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    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

Walls Lecture 2019 and Frank Spina's Retirement Reception - May 14, 2019

Please join us on May 14 in Upper Gwinn Commons to honor Dr. Frank Spina and his 46 years of teaching at SPU. The retirement reception from 3-5pm will be followed by the Walls Lecture at 7pm. Dr. Spina will give the lecture, entitled, "Discovering Jesus' Personal Bible: The Greatest Archaeological Find Ever." More information about the reception and lecture can be found here. Tributes for Dr. Spina can be sent to

School of Theology Events in Winter and Spring 2019

The School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary welcome you to several public events during Winter and Spring Quarters, 2019. Click here to view the full list. Check back as the events get closer for more information.

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.

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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.