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About the Center for Biblical and Theological Education

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education (CBTE) is an arm of the Seattle Pacific University School of Theology, dedicated to providing biblical and theological education for the SPU community, the church, and the world. Initially funded in part by a generous grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust, the Center opened its doors in September 2009.

The Center focuses its work in these areas:

  1. Lectio: Guided Bible Reading

    A web-based, four-year cycle of guided readings through the majority of the Bible.

  2. CBTE Website

    • Home for Lectio: Guided Bible Reading.
    • Home for a variety of other resources to enable biblical and theological education for students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, church leaders, and friends around the world.
  3. CBTE Conferences and Other Events

    Regional or national conference on themes of biblical and theological education.

  4. CBTE Educational Opportunities for SPU Faculty and Staff

    Mini-courses and other educational opportunities for faculty and staff, to promote biblical and theological education.



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