Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups at our North Campus.  

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Apr 16
Sam Crabtree
I recently spoke to pro-life leaders in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Here is some of what I said. Pro-life causes are NOT the main thing. “But we preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23). “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also...
Apr 15
Sam Crabtree
I recently spoke at the Shepherd’s Conference of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. Here is some of what I said on my assigned topic, “The Pastor and Caring for His Own Soul.”  Look away from self-provided care to the Lover of your...
Apr 14
Sam Crabtree
When the Royal Navy battleship HMS Formidable (1898) is sunk by an Imperial German Navy U-boat and 547 lives are lost, WWI heats up. And … Georges Claude patents the neon tube for use in advertising. The first United States coast-to-coast long-...
Apr 13
Sam Crabtree
Karl Barth became one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century featured on the cover of TIME magazine 53 years ago this week.  While he (sadly) rejected the classic reformed doctrine of election and had some questionable views in...
Apr 9
Sam Crabtree
Here are more differences between people and animals. Humans have animal zoos. Animals have no human zoos. We make medicine. We wear clothing. We can choose to say no to sex, and delay gratification. A man can draw a man. The most accomplished...
Apr 8
Sam Crabtree
What significant differences are there between humans and animals? One morning last week I pedaled my bike 11 miles from the house to my office at the Mounds View campus. I rode a bike made by humans, not animals, manufactured from metals and fabric...
Apr 7
Sam Crabtree
Jesus teaches that we are more valuable than many sparrows and sheep (Matthew 6:26–27; 10:29–31; 12:12). The book of Job echoes this teaching: “Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and...
Apr 6
Sam Crabtree
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the...
Apr 4
Sam Crabtree
John Mayer has produced his 16th edition of Cityview Report, a sometimes jarring compilation of facts and figures about spiritual life in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here’s a sampling. We have the fourth-largest homosexual...
Apr 1
Sam Crabtree
“And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'”  Matthew 25:40   Such texts motivate us to serve those in need. Yes, may it be so. Meanwhile, misguided...
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