School of Theology News and Events

  • 2024 Annual Paul T. Walls Lectureship

    Dec 4, 2023

    The Prudential Means of Grace:  Arts for Holy Living 
    Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    irst Free Methodist Church (Fine Center)
    3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Douglas Strong, the current Walls Endowed Chair.

  • Jul 13, 2023

    Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
    irst Free Methodist Church (Fine Center)
    3200 3rd Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
    Hosted by the School of Theology and the History Department
    Pulitzer-prize winning author, historian, and theologian, Dr. Ronald C. White, will be with us to share about his new book on Joshua Chamberlain, the famous Civil War general who was also a committed Christian and abolitionist.

  • Preaching Forgiveness & Reconciliation Conference & Mark Abbott Lecture

    Jul 13, 2023

    Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 8:30 am
    First Free Methodist Church | 3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
    Join us for a special all-day conference. Rev. Dr. Joy Moore, from Luther Seminary, will provide a keynote, “Preaching from a Flawed Legacy.” We’ll enjoy breakout sessions on related topics with Rev. Peter Chin, Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Dr. Stephen Newby, Rev. Ashley Skinner-Creek, and Rev. Mike Thomas.

    The conference will take place at First Free Methodist Church (right by SPU’s campus) from 8:30 AM – 4 PM, with a public lecture following the conference at 6 PM. Our Keynote Speaker for the conference and evening lecture is Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. We will have an additional keynote message from Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley, Senior Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church, preaching by Rev. Peter Chin, Senior Pastor at Rainer Avenue Church, and a panel led by Rev. Michael Thomas, Senior Pastor at Radiant Church. Additional breakouts will be led by Dr. Stephen Newby and Rev. Ashley Skinner Creek.

  • Responding to the War in Israel & Palestine

    Jul 13, 2023

    The School of Theology and the History Department are hosting several events to help us in understanding the complex dynamics in the current crisis.

    Tuesday, October 17 - 11:10 AM
    First Free Methodist Church Sanctuary
    "Prayers for Peace & Theological Meditations on Israel & Palestine"

    Dr. Bo Lim, Dr. Brian Lugioyo, Dr. Tim Dearborn, Dr. Kerry Dearborn, and Dr. Katie Douglass

    Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 3:00-4:30 PM
    Demaray Hall 150
    "Understanding Israel & Palestine: The Current War in Context"

    Dr. Becky Hughes and Dr. Alissa Walter

    Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 3:00 PM
    Demaray Hall 150
    "Media Narratives & Misinformation"

    Dr. Sara Shaban

  • 2023 Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture

    Jul 13, 2023

    Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 7:00-9:00 pm |First Free Methodist Church
    Guest lecturers Dr. Jack Levison and Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison.
    “Can Women Speak in Public? How Early American Women Outmaneuvered Complementarians in Their Day.
    Click to watch video recording of this event.

  • Book Celebration 2023

    Mar 30, 2023

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 4–5:30 pm I- Fine Center (First Free Methodist Church)
    Join us as we feature and celebrate books recently published by School of Theology faculty.

  • Palmer Lecture 2023

    Mar 21, 2023

    View the video recording
    If you were unable to join us for our recent Palmer Lecture with Dr. Jonathan Tran, from Baylor University, you can now watch his lecture entitled, "The Divine Economy vs Racial Capitalism: Identity Politics, Antiracism and the Redemption of All Things." 

  • Steele Lecture

    Feb 8, 2023

    May 16, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Upper Gwinn
    Rev. Dr. Richard Steele gave a lecture entitled, “Theological Education as Therapeia Psychēs,” as he anticipates his retirement. Click here to view the video of this lecture

  • Walls Lecture 2023

    Feb 8, 2023

    April 25, 2023 - 7:00 pm - Upper Gwinn
    We enjoyed our annual Walls Lecture, “Holiness Abolitionism: Christians Modeling Racial Justice,” a Dialogue on Race and Faith. Click here to see the video of this presentation

  • Giving Tuesday - Nov. 29, 2022

    Nov 28, 2022

    We all know about "Black Friday," the official start of the Christmas shopping season, and "Cyber Monday" where people take advantage of online sales. But there is a relatively new day, "Giving Tuesday," when we set aside consumerism and focus instead on giving to improve the lives of others. This year, we invite you to join us on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29.