Bethel to Host Colloquia Lecture Series

Bethel will host the second of three lectures in the Colloquia Lecture Series this semester on Friday, Mar. 12 at 4 p.m. in the Academic Center at Bethel College, room 342.

Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication, will speak on “The Image-bearing Life: How the Imago Dei Grounds Women’s Identity, Spirituality and Vocation.” What’s our calling as women in family, church and society? Conflicting narratives from church, pop culture and secular feminism can discourage women from living authentically. This presentation/workshop explores how women and men are called to live their lives as image-bearers through their relationship to Jesus Christ.

For more information about this lecture or future lectures, call 574.807.7190 or e-mail

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.