Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

The Supremacy of Christ in the Message of Colossians

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Col 2:6–7) I love the book of Colossians. It is one of my favorite New Testament books (among 26 others). I’m guessing that you […]

Please Study Theology

“Study Theology? Why in the world would you want to spend years of your life, and a great deal of energy and money, to study theology? What a waste of time!” “A philosophy degree? What, do you want to have a minimum wage salary for the rest of your life?” These, and many similar comments […]

Our God is a BIG God!

I recently had the privilege of meeting with my fellow trustees and cabinet members at our final board meeting of this school year.  On Friday, May 17th, we started our day with this devotional: Psalm 147:4-5  He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.  Great is our Lord […]

Krekelberg Named Bethlehem VP/CFO

Bethlehem College and Seminary has named Joe Krekelberg to the office of Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer. “How grateful we are to God that Joe Krekelberg’s considerable experience in financial administration and analysis have been made available to us in this new season,” said President Brian J. Tabb. “Joe is a longtime […]

Our Help and Our Hope

There’s a big difference between starting and finishing, but one word carries both meanings. The word commencement is used in two common ways: the ceremony where degrees are conferred on graduates, and the beginning of a process. Commencement is the finish line for which students labor and toil—some for many years—in hopes of donning a […]

Howard Named Academic Dean

Bethlehem College and Seminary has appointed Zachary A. Howard, M.Div. ’16, to the position of Academic Dean. “Professor Howard is a graduate of our seminary, a leader, gifted teacher, scholar, and active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church,” said President Brian J. Tabb. “He enjoys my full confidence as well as that of our faculty colleagues, […]

A World of Prayer

On Wednesday mornings, I have the joy of meeting with three Bethlehem seminarian brothers to discuss making progress in our preaching for the good of the church and the glory of God. While reading a book called A Manual for Preaching: The Journey from Text to Sermon, I was impacted by a question we should […]

Augustine’s Critique of Stoicism Then and Now

Jesus and Seneca were likely born the same year. The Gospel of John begins by highlighting the Stoic idea of the Logos. And Paul quotes from a Stoic poet when engaging Greek philosophers on the Areopagus in Acts 17. Clearly New Testament Christians lived in a society tuned in to Stoic philosophy.[1] If there is […]

Steller to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Bethlehem College and Seminary Salutes Founding Leader   The Board of Trustees of Bethlehem College and Seminary has unanimously approved President Brian J. Tabb’s recommendation that the school confer the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) honoris causa on Tom Steller. The conferral is to take place during annual commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May […]


__________________________________________________________   This is my first letter to you as President of Bethlehem College and Seminary. It is a sobering yet sweet assignment to serve this school that I love. I am ready and eager to lead us onward with God’s help, confident that our best years are ahead. In that hope, I am writing […]