Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

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We’ve blacked out the number of Serious Joy Scholarships remaining to be funded before the end of the school year on June 30, 2022, as previously reported here… To explain, let me share with you these remarks that I made last night at The President’s Reception, just prior to our Twelfth Annual Commencement: My wife, Adrien, and […]

“And He Believed YHWH”

 “And he [Abram] believed YHWH, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 is the main biblical text the apostle Paul uses to prove that righteousness is by faith apart from works (quoted in Romans 4:3, 4:9, 4:22–3, and Galatians 3:6). Is it appropriate to give that one verse in Genesis the weight that […]

Disambiguating Gospel-Centrality

We had a great chapel this week disambiguating “empathy.” If you’re curious, look for the video when it comes out in a future email. At some point I’d like to write a book disambiguating another term: “gospel-centered.” Do a quick Google search, and you’ll come up with dozens of books with titles like Gospel-Centered Discipleship […]

Rationalizing Sin

God designed us to be seekers of good, seekers of glory. Sin distorts and corrupts this seeking, but it does not obliterate or remove it. This is why human beings cannot do an evil act unless we convince ourselves that what we are doing is good. In other words, to be a fallen human is […]

Why Get a Non-Traditional (Evening) Degree at Bethlehem? 

It’s not done, and it never will be. When God created Adam, he was perfect, but perfect is not a singular and unchangeable state as some may think. Even in perfection, Adam had much to learn! Learning is one thing that is never complete for us. Not now, not ever. Our goal in life is […]

An Ancient Remedy for Modern Folly

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates is portrayed in a discussion with Glaucon, Adeimantus, and others. They are trying to discover the nature of Justice in general, and to show that it is good, per se, to be just. In the process of trying to discover what Justice is, they think about the various parts of a […]

Counting the Cost Disease

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not […]

What Is a Woman?

Each week at my church, in addition to the sermon, one of our pastors or deacons offers an exhortation to the congregation as the “on-ramp” for confession of sin. I had the privilege of giving the exhortation this week and thought that it might both encourage and exhort you. It’s no secret that we live […]

Graduating Mature Adults

For many schools around the country, whether high school or college, Spring Break is winding down. Students at various grade levels have had a chance to sleep in, visit family, catch up on assignments, and perhaps devote a few more hours to their job. That is certainly the case here at Bethlehem College & Seminary. […]

Hoglund Named to Faculty

  Bethlehem College & Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jonathan D. Hoglund as Associate Professor of Theology and Global Studies. He will assume his teaching responsibilities in August 2022. “For over a decade, Jon Hoglund has faithfully taught Bible and theology in three languages in multiple cross-cultural contexts,” said Dr. Joe […]