School of Theology

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    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.

Faculty News

Rev. Dr. Brian Lugioyo now serving as Dean of the School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary

Brian Lugioyo joins Seattle Pacific from Azusa Pacific University where he was a professor of theology and ethics. He was educated at Westmont College (BA), Fuller Theological Seminary (MA), and University of Aberdeen, Scotland (PhD). His research focuses on neuroscience and Christian anthropology, the role of liturgy and ethics, and the life work of the protestant reformer, Martin Bucer.  

Chakrita Saulina

Chakrita Saulina joins the School of Theology as Assistant Professor of New Testament

Chakrita Saulina is a native of Jakarta, Indonesia and has spent the past 11 years living, studying, and serving in three other countries and two continents. Chakrita’s research interests include biblical demonology, apocalypticism and eschatology of the Jewish Second Temple texts and New Testament, women in the New Testament world, and interdisciplinary approaches to the biblical text, e.g., identity formation in Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts, narratology and narrative criticism. 

Benjamin Hartley

Benjamin Hartley joins the School of Theology as Associate Professor of Mission and World Christianity and Director of Strategic Initiatives 

Benjamin Hartley joined the faculty of SPU in the fall of 2021 after previously serving at George Fox University (2016-2020) where he was a faculty fellow in the William Penn Honors Program. He now teaches courses in the University Foundations sequence and continues his scholarship in the history of the protestant missionary movement, especially for the ways it intersects with Methodism.


School of Theology News and Events

Join us on November 10 as Dr. Robert W. Wall, Paul T. Walls Professor Emeritus of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, gives his final Walls Lecture, presenting on the Holy Spirit’s role in the Bible’s formation. Dr. Douglas M. Strong, the new Paul T. Walls Professor of Wesleyan Studies and History of Christianity, is the respondent. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Entry is free.

*Please note the conditions of entry listed on the 2021 Walls Lecture webpage.

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

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Welcome to the School of Theology!

Dr. David Nienhuis, professor of New Testament, offers an introduction and welcome as part of Orientation 2020.