Tag Archives: Tomlinson

A Glorious Season

By now you likely have read the announcement concerning my intention to retire from the presidency of Bethlehem College & Seminary during the Summer of 2021.  My wife and I have been praying about this possibility for quite some time now and have concluded that the time is right to pass on the leadership torch […]

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 […]

God Ordained Rest

Summer. It’s a time for vacations, recreation, relaxation, and refreshment for body and soul. It’s also a time for projects, outdoor activities of all kinds, more time for meeting with neighbors and friends, and for youth camps and Bible school. It’s a time where almost all of us at least have a change of pace […]

The Hope of Advent

It’s so easy to get caught up in the insanity of our times.  If you only read the news headlines every day, it’s nearly impossible to keep from being sucked into the hopelessness that fills the lives of so many around the world.  We need hope to live, and we need hope to fulfill our […]

An Opportunity to Worship and Show Mercy

Hurricane Harvey has rightfully dominated the news this past week.  It was the strongest storm to hit Texas in 50 years.  At least 38 people have died as a result of the storm.  Flooding remains a dangerous threat as over 50 inches of rain has fallen since the storm hit.  Between 30,000 and 40,000 homes […]

The Same Army as Elisha

I’m in Washington, DC as I write this letter.  Being here is a vivid reminder of the absolute sovereignty of God over all things.  All around me are the buildings and people and leaders of the most powerful nation in modern history.  The decisions that are made within these very impressive buildings have repercussions that […]

Memorial Day: Remembering Noble Sacrifices

Dear Friends, my prayer letter this week is a bit of a departure from the normal prayer letter.  This one is more personal and is a reflection on the meaning of Memorial Day.  Surprisingly, Memorial Day has become somewhat controversial.  There are those on the Religious Left who disapprove of this day because it celebrates […]

Holding Fast: An Attitude of Desperation

Each time I read the book of Deuteronomy, I am struck by the clearness of the commands given to the Israelites by Moses as to how they should live in light of their faith in God. One aspect of the life of faith in the Lord that Moses emphasizes toward the end of his last […]

Testifying to the Greatness of Immanuel, God With Us

The Advent season has begun and what a glorious opportunity it presents for us to make much of Jesus Christ.  Whether you’re single, married, married with young children, empty nesters, or grandparents, the opportunity is there.  While the world around us goes commercial with new, “special” days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it just […]

The Radiant Light of the World

Jesus described himself as “the light of the world” in John 8:12. That’s an amazing description when you contemplate its meaning and implications. It’s a theme that each of the gospel writers (with the exception of Mark) used in their accounts of Jesus’ ministry. As the perfect, sinless, Son of God, Jesus was and is […]