School of Theology News and Events


  • Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture

    Sep 21, 2022

    November 9, 2022 - 7 p.m. - Upper Gwinn (Third Floor)

    Dr. Frank Spina will offer his inaugural lecture at the Frank Anthony Spina Lectureship on Christian Scripture. His presentation is entitled, “Multiplying Divisions: A Divided Israel, A Divided Church, A Divided University.”

  • 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.

  • 2021 Envision Webinar

    Mar 18, 2021

    If you've ever envisioned yourself in Christian ministry, or you want to deepen your understanding of how Christian ministry can happen in our daily lives, join Seattle Pacific Seminary for Envision on Tuesday, April 13.  


  • Book Celebration 2021

    Mar 12, 2021

    Join Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Biblical and Theological Education, School of Theology, and Seattle Pacific Seminary for a special event highlighting our faculty authors. 

  • Esther G. Cen, Instructor of Biblical Studies, begins Sept. 2020

    Apr 27, 2020

    Esther Cen comes to Seattle Pacific from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is completing her PhD (ABD) in Christian Theology (New Testament Studies) at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton. She received her Master of Divinity at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta. She is also fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, and has three upcoming publications on scholars Mikhail Baktin, Wilhelm Bousset, and Lin Yutang. “I have learned that a teacher can impress students at a distance,” she says, “but can only impact them up close.”

  • Sègbégnon Mathieu Gnonhossou, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, begins Sept 2020

    Apr 27, 2020

    Dr. Gnonhossou (who goes by either Sègbégnon or Mathieu) comes to Seattle Pacific from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky where he was Adjunct Professor of African/African-American Studies. He received his PhD in Public Theology from The University of Manchester in England and his DMin from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has an upcoming publication, “Conversion as an Act of Reclamation: John and Charles Wesley’s Interactions with Two Enslaved West Africans,” and is an Organizing Pastor of All Nations African Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Gnonhossou is fluent in the African languages of Goungbe, Fongbe, and Torigbe, as well as French and English. He says, “I see teaching primarily as an invitation to a relationship of discovery, reconsideration, deconstruction and reconstruction with an ultimate goal to add life-giving values to human existence.”