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Seattle Pacific University
Spring 2007 | Volume 30, Number 1

image: Grand Central Station link: Are We Biblically Illiterate?Are We Biblically Illiterate?
Research shows 21st-century Americans — including Christians — are stunningly ignorant about the Bible, the book at the heart of the Christian faith. So … does biblical literacy matter anymore?
Eat This Book
Does Biblical Literacy Matter?
Online Exclusive: Response Biblical Literacy Quiz

image: Susan Gallagher link: The Multifaceted BibleThe Multifaceted Bible
SPU professors lead Response readers through four ways the church has historically viewed the Bible: as literature, Scripture, canon, and sacrament.

The Bible as Literature
The Bible as Scripture
The Bible as Canon
The Bible as Sacrament

image: Richard Hays link: Eyes of FaithEyes of Faith
Richard Hays, a top expert on New Testament ethics, says today’s Bible scholars are choosing between two diverging paths: a secularistic, historical interpretation and a theological interpretation for the church.

image: Rei link: The Bible Tells Me SoThe Bible Tells Me So
While most Americans may be biblically illiterate, children at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Issaquah, Washington, know their Bible. Learn why.

image: Jeff Webster link: Found in TranslationFound in Translation
At home near the Himalayan Mountains, two SPU alums say Bible translation can transform an entire people group — communicating the gospel while saving a language.

Out of a Spiritual Desert

Department Highlights

from the president
Embracing the Christian Story
SPU President Philip Eaton asks what would happen if the Bible were at the center of the learning enterprise.

Destination: Asia
SPU President Philip Eaton joined a historic delegation of U.S. university presidents that visited Asia.

Coffee as Change Agent?
Pura Vida employees, including several SPU alumni, engage the culture using a social-venture business model.

books, film, & music
Dark Alphabet
Jennifer Maier, poet and SPU associate professor of English, receives a literary award for her first book.

National Tournament Returns
For the first time in 10 years, SPU hosts the USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Championship.

my response
Undone by the Word
Response writer Kathy Henning shares her journey to know the Bible better.

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Pink Emperors
Class of 1973 alumna Jill Ingram introduces Response readers to “Pink Emperors.”