Gehrz and Barr (eds.), Faith and History

Coming This December: A History Devotional

Congratulations to Drs. Gehrz and Poppinga, two of the contributors to Faith and History: A Devotional, due out this December from Baylor University Press, which describes the project this way: Join over forty Christian historians as they journey through the biblical and historical past, reading God’s word in light of the experiences of those made … Continue reading Coming This December: A History Devotional

The Newest Publications by Dr. Magnuson

Congratulations to Dr. Diana Magnuson, whose latest work on the history of the U.S. Census is the lead article in the new issue of the Journal of American History! Written with Steve Ruggles of the Minnesota Population Center, "Census Technology, Politics, and Institutional Change, 1790-2020" is available to students through the Bethel library's subscription; others can find … Continue reading The Newest Publications by Dr. Magnuson

The Calling of Historians: Justin Haughton ’21

To conclude our series of student essays on calling, from the conclusion to this spring's Intro to History course, we're happy to share the following reflections from Justin Haughton '21, who explains why a minor in History proved to be such a good complement to his major in Social Work. I don’t think anyone aspires to be … Continue reading The Calling of Historians: Justin Haughton ’21

The Calling of Historians: Meraiah Latty ’22

This week we're sharing a few essays from HIS290 Intro to History, which concluded with students reflecting on their calling in light of their interest in history. Today we're happy to hear from Meraiah Latty '22, who is planning to major in Philosophy and Digital Humanities, with a minor in History. History allows for many positive traits … Continue reading The Calling of Historians: Meraiah Latty ’22

The Calling of Historians: Essie Shull ’23

Before we say farewell to a spring semester unlike any other, I'd like to share some student work from HIS290 Introduction to History. This year I had students conclude our gateway course by writing a thousand-word essay in response to this question: What does history have to do with your calling? After watching this interview … Continue reading The Calling of Historians: Essie Shull ’23

Congratulations, Jake Marsh!

Since 2001, Bethel has honored a handful of students each year with the Servant Leadership Award, recognizing their "substantial contributions to Christian ministries, community service, and demonstrated leadership." One of the four students honored this year is Social Studies Education major Jake Marsh '20, who has mentored local high school athletes when he wasn't thriving … Continue reading Congratulations, Jake Marsh!

And the Best Historical Movie Is…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HEZeFLqjCU Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave, winner of our tournament to determine the best historical film! It's just one more award for a film with a shelf full of them, including the Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Film of 2013. If you're interested in learning more about the background of 12 Years a Slave, … Continue reading And the Best Historical Movie Is…

Pandemics and History

Check out the newest online project from our faculty! Hosted by Prof. Chris Gehrz, Pandemics and the Liberal Arts is a limited-run podcast series exploring the ways that academic disciplines in the liberal arts can help us understand and respond to public health crises like what we're experiencing right now with COVID-19. In future episodes, PLA will … Continue reading Pandemics and History