Bible and Religion Major & Minor

The Goshen College Bible and Religion program shares its motto with the Benedictine monk and philosopher Anselm of Canterbury, who lived by the words “faith seeking understanding.” This program will prepare you to tell the church’s story in the most compelling way possible and make a positive impact on the world.

You’ll be given interdisciplinary opportunities as professors encourage you to draw from and develop your unique gifts, whatever they may be. Outside of the classroom, you can further your learning through hands-on experiences such as the Ministry Inquiry Program, which sends students to work as pastoral interns in church settings across the country for a summer. You might go on to serve in pastoral ministries, non-governmental organizations, church agencies, graduate school programs or a variety of other professions.

With a comprehensive understanding of biblical theology and Scripture, you’ll learn how to share the Good News of God’s desire for shalom with people from varied backgrounds, and find a career with your convictions as its foundation. Besides your own convictions, our program is also designed to promote an understanding of other religions and cultural expressions of faith. If you see life as an adventure to which God or your value for religious perspectives calls you, you’ll find a home in the Goshen College Bible and Religion program.

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New book explores biblical lament and grief in youth

In a new book titled “Helping Youth Grieve: The Good News of Biblical Lament” (Resource Publications, May 2015. $19 U.S.), Goshen College Campus Pastor Bob Yoder explores the role of spiritual lament in the pastoral care and faith formation of adolescents.

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Conference on Religion and Science to examine ideas of ‘personhood’

Goshen College’s 14th annual Conference on Science and Religion will be held March 20-22 and will feature speaker Wentzel van Huyssteen, professor of theology and science at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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15th Annual Bible Religion Missions Banquet

On Tuesday October 28, approximately 40 interested students joined approximately 10 faculty and guests who have devoted significant periods of their careers to mission work for a meal and informal conversation about their futures.  Following

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Good of Goshen: Professor Keith Graber Miller, owner of FOUND in Downtown Goshen

Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible and religion, and his family have combined a love of art and traveling into a world-class gallery right in downtown Goshen. Along with adding to the spirit of Goshen, the Graber Millers also pay the artists behind their collection a fair wage.

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Students engage in exploratory summer research program

Fourteen Goshen College students are participating in the Maple Scholars Summer Research Program. Started in 1998, Maple Scholars is an eight-week program of research, experimentation, analysis and archiving data.

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Faculty

John Roth

John Roth

Professor of History, MHL Director, MQR Editor

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Keith Graber Miller

Keith Graber Miller

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy

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Jo-Ann Brant

Jo-Ann Brant

Professor of Bible, Religion & Philosophy, Honors Director

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Steve Nolt

Steve Nolt

Professor of History, SST China (FA)

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Paul Keim

Paul Keim

Professor of Bible & Religion

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Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Assistant Professor of PJCS

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