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.

  • Considering Seminary?

    Oct 8, 2016

    Seattle Pacific Seminary’s “Discernment Weekend” is for those considering graduate degrees in theology.

  • Story Pole Rededication

    Oct 7, 2016

    A Tlingit story pole symbolically representing the history and purpose of Seattle Pacific will be rededicated on Saturday, October 8, at 1:30 p.m.

  • It's the Grand Reunion!

    Oct 6, 2016

    It's not too late to attend the biggest alumni gathering in SPU history, October 7-8. Invite your fellow classmates and come back where it all began!

  • Sacred Sounds of Christmas

    Oct 2, 2016

    Tickets are now on sale for SPU's highly acclaimed choral celebration on Tuesday, November 29, at McCaw Hall in downtown Seattle.

  • Creative Writing

    Sep 30, 2016

    Learn more about the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, and read a message from the new director.

  • Opening Chapel on September 27

    Sep 26, 2016

    The SPU community gathers to celebrate the beginning of a new school year on Tuesday, September 27, 11:10 a.m. in First Free Methodist Church.

  • Day of Community Service

    Sep 23, 2016

    New students, faculty, and staff will volunteer at more than 25 community service organizations in Seattle on Saturday, September 24.

  • SPU’s Strategic Plan

    Sep 22, 2016

    Learn about Seattle Pacific’s priorities and focus for the coming years in this short video by President Dan Martin.

  • Life at SPU: A Video

    Sep 20, 2016

    There's a lot to see and do when you live on campus. Student Alec Whitmore '16 created this short video about life at SPU.

  • A Financial Aid Success Story

    Sep 18, 2016

    From loans to grants and work study to scholarships, student Cheyenne Moats has worked closely with Student Financial Services to make the most of every opportunity.

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.