Category Archives: Prayer Letter

Believe in the Promise-Fulfilling God

“And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month […]

Overflowing in Thanksgiving

As we have just celebrated Thanksgiving Day, I am reminded of the infinite number of reasons we have to be thankful to the Lord for His amazing goodness and mercies to us.  One sumptuous feast during the year is simply not commensurate with the thanks the Lord deserves every single day from us.  And not […]

Establish Their Steps, Lord!

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). As our students near the end of the fall semester, we in the admissions department are nearing the end of another recruiting season. We’ve had multiple Preview Days this fall, student visits, college fairs, high school recruiting trips, conferences, and […]

Joined to Jesus by Faith Alone

October 31, 2019 marked the 502nd anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. Many Protestants celebrate this day as Reformation Day. Every year in our Omnia curriculum, our sophomore students begin learning about Luther and the Protestant Reformation right around Reformation Day. I don’t know […]

I Love Bethlehem College & Seminary

Though I’m no longer a student at Bethlehem, I still have the privilege of being part of the community as I teach in an adjunct capacity. Each week as I walk into the building, see familiar faces, and engage with eager students, God increases my joy in Jesus. I love this school because it contributes […]

A Call to Social Media Thoughtfulness

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” James 1:19–21   […]

Decades of Praying

Some of you have been praying since the 1980’s when Bethlehem Baptist Church began our intentional focus on raising up pastors and missionaries through our Apprenticeship Program for Ministerial Candidates. More of you were drawn into this prayer between 1998 and 2009 as we labored at a higher level in this same mission through The […]

Gospel Partnership

“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 of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:3–5 The apostle’s familiar words perfectly express the exuberant gratitude to God that I feel for your […]


One of the things I have to fight daily is discouragement.  Mind you, this is coming from a person who is by nature an optimist!  But the shear amount of discouraging news and events on any given day is enough to dishearten even the most ardent optimist.  Part of this is fostered by the nonstop, […]

Making the Grace of Christ Explicit

We mainly study Hebrew and Greek here at Bethlehem College & Seminary. But I have personally been learning an older Germanic language in recent weeks, particularly Gothic. The Goths are probably most famous for having sacked Rome in 410 AD. We also know that the “Christianity” adopted by most Goths was Arian, a heretical teaching […]