Seattle Pacific Seminary

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    The Master of Arts in Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies (MA-RIS) is one of four master of arts degrees that Seattle Pacific Seminary offers. SPS also offers a master of divinity (MDiv) degree and a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.

Are you interested in being part of a thriving seminary community in a rich, urban setting? Do you want your graduate studies to affect not just your mind, but also your heart? Join us in a fellowship of learning, discipleship, worship, and mission, where you and your study of theology can flourish. With a unique model of theological education we call “Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®,” Seattle Pacific Seminary will equip you for ministry in the 21st century.

Seminary Degrees

As a Seminary student, you can choose from six Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Master of Divinity (MDiv), and four Dual Degrees (MBA, MST) — as well as a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies — all of which support SPU’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

Seminary News and Events

Considering Seminary? Discernment Weekend 2016

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Weekend on February 19 and 20.

Discernment Weekend offers a day and a half of teaching, prayer, discussion, thoughtful challenge, worship, fellowship, and food with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty and students, along with others who are considering seminary.

Dr. Miriam Adeney Quoted in "Christianity Today"

SPS Associate Professor of World Christian Studies Miriam Adeney was quoted in a “Christianity Today“ article on January 19, 2016, “Here’s What Evangelical Experts on Missions and Muslims Think of Wheaton's ‘Same God’ Debate.”

 

“Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? [….] What are the missiological implications of affirming, or denying, that Muslims and Christians worship the same God? [....]

AAMP Church Leaders Class With Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

The Asian American Ministry Program of Seattle Pacific Seminary offers an exciting opportunity for pastors and church leaders to audit a class led by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah on February 5 and 6 and on March 4 and 5, 2016.

Lectio: The Gospel of Mark

Have you ever wondered how to follow Jesus when you haven’t got it all figured out? When Jesus surprises you? Or when you need encouragement to be faithful? Join us as we explore these questions and more through Jesus’ life and ministry as told in the Gospel of Mark.

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education presents an evening of rich study with SPU Assistant Professor of New Testament Laura C.S. Holmes. We’ll examine this important text in preparation for our winter Lectio series.  

Hosea (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary)

In this recently published commentary, “Hosea (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary),” Drs. Bo Lim (associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) and Daniel Castelo (associate professor of dogmatic and constructive theology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary) come together “to help the church recover and read the prophetic book of Hosea in a way that is both faithful to its message and relevant to our contemporary context."

New Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry Degree

The Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry (MA-AAM) degree program focuses on the classical theological disciplines of Scripture, church history, theology, and ethics. It reflects Seattle Pacific University’s vision to engage the culture and change the world with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. If you select the MA-AAM degree, you will combine a core study of general theology with specialized study in race, culture, psychology, Asian American context, and Christian reconciliation. 

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ATS Accreditation Visit

We are pleased to announce that Seattle Pacific Seminary is hosting an initial accreditation visit on February 29-March 3, 2016 by the ATS Commission on Accrediting.  We invite any interested parties to comment on any areas of strength or concern that they observe in our school.  Comments should be limited to areas related to the ATS Commission Standards of Accreditation and should be sent at least one week prior to the visit, either to Dr. Richard B. Steele, Associate Dean for Graduate Theological Studies at Seattle Pacific University (3307 Third Ave. West, Ste. 204, Seattle, WA 98119), or to the ATS Director of Accreditation Services.

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Church Leaders Forum with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

How can we connect God's concern for justice and reconciliation to the ministry of discipleship and worship in our churches?  How can we take the next step on this journey?  Join us for a two-part series, addressing these questions, featuring Dr. Soong-Chan Rah on February 9 and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil on February 23.

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From the Associate Dean's Desk

Insights from the Associate Dean himself -- sharing stories, thought-provoking topics and anecdotes you would hear in a sermon, the classroom or over a cup of coffee.  Updated every Friday.

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Seattle Pacific Seminary Discernment Weekend February 2016

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Weekend on February 19 and 20, 2016. Learn more here.

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Program in Christian Social Entrepreneurship

In June 2016, SPU will be offering an exciting new program in Christian Social Entrepreneurship (CSE). 

The CSE program is for students and church leaders who are motivated to combine business skills with seminary-level theological training in order to launch mission-focused businesses, non-profits and/or church-based enterprises.  Learn more here.

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