Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

Orchestrated Moments

Recently our new Dean of Admissions, Jonathon Woodyard, was a part of a team who headed to Oahu, Hawaii, in anticipation of our new extension site there and of partnerships with Training Leaders International to help serve churches throughout the Pacific Islands. He sent the following dispatch while on the trip: ________ A word of […]

Ad Visionem

I dreamed, and saw upon a rugged tree My Lord with thorns and dripping wounds incurred For me a wretched man, that God might see The Son in me and all my sin transferred. Hung on that cross, the Lord beheld my blind And mocking heart deserving death—and spoke. Forgive, Abba, forgive! Then in my […]

His Own Son

It’s Easter week—the ultimate holiday for Christians to celebrate. Without the cross, we have no hope. With the cross of Jesus, we have all hope! This is a stunning, glorious truth that should be at the forefront of all our minds as we contemplate the significance of Easter. My simple exhortation to myself, which perhaps […]

Greever Joins Faculty

Bethlehem College & Seminary announces that Dr. Joshua M. Greever will join the faculty as Associate Professor of New Testament in August 2021. “I am so pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Joshua Greever as a new member of our faculty. Dr. Greever comes to us with significant pastoral and academic experience and will […]

The Glory in Our Inability

Take a moment to reflect with me on two quotations, side by side: one from Scripture and the other from theologian John Webster.   Psalm 103 Of David. Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your […]

Don’t Envy Others’ Gifts

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.—1 Corinthians 12:4–7 It’s easy […]

Shame I Would Not Trade

I don’t remember why I was late for the famous Don Carson lecture that fateful January morning, but I will forever remember that I was late. As he continued his crowded one-week intensive on the Gospel of Matthew (the third day of lectures), I literally crawled in the door and sat against the back wall. […]

Like Moksha

Coming home we are released From classroom walls Into the peace Of 200 pages Of someone else’s journey home. We are, though vacating, Preparing to put out to sea. A fake break, a false relief, a momentary respite – Like Moksha. The Hindu labors with diligence, Aspiring to release from life, Till Shiva’s third eye […]

Coleman to Lead Rochester Site

Bethlehem College & Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. David Rocky Coleman has been named Assistant Professor of Theology and Global Studies, as well as Coordinator of the school’s new extension site in Rochester, Minnesota. “In yet another exciting and encouraging development at our school, Rocky Coleman is joining our faculty team and taking […]

King David: A Permissive Father

In reading 2 Samuel, we see how David caused himself and his family unspeakable trouble and grief by his sins. Through his own behaviors, David was a poor father to his sons. But David was a poor father in other ways, too. He did not discipline his own children when it was needed, and this […]