Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.  

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Jan 22
Sam Crabtree
The president of Converge Worldwide of the Baptist General Conference preached a message from Joel 2:28 where the prophet says the old men will dream dreams. Sheveland explored why a prophet might associate the dreaming of dreams with old...
Jan 21
Sam Crabtree
During a lecture on Christian apologetics at the Converge denominational meetings in Florida this week, the renowned apologist Norm Geisler paraphrased Charles Spurgeon as saying we are entertaining the goats, but not feeding the sheep. Jesus pitied...
Jan 20
Sam Crabtree
Tuesday, February 4, is precinct caucus night in Minnesota, an important part of the grassroots political system. Picture this: A small group of Christians shows up at a caucus, swaying the caucus and carrying the vote on nominees for office as well...
Jan 17
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem’s pastors met for about 17 hours over 2½ days at Trout Lake Camp, owned and operated by Converge (Bethlehem’s denomination). Their agenda included waking up to the coldest air temperature Ken Currie had ever experienced in his life,...
Jan 16
Sam Crabtree
The following lines were included in the agenda packets for the Pastors Prayer & Planning retreat. The pastors pray. The pastors plan.The pastors do the best they can.But they can’t do a single thingUnless the Lord—our God and King—Decides to...
Jan 16
Sam Crabtree
PPP stands for Pastors Prayer & Planning retreat. Each morning the pastors sing, pray, and contemplate the Bible together for about two hours. On the first morning last week (having awakened to an air temperature of -27F) Pastor Jason led a...
Jan 14
Sam Crabtree
I was bullied as a child. I learned that most bullies are cowards, and by the time I was 12 I had set multiple bullies on their heels. To this day (Vicki will attest), if I am driving and I see bullying in action, I will pull over, get out of the...
Jan 13
Sam Crabtree
That’s when 13 aborted babies were found in a dumpster behind the abortion center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Among them was a 14-week-old baby boy dismembered, with cranium crushed. The discovery made headlines in local media after Pro-Life Action...
Jan 10
Sam Crabtree
In 1994 Promise Keepers was reaching the apex of its influence as an organization. Numerous Bethlehem men traveled to Boulder, Colorado that year to hear Gary Smalley (who had been a former youth pastor at Bethlehem) say things like ... Anger...
Jan 3
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem’s pastors depart on Sunday afternoon for their annual Pastors Pray ‘n’ Plan retreat at Shalom House, a north woods property owned by our “denomination,” the Minnesota-Iowa District of Converge Worldwide of the Baptist General...
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