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.

  • 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.

  • Theatre Department Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Apr 23, 2018

    Don't miss one of William Shakespeare’s earliest comedies about four best friends who swear off love, until a princess arrives to negotiate an old treaty. Performances are April 26-28. 

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 19, 2018

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Apr 18, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who passed away on April 17 at the age of 92. 

  • Jazz Ensemble Performs With KNKX-FM

    Apr 17, 2018

    The SPU Jazz Ensemble will perform live (and online) on local public radio station KNKX (88.5 FM) in Nickerson Studios on Thursday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m.

  • Farm-to-Table Event in Gwinn Commons

    Apr 16, 2018

    Celebrate Earth Week during lunch in Gwinn Commons Dining Hall's Farm-to-Table Event on Wednesday, April 18. Meet six local farmers/owners and taste the great menu created by chef Angela Shultz. 

  • Falcons Honored With Academic Acclaim

    Apr 16, 2018

    Seven Falcon gymnasts, including six-time All-American Darian Burns, were named to the 2018 conference All-Academic Team announced by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

  • Students: Check Out the Center for Learning

    Apr 9, 2018

    The center offers tutoring, resources for improving study and writing skills, and disability support services. Their goal is your academic success!

  • Latest Issue of Response Magazine

    Apr 8, 2018

    “Exploring Outside” is the theme of the current Seattle Pacific magazine. Read stories on how faculty, staff, students, and alumni connect to creation and wilderness through trips to Camp Casey, research at Blakely Island Field Station, and hikes on Washington state's many mountains.

  • Faith Retreat for High School Students

    Apr 7, 2018

    “Immerse” is a program for students currently in grades 9-11 who are ready to invest in their faith and discover their identity as one of knowledge and action.

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.