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The culture of Bethel is one that encourages students to try new things and to think critically.
Sarah Unruh ’12

1970s

1979

The Coming City (Studies from Isaiah 60)

February 4–6

Richard J. Mouw, Calvin College

  • Of Fairy Tales and Cities
  • Those Ships of Tarshish
  • When the Kings Come Marching In
  • How to Look for a City

1978

The Autobiography of God: A Study of the Parables

February 6–7

Lloyd John Ogilvie, First Presbyterian Church; Hollywood, CA.

1977

Apocalypse and Kingdom: A Perspective into Christian Beginnings and Its Implications for Contemporary Faith and Action

February 6–8

Lala Kalyan Kumar Dey, Drew University

  • Crisis of Post-Exilic Judaism and the Response of Jewish Apocalyptic
  • John the Baptist and Jesus — The Radicalization of Jewish Apocalyptic
  • The Theology and Ethics of the Kingdom of God
  • Paul and Religious Heroism — The Issue of Immortality, Spirit and Power

1976

Christian Peoplehood and the Mennonites

February 8–10

Frank H. Epp, Conrad Grebel College

  • The Miracles of Peoplehood
  • The National Dimensions of Peoplehood
  • The Implications of International Peoplehood
  • Extending the Borders of Peoplehood

1975

Communicating the Good News in Central Africa

February 9–11

John F. Carrington, Universite Nationale du Zaire

  • Messengers of Yesterday
  • The Spoken and Written Word
  • Words and Music
  • Messengers for Tomorrow

1974

The Koinonia of the Spirit

February 18–19

C. Norman Kraus, Goshen College

  • Law and Spirit — The Basis for Community
  • Individual-in-Community — The New Creature
  • The Apostolic Fellowship — Movement or Club?
  • Ideology of Love — The Shape of the Witness

1973

Religion without Spirit is Evil (Studies of the Church in I Corinthians)

February 11–13

Krister Stendahl, Divinity School, Harvard University

  • No Comfort for the Comfortable
  • A Charismatic Movement
  • A New Movement
  • An Open Movement
  • A People Movement
  • In the End: God

1971

Biblical Radicalism

February 14–17

T. Canby Jones, Wilmington College, Ohio

  • Babylon is Falling, So hellip; ?
  • Antidote to Apathy and Arrogance
  • Jesus as Radical Prophet
  • Subversion through Worship
  • The Love Which Cuts and the Love Which Heals
  • The Lamb’s Rule
  • Organize the Apocalypse
  • Commitment, Hope and Joy

1970

Philemon’s Problem

February 22–25

James T. Burtchaell, University of Notre Dame

  • The Anti-Ritual Origins of Christianity
  • Salvation is Not the Purpose of the Church