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!
2014–15 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 2014 (beginning September 29)
Genesis/Exodus, with Frank Spina, PhD, Professor of Old Testament
- Winter Quarter 2015 (beginning January 5)
Gospel of Matthew, with David Nienhuis, PhD, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies
- Spring Quarter 2015 (beginning March 30)
Romans, with Daniel Castelo, PhD, Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology
- Summer Quarter 2015 (beginning June 22)
Selections From Israel’s Story, with Sara Koenig, PhD, Associate Professor of Biblical 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.