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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.
Abbey: In the School of Theology, we stress accountable discipleship, providing opportunities for you to worship and
fellowship in intentional Christian community, in order to be formed more and more into the likeness of Christ.
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.
We offer five master’s programs in an environment where you can flourish:
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.
Building on last year’s Walls Lecture, which told the story of the Bible’s past at SPU, Professors Daniel Castelo and Rob Wall propose a rethinking of the Bible’s nature and practice as the church’s book for the 21st century. Rather than comparing the Bible with the twofold nature of Christ — i.e., the Bible is a human production of God’s divine word — a different analogy is proposed. The Bible’s nature and its Spirit-inspired witness are like the four “marks” of the church: The Bible also is “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.” Our pivotal affirmation: The Bible is the church’s book, formed by the church in order to reform and form the church after Christ’s likeness. Hear personal reflections on how this rubric may help shape SPU’s Wesleyan identity and the School of Theology’s brand of theological education.
The School of Theology at SPU has released a Statement on Racial Justice. Click here to read.
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Daniel Castelo, professor of dogmatic and constructive theology, shares about his book Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition.
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