Category Archives: Prayer Letter

We Wait for God to Move

We write in the hope that you might continue, or even increase, your financial support of The Serious Joy Scholarship, the contributor-supported financial instrument at Bethlehem College and Seminary that permits our students to receive a Bible-saturated, and academically rigorous “Education in Serious Joy.” They are then able to graduate and launch immediately into adulthood, […]

Jesus, Judas, and the Journey to the Cross

Have you ever considered what it was like to choose Judas to be an apostle? Judas, “who became a traitor” (Luke 6:16), was personally selected from among the disciples to be an apostle (Matt 10:1–4; Mark 3:13–19; Luke 6:13–16; John 6:71).  “Of course,” you think, “Jesus chose Judas knowing full well he would betray him.” […]

The Acceptance of Technique

Excerpted from “Approaching Anthropology: Considering an Age of AI” I’m a philosopher by academic training. I did my doctoral work in philosophy of logic. I teach logic almost every spring semester at Bethlehem College to second semester freshmen, and I teach logic the way that it has been taught for over two thousand years, primarily […]

Do Not Lose Heart

“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.” —2 Cor. 4:1 During this particular time of year, it’s easy to become disheartened. The beauties of fall are faded, and winter is on our doorstep in Minnesota. Maybe you’re remembering a loved one you lost this year who won’t be […]

From, In, and For the Church

Bethlehem College and Seminary has been and continues to be grounded in the local church. We do not simply encourage church membership and service with a general commitment to “the church” but have a rich history and ongoing partnership with two specific congregations that founded our school, host our academic programs, and share our commitments […]

A Ministry of Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses […]

Thanking God for Professor Naselli

Bethlehem College and Seminary has a world-class faculty who are inspiring teachers, excellent scholars, godly mentors for our students, and faithful servants of the church. It is truly a joy to serve alongside this tremendous teaching team to equip Bethlehem students to treasure Christ above all things, to grow in wisdom and knowledge over a […]

A Pearl of Great Price

Excerpted from remarks at Godward Life, September 30, 2023 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. — Matthew 13:45-46 In our programs here at Bethlehem we will teach readers and […]

A Faithful Orientation to the Gospel

“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Tim 2:1–2 These words from Paul to Timothy capture the essence of what we do […]

Sobering News, Happy News, and Two Huge Requests

  Sobering News “You have an ugly growth on your Pancreas. I don’t think it’s cancer, but it’s on the way to cancer. Your pancreas is a mess. I want you to talk to the surgeon.” In the next few weeks, I will sit down with the surgeon the and finalize a plan. To be […]