A New Podcasting Season for Channel 3900

It's not exactly a Hippo platform, since its participants include people other than Bethel historians, philosophers, and political scientists, but the various podcasts produced under the aegis of Channel 3900 collectively offer students, alumni, and friends a great way to learn from our faculty and stay connected with our department. Founded and administered by history … Continue reading A New Podcasting Season for Channel 3900

What We Did on Our Summer Breaks: Faculty

Just a few days now until things get underway for a new academic year at Bethel University! Faculty have had their retreat (here's Prof. Gehrz's keynote address for that event), new students are moving in, we'll start meeting with advisees tomorrow, and classes start next Monday. So before the summer is completely in our rearview mirror, … Continue reading What We Did on Our Summer Breaks: Faculty

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

This month we've learned more about the Hippo professors' favorite movies, music, and books, who they admire and who inspires them, and which courses they'd love to develop. To conclude our Faculty Favorite series, we follow them around the country and the globe. (Then next month we'll hear from some of our students!) What's your … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

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

Posters of Black Panther, Empire Strikes Back, All the President's Men, and Big Lebowski

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Movies and Music

Last week we announced that History, Philosophy, and Political Science were merging into a single Bethel department, already starting to be known by the acronym "Hippo." Whether you've been reading CC 4th for several years in its guise as a History blog or you're a Philosophy or Political Science alum or student just discovering it, … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Movies and Music

Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

For our last Monday in October, one more set of faculty favorites. What's your favorite museum? Amy Poppinga: One I highly recommend is the Jewish Quarter in Prague, Czech Republic. There are multiple small museums housed across 8 sites (six synagogues, a town hall, and a cemetery) all within walking distance of each other. I was … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Archives and Museums

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