Embodying the mystery with theater in church

Nov 27, 2017 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Christians haven’t taken their liturgy to the theater, noted Bethel College campus pastor Peter Goerzen, but maybe they should. Goerzen was opening Bethel’s fourth biennial Worship...

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Bethel College to host Steel Wheels benefit concert Sept. 20

Sep 9, 2016 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — When the Steel Wheels come to Bethel College Sept. 20 to do a benefit concert at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, it will be one more link in a chain of connections aiding Russ Neufeld in his...

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Lockdown puts new twist on Bethel prison theater

Feb 15, 2016 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — When professor of communication arts John McCabe-Juhnke put his former “pilot project” into Bethel College’s interterm curriculum, he knew his students would learn things that...

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Bethel MLK speaker calls for changing unjust systems

Feb 1, 2016 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Throughout her presentation at Bethel College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program, Michelle Armster would pause to call out several names. “Sandra Bland. Renisha McBride. Shantel...

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Century of football yields stories of tapped potential

Apr 24, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Sheldon Nunnally would likely never have come to Bethel College if it weren’t for the chance to play football. The senior, who transferred to Bethel as a junior from Compton (Calif.)...

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Writing conference goes west for a changed landscape

Apr 13, 2015 by

FRESNO, Calif. — A major aspect of the latest Mennonite/s Writing conference, which took place March 12-15 on the campus of Fresno Pacific University, was changed landscapes, both literal and...

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Bethel student ponders lessons of military service, college

Mar 2, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — With American Sniper nominated for multiple Academy awards and Eddie Ray Routh standing trial for murder, one Bethel College senior has been thinking a lot about Chris Kyle lately. Kyle...

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Bethel talks focus on crime, race

Feb 16, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Charles Epp, professor of public affairs and administration at the University of Kansas, came back to his alma mater, Bethel College, to give presentations Feb. 8-9 on police treatment...

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Bethel writing class helps unheard group find a voice

Jan 5, 2015 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Whatever Ami Regier, Bethel College professor of literary studies, might have expected from venturing into prison, it wasn’t that the experience would make her a better teacher and...

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Bethel rhyme celebrates commencement time

May 26, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Bethel College’s class of 2014 may be among the rare few who actually remember the commencement address. That’s for at least two reasons. It may have been the shortest ever, and it...

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Prison theater project reveals ‘freedom behind bars’

Apr 14, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Bethel College student Emily Simpson’s time in prison taught her more than she’d imagined. It might not be what you think. Simpson, nine other Bethel students and their professor,...

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