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SPU Reads: Co-Curricular

A guide to leisure and co-curricular reading at Seattle Pacific University.

Tent City 3

What is Tent City 3?

Tent Cities are self-managed encampments that provide safe shelter for up to 100 men, women, and couples. Tent Cities have been held in Seattle, Burien, SeaTac and Shoreline; this year's Tent City 3 will be hosted on the SPU campus in Tiffany Loop from January 10-March 7, 2015.

 There will be a number of community education forums scheduled during Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 where SPU affiliates and community members can learn about homelessness. Explore topics and readings on homelessness here!

Tent City 3


Day of Common Learning

The thirteenth annual Day of Common Learning's theme was  “The Promise and Perils of Power: Fostering Human Flourishing in a Broken World.” Continue to learn and reflect on how we can be "image bearers" by reading related books and articles. 

Selected articles by Andy Crouch related to the Day of Common Learning 2014 (sign in required):

Make Way for the Metro-Evangelical; 'You go to the city to reach the culture

A new kind of urban ministry: Christians no longer want their communities fixed. They want them flourishing

What's so great about 'the common good'? Why Christians need to revive the historically rich phrase


Ready, Prep, Go!: Achieving Goals

Heading into a new year often inspires many to take time to reflect on the blessings and challenges of the past year and possibilities of the coming year. It is also the time when people set goals to improve their lives. Regardless of what your goal or "resolution" is, you will need motivation and hard work to acheive your personal and professional aspirations. Check out the following library books on maintatining the discipline needed to achieve your goals!