International Scholar in Residence

Dr. Dauda Gava has joined Bethany as visiting international scholar-in-residence during the Spring Semester, 2022.

Dr. Gava is provost of Kulp Theological Seminary in Jos, Nigeria, and a Pauline scholar. He previously collaborated with Dr. Dan

Bethany Theological Seminary Announces New Faculty Member in Peace Studies

Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Elwell will join Bethany Theological Seminary this fall as Assistant Professor of Peace Studies. Chosen from an international search, Elwell comes to Bethany from the University of

$1.2 Million Gift from the Estate of David and Jane Wood

Bethany Theological Seminary has received a gift of $1.2 million from the estate of the late David Thomas Wood and Jane Merchant Wood of Boones Mill, Virginia. Their gift is one of the largest estate gifts in the 116-year

Seeking Racial Justice

Bethany Theological Seminary is continuing its multifaceted efforts to pursue racial justice. The foundation of this work is a framework created in 2019 which was designed to intentionally confront racial hierarchy, implicit bias, and systemic racism. This approach grew

Bethany Seeks Peace Studies Faculty Member

Bethany Theological Seminary has launched a national search for a new faculty member to teach Peace Studies, along with a secondary area of emphasis in support of the Seminary’s educational mission.

Rank is open and candidates with

Remembering Dr. Dale Brown

Dr. Dale Weaver Brown, 95, professor emeritus of history and theology at Bethany, died August 30, 2021. 

A member of the Bethany faculty from 1962-1994, Dr. Brown taught courses on Bonhoeffer, Brethren theology and history, and peacemaking, among other

Bethany Launches New Academic Year 

As the 2021-22 academic year begins, 32 new degree-seeking students are expected to join the innovative learning community of Bethany Theological Seminary.

Offering both in-person and distance learning options, the Seminary attracts students from across the U.S. as well as Nigeria, where the Seminary has built a

New Student Orientation

Orientation for new students at Bethany Theological Seminary and the Earlham School of Religion (ESR) is now underway. You can find details about information sessions to be held on Zoom and other helpful information on this webpage hosted

2021 Peace Essay Contest Winners

Bethany Theological Seminary has selected the winners in its 2021 Peace Essay Contest. Funded by the Jennie Calhoun Baker Endowment, the contest is open to students in graduate school, college, or high school. Cash prizes are awarded to the

Bethany Faculty and Students to Present at Annual Conference

Several faculty members and students from Bethany Theological Seminary will be presenting at the Church of the Brethren’s 2021 Annual Conference, which will be held entirely online this year. Below is a list of events featuring Bethany students or