Spring Faculty Colloquium Lecture – Feb. 12

Bethel College is hosting a spring faculty colloquium on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Academic Center, Room 342. David R. Swartz, Ph.D., will be speaking on “The Kingdom of God and the Limits of Evangelical Politics.”

Swartz is the assistant professor of history at Asbury University. He has written a number of articles and recently

published a book called “Moral Minority.” This book earned the Book of the Year Award for 2012 from Jesus Creed and has been positively reviewed in “New York Times,” “The Christian Century” and other publications.

The series is free and open to the public.


Star Parker Lecture on Poverty – Feb. 18

Bethel’s business department will be hosting a lecture on poverty given by Star Parker on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Middleton Hall of Science – Octorium.

Parker graduated from Woodbury University with a bachelor’s in marketing and business and is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a nonprofit think tank which promotes market-based public policy to fight poverty.

Now a social policy consultant, Parker consults with Republican legislators on numerous urban issues, has lectured on anti-poverty initiatives at more than 180 colleges and universities, and serves on the advisory boards for several national organizations. She has been featured in ABC’s 20/20, Rush Limbaugh, Readers Digest, James Dobson, the 700 Club, Dr. George Grant, Christianity Today, James Robison, Newsmax, Charisma and World Magazine.

Parker will be speaking about her personal experience with welfare dependency and reckless living, and how her relationship with Christ helped her break the cycle of poverty. Attendance for this lecture is free to the public.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Business Aaron Schavey, Ph.D., at schavea@bethelcollege.edu or 574.257.3281.

Larry Mead Lecture on Poverty – Feb. 21

Bethel’s business department will be hosting a lecture on poverty given by Larry Mead, Ph.D., on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Middleton Hall of Science – Octorium.

Mead graduated from Harvard University with a doctorate in political science and is a professor of politics and public policy at New York University. Mead studies the link between major policy issues and the government. He has published seven different articles involving policy analysis and political analysis.

Mead will be speaking on his book “From Prophecy to Charity: How to Help the Poor.” Anyone interested in learning more about the causes of poverty and effective methods of escape from poverty should attend. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Contact Assistant Professor of Business Aaron Schavey, Ph.D., for more information at schavea@bethelcollege.edu or 574.257.3281.


“Life of the Mind” Colloquia Lecture Series – Feb. 27, 28

 Bethel College and the BUILD (Bethel Undergraduate Intellectual Leadership Development) honors program is hosting a two-evening lecture series exploring the “Life of the Mind” on Feb. 27 and 28 beginning at 8 p.m. Mark Noll will speak the first evening in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center — Auditorium, and Kyle Notch will be speaking the second evening in the Middleton Hall of Science — Octorium. The series is based on the intellectual and spiritual aspects of the mind and what it means to love the Lord with your mind based on Matthew 22:37.

Kyle Notch is a graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in biblical/theological studies. He lives in Milwaukee, Wis., and works as assistant coach at Elmbrook Church to encourage his students to become leaders through their actions and their studies. Notch is currently writing on the life of the mind, looking to give young adults applicable steps to be transformed through the engaging and renewing of the mind.

 Mark A. Noll is a historian specializing in the history of Christianity in the United States. He holds the position of Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. In 2005, Noll was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. His books include: “America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln” and “God and Race in American Politics: A Short History and The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind,” which has been widely recognized for making a strong appeal for a better approach to intellectual life among American evangelicals.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact James Stump, Ph.D., at StumpJ@BethelCollege.edu or 574.807.7125.