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Commitment is Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 p.m.,

January 21 - March 11, 2015

Mission Year Brown-Bag Information Lunch

Join SPU alumna Rediet Mulugeta to learn more about the Mission Year experience - a program committed to people and community through a year of service.

Friday, January 23, 2015

12:30 p.m., Kingswood House (CBTE)

Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel

Award-winning journalist and author, Edward Gilbreath will help us celebrate the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in chapel.  Afterwards, he will offer time for teaching and conversation on Christian activism with our students in light of his new book, Birmingham Revolution.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:10 a.m., FFMC

Latreia Service Day
Latreia has an opportunity for students interested in serving in Seattle.  The winter service day is coming up.  Join us for pancakes and a day of service. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Perkins Center Forum
Look forward to an author forum with SPU Professor Kerry Dearborn and Tierra Nueva's Chris Hoke

Thursday, February 19, 2015

7:00 p.m., Otto Miller Hall 109

Tent City 3: Hosted by SPU Winter 2014-15
In collaboration with hosting TC3, there will be a series of community education forums to encourage engagement in the conversation on homelessness

See SPU's Tent City website


Past Events


Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice

Believing that the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided, we gathered on December 15, 2014 as Christians from all racial backgrounds, united by the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other.

Race in America After Ferguson

October 28, 2014, four SPU faculty led campus in a dialogue that offered historical and theological context in which to process the recent events in Ferguson, as well as vulnerably presenting authentic perspectives and struggles on race relations.  With insights from Brian Bantum, David Nienhuis, Jorge Preciado, Kimberly Segall and facilitated by Tali Hairston, this conversation was memorable.  

John M. Perkins Center Ninth Annual Lecture Series

Our Ninth Annual Lecture Series with evangelical leader, civil rights legend and founder Dr. John Perkins was on April 21-22, 2014.  We celebrated 10 years of the Perkins Center.  Dr. Perkins encouraged us through Psalm 23 during a Bible study on Monday and his chapel address on Tuesday. 


Arab Spring or Arab Winter?

In May 2014, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development partnered with the Perkins Center to host a panel discussion with Dr. Kimberly Segall, Khawla Hadi and Marwa al-Mtowaq explore the origins of sectarian divide and narrating altnernative histories through story and art.