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    Entrepreneurial Leadership In Ministry

    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    Thomas Monaghan founded Domino’s Pizza in 1970 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 1985. The megalithic pizza chain grew from a small debt-ridden chain to the second largest pizza company in America, with sales over one billion dollars. When asked what accounted for the company’s exponential growth, Monaghan said, “I programmed everything … MORE

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    Cow

    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    Crisis! There she was, just waddling down the street – the neighbor’s Jersey milk cow. I had started down the road on my morning run when I encountered a cow walking toward me in the middle of the road. Picture Elsie, the Bordon milk representative, but add a tongue rolling out of her mouth and … MORE

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    Where is God?

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

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    I have the great privilege of speaking to hundreds of young men and women at some of the best colleges and universities across the United States. Many of them are anxious to serve God in some capacity in life after college. On the other hand, many more are wondering “where is God?” Indeed, when given … MORE

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    3 Surprising Reasons People Don’t Go to Church

    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    I recently came across a shared article on Facebook suggesting that local churches needed to increase their guest lists. According to the article, church members needed to invite unchurched people to church. On the surface, such a thought sounds almost nonsensical. Of course, people need to invite people to church. On the other hand, what … MORE

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    All Fuzzy Bunnies, Colorful Eggs, a Fancy Lunch; Oh, and a Church Service…

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

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    Is this what we settle for? Easter… When we really think about Easter in contemporary America, what are we really celebrating? Christians know that we are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus; or at least so we think. In an increasingly secular America, Easter has returned to its Saxon and Germanic roots: Eostre, or Ostara. Ostara … MORE

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