Bethel Hosts 9th Annual Philosophy Lectures

Bethel College will host “Lectures in Philosophy” on Mar. 23 and 24, lead by Michael Rea, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame.

The first lecture, “Divine Hiddenness, Divine Silence,” will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 111, on Tuesday, Mar. 23.

Rea will present the second lecture, “Night of Fire,” on Wednesday, Mar. 24, at 10 a.m. during the chapel service in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Rea’s research focuses on metaphysics and analytic theology. His talks will examine the painful reality that God sometimes remains hidden from us. More information can be found at his Web site,

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information contact James Stump, Ph.D. at or 574.807.7125. For directions and a campus map visit,

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.