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What’s happening at SPU? This is where you’ll find the latest news about research, events, activities, achievements, and milestones in the life of SPU and its people.



  • Rethinking the Bible: Scripture’s Future at SPU

    Apr 30, 2018

    Building on last year’s Walls Lecture, which told the story of the Bible’s past at SPU, professors Daniel Castelo and Rob Wall propose a rethinking of the Bible’s nature and practice as the church’s book for the 21st century at this year's lecture on Wednesday, May 2.

  • Professor's Last Lecture

    Apr 30, 2018

    SPU’s Ivy Honorary presents "The Last Lecture of Professor Kathryn Bartholomew" on Wednesday, May 2, 5 p.m. in Eaton Hall 112.

  • Chamber Music From the Baltics and Scandinavia

    Apr 25, 2018

    To mark the 100th anniversary of independence for Finland and three Baltic states, music faculty members Dainius Vaičekonis, Brad Hawkins, and Ilkka Talvi will present a concert of piano trio works of Baltic and Scandinavian composers on Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible. 

  • Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches

    Apr 24, 2018

    As national demographics shift toward increasing diversity in cities and local communities, the Church faces numerous challenges and opportunities. Church leaders, community members, and students are invited to this one-day interactive conference hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary featuring leaders in Christian reconciliation, community development, and missional theology.

Dr. Christopher Jones and a young patient

Holistic Health Care in the Rainier Valley

Dr. Christopher Jones ’94 hopes the families in his medical practice never need to ask: “Is my kid sick enough that I should pay for a doctor’s visit?” Medical director of HopeCentral, a nonprofit health center, he and his team have adapted the concept of concierge medicine to a diverse Seattle neighborhood.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders

What Makes Us Moral?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders earned a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities for his research project, “The Structure of Moral Judgement: Philosophical Perspectives.” His research responds to recent arguments that human beings’ concepts of morality are just a quirk of evolution and don't connect to anything deeper.