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ANE Ethics Training via Webinar

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Computer UserANE Ethics Training Webinar

The Atlantic Northeast (ANE) District of the Church of the Brethren has chosen to participate in a pilot project of offering the ministerial Ethics Training--required periodically for all licensed and ordained ministers--over the internet via a webinar ("web-seminar").

To access this Ethics Webinar please contact Enten Eller at or 765-983-1831.


We are grateful to the following organizations and persons, who have made this pilot project possible through their collaborative efforts:

Bethany Theological Seminary

Through Enten Eller, Bethany's Director of Distributed Education & Electronic Communication, and utilizing Bethany's technical resources and equipment;

The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren

Through Stan Dueck, Director for Transforming Practices for the Church of the Brethren; and

The Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren

Through Craig H. Smith, District Executive.

Presenters for the Ethics Trainings will be Stan Dueck and Liz Bidgood-Enders.


For technical questions or assistance, please contact Enten Eller, Director of Electronic Communication at Bethany Seminary, at or 765-983-1831.

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.