Taste & See: Sampling an Education in Serious Joy


At Bethlehem College & Seminary we study the Great Books in light of the Greatest Book for the sake of the Great Commission. In this summer series, join Bethlehem professors as they offer a taste of a Bethlehem education. Whether you’re a prospective, incoming, or returning student, you won’t regret spending a few weeks reflecting on suffering with Augustine, exploring the value of art with Tolkien, and reading the gospels with Viking Christian monks. Come and see.

Pre-course reading: “Learning in Wartime” 

Monday, July 6 | 8:00–9:00 PM (Central) – “On Love and Loss: Augustine’s Pastoral Wisdom for Suffering” (Zach Howard)
Reading: On the Afflictions & Distresses of the World + Letter 263 to Sapida 

Monday, July 20 | 8:00–9:00 PM (Central) – “Subcreation and Love for Neighbor: A Discussion on Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle” (Joe Rigney)
Reading: Leaf by Niggle – Tolkien

Monday, August 3 | 8:00–9:00 PM (Central) – “Viking Savior: Evangelizing the Pagan Medieval North” (James McGlothlin)
Reading: Heliand Song 58 

To sign up for any (or all) of these courses please fill out the form for an “Individual Class Visit,” and select the dates you are available. After you have registered, you will receive a packet with the readings and the Zoom link for the class.