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Meet Benaya Ariel

  God moved through international travel restrictions during this year of global pandemic to bring us an aspiring pastor from Jakarta, Indonesia, by way of Salem, Oregon. Benaya Ariel has just completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at Corban University, a Christian school located in Oregon. We will welcome him to the […]


If the Lord Wills

The year 2020 has reminded us as vividly as any year in recent memory of the truths in James 4:13–17: Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will […]


2020 Steddom Fund Appeal

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,  baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.—Matthew 28:19–20 (ESV) Permit me, as is my […]


No Thank You.

“There is no example in the Bible of someone expressing gratitude to another person.” I so clearly remember Dieudonné Tamfu matter-of-factly making this assertion to me during his time as a seminary student here during the school’s formative years. For me, it was the first time that I came to understand that all biblical gratitude […]


Accreditation Extended to 2030

Independent Evaluator Reaffirms School’s Compliance The Association of Biblical Higher Education’s (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation has reaffirmed the accreditation of Bethlehem College & Seminary until 2030. The commission is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to conduct peer evaluation of educational institutions for the purpose of ensuring an appropriate level of quality. Accreditation figures […]


Jared Compton Joins Faculty

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jared Compton has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek at Bethlehem College & Seminary.  Dr. Compton will be joining us full-time this summer and will be teaching courses in both the seminary and the college. Dr. Compton earned his Ph.D. from Trinity […]


President Tomlinson Announces Retirement in Summer 2021

(Minneapolis) – – – Thursday, January 16, 2020 – – – Dr. Timothy Tomlinson announced today that he plans to retire as president of Bethlehem College & Seminary in the Summer of 2021, a move that initiates a formal search for his successor and stages a period of leadership transition. “There comes a time in […]


For the Sake of the Great Commission

THE BETHLEHEM COLLEGE EDUCATION SERIES   Global Discipleship The “Great Commission” at the end of Matthew’s Gospel is a mandate to disciple the nations, teaching each and every one of them to obey “all that Jesus commanded” (Matt 28:16-20). The Great Commission is more comprehensive than what many U.S. American evangelical Christians consider “world missions.” […]


My 37,000-Foot Spillover

I am writing this at about 37,000 feet above planet earth on a three-hour flight headed home from meeting our 14th grandchild. It is dark in the cabin. My heart is in the frame for serious joy. And it is a good time for letting my thankfulness spill over onto you. Thankfulness not only for […]


December 31, 2019, Un-Common Era

Both the year and the decade of the 2010s are coming to an end on Tuesday night. As with all New Year’s Eves, the countdown will be chanted, the ball will drop, the military-style clock will roll over to 00:01, and, well, in truth, just another day will begin as it does every other 24 […]