News

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.



  • Plan a Retreat at Camp Casey

    Apr 12, 2017

    SPU's conference center on Whidbey Island has special packages for young people, churches, and sports teams.

  • Thinking About Seminary?

    Apr 11, 2017

    If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Immersion on April 20.

  • FAFSA Deadline May 1

    Apr 10, 2017

    Students: File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now for your best financial aid offer for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • The World Is Our Parish

    Apr 7, 2017

    For the annual Weter Lecture, Theology Professor Daniel Castelo examines the question, “What would be involved for western Christians to change course and truly believe, as they confess, that they are part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church?”

  • SPU Hosts Gymnastics Championships

    Apr 7, 2017

    The Falcons will compete in the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships, which will be held April 7-9 in Brougham Pavilion.

  • Welcome, Admitted Students!

    Apr 6, 2017

    More than 100 students and their families are on campus for a two-day event.

  • Graduate Nursing Programs

    Apr 5, 2017

    The School of Health Sciences offers several graduate programs, including a new doctor of nursing practice.

  • Film Speak: The Richard Sohn Lecture

    Apr 4, 2017

    Alumnus Zeek Earl ’11, who co-founded the Seattle-based production company Shep Films with several other alumni, returns to campus for the inaugural lecture of the film studies program. The lecture is dedicated to former student Richard Sohn.

  • Life After College

    Apr 3, 2017

    Best-selling author and millennial expert Paul Angone will talk about "How to Thrive After College: Embrace Transition, Fail Magnificently, and Find Your Purpose in the Most Unexpected Place.”

  • Take a Class This Summer

    Mar 31, 2017

    Review the 2017 summer Time Schedule now before registration begins on May 1.

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.

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