Sam Mulberry addressing the Bethel faculty retreat on Aug. 27, 2019

“Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

A week before the start of fall classes, Bethel's faculty gathered yesterday morning for its annual retreat. The keynote speaker was our own Prof. Sam Mulberry '99 — who was kind enough to let us post the text of his address. Not only will you learn a lot more about Sam's story, but you'll find … Continue reading “Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

The Live from AC2nd Facebook page

How To Follow Our Podcasts

Ever since CWC: The Radio Show debuted in the summer of 2006, AC 2nd has  been a hub for podcasting at Bethel. History and Political Science faculty collaborate on several current podcasts, including: • Election Shock Therapy: Political scientists Chris Moore, Andy Bramsen, and Mitchell Krumm analyze current events in American and international politics — and sometimes the politics … Continue reading How To Follow Our Podcasts

World War I Journal: Battlefields

Our World War I group is more than halfway through its J-term in Europe. As we continue our stay in Paris, we're all still thinking about our four days at Ypres, the Somme, and Normandy, three of the most important battlefields of the 20th century. Here I'm happy to share two reflections written by Graphic Design/Studio Art … Continue reading World War I Journal: Battlefields

Image for Lest We Forget concert at Northrup

How to Commemorate World War I This Month

As many of you may remember from one of our courses, World War I ended 100 years ago this month — at least, on its most famous front. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month of 1918, the guns finally fell silent in Belgium and northern France. If you'd like … Continue reading How to Commemorate World War I This Month

Silent Night in 2011

How You Can Hear Prof. Gehrz Talk about World War I — and Maybe Opera

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War on its famous Western Front. As part of the international commemoration of that event, the Minnesota Opera will be performing Silent Night, a dramatization of the 1914 Christmas Truce, at the Ordway Center — November 10-18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stOj2mp_oY8 As a preview event, … Continue reading How You Can Hear Prof. Gehrz Talk about World War I — and Maybe Opera

"Your Country Needs You"

Learn More about Our January 2019 World War I Trip to Europe

Interim 2018 is barely in our rear view mirror, but it's time to start thinking about January 2019... when Prof. Mulberry and I will take our fourth group of Bethel students to Europe for the travel course HIS230L World War I! Here's the course description: An experiential study of the history of the First World War built … Continue reading Learn More about Our January 2019 World War I Trip to Europe

Bavarian War Memorial

The Significance of Public Memory

Yesterday Prof. Gehrz joined Art professors Michelle Westmark Wingard and Ken Steinbach for a conversation about memorials and monuments moderated by Bethel digital librarian Kent Gerber. Entitled "The Significance of Public Memory," it covered everything from debates over Confederate memorials and the memory of the U.S.-Dakota War to examples of European memorials from our World … Continue reading The Significance of Public Memory

Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Prof. Gehrz on Memorial Day

For some historical and theological reflections on Memorial Day, Christianity Today this year turned to our own Chris Gehrz, who teaches courses on World War I and World War II and has written extensively about commemoration. On one hand, Prof. Gehrz emphasized that "every day is a memorial day for Christians, heirs of Moses’ exhortation to the assembly of … Continue reading Prof. Gehrz on Memorial Day