News

What’s happening at SPU? This is where you’ll find the latest news about research, events, activities, achievements, and milestones in the life of SPU and its people.



  • SPU Day of Prayer May 3

    May 1, 2018

    Campus Ministries will host an SPU Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, 12 p.m. in Emerson Hall Lounge.

  • Rethinking the Bible: Scripture’s Future at SPU

    Apr 30, 2018

    Building on last year’s Walls Lecture, which told the story of the Bible’s past at SPU, professors Daniel Castelo and Rob Wall propose a rethinking of the Bible’s nature and practice as the church’s book for the 21st century at this year's lecture on Wednesday, May 2.

  • Professor's Last Lecture

    Apr 30, 2018

    SPU’s Ivy Honorary presents "The Last Lecture of Professor Kathryn Bartholomew" on Wednesday, May 2, 5 p.m. in Eaton Hall 112.

  • Chamber Music From the Baltics and Scandinavia

    Apr 25, 2018

    To mark the 100th anniversary of independence for Finland and three Baltic states, music faculty members Dainius Vaičekonis, Brad Hawkins, and Ilkka Talvi will present a concert of piano trio works of Baltic and Scandinavian composers on Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m. in Nickerson Studios. The event will be livestreamed, and is free and wheelchair accessible. 

  • Multiethnic and Missional? Leading Diverse and Vibrant Churches

    Apr 24, 2018

    As national demographics shift toward increasing diversity in cities and local communities, the Church faces numerous challenges and opportunities. Church leaders, community members, and students are invited to this one-day interactive conference hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary featuring leaders in Christian reconciliation, community development, and missional theology.

  • Theatre Department Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost

    Apr 23, 2018

    Don't miss one of William Shakespeare’s earliest comedies about four best friends who swear off love, until a princess arrives to negotiate an old treaty. Performances are April 26-28. 

  • Autism Lectures, Resource Fair

    Apr 19, 2018

    This special event features discussions from experts and families living with autism and a resource fair to connect individuals who have ASD and their families with community programs in Washington state.

  • Flags at Half-Staff

    Apr 18, 2018

    Campus flags are at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who passed away on April 17 at the age of 92. 

  • Jazz Ensemble Performs With KNKX-FM

    Apr 17, 2018

    The SPU Jazz Ensemble will perform live (and online) on local public radio station KNKX (88.5 FM) in Nickerson Studios on Thursday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m.

  • Farm-to-Table Event in Gwinn Commons

    Apr 16, 2018

    Celebrate Earth Week during lunch in Gwinn Commons Dining Hall's Farm-to-Table Event on Wednesday, April 18. Meet six local farmers/owners and taste the great menu created by chef Angela Shultz. 

Dr. Christopher Jones and a young patient

Holistic Health Care in the Rainier Valley

Dr. Christopher Jones ’94 hopes the families in his medical practice never need to ask: “Is my kid sick enough that I should pay for a doctor’s visit?” Medical director of HopeCentral, a nonprofit health center, he and his team have adapted the concept of concierge medicine to a diverse Seattle neighborhood.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders

What Makes Us Moral?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders earned a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities for his research project, “The Structure of Moral Judgement: Philosophical Perspectives.” His research responds to recent arguments that human beings’ concepts of morality are just a quirk of evolution and don't connect to anything deeper.

Dr. Christopher Jones and a young patient

Holistic Health Care in the Rainier Valley

Dr. Christopher Jones ’94 hopes the families in his medical practice never need to ask: “Is my kid sick enough that I should pay for a doctor’s visit?” Medical director of HopeCentral, a nonprofit health center, he and his team have adapted the concept of concierge medicine to a diverse Seattle neighborhood.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders

What Makes Us Moral?

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leland Saunders earned a $10,100 Graves Award in Humanities for his research project, “The Structure of Moral Judgement: Philosophical Perspectives.” His research responds to recent arguments that human beings’ concepts of morality are just a quirk of evolution and don't connect to anything deeper.

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