Category Archives: Prayer Letter

Faithfulness Into the Future

Doctrinal drift is a real problem. Throughout the history of Christianity, various churches and institutions have drifted away from doctrinal faithfulness. The historical landscape is littered with such examples, and one can only weep over the decline of churches, schools, and other organizations that once held fast to the Christian faith. By God’s grace and […]


What Bethlehem Undergraduate Education is All About

Bethlehem College & Seminary share a mission statement. It begins, “Under the authority of God’s inerrant Word, we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things to the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ . . .” But at the college level we have to apply this vision a […]


Seven Recent Reasons I’m Grateful to God

I’m grateful to God for thousands of reasons. Here are seven recent ones that relate to the ministry of Bethlehem College & Seminary. 1. I’m grateful to God that this week our school hosted the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders. What a joy to serve so many people and to connect with former […]


A Message from the Presidential Succession Commission

  A Message From The Presidential Succession Commission As you have perhaps read, Tim Tomlinson announced on January 16 his intention to step aside as President of Bethlehem College & Seminary in the summer of 2021. Those of us charged with providing leadership for the school look back with tremendous gratitude for the foundations that […]


Running Your Race Faithfully

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) These are some of the final words Paul writes to Timothy. Paul feels the end is near, and writes to his young protégé in order to encourage him to press on in the fight of faith. […]


A Glorious Season

By now you likely have read the announcement concerning my intention to retire from the presidency of Bethlehem College & Seminary during the Summer of 2021.  My wife and I have been praying about this possibility for quite some time now and have concluded that the time is right to pass on the leadership torch […]


Month One of One Hundred-Twenty

We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can […]


Anchored on Sure Promises

With the coming of each new year, there is always a sense of both excitement and anticipation as well as hope for better things in the future.  It’s simply part of our human nature to look forward to new beginnings, new opportunities, chances to change those things we don’t like about ourselves or our world. […]


Drawn by the Holy Spirit

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to […]


O Little School of Bethlehem

‘Tis the season during which, among other things, you hear from so many mendicants pleading for some measure of generosity that you might be inclined or able to mete out at year’s end. It forces even an amateur fundraiser like me to lace up his kicks in the hope of succeeding at putting a best […]