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Bethany Seminary’s board of trustees met March 25-27, 2011, for their semi-annual meeting at the Bethany campus in Richmond, Indiana. In addition to hearing reports from all areas of the Seminary and passing several action items, the board took time to reflect on Bethany’s role in the twenty-first-century church.

Brethren Academy Announces Launch of Spanish Language Ministry Training Track

BY CHERYL-BRUMBAUGH CAYFORDJulie Hostetter and Rafael Barahona
Director of News Services for the Church of the Brethren

Live Webcast of the Historic Peace Churches Conference (La Conferencia de las Iglesias Históricas de la Paz)

HPCLa Conferencia de las Iglesias Históricas de la Paz de las Américas será realizada en la República Dominicana desde el 28 de noviembre hasta el 2 de diciembre de 2010.

The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered at the Richmond, Indiana, campus for their semi-annual meeting October 29-31, 2010. The Board celebrated several significant accomplishments, including receipt of two grants, acceptance of a proposal for a distributed education track for the Master of Arts degree, and ongoing partnerships with the World Council of Churches related to the Decade to Overcome Violence initiative.

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Professor Scott Holland will speak on "Making Peace Where the Wild Things Are"

Scott Holland, professor of peace studies and cross-cultural studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, will present a lecture titled "Making Peace Where the Wild Things Are: From Bogota to Beirut to Bethany" on Saturday, October 30, 7:00 p.m., in the Bethany Center's Nicarry Chapel, 615 National Road West, Richmond, Ind. The lecture is in recognition of Holland's promotion to full professor.

The Chronicler book jacketCombine a book, a webcast, and a series of podcasts by Church of the Brethren Old Testament scholars and writers, and you have a great recipe for a surprisingly energetic discussion on Chronicles. A series of podcasts on Chroniclespresented by Robert W. Neff, Frank Ramirez, and Steven Schweitzer can now be found through the Bethany Webcast Vault.

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, jointly funded by the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary, is offering a new series of Lilly Endowment Inc. funded educational experiences for Church of the Brethren pastors. New cohort groups will be started in August 2010 (Advanced Foundations for Church Leaders) and September 2010 (Vital Pastor).

NYC logoThe Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference's Monday morning, July 19 worship service has been recorded and can be viewed on the NYC page of Bethany Webcast Central. National Youth Conference is currently taking place in Fort Collins, Colorado, with nearly 3,000 persons attending.

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Claire Flowers-Waggener
(Master of Divinity)

ClaireChoosing to respond to "the call" can be a gut-wrenching experience that takes years to resolve, and in some cases, the choice is made in an instant, life-altering moment. In a moment, I chose to respond to a yearning in my heart that had been aching for decades.

I then had to choose which seminary I would attend!