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    The Value of Monastic Ideals

    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    Love for God is one of the essential beginning places for the Christian ascent to holiness. As I mature, I have realized my ability to love others flows through the relationship I have with God. In some ways, living into Christian holiness is like throwing a fine piece of pottery; it comes from a long … MORE

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    Ministering to a Broken and Difficult Church

    Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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    It is the year 2018. Seminary and divinity school enrollment has developed a roller coaster enrollment pattern. Simultaneously, the mainline denominational and evangelical free churches are struggling to maintain members. Indeed, sociologist Robert Wuthnow has maintained since the late 1980s that the American church is experiencing significant denominational decline where the structures and doctrinal foci … MORE

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    Overcoming the Warfare Between Theology and Science

    Ross Hastings, Guest Contributor

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    Are modern science and Christianity really in conflict, as new atheists proclaim? The key proposal in the upcoming Gilhousen lecture is that Christian theology and science may be thought of as being in a “coinherent” relationship, not a conflicted one. Incoherent, You Say? Coinherence is difficult to say, let alone understand! It sounds incoherent to … MORE

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    Navigating Change

    Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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    There is a constant in life, and that constant is “change.” People, animals, and plants are constantly changing and navigating change. If we were honest, we would admit that life itself is but for a season. Indeed, we tend to view life in three very different ways, with each view dictating our need to navigate … MORE

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    Three Ps to Help Find Your ONE Thing

    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    I recently read a book suggesting that people want less. According to Gary Keller and Jay Papason in The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, people want less on their plates, they want less responsibility—basically, they want less everything. However, the authors explain that people also want more. Folks want more productivity, … MORE

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