YTI Blog

On Loving the World

Betsy Quammen, Professor of World Religions and Culture  |  October 20, 2017 1:02 pm

I am currently teaching a seminar entitled “Wonderment and the World” about the history of science and religion. Dr. Jay Smith kicked off these classes with a presentation challenging Lynn White Jr.’s controversial article, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” first published in Science in 1967. White’s piece blames the Christian notion of dominion, … MORE

God in the Mundane

Lance Green, Lecturer in Theology and Adventure  |  October 5, 2017 12:23 pm

Christian theology has long affirmed that all of creation speaks to the divine. God permeates through everything, from the immense horizon seen atop a mountain, to the atomic compounds that together form the peak. Big or small, nothing can be spoken of without reference to God. In his grand work De Trinitate (On the Trinity), St. Augustine … MORE

Another New Essay on Human Understanding

Jay Smith, President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics  |  July 18, 2017 4:21 pm

For several centuries, Western culture has been in the grasp of an inadequate understanding of human nature. Allow me to make a short historical survey to explain how this happened. In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, it became vogue for philosophers and naturalists in Western culture to write essays on the topic of … MORE

Repent FOR the Kingdom…

Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  July 13, 2017 2:18 pm

God’s Available Kingdom Is Good News… John the Baptist: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 3:2 Jesus: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 4:17 The Gospel according to Matthew will not let us miss the core message of John the Baptist who prepared the way, and Jesus … MORE

Dust to Glory

Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  June 13, 2017 9:20 am

History and Destiny Friends of mine in Texas have what I call a Christian country rock band that they call “Dust to Glory.” I love the thought of that. It speaks of both our humble human history AND our glorious ultimate destiny in Christ! Crafted from the dust of the earth at creation, we are … MORE