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2021 Fall Commencement

2021 Fall Commencement was held December 10, 2021. Event photos and video are available on this page. Download the Commencement Program here.

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Bethany Activity and Wellness Center Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the Wellness and Activity Center will take place at the construction site near the corner of Marsh and Division Streets on November 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The Public is invited to participate in the event. Video Photos

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Theatre Physics 28 (2021)

2021 marks the BLC Theatre Department‘s 28th year of the annual Theatre Physics performances. This exercise in creative energy features a variety of short scenes of original material by Bethany students and theatre faculty written, rehearsed, and readied in just four weeks weeks. Theatre Physics 28, featuring “Rules for Rom Coms”, was performed on September…

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Why Does Moses Matter to Christians?

Third Annual ELS Apologetics Conference Why Does Moses Matter to Christians? Examining the Meeting Point of Ancient Inscriptions, Archaeological Discoveries, and the Hebrew Scriptures Held June 23 and 24, 2021Sponsored by the Center for Apologetics and Worldviews About the Keynote Speaker Douglas N. Petrovich (Ph.D., M.A., Th.M., M.Div.) is Professor of Biblical History and Exegesis at…

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2021 Spring Commencement

Two ceremonies were held for Spring 2021 graduates—one at 10:00 a.m. and one at 2:30 p.m. Download the Commencement Program here. Morning Commencement Photos Afternoon Commencement Photos Morning Commencement Video Afternoon Commencement Video

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2020 Fall Commencement

Fall Commencement was held virtually on December 22, 2020. Rev. David C. Thompson served as the commencement speaker. View the video below or on YouTube here. Program

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The Theatre Physics Christmas Radio Show (2020)

The Theatre Physics Christmas Show is a  Christmas-themed comedy show that capitalizes on current social constraints and transforms Theatre Physics, BLC’s annual “physical-theatre blow-out,” into a high energy voice show.  We can’t promise that there won’t be some physical comedy and sight gags (old habits are hard to break, after all), but we can promise a vocally…

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Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan is a comic play by Douglas Jerrold. The drama revolves around William, a sailor who returns to England to find that his wife, Susan, has fallen on hard times and is being harassed by her cruel landlord, a smuggler, and William’s superior officer. William is compelled to defend her honor, even to the point of court martial and death!

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The Christian Church amid Seismic Shifts

2020 Biblical Worldview Conference:The Christian Church amid Seismic Shifts Five presentations by five Christian scholars and theologians: Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Dr. Paul Wendland, Dr. A. Andrew Das, Dr. Ryan MacPherson, and Missionary Karim Yaghleji. September 26, 2020 Sponsored jointly by the Center for Apologetics and Worldview Studies and St. Timothy Lutheran Church. About the…

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The Spiritual Tragedy of Dr. Faustus (2019)

Dr. John Faustus is a brilliant but restless and embittered scholar who has reached a dead end on his relentless search for knowledge. He yearns for a deeper understanding of the universe and for a more powerful way to influence it to bring him fame and prestige. Risking everything, he conjures a demon named Mephistopheles…

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Theatre Physics 26 (2019)

2019 marks the BLC Theatre Department‘s 26th year of the annual Theatre Physics performances. This exercise in creative energy features a variety of short scenes of original material by Bethany students and theatre faculty written, rehearsed, and readied in three weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwC7RVchYxk

BLC President Gene Pfeifer delivers his address from the lecturn in Trinity Chapel during the 2019 opening service.

2019 Opening Service

This worship service officially opens the academic year and features the Concert Choir and remarks by the College Chaplain, College President, and Student Body President. Attendance is required. Event video is available on the 2019 Opening Service Chapelcast page.

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Apologetics and Worldview Seminar 2019

Making the Case for the Truth of the Bible: Bringing Jesus to My Unbelieving Neighbor June 27, 2019 at 2 p.m.  Sponsored jointly by the ELS Committee on Apologetics and the Bethany Lutheran College History Department. Schedule 2:00–2:10 p.m. Welcome 2:10–3:10 p.m. “When Your Neighbor Doesn’t Believe in Truth—Combining Apologetics and Evangelism” (Pastor David Thompson) 3:25–4:25 p.m. “Is the Old Testament Reliable?…

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