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Christopher Gehrz, Bethel UniversityFollow
Esther Shull, Bethel UniversityFollow
Carl Albing, Bethel UniversityFollow
Rebekah Bain, Bethel UniversityFollow
Andy Bramsen, Bethel UniversityFollow
Susan Leigh Brooks, Bethel UniversityFollow
Jeannine K. Brown, Bethel UniversityFollow
Michael Crawford, Bethel University
Julie Anne De Haan, Bethel UniversityFollow
Joy Doan, Bethel UniversityFollow
Dale Durie, Bethel UniversityFollow
Julie Finnern, Bethel UniversityFollow
Barrett Fisher, Bethel UniversityFollow
Joel Frederickson, Bethel UniversityFollow
Laura GilbertsonFollow
Rhonda Gilbraith, Bethel UniversityFollow
Ann Holland, Bethel UniversityFollow
Stephen Hunt, Bethel UniversityFollow
Rachel Jorgensen, Bethel UniversityFollow
Patricia Kelly, Bethel UniversityFollow
Denise Muir Kjesbo, Bethel UniversityFollow
Marion H. Larson, Bethel UniversityFollow
Erik Leafblad, Bethel UniversityFollow
Elisabeth E. Lefebvre, Bethel UniversityFollow
Jim Lewis, Bethel UniversityFollow
Joyce LeMay, Bethel UniversityFollow
Alison Lo, Bethel UniversityFollow
Gary A. Long, Bethel UniversityFollow
Christopher Moore, Bethel UniversityFollow
Katherine Nevins, Bethel UniversityFollow
Pauline E. Nichols, Bethel University
Meredith Nyberg, Bethel UniversityFollow
Chad Osgood, Bethel UniversityFollow
Jeanine Parolini, Bethel UniversityFollow
Richard Peterson, Bethel UniversityFollow
Dan Ritchie, Bethel UniversityFollow
Matt Runion, Bethel UniversityFollow
Robin Rylaarsdam, Bethel UniversityFollow
Kristin E. Sandau, Bethel UniversityFollow
Sara L. H. Shady, Bethel UniversityFollow
Angela Shannon, Bethel UniversityFollow
Marta Shaw, Bethel UniversityFollow
Paula A.G. Soneral, Bethel UniversityFollow
Peter T. Vogt, Bethel UniversityFollow
Laura Wennstrom, Bethel University
Gloria Wiese, Bethel UniversityFollow
Brandon Winters, Bethel UniversityFollow
Yu-li Chang Zacher, Bethel UniversityFollow
Nick Zeimet, Bethel UniversityFollow

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For the 2022 season of Lent, Bethel faculty and staff members collaborated to pen Centered on Jesus: A Lenten Devotional from the Faculty of Bethel University. The daily devotionals in Centered on Jesus are intended to help the Bethel community and anyone interested recenter before the cross during Lent. And the devotionals show how faculty across Bethel—each from his or her unique discipline—approach what it means to be a university centered on Jesus.

This collection of 47 devotionals written by 48 Bethel faculty and staff members span from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week and Easter. These contributions represent over 20 different academic disciplines across Bethel's four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Seminary, Graduate School, and the College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS). Each devotional is one page and features a Bible verse, a 200-300-word reflection, and a closing prayer. The entries cover traditional Lenten themes like sin, mortality, redemption, and salvation.

Department(s)

Chemistry; Education; Nursing; Social Work

Publication Date

2-2022

Publisher

Bethel University

City

Saint Paul

Keywords

Jesus Christ, Lent, Devotional literature, Easter, Sin, Mortality, Redemption, Salvation

Disciplines

Christianity | Liturgy and Worship

Comments

This devotional was originally published in the Bethel News section and also has a news article with more information on the background and goals of the project.

The two Stewart Luckman sculptures that are integral parts of the design were identified, interpreted, and photographed by Michelle Westmark Wingard, Ken Steinbach, and Sam Mulberry.

Centered on Jesus: A Lenten Devotional from the Faculty of Bethel University

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