Amy Gall Ritchie

Celebrating Our Graduates

Bethany Theological Seminary will celebrate the classes of 2020 and 2021 during its Academic Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. (Eastern time). A small audience will gather in person in Nicarry

Students Engage with Dr. Drew Hart on “Igniting Antiracist Activism”

During the last week of classes of the 2020-2021 academic year, Bethany Seminary students had the opportunity to attend a multi-seminary conversation entitled “Igniting Antiracist Activism,” featuring Dr. Drew G.I. Hart. Bethany students joined peers from McCormick Theological Seminary

New May Intensive Course Links Visual Art and Christian Life

Bethany is introducing a new May Intensive course that will explore the spiritual nature of Modern and Contemporary works of visual art — some explicitly Christian, some not — found both in secular art galleries and in the church. The

Poetry from a Pandemic Year: Bethany grad Amy Lutes Publishes New Book

Amy Lutes, who completed her Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination at Bethany in 2020, has published a poetry collection entitled, Stay with Me: Poems from a Year of Beauty and Ashes.

The book includes 52 poems written between January

New Website Promotes Environmental Awareness in Congregations

The Green Circle at Bethany Theological Seminary has created a website featuring resources for pastors and church leaders who want to promote environmental awareness in their congregations.  

The site includes resources for worship, activity suggestions

Student Invited to Present at Academic Conference

Richard Wehrle, a Master of Divinity student at Bethany Theological Seminary, presented his scholarly paper, “Social Death in the Gospel of Luke” during a recent online conference sponsored by American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Bethany Seminary Launches New Master’s Degree  

For students who hear a clear call and are following a specific path to practical ministry, Bethany Theological Seminary has launched a new master’s degree program that links spiritual formation with a focus on social change.   

 

Dr. Russell Haitch Explores Links Between Faith and Science

Dr. Russell Haitch, professor of theology and human science at Bethany Theological Seminary, has published a new book entitled, Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science (Fortress, 2021).

The book offers a model for unifying Christian

2021 Peace Essay Contest Launched

The Peace Studies program at Bethany Theological Seminary is now accepting entries for its 2021 Peace Essay Contest. Made possible by the Jennie Calhoun Baker Endowment, the contest has a deadline of May 15, 2021.

Ottoni-Wilhelm Named Journal Editor

Dr. Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Brightbill professor of preaching and worship, has been appointed Senior Editor of Homiletic, the leading journal of the Academy of Homiletics.

Her responsibilities include overseeing its semi-annual publication, receiving and moderating the jurying of scholarly articles,