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

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Dec 19
Sam Crabtree
Michael Horton (Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California) says, “The great tragedy of our age is not that our culture has forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, but that the church has.” So this week we...
Dec 16
Sam Crabtree
This week, several of our pastors answer the question, What is your favorite Bible verse and why? Kenny Stokes, Lead Pastor, Downtown Campus2 Corinthians 12:9 is one of my favorite verses because it calls me to live by faith in future grace, and...
Dec 15
Sam Crabtree
Little heart … holy heart … pumping the blood of life through the universe: How many times will we break you? —From “Mary’s Prayer,” by Max Lucado, in God Came Near
Dec 14
Sam Crabtree
In 1809, Napoleon was riding his war-horse up and down Europe. That same year records the following births: president Abraham Lincoln; poet Alfred Lord Tennyson; British reformer William E. Gladstone; writer Oliver Wendell Holmes; composer Felix...
Dec 13
Sam Crabtree
From a recent memo in the church office:“The tasks seem largish and the deadlines seem shortish, but the grace is lavish.”  
Dec 12
Sam Crabtree
At a recent pastoral staff meeting, Pastor John Piper led devotions with the following observations. There are so few leaders. So many are followers. Change is what leaders are for—confidently, not despairingly. The Old Testament is a record of...
Dec 9
Sam Crabtree
When I walked with others around Regions Hospital in the cool pre-dawn air of downtown St. Paul, praying that the hospital would close its abortuary, God already knew that he would answer those prayers only a few weeks later. I received the...
Dec 8
Sam Crabtree
Euphemism is a tool of liberalism. —Tim Tomlinson, President, Bethlehem College and Seminary Certainly conservatives can and do use euphemisms to try to advance their causes, too, but here are some of the more common euphemisms that liberals have...
Dec 7
Sam Crabtree
God doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the called. —Jason Meyer, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Bethlehem College and Seminary
Dec 7
Sam Crabtree
Bethlehem College and Seminary seeks to be … Grounded in the local church Rooted in historic Christian orthodoxy Sustained by God through prayerful dependence Expressed in Christian hedonism Marked by academic rigor Built on a wartime approach to...
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