Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our faculty: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D. Dr. Fakhri will be serving as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, offering courses in environmental ethics, philosophy of religion, and more. Recently, we sat down with Dr. Fakhri and asked him to share a bit about himself — what his story is, … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

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New Article by Dr. Poppinga on Interfaith Education

Congratulations to Prof. Amy Poppinga, who has an article published in the newest issue of the journal Christian Higher Education. With Bethel colleagues Sara Shady (Philosophy) and Marion Larson (English), Dr. Poppinga draws on her scholarship in the field of interfaith studies and her experience with interfaith initiatives at Bethel to suggest how Christian college students … Continue reading New Article by Dr. Poppinga on Interfaith Education

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What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

It's the first week of the new year at Bethel, but before we get too far into the fall, we thought we'd look back at what the people of AC 2nd did with their summers. We'll hear from some students soon enough. But let's start with a few members of our faculty: Amy Poppinga: It is … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

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Prof. Poppinga on Teaching and Interfaith Engagement

Prof. Amy Poppinga recently published an article with Interfaith Youth Core's INTER site. It starts with her taking Bethel students to a local mosque to observe worship and then share a meal. While the evening provoked some difficult conversation about theological differences, she found that the awkwardness actually led to considerable learning among her students: There was … Continue reading Prof. Poppinga on Teaching and Interfaith Engagement

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy

Congratulations to Prof. Amy Poppinga on the success of last month's undergraduate leadership conference: Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy, which sought to help college students address inter- and intra-religious rifts in American society by "equipping ourselves to tell our own stories and learn to listen to the stories of others with clarity, charity, and hospitality." … Continue reading Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy

Engaging Islam in the Bethel Classroom

Join our own Prof. Amy Poppinga in the Bethel University Library next Thursday (April 3) at 10:20am as she and faculty colleagues Andy Bramsen (Political Science) and Carrie Peffley (Philosophy) present "Teaching without Preaching: Engaging Islam in the Bethel Classroom." Amy will draw on her experiences teaching classes like HIS212U Introduction to the Muslim World and HIS328G Muslim Women in … Continue reading Engaging Islam in the Bethel Classroom

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Faculty Update, Fall 2013: Presentations

Over the weekend Prof. Amy Poppinga was in Chattanooga, TN for the 2013 Adventist Forum Conference, A Third Way: Beyond the conservative/liberal divide to a Christian identity refreshed by interfaith dialogue. In her presentation, ""How Cultural Identity Shapes Faith and Complicates Interfaith Relations," Amy considered the role of vulnerability in interfaith relationships and the challenge … Continue reading Faculty Update, Fall 2013: Presentations