Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

It’s Never Been Easier

In these uncertain and difficult times, probably the last thing on your mind is the state of Bethlehem College & Seminary admissions. There is no dashboard with live updates of all of our accepted students, or the number of students per state, for you to check on daily. Nevertheless, Bethlehem has adapted every aspect of […]


Of Hearts Grown Fonder

“Semper in absentees Felicia rose aestus amantes.” —Sextus Propertius, Elegies III, c. 29BC It has taken a global pandemic to do it, but 21st century life has at last slowed. Pastors and pundits have been urging us for some while toward less-harried, more contemplative lives ever since our performance and productivity seemed to become wed to […]


What is God Doing?

At Bethlehem we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things. Most times, that’s exciting and fun: the supremacy of God in literature, the supremacy of God in business, the supremacy of God in the arts. But times like these can cause you to do a double take: what about […]


NEWS RELEASE | COVID-19

CLASSES WILL REMAIN ONLINE FOR THE SEMESTER Chapel, Commencement, and Library to Also Be Virtual    (Minneapolis, MN) – – – March 18, 2020 – – – Bethlehem College & Seminary announced today that all class sessions in the U.S. will be conducted online through the balance of the spring 2020 semester. “We are continuing […]


We Will Not Be Shaken

Two weeks ago, I wrote to you regarding the challenges arising from the arrival of the coronavirus and its impact on the stock market.  Today, we are seeing a much more widespread effect of the virus, not only on commerce but on everyday life.  President Trump has declared a National Emergency and, here in Minnesota, […]


Accreditation Extended to 2030

Independent Evaluator Reaffirms School’s Compliance The Association of Biblical Higher Education’s (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation has reaffirmed the accreditation of Bethlehem College & Seminary until 2030. The commission is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to conduct peer evaluation of educational institutions for the purpose of ensuring an appropriate level of quality. Accreditation figures […]


Presidential Statement | COVID-19

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT TIM TOMLINSON REGARDING NOVEL COVID-19 CONTAINMENT AT BETHLEHEM COLLEGE & SEMINARY MARCH 11, 2019 It comes as no secret to you that the whole world is presently responding to a global pandemic of the Novel COVID-19 virus. To date there are only three confirmed cases of the virus in the State of […]


The Good Portion

The Good Portion: An Encouragement to Women Considering the M.A. Program One of the perennial questions posed to every student is, “So, what do you plan to do after graduation?” As a non-traditional student who began the Master of Arts program in Exegesis and Theology as a thirty-seven year old stay-home mom of five, my […]


Where Our True Hope Lies

It has been a challenging week, to be sure.  First the panic related to the spreading of the coronavirus and the subsequent panic in the stock market, which has caused stocks to fall more than 15% off their previous highs in just a matter of days.  Then you add to those dismal events the ongoing […]


Faithfulness Into the Future

Doctrinal drift is a real problem. Throughout the history of Christianity, various churches and institutions have drifted away from doctrinal faithfulness. The historical landscape is littered with such examples, and one can only weep over the decline of churches, schools, and other organizations that once held fast to the Christian faith. By God’s grace and […]