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Seek. Serve. Grow.

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

Past Menno Simons Lectures: 1980s


The Multiple Voices of the Reformation

Heiko A. Oberman, University of Arizona, Tucson


Living at the End of the Ages

Walter Klaassen, Conrad Grebel College


Religious Freedom: Heritage and Responsibility

William R. Estep, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas


Dialogue with a Heritage: The Beginnings of Bethel College

James C. Juhnke, Bethel College

  • The Ethnic Dialogue: Bethel as German (audio part 1 | part 2)
  • The Community Dialogue: Bethel as Church (audio)
  • The Spirituality Dialogue: Bethel as Pietist (part 1 | part 2)
  • The History Dialogue: Bethel as Anabaptist (audio)
  • The Culture Dialogue: Bethel as Christendom (part 1 | part 2)


Authority and Identity: The Dynamics of the General Conference Mennonite Church

Rodney J. Sawatsky, Conrad Grebel College


Black History and the Search for a New America

Vincent Harding, CIliff School of Theology, Denver


Tradition and Traditions

Cynthia C. Wedel, World Council of Churches


The Jewish-Christian Division: A Reassessment from a Radical Reformation Perspective

John H. Yoder, Notre Dame University and Mennonite Biblical Seminary

  • It Did Not Have to Be: Jewish/Christian Division (audio)
  • Jesus — Jewish Pacifist (audio)
  • Judaism as an Historical Peace Church (audio)
  • Paul — Jewish Missionary (audio)
  • Jewishness of Anabaptism (audio)


Strength from the Past: 450 Years of Anabaptism-Mennonitism and Its Meaning for Today

Cornelius J. Dyck, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries


Missions from a Third World Point of View

Samuel Escobar, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Lima, Peru