Author Archives: Leah Bruneau

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 […]


Flowers From Dust

When the wild winds blow O’r the barren waste And the chilled rains go Hard in every place; The sky is low And the ground is rough Till ‘tis hard to know That ever such stuff As flowers could grow ‘Tis hard to know ‘Tis hard to know Upon this long and weary way, What […]


Betsy Howard Named Assistant Professor of Literature

Bethlehem College & Seminary has named Betsy Howard, M.A., to the position of Assistant Professor of Literature. “This is a move we’ve been wanting to make for some time now. We are very glad to have Professor Howard join our faculty, as she brings much knowledge, ability, and competence to her discipline as well as […]


Haines Named to Faculty

  Bethlehem College & Seminary announces that David Mark Haines, Ph.D., will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology in August 2021.  “David Haines is an experienced professor and extraordinarily productive scholar,” said President Tim Tomlinson. “We are excited and blessed to have him join our faculty and believe that he will […]


King David and the Blessing of Children

From the very beginning, the Bible has taught us that children are a blessing from God. God promised to give Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars in the heavens and the sands on the seashore, who would develop into a great nation (Genesis 15:5, 22:17). Psalm 127 states that “sons are a heritage from […]