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

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Jul 29
Sam Crabtree
In her book by that title, Dr. Deborah Tannen says … “I am joining the growing dialogue on gender and language because the risk of ignoring differences is greater than the danger of naming them. Sweeping them under the rug doesn’t make it go away;...
Jul 28
Sam Crabtree
Into their sixth decade of marriage, Wayne & Carol Mack have written a helpful 290-page book on marriage. It contains scores of discussion questions—useful in personal counsel or small group discussions. The principles of the book are translated...
Jul 25
Sam Crabtree
One of the things that I appreciated (and now miss) about my dad was his availability. Even though he lived on the West Coast, the past several years were filled with many rich conversations, sometimes with phone calls from home or on the road. He...
Jul 24
Sam Crabtree
The physicians tell Bob Goris that his cancer is terminal. Previously sentenced to prison, he has been released to receive treatment and to die. Bob regularly updates his loved ones. Here is last week’s installment, used with permission. Dear...
Jul 23
Sam Crabtree
The Minnesota legislature’s actions have no bearing on whether nature will be what it is. The moon faces the earth no matter how many might like it to not be so. No matter how many decry how unfair it is that only astronauts get to see the back side...
Jul 22
Sam Crabtree
Truly God has chosen the despised things to shame the wise: the period, the dash, and a teeny, tiny hyphen.—Betsy Howard, writing in the BCS newsletter about God’s word
Jul 21
Sam Crabtree
If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.––Psalm 139:11 David states the obvious: The God who speaks...
Jul 18
Sam Crabtree
Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. "Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go...
Jul 17
Sam Crabtree
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.—Psalm 74:17 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.—Proverbs 10:5 Another secret of the universe: Sometimes...
Jul 16
Sam Crabtree
In summer the empire of insects spreads.—Adam Zagajewski While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.—Genesis 8:22
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