Category Archives: Prayer Letter

Paul’s Prayer for New Students (and Everyone Else)

This week we welcomed new students from near and far to begin their education in serious joy. Our faculty and staff prayed for these men and women by name throughout the admissions process, and now they have begun their classes in three locations—Minneapolis, Memphis, and Yaoundé, Cameroon. The beginning of the school year brims with […]


Partnership for the Gospel

By God’s grace, I have completed my second year of seminary, so I would like to personally thank you for partnering with Bethlehem College & Seminary to invest in my training. Without your support and generosity, this would not be possible; thank you for your sacrificial giving for the sake of Christ’s name. Let me […]


Launching the Yaoundé Site

Greetings! A long-term dream is coming true! One of the joys of being a church-based college and seminary is that we are part of the mission of the local church. Bethlehem Baptist Church is committed to church-planting, reaching unreached and untargeted people groups, and theological training in places that are hungry for God’s Word. We […]


Eternal Perspective

Life here on earth can be very complicated and challenging much of the time.  Not only do we have to deal with many spheres of responsibilities within our own lives, we also are daily confronted with the broader problems of the culture around us. Such complexity can feel overwhelming if it is not constantly kept in […]


Convocation: To Remember

You may have already received a card from us announcing the Bethlehem College & Seminary Decennial Convocation. It will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the downtown campus of Bethlehem Baptist Church. I hope you’re planning on joining us for this special celebration. In case you’re wondering what a convocation is, it’s mentioned […]


To Spread a Passion

In 2007, I had the privilege of moving from Cameroon to Minnesota to attend Bethlehem College & Seminary, previously known as The Bethlehem Institute. The following three years were the most transformative of my Christian life. My knowledge of God grew tremendously, but more than that, so did my love for Him. It was during […]


They Are His Kingdom

In the concluding Bethlehem College & Seminary chapel service of the school year, Chancellor John Piper had this say: “The Lamb purchased a people scattered among the nations. He purchased a people from the nations. He bought them from the nations. He paid for them out of the nations of the world. This is what […]


What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate

We’ve all heard it before: “All that pastor likes to do is study theology; he doesn’t know how to apply what he’s studied to the church.” We’ve also heard the opposite: “That pastor needs more theology; he’s too practical, not even feeding his flock substantial theological meat!” While the former pastor is stuck in the […]


Rejoice Always

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (Phil. 4:4)   Ironically, this is one of the most difficult commands in all of the Bible to obey.  Its terms are rigorous. We are to be rejoicing always. And because we are commanded to rejoice always, one must conclude that our ability to obey this […]


Moments of Beauty

Light reading is not something for which you have much time when you are studying theology deeply and learning to translate Greek. Even so, I am immeasurably grateful that somewhere back among the many influences that godly men and women have had upon my life, the lesson was impressed upon me that a Christian who […]