Seattle Pacific Seminary professors and students talk about SPS’s unique model of Academy, Abbey, Apostolate®.
Seattle Pacific Seminary’s theological vision for educating students and forming Christian leaders for the 21st century is defined by its mission to be an Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate®.
This is Kelsie: Hear how Kelsie chose to attend seminary at SPS after her time as an undergrad at SPU and her ultimate goal of becoming a professor.
“[I]t seems churches continue to struggle with declining attendance among young people, but … I find so many adults also seem to struggle with going to church these days. [W]hile reading [your previous post] I found myself wanting you to answer the question, ‘Why should Christians not give up on church?'”
“Every so often, a student will ask, ‘Why do I need to attend church? Doesn’t my salvation depend on believing what the church teaches—which should be nothing more and nothing less than what the Bible teaches?’ But the inference that participation in the church is unnecessary for a person’s salvation is wrong. And to see why it’s wrong, let’s tinker a bit with the thought experiment, using the basic story line from the movie, ‘Cast Away’ (2000).”
Dr. Stephen Fowl, visiting Theologian in Residence at SPS and SPU, will be giving the 2015 Alfred S. Palmer Lecture on Thursday, January 22, 2015.