Chapel

Every Wednesday, the Bethlehem College & Seminary community worships God together under the preaching of the Word. All are welcome to attend chapel at Noon followed by community lunch.

Chapel Schedule » Fall 2022

The Glory of God and the Common Good

A critic of Christianity once quipped, “Some people are so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly good.” One Christian response is to note that those who have done the most earthly good have also frequently been the most heavenly-minded. But almost everyone recognizes a tension. This semester, we will attempt to answer the question, “How do we love our neighbors, pursue the common good, and seek to relieve earthly suffering from a deep and abiding delight in the glory of God?” Through sermons, lectures, and panels, we will explore issues of the common good and public justice: abortion and the right to life, the family, poverty and homelessness, education, the free market, and religious liberty. Our aim will be to lay biblical foundations as well as explore practical strategies for seeking the common good while always setting our minds on things above.

SpeakerTitleDate
President Joe RigneyThe Glory of God, the Tao, and the Common GoodAug. 24
Dr. Andy NaselliJustice: Divine, Imputed, Imparted, Public, and UltimateAug. 31
Dr. James McGlothlinLove Your Unborn NeighborSept. 7
Panel: Tammy Kocher, Lucy Olson, Jonathan ParnellCrisis Pregnancy, Foster/Adoption, and EvangelismSept. 14
Pastor Aaron WhiteThe Family and the Common GoodSept. 21
Curt SteinhorstAttention and DistractionSept. 28
Dr. Dieudonné TamfuBethlehem in CameroonOct. 5
Panel: Mr. John Helmberger and Pastor Joshua FosterPolitics, Elections, and the Common GoodOct. 12
Bethlehem Global PartnerGlobal FocusOct. 19
Panel: David Sena, Cecil Smith, Frank SchmidtPoverty, Homelessness, and DrugsOct. 26
Prof. Jonathon WoodyardPaideia and Counter-PaideiaNov. 2
PanelChristian EducationNov. 9
Prayer & Worship ChapelNov. 16
No Chapel | Thanksgiving BreakNov. 23
VP Rick SegalFree Men and Free MarketsNov. 30
PanelReligious LibertyDec. 7
Chapel Schedule » Spring 2022

Uncommon Virtues

At Bethlehem College & Seminary, we aim to cultivate Christian maturity. This semester in chapel, we will explore a number of expressions of Christian maturity under the banner of Uncommon Virtues—characteristics like gentleness, patience, sober-mindedness, prudence, kindness, and humility. Our speakers will exhort and challenge us to cultivate habits of heart and mind and behavior that demonstrate love for God and love for neighbor.
SpeakerTitleDate
President Joe RigneySobermindednessJan. 19
Dr. Conrad MbeweCourageJan. 26
Dr. Joshua GreeverGentlenessFeb. 2
No Chapel—Serious Joy: The 34th Bethlehem Conference for PastorsFeb. 9
Dr. David HainesPrudenceFeb. 16
Pastor Kenny StokesJustice and MercyFeb. 23
Prof. David MathisBody StewardshipMar. 2
Chairman Sam CrabtreeForgivenessMar. 9
Prof. Timothée DaviPatienceMar. 16
No Chapel—Spring BreakMar. 23
Dr. Jared ComptonKindnessApr. 1
Prof. Zach HowardGenerosityApr. 6
Student TestimoniesApr. 13
Dr. James McGlothlinTemperanceApr. 20
Chancellor John PiperHumilityApr. 27
Abigail Dodds, Joe Rigney, Jonathan WorthingtonCompassion and EmpathyMay 4
Pastor Jason WredbergFaithfulnessMay 11