Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

To Spread a Passion

In 2007, I had the privilege of moving from Cameroon to Minnesota to attend Bethlehem College & Seminary, previously known as The Bethlehem Institute. The following three years were the most transformative of my Christian life. My knowledge of God grew tremendously, but more than that, so did my love for Him. It was during […]


They Are His Kingdom

In the concluding Bethlehem College & Seminary chapel service of the school year, Chancellor John Piper had this say: “The Lamb purchased a people scattered among the nations. He purchased a people from the nations. He bought them from the nations. He paid for them out of the nations of the world. This is what […]


What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate

We’ve all heard it before: “All that pastor likes to do is study theology; he doesn’t know how to apply what he’s studied to the church.” We’ve also heard the opposite: “That pastor needs more theology; he’s too practical, not even feeding his flock substantial theological meat!” While the former pastor is stuck in the […]


Rejoice Always

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (Phil. 4:4)   Ironically, this is one of the most difficult commands in all of the Bible to obey.  Its terms are rigorous. We are to be rejoicing always. And because we are commanded to rejoice always, one must conclude that our ability to obey this […]


Moments of Beauty

Light reading is not something for which you have much time when you are studying theology deeply and learning to translate Greek. Even so, I am immeasurably grateful that somewhere back among the many influences that godly men and women have had upon my life, the lesson was impressed upon me that a Christian who […]


George Müeller’s Fundraising Dudes

Here we begin a really awful fundraising letter. Nothing dire is going to happen if you don’t act, now. No jobs will be lost, and no hard decisions will need to be reached. Programs will remain in force. No one is going to starve. Nothing will be shuttered. The only brink at which we stand […]


Let Us Not Hold Back!

Enlarge the place of your tent,  and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords     and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,     and your offspring will possess the nations     and will people the desolate cities. Fear not for […]


News Release

DR. DAVID HOWARD JOINS BETHLEHEM COLLEGE & SEMINARY FACULTY Old Testament Scholar, Evangelical Leader, and Missionary to Teach This Fall (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) – – – May 31, 2019 – – – Bethlehem College & Seminary announced today that Dr. David Howard has been named Visiting Professor of Old Testament. He will assume his faculty position […]


While They Were Worshipping

Two weeks ago, we held our ninth annual Bethlehem College & Seminary commencement ceremony. It was a glorious, worshipful celebration of the goodness and mercy of God and of the perseverance of the students who were graduating. We had 55 students graduate that evening. Each year, the commencement ceremony is a deeply satisfying moment in […]


The Weightiness of God

God is a perfect judge, a flawless and omniscient inspector. And, in Christ his Beloved Son, he mercifully loves us. Because God judges every word, thought, and deed, everything counts. Meanwhile, not everything counts the same. Something matters more than whether we pile up academic credits, letters after our names, or journal articles we have […]