Posts Tagged ‘Theology’

Walter Bruggemann: “The Alternative World of the Psalms”

April 19, 2013

Walter Brueggemann: "The Alternative World of the Psalms"On March 21, 2013, Walter Brueggemann, one of the world’s foremost Old Testament scholars, was at SPU. Listen to his lecture, “The Alternative World of the Psalms”. Presented by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the School of Theology in conjunction with the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

2011 Palmer Lecture

February 7, 2013


This weekend at SPU is the Racial Reconciliation and the Church conference. Whether or not you are able to attend, check out this lecture from the 2011 Palmer series on race, theology and the church. The Alfred S. Palmer Lecture annual event at SPU seeks to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan Theology and Biblical studies to campus to discuss the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective. The lectureship is held in the honor of Alfred Palmer, a minister and ministry leader in Western Washington for more than 50 years. 

Selections from the Prophets

August 9, 2012

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education and Professor Laura Sweat have been leading the SPU community through this summer’s Lectio series on Selections from the Prophets.  It’s not too late to start this Lectio series on SPU iTunes U.

The Digital Society

July 25, 2012

How should Christians frame their understanding of technology?  What makes a Christian perspective on technology unique from others? How does our theology and spirituality influence the way we think about technology?  Practitioners, business and IT leaders, and historians and sociologists who study technology explore these and other questions at an interdisciplinary conference about rethinking the Christian commentary on technology for the digital era.  Join the conversation by listening to all four lectures on SPU iTunes U.

Called and Gifted: A Conversation in Support of Women in Ministry

July 11, 2012

The role of women in the church is the topic of this panel discussion co-sponsored by the School of Theology and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education.   The panelists include Rev. Gail Song Bantum from Quest Church, Scott Gronholz from Bethany Presbyterian Church, SPU theology professors Sara Koenig and Dave Nienhuis, and Caenisha Warren with SPU’s Perkins Center. [Video]

Spirituality & Sexuality Forum

June 18, 2012

Tina Schermer Sellers, Director of Medical Family Therapy, examines the cost of religious sexual shame on intimacy and sexual health. [Audio]

Selections from the Prophets

June 11, 2012

Join the Center for Biblical & Theological Education this summer on a journey through Selections from the Prophets.

Listen to the complete Lectio: Weekly Guided Bible Readings collection on SPU iTunes U.

2012 Walls Lecture: The Salvation of a “Sinister Kid”

May 16, 2012

In addition to dedicating much of his time in service to the First Free Methodist Church, Paul T. Walls served on the SPU Board of Trustees for 31 years.  In his honor, the Walls family created the Walls Chair and Annual Lecture in Wesleyan Theology to promote the sort of intellectual and spiritual growth in the Church that Paul served to cultivate.

The 2012 Walls Lecture, featuring School of Theology Professor Rob Wall and the Reverend Anthony Robinson as a respondent, explores Romans 7:14-25 and the idea of The Salvation of a”Sinister Kid”.  Listen to the lecture on SPU iTunes U.

Spring Quarter Lectio Series on I Corinthians

March 28, 2012

This quarter’s Lectio series on I Corinthians has begun! Follow along as Robert Drovdahl, Professor of Educational Ministry, guides us through this book of the Bible. [Audio]

Winter Quarter Lectio Series on the Gospel of Mark

January 11, 2012

The Lectio series on the Book of  Mark with Instructor of New Testament Laura Sweat has begun!  The first week’s Lectio, Introduction to the Gospel of Mark: Mark 1:1-15, is now available on SPU iTunes.  [Audio]

Listen to and learn more about the entire Lectio series.