Church, and their effects on intimate partnerships and sexual lives. It provides clinicians a way to understand the faulty sexual ethic of the early church, while revealing the hidden mystical sex and body positive understanding of sexuality of the Hebrew people. The book also includes chapters on strategies for a new sexual ethic, on clinical steps to heal religious sexual shame, and on specific sex therapy interventions clinicians can use directly in their practice. Finally, it offers a four step model for healing religious sexual shame and actual touch and non-touch exercises to bring healing and intimacy into a person's life.

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