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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.

The Peace of the City and the Quest for Public Theologies, a popular course taught by Scott Holland at Bethany, will be offered as a weekend intensive at the University of La Verne this fall.

Bethany awarded eight master of divinity degrees at the 2014 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. View the ceremony and the worship service.

Bethany invited all at Annual Conference to "join the conversation!" Visitors to the Bethany exhibit wrote responses to questions about discipleship and posted them for others to reflect upon. Read what your sisters and brothers are saying about their personal journeys of discipleship and witness!


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!