Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

Redeeming Capitalism

Earlier this semester, I entered an undergraduate classroom to teach a lesson on the origins of Capitalism, mindful that public opinion research suggests that a majority of young Americans now regard Socialism as a preferable form of economic organization. As I lingered in the writings of Adam Smith during my preparation for this lecture, it […]


My Son Finally Met His Ethiopian “Brother”

My son was six when he and I were out in our garage building bunkbeds for him and his soon-to-be brother. Then we got the call…. “There have been complications, and you are not allowed to adopt Cherinet.” He was only one week away from becoming a DeRouchie. Now our hearts ached, and we were […]


Planting and Watering as God Gives Growth

We are writing to let you know that, while we concluded the 2018 calendar year having received, by the grace of God, the greatest outpouring of generous giving in our history, we remained slightly more than $500,000 short of fully funding Serious Joy Scholarships for the students presently enrolled in this academic year. We are […]


Submission to Governing Authorities

When the Bethlehem College & Seminary Board of Trustees made the decision to pursue accreditation six years ago, it did so not because we felt that it was necessary (it wasn’t), but because we felt that it was the right thing to do with regard to validating the quality of the education received at our […]


Why I Wrote a Book on Revelation

For most Bible readers, Revelation is a riddle that fascinates and frustrates. The last book of our Bibles has inspired countless commentaries, prophecy charts, and dissertations, but it is rarely read or preached in many churches. I regularly teach and write on Revelation and recently published All Things New: Revelation as Canonical Capstone. Here are […]


Thirteen Things I Love Doing as a Professor

I love being a professor. It’s such a gift from God. It’s what he made me to do, though he quite patiently took four decades to form and fashion me for its rigors and requirements! Thirty years of formal education as a student, though, doesn’t prepare a man or woman for all the various responsibilities […]


Announcing Memphis Campus Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology

When dreams collide—ignited by the Holy Spirit—what happens?  Joy, and in this case, serious education!  Just this week, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) approved Bethlehem College & Seminary’s Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology. We are grateful to God and eager to see the impact of this next step on God’s Kingdom! The […]


Filled with Thanksgiving

Bethlehem College & Seminary wouldn’t exist without the generous and faithful support of a growing number of people who have prioritized our school in their charitable giving.  This is a fact which brings me to my knees in thanksgiving to the Lord for choosing to use these dear friends as His means of fueling the […]


The Glory of Christ Through Students’ Eyes

This semester, I have the privilege of teaching our college seniors a course on Biblical Theology. In many ways, this course is a capstone to their courses as they marshal the tools they’ve learned in exegesis—Hebrew and Greek translation, sentence diagramming, arcing and tracing the argument of a passage, etc. and in theology—applying the tools […]


Accreditation Visit

Bethlehem College & Seminary, MN will be hosting a comprehensive accreditation visit by a team of evaluators from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) March 26-28, 2019 to determine its compliance with the standards for accreditation. During the visit, representatives of the ABHE team will entertain comments from the public. Any members of the […]