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

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Aug 27
Sam Crabtree
Digging through some old files, I came across some notes from a lecture I attended of Henry Cloud, the clinical psychologist who wrote Boundaries: When to Say Yes and When to Say No to Take Control of Your Life. My notes include the following three...
Aug 26
Sam Crabtree
Walter Wangerin provides this insightful autobiographical sketch in As for Me and My House, a book on marriage that I highly recommend: In the fifth grade, Alice Kleinhans whispered, as I walked through the classroom, “He walks like a girl!” Was she...
Aug 25
Sam Crabtree
How would the mindset of modern day worshipers be shaped if on their way into the worship services they had to pass between rows of headstones, as was the case in certain times and places where the church cemetery was just outside the church door?
Aug 22
Sam Crabtree
Jim Elliot (1927–1956) wrote, “The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds … Satan is quite aware of the power of silence.” —Quoted by Burk Parsons in Tabletalk, January 2013
Aug 21
Sam Crabtree
Digging through my files in search of something else, I came across this poem by Lois Kendall Blanchard Eades, English professor, poet, and mother of a university president. She died three years ago with Alzheimer’s. If Jesus came to your house to...
Aug 20
Sam Crabtree
Here’s what Daniel Souza said to hundreds of folks gathered at Long Lake Park last week: When you squeeze the Bible, out comes Jesus.When you squeeze Jesus, out comes the Bible. And here is an answer to, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”...
Aug 19
Sam Crabtree
 “The end times are inevitable.”—JD Harris, to a group of Bethlehem pastors gathered in his home last week  
Aug 18
Sam Crabtree
Earlier this month, the groundbreaking Breeders: A Subclass of Women? produced by The Center for Bioethics & Culture, was shown at Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus and was followed by Q&A with the filmmakers—Jennifer Lahl and Matthew Eppinette—...
Aug 15
Sam Crabtree
Last week the headline on the front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune was, “Target backs gay marriage.” In the same paper on the same day, the headline on the business section was, “Tough times for Target.”

Cry

Aug 14
Sam Crabtree
“You shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’”—Isaiah 58:9   “The ‘cry’ is not long, connected, thoughtful prayers, a cry is just an unworded dart upwards of the heart, and of that ‘voice’ he will be very gracious.” —Francis Havergal —In Joy...
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