Bethlehem Baptist Christianity and Culture Conference

UPDATE (4/20/21 9:00 am CST):

Due to uncertainty around the city of Minneapolis and possible demonstrations and/or curfews enacted, we have decided to move this conference to only Saturday. We will run from 9:00 am until 5:15 pm on Saturday. We are also closely monitoring the situation to determine if Bethlehem believes it would be best to move the conference to their North Campus instead of the Downtown Campus.

We will continue to post updates here.

Preview Day and Christianity and Culture Conference:
April 24, 2021

In partnership with Bethlehem College and Seminary we are pleased to offer a weekend Christianity & Culture Conference in conjunction with a Preview Day for BCS. Join us Friday April 23, 2021 for the free Preview Day at Bethlehem College and Seminary and then stick around for an all day event Saturday April 24th, 2021, our Christianity and Culture Conference at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Location:
Bethlehem Baptist Church
720 13th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Check-in runs from 8:45 am-9:15 am April 24. Tickets are available at the door. If you attend the free Preview Day at Bethlehem College and Seminary, the conference is free as well.

The registration fee for the conference is $15 for an individual or $30 for a family. If you attend Bethlehem College and Seminary’s free preview day on Friday April 23, the conference is free.

Online Registration

 

 

Speakers

Mike Schutt, Executive Director, Faculty of Theology

Mike Schutt is the Executive Director of Worldview Academy, and he formerly serve as an Associate Professor of Law at Regent University and directed the Institute for Christian Legal Studies, a cooperative ministry of the law school and the Christian Legal Society. He serves on the boards of trustees of LeTourneau University and Worldview at the Abbey. He is the author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (2007). Schutt is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Before entering academia, he practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to Lisa, and they have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live in Mount Pleasant, Texas and attend First Baptist Church.

 

Mike Tiland, Director of Operations, Faculty of Theology

Mike Tiland has served with Worldview Academy since 2006 and currently serves as the Director of Operations, Camp Director, and Faculty of Theology. He holds a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry and has served on staff with a local church in Easley, South Carolina. Mike and his wife Angela live in central Texas with their three children.

 

Matt Crutchmer, Assistant Professor of Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Matt Crutchmer teaches theology and Greek at Bethlehem College Seminary. After working for five years in the financial industry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Matt and his family moved to Minneapolis in 2005 to prepare for cross-cultural ministry in Finland. While that long-term plan was altered, God still used those years to prepare him for his teaching role: Matt earned two Master’s degrees and taught intensive courses in Finland and UAE, all while helping Bethlehem develop its identity.

Zach Howard, Director of College Programs & Assistant Professor of Theology and Humanities, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Zach Howard grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Exposed to Scripture and the people of God from an early age, he matured as a young Christian through the investment of godly parents and his local church. After high school, Zach moved to Michigan to attend Hillsdale College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He and his wife, Betsy, then spent two years teaching together at a Classical Christian school in Cincinnati, OH. In 2012, they moved to the Philips neighborhood in Minneapolis to attend Bethlehem Seminary. Zach completed his M.Div. in 2016, an M.A. at the University of St. Thomas in 2019, and currently serves Bethlehem College & Seminary in the college.

Zach Howard, Director of College Programs & Assistant Professor of Theology and Humanities, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Zach Howard grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Exposed to Scripture and the people of God from an early age, he matured as a young Christian through the investment of godly parents and his local church. After high school, Zach moved to Michigan to attend Hillsdale College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History. He and his wife, Betsy, then spent two years teaching together at a Classical Christian school in Cincinnati, OH. In 2012, they moved to the Philips neighborhood in Minneapolis to attend Bethlehem Seminary. Zach completed his M.Div. in 2016, an M.A. at the University of St. Thomas in 2019, and currently serves Bethlehem College & Seminary in the college.

Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Literature, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Joe Rigney serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Literature at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He oversees the Theology and Letters program, an undergraduate major that focuses on the Great Books and the Greatest Book. He is the author of two books: Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis’s Chronicles (Eyes & Pen, 2013) and The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts (Crossway, 2015). Joe is also a pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis.