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

History Courses This Summer

We've offered History courses every so often in the summer, and three of our professors have been teaching an online version of Christianity and Western Culture every summer since 2013. But this coming summer will be the first when we have three HIS courses offered. All are taught online, all carry gen ed tags, and … Continue reading History Courses This Summer

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

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 … Continue reading How To Follow Our Podcasts

St. Benedict and St. Scholastica

CWC Journal: Lessons from St. Benedict

Today we're happy to share a second example of recent exam essays in GES130 Christianity and Western Culture, in which students explained a lesson they thought contemporary Christians could learn from their medieval forebears. This essay comes from Maddie Sumners, a freshman at Bethel who hails from Victoria, MN and graduated from Chanhassen High School. One important … Continue reading CWC Journal: Lessons from St. Benedict

Domenico, painting of Dante between Purgatory and Florence

CWC Journal: Lessons from the Middle Ages

We've occasionally published student work from upper-level History courses like Modern Europe and Senior Seminar, but this week I thought I'd share some writing by Bethel students who aren't necessarily majoring in History... but are studying the past in Christianity and Western Culture, the multidisciplinary first-year course that is a foundation of Bethel's gen ed curriculum. … Continue reading CWC Journal: Lessons from the Middle Ages

Prof. Goldberg in Greece

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