Perceiving God through language

The Rev. Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, professor of theology, believes the language used among Christians to describe God is an important topic to consider. Pope-Levison began the discussion called “Gender and God Language” in the Emerson Lobby on May 19 by having the students listen to and describe two songs. The songs were “Holy is the Lord […]

Catalyst bonds cultures

For students, faculty and staff passing by Seattle Pacific’s Martin Square, Catalyst’s “A Taste of Heaven” probably seemed more like a party than a church service. Nearly 200 attendees enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of several cultures at the May 16 gathering combining Multicultural Night of Worship and International Dinner this quarter. Upbeat music […]

Encountering white privilege

Chris Ray-Merriweather is like most mothers—she loves and cares for her children and teaches them to be safe and smart in everyday situations. However, Ray-Merriweather, coordinator of family engagment at at Seattle Public Schools, says that the real situations her kids are likely to face are what causes her extra worry. She worries about them […]

State considering Need Grant cuts

For 468 students at Seattle Pacific University, one of the 10 Independent Colleges of Washington (ICW), State Need Grant (SNG) awards are critical. A Washington state Senate proposal currently in budget negotiations aims to reduce the awards to ICW students by 25 percent and provides no additional funding to the Washington State Need Grant program. […]