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Bethany has announced the three winners of the 2015 Peace Essay Contest: Katerina Friesen from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Jillian Foerster from Johns Hopkins University, and Gabriella Stocksdale from Larkin High School in Illinois.

Bethany Seminary has been notified by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary that it is included in the 2015 list of Seminaries That Change the World.

The Bethany community will welcome prospective students to campus on Friday, March 27. To learn about the many facets of the Bethany Seminary experience, register here.

In January Bethany Seminary participated in two international conversations, both on the Richmond campus and at a conference in Jamaica.

The Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults at Bethany will host.Anabaptism, the Next Generation, a learning forum for ministry with young adults. Registration is open.

Bethany seeks a dynamic and energetic leader with fund-raising experience to serve as Executive Director of Advancement. A full position description is available.

Jim Grossnickle-Batterton, a 2014 MDiv graduate of Bethany Theological Seminary, has been hired as the interim coordinator of admissions at the Seminary, serving in a part-time, temporary capacity.

Bethany Theological Seminary is seeking candidates for the new position of director of educational technology. This position will serve the Seminary internally and externally by providing support for distance education and coordinating Bethany’s electronic presence in various settings.

Dr. Hugh Williamson, an internationally recognized and respected scholar in Hebrew Bible, presented a lecture at Bethany Seminary on November 20, entitled "Has Old Testament Messianic Prophecy Passed Its Sell-By Date?"

We lift up our brothers and sisters in Nigeria in prayer--asking that God grant strength in these difficult and uncertain days.

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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.