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Welcome to Student Services

Students Gathering

 

Welcome to the Student Services portal.  This page contains links to helpful information for the whole Bethany student body.  Whether you have questions about your tuition or fees, the Student Leadership Team, housing, or the Richmond area, this is where to look.

 


For more information about Tuition and Financial Aid, contact:

Brian Schleeper
Schleeper, Brian,
 Financial Aid Officer/Coordinator of Student Services 
    schlebr@bethanyseminary.edu      765-983-1828

 

 

For more information about Student Life and the Richmond Area, contact:

Amy Gall Ritchie
Amy Gall Ritchie,
Director of Student Development
     ritcham@bethanyseminary.edu      765-983-1806

 

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.