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
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 November 4 and 5.
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.
Join us on October 7-8, 2016 for Seattle Pacific University's Grand Reunion, which will be the largest single gathering of SPU alumni in the University's history! For more information see spu.edu/grandreunion.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the School of Theology will be hosting the Theology Affinity Reunion Alumni Breakfast at 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Kingswood House (303 West Dravus Street, Seattle, WA 98119). For more information, for questions or to RSVP for the breakfast, please email theology @spu.edu or call (206) 281-2136.
“On a spring day in the year 203, a 22-year old Christian woman by the name of Vibia Perpetua was arrested by Roman imperial soldiers. The charge against her, to which she very proudly pled guilty, was ‘being a Christian.’ [….] [While in prison,] Perpetua’s baby was restored to her for a time. She [wrote in her journal]: ‘[Arranging] for the baby to stay with me in prison…instantly made me feel better—no more pain and anxiety for the baby’s sake. And so for me the prison suddenly became a palace, so that I didn’t want to be anywhere else.’”
It is our privilege to announce Dr. Shannon Smythe as Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, beginning September 1, 2016. Dr. Smythe earned her B.A. from SPU in Christian Theology and Educational Ministry, and she earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. For more information, click here. We are thrilled to have her join us!
Seattle Pacific Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Estrelda Y. Alexander will be serving as an adjunct professor for the Fall 2016 term, teaching the seminary course "Social Holiness in Context" (THEO 6003). Dr. Alexander is the President of William Seymour College in Maryland; she previously taught at Regent University and Wesley Theological Seminary. For more information on Dr. Alexander, click here. We are grateful for the opportunity to welcome Dr. Alexander to Seattle and SPS!
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.