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Redeeming Capitalism

Earlier this semester, I entered an undergraduate classroom to teach a lesson on the origins of Capitalism, mindful that public opinion research suggests that a majority of young Americans now regard Socialism as a preferable form of economic organization. As I lingered in the writings of Adam Smith during my preparation for this lecture, it […]

Submission to Governing Authorities

When the Bethlehem College & Seminary Board of Trustees made the decision to pursue accreditation six years ago, it did so not because we felt that it was necessary (it wasn’t), but because we felt that it was the right thing to do with regard to validating the quality of the education received at our […]

Announcing Memphis Campus Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology

When dreams collide—ignited by the Holy Spirit—what happens?  Joy, and in this case, serious education!  Just this week, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) approved Bethlehem College & Seminary’s Master of Arts in Exegesis and Theology. We are grateful to God and eager to see the impact of this next step on God’s Kingdom! The […]

Accreditation Visit

Bethlehem College & Seminary, MN will be hosting a comprehensive accreditation visit by a team of evaluators from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) March 26-28, 2019 to determine its compliance with the standards for accreditation. During the visit, representatives of the ABHE team will entertain comments from the public. Any members of the […]

The Treasure Hidden

“The great God, our common maker, has never given one man’s understanding a legal and rightful sovereignty to determine truths for others, at least, after they are past the state of childhood.” That’s what Isaac Watts wrote almost 300 years ago in Logic, The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry After Truth. That means […]

The Church’s Unmasking Mission

Our world is confused about women. It’s confused about men, too, but I’ve only got so many words here, so forgive me for narrowing my focus. Our world believes that being a woman is so flexible, so all-encompassing, so completely unbounded that even a man can do it. And while that may sound liberating at […]

The Sheer Joy of Giving

Identity Crisis

The cry of my generation seems to be, “Who am I?” We are lost, and we are desperately trying to find out who we are. This generation is one of identity confusion. But my generation is not unique. Adolescence and young adulthood, now and historically, have been characterized by identity crisis. We long to know […]

What Would John Calvin Think of Bethlehem College & Seminary?

I spent last semester with John Calvin. That is, during the Spring semester, I had the privilege of reading Calvin’s Institutes and teaching a course on the book to twenty-two Bethlehem College & Seminary undergraduates. It was wonderful. Teaching a course on Calvin is no small task. The Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, after teaching just […]

A Humble Spirit

But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. Isaiah 66:2b In an era of ever-increasing contentiousness and divisiveness—even among Christians—this amazing verse from the book of Isaiah is clear, straight-forward, and true.  Feelings and attitudes of self- righteousness abound in […]