School of Theology

  • Academy

    Academy: Whether you’re an undergraduate or a seminary student, you’ll experience a rigorous yet supportive academic environment, learning from outstanding biblical and theological scholars who possess a deep Christian 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.

School of Theology News and Events

2019 Palmer Lecture on October 8: "The Land as Kin: Renewing Our Imagination"

We invite you to join us for the 41st Annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture featuring Ellen F. Davis, PhD, Amos Ragan Kearns professor of Bible and practical theology at Duke Divinity School, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This lecture is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

NEW Worship Arts Leadership Minor!

The Worship Arts Leadership minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Theology and administered by the Center for Worship. In this new minor, students learn how to reflect theologically on worship, create appropriate liturgical materials, and participate in various types of worship services. Drawing on various forms of artistic expression, students will gain experience collaborating with a team to plan, lead, and facilitate worship in congregational settings. Learn more about the minor and its degree requirements here.

View and Read the 2019 Walls Lecture Given by Dr. Frank Spina

Click here to watch the recording of the 2019 Walls Lecture, given on May 14 by retiring professor Dr. Frank Spina entitled, "Discovering Jesus' Personal Bible: The Greatest Archaeological Find Ever." You can also read the lecture manuscript. 

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Daniel Castelo

Understanding Pentecostalism

Daniel Castelo, professor of dogmatic and constructive theology, shares about his book Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition.