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The Bethany Theological Seminary community extends sympathy and prayers to Earlham College

and the family and friends of Therese Heymann, Lenore Edwards, and Graham Nissen in this time of tragedy.  In a spirit of waiting contemplation, classes will be held today (Friday, November 9) at Bethany.

      The dream of a lifetime?
A way to undergird ministry and bring scripture alive?
A pilgrimage of devotion to Jesus Christ?

Jesus said, “Follow me!”
Come and explore his invitation more deeply in the Holy Land!

Nationally known keynote speaker and presenter Sharon Ellison is dedicated to the belief that learning to communicate with non-defensive power is a crucial key to our capacity for solving the majority of problems we face.

Bethany professor Tara Hornbacker will present her professorial lecture on Saturday, October 27, at 7:15 pm (EDT) in honor of her promotion to full professor of ministry formation.

On Friday, November 2, Bethany Seminary will welcome prospective students to ENGAGE, an introduction to the Seminary’s programs and community life.  Coordinated by Tracy Stoddart Primozich, director of admissions, the day’s events include a number of opportunities for guests to interact with current students, faculty, and staff.

“I loved my time at Exploring Your Call and speak of it constantly. If it were possible for me to go again, I would—in a heartbeat,” says Laura Brown, a 2012 participant in this annual discernment event held by Bethany Theological Seminary.

Bethany is now webcasting many campus events in order to include students at a distance, as well as to share with others who might wish to worship with us or enjoy the flavor of campus life.

Bethany has received $20,000 from The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for assessment and refinement of its Ministry Formation program.

Dr. Ruthann Johansen, retiring president of Bethany Theological Seminary, was recently interviewed about "Transitions."  We are glad to share that brief interview here.

 

 

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The Bethany board of trustees announces a search for a new president to succeed Ruthann Knechel Johansen upon her retirement June 30, 2013.

The Presidential Search Committee invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for this position. The new president will assume office in July 2013.

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Nan Erbaugh
Emphasis in Peace Studies '08

NanBethany taught me so much. I didn't realize what a loner I had really been all my life until I opened myself to life within the Bethany community. I felt stretched, pushed, and affirmed in amazing, helpful ways. The importance of a close, supportive community cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the challenges faced living out the peace witness to which I feel called. At Bethany, I gained more courage to step into this crucial niche of the Church of the Brethren. Add the grounded, spiritual theological foundation and academic depth I gained through course work, and I feel transformed in a powerful, positive way to serve God.