Category Archives: Prayer Letter

The Call to Missions: Do I Sense It?

I remember hearing the Christian musician Keith Green say that we are all called to be missionaries. According to him, in order to stay where you are you would need a good reason. It turns out Christians have been saying similar things about missions for more than a hundred years. Indeed, God does call all […]

“Wise for Salvation Through Faith in Christ Jesus” Proverbs as Christian Wisdom

Paul claims in 2 Timothy 3:15 that the sacred writings “are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” The “sacred writings” in view are the entire Old Testament, which includes the book of Proverbs. It is especially fitting, then, that Paul ascribes to these “sacred writings” the power to “make […]

Rest in God

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest…” –Heb. 4:9-11a Augustine begins his Confessions with a line which would become one of the most well-loved statements […]

Upon Us for Good

As I pen my first letter to you in my new role as interim president of Bethlehem College and Seminary, I’m reminded of Paul’s prayer for the beloved saints in Philippi: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because […]

Our First Seminary Graduates in Cameroon

On May 13, Bethlehem College and Seminary’s extension site in Yaoundé, Cameroon, will graduate its first five students who have completed our four-year Master’s of Divinity Program. Yesterday Dieudonné, Vera Tando, administrative assistant, and I experienced the weight and significance of this coming event. We were invited to the home of the former prime minister […]

Meaningful Dialogue

This semester I’ve been teaching World Religions in our evening program. During one class session, I mentioned that there’s been a concerted effort from some religious and political groups to minimize the differences between orthodox Christianity and other factions. For example, many Americans have promoted the idea that Islam and Christianity are not all that […]

Bethlehem College and “Classical Education”

Under the authority of God’s inerrant word, Bethlehem College exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by equipping men and women. How did Bethlehem College arrive at this mission statement and what model of education do we, Bethlehem College, use […]

To Highways and Hedges: A Vigor for Church Planting

And the master said to the servant, “Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.” —Luke 14:23 Christ has committed himself to the advance of the gospel through building his church. The foundation upon which Christ builds the church is the apostolic testimony of the gospel, namely, […]

A Message from the Interim President

Dear Friends of Bethlehem College and Seminary, This has been a challenging week for our school as we announced the resignation of our second president, Dr. Joe Rigney, and my appointment as interim president. I want to share with the school’s wider network of friends, alumni, and supporters some of the remarks that I made […]

Leadership Transition at Bethlehem College and Seminary