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.

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

2024 Annual Paul T. Walls Lectureship

The Prudential Means of Grace:  Arts for Holy Living 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 6:00 pm
irst Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
Presented by Rev. Dr. Douglas Strong, Walls Chair of Wesleyan Studies.
Dr. Strong will speak about how music, visual arts, and even athletic activities--when intentionally pursued in light of God's creativity--can be channels of grace. This event will include worship, the annual Walls Lecture, a thoughtful response, as well as a panel discussion. 
This event is free, and does not require RSVP. It will be video-recorded for later publication.

Awakening to Justice - Book Launch & Film Screening

Friday, April 26, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
irst Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
Hosted by The Dialogue on Race and Faith Project
Join us for an exciting event at the First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA, USA! We are thrilled to invite you to the Awakening to Justice Film and Book Launch.  When a historian discovers a forgotten abolitionist manuscript dated from 1839, he and his fellow researchers uncover a text that sheds light on the reality of racism today—and the history of faith and race in America. 
This event is free and requires no registration.

Awakening to Justice - Training Seminar

Saturday, April 27, 2024 |9:00 am - 2:30 pm
irst Free Methodist Church
Hosted by The Dialogue on Race and Faith Project
Dive deep into the dialogue on race and faith at our Training Seminar, where we'll equip you with tools to engage your communities. Registration required ($10) though EventBrite.

2024 Annual Alfred S. Palmer Lectureship

Tues, May 21, 2024 | 7:00-9:00 pm
First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
Palmer Lecture: “Here I Stand With God: A Christology Contra Mundum for Today”
Featuring Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today program. He has published 46 books, including works on Christian ethics, mission, ministry, scripture, liturgy, and preaching. This event requires no registration and is free. It will be video-recorded. 

Wed, May 22, 2024 | 7:00-9:00 pm
First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
St Martin’s Voices Emerging Artists Concert

St Martin’s Voices is one of the UK’s most versatile, professional vocal ensembles. They sing for concerts, broadcasts and special services at their base in London’s iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond, and regularly perform alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players and Piatti Quartet. They have toured to the USA and South Africa, as well as undertaking extensive tours across the UK. The choir regularly features in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. In 2023 they released their first album with Resonus Classics, A Winter Breviary, to critical acclaim. This event requires purchased tickets via Eventbrite. It will not be live-streamed or video-recorded. 

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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.