The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Today we're reviving a series we did back in 2016 called "The Things They Carried." Inspired by a collection of Vietnam War stories by Tim O'Brien and a series of articles by Foreign Policy Magazine, we'll be exploring the offices of CC 4th's professors via mini photo tours. To start us off, Dr. Chris Gehrz … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Commencement 2022: Prof. Gehrz’s Baccalaureate Address

In addition to Prof. Bramsen's invocation yesterday morning, one other HiPPos professor spoke during this spring's Commencement ceremonies at Bethel: historian Chris Gehrz, who was asked to deliver the address at Friday night's Baccalaureate worship service for graduates and their families. The text for the evening was Colossians 3:12-17. Greetings to parents, grandparents, and families, … Continue reading Commencement 2022: Prof. Gehrz’s Baccalaureate Address

Commencement 2022: Prof. Bramsen’s Invocation

Earlier today twenty Bethel students received their degrees in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Digital Humanities, and related fields. And two of our professors spoke during the weekend's events. First, here's the opening reflection and prayer of invocation that political scientist Andy Bramsen shared at this morning's first Commencement ceremony. It starts with a story from … Continue reading Commencement 2022: Prof. Bramsen’s Invocation

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Biographies

As our Faculty Favorites series continues, we're going to introduce you to some of the life stories that move and fascinate us — as Christians and scholars. Saints Anthony and Augustine as painted, respectively, by Francisco de Zurbarán and Sandro Botticelli - Wikimedia Tell us about a member of your "cloud of witnesses" (Heb 12:1). Who's … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Biographies

Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

After twenty-three years at Bethel, our friend Ruben Rivera has decided to retire at the end of December. Before becoming the university's chief diversity officer in 2014, Ruben served as a history professor, teaching courses like Latin American Civilizations, Minorities in America, Hispanic Christianity, and Christianity in Western Culture. We'd love to hear from many … Continue reading Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

Augustine, Christine de Pizan, and Carl Lundquist

Faculty Favorites: Biographies

For this week's installment of our new Faculty Favorites series, we're going to introduce you to some of the life stories that move and fascinate us — as Christians and historians. Tell us about a member of your "cloud of witnesses" (Heb 12:1). Who's an earlier Christian whose story inspires, convicts, or challenges you? Sam Mulberry: Augustine of … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Biographies

Three of our favorite faculty colleagues: Chris Moore, Bethany Opsata, Gary Long

Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues

While we'll continue to get to know the Bethel History faculty in our new Q&A series, we thought we'd pause to introduce some other Bethel professors. Beyond our department... tell us about another member of the Bethel faculty whom you especially admire. Sam Mulberry: Chris Moore of the Political Science department has an amazing ability … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues