Lectio: Latin for “reading”
This free online weekly reading program allows you to explore God’s Word, beginning in Genesis, with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.
You can read the Lectio, listen to a podcast, or both.
Over the course of four years, you’ll encounter a majority of the Bible – and do so in tandem with the Seattle Pacific community as students, faculty, and staff focus on the same weekly Scripture in Chapel, community Bible studies, and other weekly worship events.
Check out this video to learn more about the Lectio!
2016–17 Lectio Schedule
Each Guided Bible Reading lasts for one academic quarter. Your guide is an SPU School of Theology professor who will share a wealth of knowledge and wisdom about how to navigate the biblical text.
- Autumn Quarter 2016 (beginning September 26)
Jeremiah with Stephen Fowl, PhD, Professor of Theology, Loyola University Maryland
- Winter Quarter 2017 (beginning January 9)
Gospel of Luke with Mark Abbott, PhD, Pastor Emeritus, First Free Methodist Church, Seattle WA
- Spring Quarter 2017 (beginning March 27)
The Acts of the Apostles with Jack Levison, PhD, W.J.A. Power Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew, Southern Methodist University
- Summer Quarter 2017 – Part 1 (beginning June 12)
Hebrew Wisdom Literature with Richard Steele, PhD, Professor of Moral and Historical Theology; Associate Dean, Seattle Pacific Seminary
- Summer Quarter 2017 – Part 2 (beginning August 14)
The Epistle of James with Dave Nienhuis, PhD, Professor of New Testament Studies
How to Participate
You are welcome to begin the Lectio at any time. To fully benefit from participation in the Lectio, you are encouraged to take advantage of the optional subscription services listed on the right.
Using the Lectio: Guided Bible Reading
This Lectio: Guided Bible Reading is a free service offered by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education at Seattle Pacific University. You are welcome to print and distribute, or otherwise share, any Guided Bible Reading, as long as (1) you attribute the Guided Bible Reading to its author and to the Center for Biblical and Theological Education at Seattle Pacific University, (2) you do not use the Guided Bible Reading for commercial purposes, and (3) you do not alter, transform, or build upon the Guided Bible Reading. Copyright information.