Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

Seven Reasons I Love Bethlehem College and Seminary

It is an awesome privilege to accept the trustees’ call to serve as the third president of Bethlehem College and Seminary. I am ready and eager to lead us forward with God’s help. Here are seven reasons why I love this school and am incredibly excited about its future.   1. Glorious Mission I never […]

In Good Hands

Brothers and sisters, I have some good news for you. I hope it sets your heart ablaze and that, when you gather with Jesus’ people this Sunday, you pause for a moment and feel greatly encouraged at what you are beholding. We are a little less than a month from Bethlehem’s Conference for Pastors, and […]

God’s Steadfast Love Towards Bethlehem College and Seminary

I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his compassion, according to the abundance of his steadfast love. –Isaiah 63:7 Join me for a few moments in recounting some […]

Dr. Brian J. Tabb Named President

  Dr. Brian J. Tabb has accepted a call from the Board of Trustees of Bethlehem College and Seminary to become the school’s third president. “During our search, our constituents in every sphere emphasized how mission-critical it was, and is, that our new president ‘bleed Bible’ and embody all that it means to be a […]

Good Work Continued

We have just concluded another successful Serious Joy: The Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, thanks to the incredible work of our speakers, conference staff, and volunteers.  This year’s theme of “I Will Build My Church” was an energizing and promise-fulfilling series of messages for pastors who have faithfully persevered through years of trial, societal stress, and […]

Tell-Tale Tales: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Hearts on Display

Chaucer’s title, The Canterbury Tales, is a bit of misnomer, as the college sophomores have been discovering this week. For all of the characters’ good intentions in pilgrimaging to St. Thomas A Beckett’s shrine to express their gratitude for surviving the plague, Chaucer’s plot gives almost no attention to Canterbury as a destination nor the […]

Psalms in Cameroon

  Christianity grew from 9% of Africa’s population in the year 1900 to 49% in 2010 (source: Operation World). This growth has massively outstripped the training of leaders; according Dr. Conrad Mbewe, 90% of pastors in Africa are untrained. Without solid, Biblical training for their shepherds, the flock is easy prey for wolves, such as those […]

Work Hard

On Tuesday this week I had the joy of preaching in chapel to the men at The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California. (Over the years I’ve enjoyed watching conversations between their chancellor, John MacArthur, and our chancellor, John Piper—for example, in 2007 and 2022.) I tailored the sermon specifically to pastors and to pastors-in-training. […]

A Special Gathering of Serious Joy

I attended my first Desiring God Conference for Pastors two decades ago with a group of pastors and students from my church in Illinois. The 2004 conference theme was Money, Ministry, and the Magnificence of Christ, with messages from John Piper, Randy Alcorn, Dwight Perry, and the late George Verwer. It was a time of […]

Our Scholarship at the Middle Mark

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. — 1 Peter 1:13 Our gracious God has once again stirred a tsunami of generosity that has washed over our Bethlehem College and Seminary students and the […]