Denise Kettering-Lane

Biographical Sketch:
I serve as the Associate Professor of Brethren Studies and Director of the MA Program at Bethany. I received a BA in Religion from Ashland University in Ohio and a Masters in Theological Studies from Candler School of

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2016 Essay Winners Announced

The top three entries in Bethany Theological Seminary’s 2016 Peace Essay Contest have been selected, all addressing this year’s topic of Inspired and Inspiring Peacemakers:

  • First place –        Kristy Shellenberger, “Inspiring Peace from the Back of the Church: Spencer

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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.

First Nigerian Student Cohort Welcomed

On October 16, the first cohort of Nigerian students gathered in the city of Jos to begin their studies with Bethany Theological Seminary, making the new educational partnership between the Seminary and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) a reality.

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Academic Programs

Bethany offers three master’s degree programs, six graduate-level certificates, and nondegree learning options. Learn more about what Bethany has to offer!

Master’s Degree Programs

Master of Divinity (MDiv)
This ministerial degree program is designed to prepare

A New Academic Year Begins

Bethany Theological Seminary is opening the 2020-21 academic year with an increased overall enrollment, including many new residential students relocating to the Richmond area.

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Bethany Honors New Graduates

Bethany Theological Seminary’s class of 2017 gathered with family, friends, and the Bethany community on Saturday, May 6, to celebrate their academic achievements. Fifteen seniors received their degrees and certificates from President Jeff Carter and Lynn Myers, chair of

Recognition Received for Education That Engages

Bethany Seminary has been notified by The Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary that it is included in the 2015 list of Seminaries That Change the World. Twenty-six institutions were named this year, including Bethany’s partner