Thursday, November 15, 2012

Special interest courses offered through Bethany Seminary in the spring.

Bethany Seminary is offering four graduate-level courses during the spring 2013 semester that may be of interest to the occasional student, those interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program. The courses are offered as weekend intensives.

Two special topic courses will meet at the Bethany Seminary campus in Richmond, Ind.:

"Music in the Church" with instructor Shawn Kirchner, on Feb. 8-9, April 19-20, and May 3-4

"Faith, Fiction, and Philosophy" with instructor and Bethany president Ruthann Knechel Johansen, on Feb. 15-16, March 15-16, and April 12-13. An exploration of the theological-philosophical questions of grace, justice, charity, and peace through two 20th-century women writers: American author Flannery O’Connor and the French philosopher and social activist Simone Weil.

The following courses will be offered through the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center and may be counted toward licensing/ordination requirements. For more information contact your district executive:

"Brethren Polity and Practice" with instructor Warren Eshbach, on Feb. 1-2 and 22-23, and March 8-9 and 22-23, at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College

"Congregational Ministry and Leadership for an Emerging Church" with instructor Randy Yoder, on March 1-2 and 15-16, and April 12-13 and 26-27, at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.

The application deadline for the spring semester is Dec. 1. Interested persons may apply online as occasional students, which also requires submission of all official transcripts, a one-page essay, and a $50 application fee. The cost of each class is $1,329. For more information about these courses or enrollment, contact Tracy Primozich, director of admissions, at or 765-983-1832.

-- Jenny Williams is Bethany’s director of Communications and Alumni/ae Relations.

Source: 11/15/2012 Newsline

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