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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.
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Gehrz, Christopher; Shull, Esther; Albing, Carl; Bain, Rebekah; Bramsen, Andy; Brooks, Susan Leigh; Brown, Jeannine K.; Crawford, Michael; De Haan, Julie Anne; Doan, Joy; Durie, Dale; Finnern, Julie; Fisher, Barrett; Frederickson, Joel; Gilbertson, Laura; Gilbraith, Rhonda; Holland, Ann; Hunt, Stephen; Jorgensen, Rachel; Kelly, Patricia; Kjesbo, Denise Muir; Larson, Marion H.; Leafblad, Erik; Lefebvre, Elisabeth E.; Lewis, Jim; LeMay, Joyce; Lo, Alison; Long, Gary A.; Moore, Christopher; Nevins, Katherine; Nichols, Pauline E.; Nyberg, Meredith; Osgood, Chad; Parolini, Jeanine; Peterson, Richard; Ritchie, Dan; Runion, Matt; Rylaarsdam, Robin; Sandau, Kristin E.; Shady, Sara L. H.; Shannon, Angela; Shaw, Marta; Soneral, Paula A.G.; Vogt, Peter T.; Wennstrom, Laura; Wiese, Gloria; Winters, Brandon; Chang Zacher, Yu-li; and Zeimet, Nick, "Centered on Jesus: A Lenten Devotional from the Faculty of Bethel University" (2022). Faculty Books. 23.