January 2010

The new seminary group of 31 (three cohorts, one onsite, two online) finished their first class today and, from what I hear, had as good a time as the first. We always end these first weeks with “ropes course” type activities. This time it was indoors (the first group will be jealous) and involved jumping rope and trusting each other to set off mousetraps with our eyes closed.

Here’s some of the group (the rest are scattered around the edges of the room) after we all successfully disarmed the traps without losing any fingers.


A second cadre of MDIV students are on campus beginning the program today.  31 new students in all, bringing the total in our MDIV program to 58, in addition to those in our MA program (about 150).  Here is a picture from the class today:

We were delighted to be featured in this issue of In Trust magazine.  This periodical is the standard periodical for theological schools.  Mike Cline, former IWU student and Bethel Seminary student, helped in the researching of the article.
You can find the article online here.

Today and tomorrow we begin to put together the course outline and assignments for the Spring 2011 Proclamation course.  David Ward from Princeton is with us today and tomorrow!  Exciting times…