Religion Department

The Religion Department at Bethany oversees the Religion Major, Pre-Seminary program, and related coursework. It also guides spiritual life at Bethany including daily chapel services.

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Join us for a 20-minute worship service each day when classes are in session. Chapel services are available in our service archive below and as a podcast. The live video stream is available just before

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Christian Apologetics

The Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Center for Apologetics and Worldviews sponsors a variety of opportunities for students to discover that Christianity is simultaneously a matter of faith and a matter of fact. The Christian religion is not merely a “belief

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There is no specific major that prepares a student for enrollment in a seminary. At Bethany Lutheran College special attention is given to preparing students for admission to Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary (BLTS). Academically, the

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Reformation Lectures

The Bjarne W. Teigen Reformation Lectures are an annual tradition at Bethany Lutheran College. Each October, guest speakers deliver lectures on topics related to the Lutheran Reformation. Students, pastors from around the region, and others

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Religion Courses

This is a listing of Religion (RELG) classes available at Bethany. These are included in the requirements for the Religion Major and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar

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Religion Major

In Bethany’s religion major, you will examine religion in the context of history, sociology, and philosophy. Our major assumes the perspective of confessional Lutheranism rooted in the Reformation heritage of Christ Alone. In this way

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Spiritual Life

At the heart of Bethany’s mission are Christian faith and values. A college education at Bethany is not just about mastering equations, conducting research, or critically analyzing a difficult problem. Beyond these academic principles are

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