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

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Jul 1
Sam Crabtree
In a unanimous decision, McCullen v. Coakley, released last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Massachusetts law that prohibited pro-life speech within 35 feet of an abortion facility.  Sidewalk counseling is written into the decision...
Jun 30
Sam Crabtree
Last week was Brad Arthur’s last day on Bethlehem’s staff after 11 years as our Director for Properties Administration. At his farewell reception he invited us all to sing together the following hymn: “If I Gained the World,” by Anna Olander (1904...
Jun 27
Sam Crabtree
“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”—Abraham Lincoln, in Letter to Henry L. Pierce
Jun 26
Sam Crabtree
“If the truth be mighty, and God all-powerful, his children need not fear that disaster will follow freedom of thought.”—Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon
Jun 25
Sam Crabtree
“Man is really free only in God, the source of his freedom.”—Sherwood Eddy, quoted by Frank S. Mead in 12,000 Religious Quotations
Jun 24
Sam Crabtree
Freedom is not the license to do whatever comes to mind without facing resistance, but freedom is the power to do what is right. Or as Bob Phillips has stated it, “The sweetest freedom is an honest heart.” Or, as Hartley Coleridge wrote in Liberty,...
Jun 23
Sam Crabtree
When I first read William Bowles’ statement about freedom, I paused. In writing To Edmund Burke, he says, “The cause of freedom is the cause of God.” Certainly such a statement can be co-opted, politicized, and shriveled to nationalist causes. But...
Jun 20
Sam Crabtree
When Rick Segal was transitioning to his new post as Vice President for Advancement at Bethlehem College and Seminary, he made an appointment to see me. He brought a list of 44 questions he wanted to discuss. He entered my office, and after we...
Jun 19
Sam Crabtree
My dad is one of the godliest men I know. He loves meeting people and when he sees them, he goes out of his way to greet them and ask them questions about their life. He is quick to listen and loves to pray with you and for you. It is his joy to...
Jun 18
Sam Crabtree
How kind the Lord has been to give me my dad. He has been a good picture of God's fatherly care ... taking his 4 daughters on dates, filling the car with gas for our mom, working hard at his vocation, making family time a priority at personal...
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