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Church Relations

Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  November 30, 2017 2:02 am

Changes With the arrival last summer of several new Yellowstone Theological Institute team members, my job has gotten simpler. Rachel Toombs has now taken over Old Testament classes while I focus on the New Testament and Ministerial Studies, my specialty. But I am most relieved by the fact that Scott Hamilton is our new Provost … MORE

Giving “Thanks” at Thanksgiving

David Wilmington, Professor of Theology and Philosophy  |  November 22, 2017 7:54 pm

Giving Thanks? A recent article in the satirical online Babylon Bee described a touching and inspiring story of a fictional atheist giving “thanks” at Thanksgiving. A reporter informs us that a Cincinnati atheist is “preparing his heart to humbly show gratitude to the cold, mechanical processes that randomly led to mankind’s existence and his own … MORE

Commentary: Why Christians Will Still Attend Church Sunday

Admin,   |  November 10, 2017 5:40 pm

Last Sunday, the morning an international prayer movement for persecuted Christians began, a gunman dressed in black tactical gear opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. He killed at least 26 people and wounded almost everyone at the rural church. As I’ve prayed this week for Christians who are victimized for … MORE

Who Am I? Henri Nouwen and Christian Identity

Rachel Toombs, Professor of Theology and Old Testament  |  November 2, 2017 1:50 pm

Some of the most powerful words I have ever heard come from the lips of Henri Nouwen, the Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century, in a recording of his lecture entitled “Who are We?: Exploring our Christian Identity.” This lecture is masterful in its simplicity. Nouwen begins by asking “Who is this person that … MORE

All Creation Groans: Darwin, Christianity and the Environmental Revolution

Jay Smith, President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics  |  October 24, 2017 11:12 am

Darwin When the name “Charles Darwin” is mentioned in the company of 21st century Christians, one will get a mixed group of responses, from the “prophetic voice of religion,” to “the destroyer of the faith.” In reality, Darwin was a gentleman naturalist. Coming from a wealthy family, Darwin briefly attended medical school, but after losing … MORE