School of Theology

  • Ecotheology Hero
    The Ecotheology minor allows you to pursue a scientifically and theologically informed understanding of creation care as you anticipate and shape the future and experience God’s creation through the lens of faith.

Are you looking for a community of scholars and friends who have a deep, abiding commitment to Christian faith that reaches around the world and is local at the same time? The School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University is that place. Through a unique model of scholarship, spiritual edification, and service we call “Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.

The School of Theology offers a Christian Theology Major and seven minors. Students of all majors take our three University Foundations courses.

SOT News and Events

2023 Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 7:00-9:00 pm |First Free Methodist Church
Guest lecturers Dr. Jack Levison and Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison.
“Can Women Speak in Public? How Early American Women Outmaneuvered Complementarians in Their Day.”

Preaching Forgiveness & Reconciliation Conference & Mark Abbott Lecture

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 8:30 am
First Free Methodist Church | 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
Join us for a special all-day conference. Rev. Dr. Joy Moore, from Luther Seminary, will provide a keynote, “Preaching from a Flawed Legacy.” We’ll enjoy breakout sessions on related topics with Rev. Peter Chin, Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Dr. Stephen Newby, Rev. Ashley Skinner-Creek, and Rev. Mike Thomas.

The conference will take place at First Free Methodist Church (right by SPU’s campus) from 8:30 AM – 4 PM, with a public lecture following the conference at 6 PM. Our Keynote Speaker for the conference and evening lecture is Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. We will have an additional keynote message from Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Senior Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, preaching by Rev. Peter Chin, Senior Pastor at Rainer Avenue Church, and a panel led by Rev. Michael Thomas, Senior Pastor at Radiant Church. Additional breakouts will be led by Dr. Stephen Newby and Rev. Ashley Skinner Creek.

On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:30 pm | Upper Gwinn (3rd fl)
Hosted by the School of Theology and the History Department
Pulitzer-prize winning author, historian, and theologian, Dr. Ronald C. White, will be with us to share about his new book on Joshua Chamberlain, the famous Civil War general who was also a committed Christian and abolitionist.

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School of Theology Dean Brian Lugioyo

Welcome to the School of Theology!

Rev. Dr. Brian Lugioyo, Dean of the School of Theology offers an introduction and invitation.