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Aspiring student writers are encouraged to begin considering their entries for Bethany Seminary’s 2015 Peace Essay Contest: Peacemaking, Creation Justice, and the Beloved Community.

Enten Eller, director of electronic communication and educational technology at Bethany Theological Seminary, will resign as of November 7, 2014. He began his employment at Bethany in July 2006.

Lowell Flory, executive director of institutional advancement and gift planning at Bethany Theological Seminary, will retire on March 31, 2015. Flory has served in this capacity at Bethany since July 2004, having previously served as Bethany's director of gift planning.

This past summer the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults at Bethany Seminary invited young people to think theological thoughts and ask faith-forming questions.

This fall, Bethany was represented at two events devoted to environmental stewardship: the annual Seminary Stewardship Alliance Conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Bethany Theological Seminary will welcome prospective students to the fall ENGAGE Visit Day on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Bethany Seminary had reason to celebrate this summer—and everyone at Annual Conference was invited to the party. On June 30, Bethany completed its three-year Reimagining Ministries campaign, having raised 112 percent of the $5.9 million goal in gifts and commitments.

Bethany Seminary and the Earlham School of Religion announce that Ryan Frame has been hired as the new seminary computing specialist. Frame began his duties on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Bethany Seminary is among the schools taking part in the 2014 Seminary and Theological Grad School Virtual Fair on Wednesday, September 17. Those planning to apply to seminary or who are considering theological study can take advantage of this free opportunity to chat live online with Bethany staff.

Steven Schweitzer, academic dean at Bethany Theological Seminary, presented two professional research papers at the 2014 meeting of the International Society of Biblical Literature (ISBL), held July 6-10 at the University of Vienna in Austria.

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Jody Gunn
(MDiv Connections)

JodyIn the summer of 2006, I made a pact with a high school friend to make our fortieth decade significant. My goal was to complete my Master of Divinity degree before I turned fifty years old. Inside I asked myself and God, "How is this was going to be possible?" Eventually, I was willing to be open to it. My life seemed crazy enough without adding seminary to the mix. I am married to Eric and have two children 15 and 10, so I run a household. I serve a church half time and find many opportunities to volunteer in our community. In spite of the busyness of my life I said "Yes!" to Bethany because I really was at a point in my life where it made sense.