School of Theology

  • Ecotheology Hero
    The Ecotheology minor allows you to pursue a scientifically and theologically informed understanding of creation care as you anticipate and shape the future and experience God’s creation through the lens of faith.

Are you looking for a community of scholars and friends who have a deep, abiding commitment to Christian faith that reaches around the world and is local at the same time? The School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University is that place. Through a unique model of scholarship, spiritual edification, and service we call “Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®” students are educated and equipped to engage the culture as thoughtful people.

The School of Theology offers a Christian Theology Major and seven minors. Students of all majors take our three University Foundations courses.

SOT News and Events

2024 Annual Alfred S. Palmer Lectureship

Tues, May 21 | 11:10 am - 12:00 pm
First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
SPU CHAPEL - Rev. Dr. Sam Wells - “God on Fire” (Exodus 3: 1-15)
Worship will be led by St Martin’s Voices, one of the UK’s most versatile, professional vocal ensembles.

Tues, May 21 | 5:00-6:30 pm
Fine Center @ First Free Methodist Church
SPU and Seminary students and alumni are invited to join us for a dinner with the Palmer Lecturer before the lecture. We'll enjoy a free meal and will have a chance to ask him questions. Seating is limited, and EventBrite RSVPs are required by 5/17/24.

Tues, May 21 | 7:00-9:00 pm
First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
PALMER LECTURE: “Here I Stand With God: A Christology Contra Mundum for Today”
Featuring Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today program. He has published 46 books, including works on Christian ethics, mission, ministry, scripture, liturgy, and preaching. This event requires no registration and is free. It will be video-recorded. 

Wed, May 22, 2024 | 12:00-1:30 pm
Fine Center @ First Free Methodist Church
Current Faculty and Emeriti from Seattle Pacific University are invited to a complimentary Faculty Luncheon with the Palmer Lecturer. We will gather to continue discussions on the lecture topic. No RSVP required. 

Wed, May 22, 2024 | 7:30-9:00 pm
First Free Methodist Church (Sanctuary)
St Martin’s Voices Emerging Artists Concert

St Martin’s Voices is one of the UK’s most versatile, professional vocal ensembles. They sing for concerts, broadcasts and special services at their base in London’s iconic St Martin-in-the-Fields and beyond, and regularly perform alongside the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players and Piatti Quartet. They have toured to the USA and South Africa, as well as undertaking extensive tours across the UK. The choir regularly features in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. In 2023 they released their first album with Resonus Classics, A Winter Breviary, to critical acclaim. This event is free and does not require ticketing. It will not be live-streamed or video-recorded. 

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School of Theology Dean Brian Lugioyo

Welcome to the School of Theology!

Rev. Dr. Brian Lugioyo, Dean of the School of Theology offers an introduction and invitation.