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



(Feb. 7-9): Theodore Hiebert, McCormick Theological Seminary
Dominion or Dependence: Reclaiming a Farmer's View of the Human Vocation
Through a Priest's Eyes: Dominion (Genesis 1)
The Priest's Legacy: Stewardship
Through a Farmer's Eyes: Dependence (Genesis 2-3)
The Farmer's Legacy: Servanthood
Pastors' Workshop: Our Common Agricultural Calling: Biblical Images and Contemporary Challenges


(Feb. 16-18): Daryl Schmidt, Texas Christian University
Getting Jesus Out of the Bible:
Jesus in the Narrative World of the Gospels: Bible as Text
Jesus in the Social World of Early Christianity: Bible as Canon
Jesus in His Own World: Bible as History
Jesus in Our Own World: Bible as Scripture
Workshop for Pastors: Jesus in the News: Issues behind the Headlines


(Feb. 26-28): Walter Wink, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City)
The New Order of Jesus: Toward a Domination-Free Society
The Myth of Redemptive Violence
Jesus' Answer to the Myth
Jesus' Turn on Nonviolence
Beyond Pacifism and Just War Theory
Workshop: Prayer and the Powers


(Mar. 6-8): Glen Stassen, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
"Responsible Action: The Sermon on the Mount and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Bonhoeffer and the Jews: Lonely Advocate amidst Silence and Complicity
"Bonhoeffer and Justice: Human Rights and the Sermon on the Mount
"Jesus and Power: Grace and Deliverance
"Bonhoeffer's Ethic of Responsibility and the Sermon on the Mount


(Feb. 23-24): Wilma Bailey, Messiah College
Women in Ancient Israel:
Two Women: Hagar and Sarai
Women's Lives and Hebrew Literature
A Second Look: Eve the Good Wife, Bathsheba and Their Sisters


(Feb. 25): John McCabe-Juhnke, Bethel College
"Living Creatively: A One-Man Drama on the Life of Dr. E. G. Kaufman"
Written by James C. Juhnke


(Feb. 18-20): Jonathan Larson, Commission on Overseas Mission-Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
Mission Today: Deliverance
Deliverance in the Household of Prayer
Deliverance from a Spirit of Infirmity
Deliverance for Standing Straight with a Shout
Deliverance: The Jonah Syndrome