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Pre-Forum Gathering 2013

The tradition of welcoming Bethany alumni/ae and friends back to campus for fellowship and interaction with faculty, staff, and students continues with the 2013 Pre-Forum Gathering. Drawing on both historical and contemporary contexts, faculty presentations will speak to the presence that scripture has in human experience. The event will begin with dinner and fellowship on Thursday, April 4, and continue through Friday, April 5. Attendees can earn 0.5 continuing education units for the Gathering.

The Pre-Forum Gathering is sponsored by the Bethany Seminary Alumni/ae Coordinating Council: Nan Erbaugh, MDiv 2008; Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, MDiv 1998; Kerby Lauderdale, MDiv 1968; and Dana McNeil, TRIM 2004.

 

Thursday Evening

The Pre-Forum Gathering begins with dinner, followed by worship led by Bethany's Student Leadership Team, and then a coffeehouse and dessert.  Attendees are invited to participate in the coffeehouse: skits, musical numbers, readings, and other entertaining demonstrations are welcome! A digital piano will be available. (Please contact Jenny Williams, director of communications and of alumni/ae relations, if you would like to participate: 765-983-1825 or willije1@bethanyseminary.edu.)

 

Friday Morning and Afternoon Sessions

  • “Awaken to the Word Within: Engaging Scripture for the Soul of the Pastor”
    Amy Gall Ritchie, Director of Student Development
     
  • "When the Flesh becomes Word: On Pietists, Poets, and Other Romantics"
    Scott Holland, Professor of Theology and Culture
     
  • “Retelling the Story: Narrative in the Old and New Testaments”
     Michael McKeever, Adjunct Professor in New Testament Studies for Bethany Seminary;
           Professor in Biblical Studies at Judson University
     Gene Roop, President Emeritus of Bethany Seminary,
           Adjunct Professor in the DMin Program at Anderson University
     
  • "Biblical Narrative in the Age of Electronic Communication"
    Enten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication

 

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaIt is no small task to choose a topic that will hold enough interest to devote countless hours and hundreds of pages of reading and writing. I have found that topic in researching the tradition of the prayer covering in the Church of the Brethren. This practice piqued my curiosity because of the lack of available writing and discussion about it. For instance, the last time that Annual Meeting/Conference addressed the covering was 1925!