Year in Review 2010-2011

<strong>Haven gains official campus recognition</strong> Following a Feb. 24 meeting with the Human Sexuality Advisory Group, Haven leaders announced to their supporters that Haven is now an officially recognized registered student organization with rights to reserve on-campus meeting space and advertise. Haven is SPU’s student group devoted to discussing issues of sexuality. Until now, Haven […]

Club funding complicated

Seattle Pacific Agriculture for the Community and Environment club members lost almost their entire crop of tomatoes last summer, said SPACE Co-President senior Rachel Nelson-Knecht. When the tomatoes unexpectedly contracted an airborne fungus, she said, there was nothing she could do to save them. “I … didn’t have any money to try to use a […]

Canon important to meaning

Biology major and theology minor sophomore Shelby Knudtson had only read two Pauline letters before Spring Quarter, she said. That changed when she took Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall’s class on the Pauline Letters, in which Wall explores the ideas underlying the canonical order of the New Testament. These ideas will be the basis […]

Perkins film opens, counters injustices

When John Perkins’s son started attending a “Good News” club, he learned a song his father had never heard before. It was called, “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” and the lyrics ran, “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight.” “They didn’t sing that in Mississippi,” Perkins said. Now, as a […]

Paul, Wall say, ‘Pray for kings’

The Apostle Paul and the Green Bay Packers rarely – if ever – come into direct contact with one another. But as Robert Wall, Paul T. Walls professor of Scripture and Wesleyan studies, described his first encounter with his future in-laws, he likened the Packers to Paul and to politicians: Like the Packers, Wall said, […]

Week’s events seek freedom

For junior Abbey Gillette, knowing about human trafficking is not enough. Students must use their unique interests and act on that knowledge, she said. “People can be creative in how they want to respond to this event, whether it’s, get other people aware, or start putting money towards organizations in Seattle, or even worldwide,” said […]