School of Theology News Archives

  • Spring Lectio: Hebrews

    Feb 26, 2016

    Spring Lectio: Hebrews

    The Letter to the Hebrews is surely one of Scripture’s most enigmatic books. Its elegant yet sometimes strange language often puts it at arm’s length for some believers, which keeps it from being taught, preached, and read as a Spirit-sanctifying book that forms our life with God. Yet no other biblical book makes a stronger case for the indispensability of God’s word — scripted by the prophets and made definitive in the incarnation of God’s Son — for guiding believers into heaven. Join us online for the Book of Hebrews Lectio series starting March 28, led by SPU’s Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies Robert W. Wall.

  • 2016 Palmer Lecture

    Jan 21, 2016

    From the dawn of Christianity, some form of art has often communicated that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Art continues to not only represent but also shape our understanding of community, revelation, spirituality, conversion, and worship. This dialogical relationship between art and theology points the way to an integration of spirituality, art, and liturgy, a synthesis we see in sacred images.

    Explore this intersection with Fr. Eduardo Fernández at the free 39th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture, hosted by Seattle Pacific University's School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary. Dr. Laura Lasworth, SPU art professor, will be the respondent.

  • Open Seattle 2015

    Oct 12, 2015

    October 17, 2015:  Open Seattle is a new type of open-source youth ministry event, produced by the Youth Cartel.

    The Youth Cartel’s mission is to encourage and challenge adults who minister to youth through holistic professional coaching, strategic consulting, transformational events, and inventive resource development that advance youth ministry in new ways.

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  • Theology Between Art and the Body: Reimagining Our Future

    Sep 1, 2015

    Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Dr. Willie James Jennings

    Featuring Willie James Jennings, PhD, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies, Yale University

    One of the foremost scholars of race and theology, Dr. Jennings is the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award for his work The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. He recently joined the Yale faculty after over two decades at Duke Divinity School. He has written numerous essays in the areas of Christology, critical race theory, cultural identity, and theological anthropology. 

    Theology Between Art and the Body: Reimagining Our Future

    1–3 p.m.: Panel Discussion

    A conversation on theology, art, and the body featuring Dr. Jennings; Chelle Stearns, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; and Laura Lasworth, MFA, Professor of Art, Seattle Pacific University

    Demaray Hall, Room 150, Seattle Pacific University

    Demaray on SPU Campus

    Park in any SPU lot free of charge from 12-4 p.m. Parking pass is not required.

    7–8:30 p.m.: Lecture

    “Embodying the Artistic Spirit and the Prophetic Arts”

    Thomson Hall, Room 101, University of Washington

    Park for $5 after 5 p.m. in the Padelford parking lot (closest to Thomson Hall). Access this lot via Montlake Boulevard Northeast (opposite University Village). Proceed north on Montlake, get into the left lane, and turn toward campus at the light. After paying for parking at the gatehouse, the guard will give you a map to your lot. If the Padelford lot is full, park in the Central Garage for $10 after 5 p.m.

    Parking available at Central Plaza Parking Garage and Padelford Parking Garage

    Hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary and the University of Washington Comparative Religion Program. Presented by Literature and Theology.

  • 1 & 2 Samuel Lectio Seminar

    Aug 11, 2015

    Join the Center for Biblical and Theological Education for a morning of rich study with SPU Associate Professor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig.

  • Book Celebration 2015

    May 13, 2015

    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.

  • Newby Presents at Kainos 2015

    Apr 22, 2015

    Dr. Stephen Newby will speak at the Kainos 2015: A New Normal, April 22-23 in Memphis, TN on “How to Design a Multi-Ethnic Worship Service” and “Worship Arts and the Reconciliation of God’s People. The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.

  • SPU Gospel Choir Presents "Hosea"

    Apr 22, 2015

    Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30pm, the SPU Gospel Choir will present excerpts from "Hosea," an oratorio composed and conducted by Dr. Stephen Newby, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Worship.  The concert will be held at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle.

    Excerpts from Hosea in the context of a liturgy designed by Dr. Bo Lim and Dr. Newby will also be presented.  The liturgy will feature Scripture Readings, Litanies, Prayers and of course THE MUSIC.

  • Summer 2015 Courses at SPU: Open to
    Pastors and Church Leaders

    Apr 16, 2015

    Mark your calendars for June 15-18 and July 6-7!  This summer, Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Biblical and Theological Education offers two courses rooted in deep biblical and theological reflection for pastors and church leaders — one on Multi-Ethnic Ministry, the other in Technology and Ministry. More information. Note: Registration is closed.

  • The 2015 Palmer Lecture

    Jan 8, 2015

    What might lead the people of God into idolatry and how can they avoid it? Explore this question with Dr. Stephen Fowl at the free 38th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture, hosted by Seattle Pacific University's School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary.