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To Your Name Give Glory

For decades the people of Bethlehem Baptist Church and its affiliated ministries have prayed and labored on behalf of the unborn. We have marched in the frigid temperatures of Minnesota. We have supported crisis pregnancy centers and cultivated a culture of adoption and foster care. We have voted for life, and lifted up the worth […]

Disambiguating Gospel-Centrality

We had a great chapel this week disambiguating “empathy.” If you’re curious, look for the video when it comes out in a future email. At some point I’d like to write a book disambiguating another term: “gospel-centered.” Do a quick Google search, and you’ll come up with dozens of books with titles like Gospel-Centered Discipleship […]

Counting the Cost Disease

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not […]

Hoglund Named to Faculty

  Bethlehem College & Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jonathan D. Hoglund as Associate Professor of Theology and Global Studies. He will assume his teaching responsibilities in August 2022. “For over a decade, Jon Hoglund has faithfully taught Bible and theology in three languages in multiple cross-cultural contexts,” said Dr. Joe […]

Ready to Witness

In the college programs at Bethlehem, we aim to graduate men and women who are ready to witness for Christ with wisdom and wonder for the rest of their lives. Fulfilling that aim requires not only intellectual but also spiritual formation during a student’s time here. Therefore, we seek to shape students’ desires by developing […]

Lewis, Learning, and War-Time

In lieu of the normal prayer letter, I’d like to share with you a note that I sent to our faculty in light of the global events of the last week. Like me, I’m sure that many of you are following in some measure the unfolding conflict in Ukraine. In addition to providing an opportunity […]

To Ignite a Fire

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” said a Nobel prize winner.[1]   Trustee Justin Taylor puts it this way: “Christian education recognizes the insufficiency of merely receiving, retaining, and relaying notional knowledge (1 Corinthians 8:1; Matthew 7:21–23), but insists that…our study results in delight.”[2] No wonder the […]

Gideon, Resolutions, and the Glory of God

With the dawning of a new year, many of us have lofty goals and ambitious resolutions. Assuming our goals and resolutions are God-honoring, it’s great to set them and humbly seek to achieve them for His glory. In fact, we can be confident that in 2022 there await us “good works, which God prepared beforehand, […]

Mission, Vision, and a Request

Mission is what we do. Vision is what we will see, if our vision is successful. At Bethlehem College & Seminary, our mission is simple: We teach students. That is, under the authority of God’s inerrant word, we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of […]

“One Day”