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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 […]


The All Peoples Scholarship

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting and energizing.  The school year that started last week at Bethlehem College & Seminary is no exception.  We begin the year with our largest enrollment in school history (about 245 students). We are grateful to the Lord for bringing us students from 26 states and […]


From and For The Nations

Seminary Update From René Gonzaléz and Chying Chying   It has been a year since my family and I moved from El Salvador to Minnesota in order to pursue theological training, and I want to thank you for partnering with Bethlehem College & Seminary to make this possible. I want to personally thank you for […]


“Here we have no lasting city…”

Perhaps no theologian worked harder than Augustine to help his fellow believers grasp the truth that we live as pilgrims in this world “for here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city to come.” Reflecting on Augustine’s tome The City of God this summer recalibrated my own sense of viewing this life […]


Let The Nations Be Glad!

The summer between school years is the season during which we annually appeal to you to consider a contribution to support the extraordinary financial needs of international seminary students at Bethlehem College & Seminary. The Alex Steddom International Student Fund aspires to be a means of God-stirred generosity that permits four students from elsewhere in […]


Thank You for the Sabbatical

My family just returned home to Minneapolis after spending a sabbatical for the first six months of 2018 in Cambridge, England. I would like to say thank you to five groups of people. To the Bethlehem College & Seminary Board and President’s Council. Thank you for including sabbaticals in your vision for our school. I […]


Generosity is a Grace Given

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our […]


Christ with Us, Always

One of the most precious promises that Jesus offers us is this: “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20). With us. If this is true, then we are never alone—ever. When prosperity covers us,  Jesus is with us. When hardships surround us, Jesus is still with us. When David […]