School of Theology News and Events


  • 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.

  • Matching Gift Opportunity - Give by 12/31

    Nov 28, 2022

    Thanks to an anonymous matching gift, every donation for scholarships to Seattle Pacific Seminary prior to December 31, 2022 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! Please help us reach our goal.

  • Palmer Lecture 2023

    Nov 1, 2022

    February 9-10, 2023
    Join us for various SPU student and faculty events surrounding this annual lecture. Jonathan Tran, PhD--Baylor University's Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion--will be our guest lecturer at the annual Palmer Lecture 2023. His lecture is entitled, "The Divine Economy vs Racial Capitalism: Identity Politics, Antiracism and the Redemption of All Things." 

  • "Alive Again" - The Art of Reconciliation

    Oct 12, 2022

    The School of Theology hosted a new Art Installation and Hallway Dedication event on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. You'll want to check it out!

  • Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture

    Sep 21, 2022

    Dr. Frank Spina recently offered his inaugural lecture at the Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture. His presentation was entitled, “Multiplying Divisions: A Divided Israel, A Divided Church, A Divided University.” If you were not able to attend that lecture, you may view it online.

  • Worship & The Arts Series

    Sep 21, 2022

    Planning for Worship After the Pandemic
    Friday, November 11, 2022 - 6:30-8:30 pm
    Upper Gwinn
    Join us as we hear from Dr. Constance Cherry, author of The Worship Architect, and singer-songwriter, Wendell Kimbrough, on the challenges and opportunities of planning worship after the pandemic. Dinner and conversations included!

  • Indigeneous Peoples Day

    Sep 21, 2022

    October 10, 2022 - 7 p.m. - Upper Gwinn (Third Floor)

    Dr. Randy Woodley will be on hand during Indigenous Peoples Day to present his lecture, “Indigenous Spirit: Weaving Justice and Peace in a Wounded Land.” After years of COVID, we are finding ourselves and each other again. There is joy in understanding our human purpose on earth, our place on the land and our own sense of indigenaity. Dr. Woodley will assist us in finding the joy of place through an Indigenous perspective and give us tools to live with the land, not just on the land.

  • SOT Lectures 2022-23

    Aug 16, 2022

    Save the date for these upcoming lectures, including our annual Walls and Palmer lectures.

  • Theology in Global Perspective: Asia, Africa & Latin America

    Apr 27, 2022

    Come hear from Biblical scholars as they share theological perspectives on Jesus’ Mission outside the United States.

  • 2021 Walls Lecture

    Oct 21, 2021

    Join us on November 10 as Dr. Robert W. Wall, Paul T. Walls Professor Emeritus of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies, gives his final Walls Lecture, presenting on the Holy Spirit’s role in the Bible’s formation. Dr. Douglas M. Strong, the new Paul T. Walls Professor of Wesleyan Studies and History of Christianity, is the respondent. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Entry is free.

    *Please note the conditions of entry listed on the 2021 Walls Lecture webpage.