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More than a Bible study

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By Zach Walker 162 Minnesota Hispanics attended the 7th Spanish-Speaking Seminar for Pastors and Leaders March 30, with the next conference set for May 18. Juan Hernández Jr. began his lesson. He gestured toward a PowerPoint on Revelation, a topic he teaches every semester at Bethel University. But this time, he taught in Spanish. His voice rang out through overhead speakers to a crowd of people just like him. A group who looked like him and sounded like him and worshipped like him. Hernández, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel University, led the seventh Seminar for Spanish-Speaking Pastors and Leaders March 30 at Bethel, with the eighth set for May 18. The turnout was record-breaking with 162 members of the Minnesota Hispanic community as well as Bethel students and faculty attending the event to learn about the historical, cultural and theological context of the book of Revelation. The…

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Three faculty members awarded

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By Emily Jan Three different professors were recognized at the Faculty Retreat Aug. 21 for Excellence in Service, Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Scholarship awards. Business professors Amanda Carter and Joyce Lemay presented the Excellence of Service award. Carter and Lemay expressed their gratitude for the individual and admiration of her advising sessions in the student dorms. They invited Bethany Opsata to the stage to receive this award. Political science professor Andrew Bramsen presented the next award of Excellence in Teaching to Christopher Moore. “It was very humbling,” Moore said when asked about his reaction after receiving the award. For the final award, Biblical and theological studies professor Bernon Lee introduced the recipient of the Excellence in Scholarship award, Juan Hernandez. Lee extended this introduction to include characteristics and memories that he associated with Hernandez, which sparked laughter from the audience numerous times. Hernandez expressed the suspicion he felt…

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