YTI Blog

Jingle Bells

Jay Smith, President  |  December 22, 2016 11:43 am

The season is upon us. At least it is here in Montana. Single digit temperatures, accompanied by copious amounts of snow, twinkling lights and carols – those old, familiar songs of the season – are to be found at almost every turn. Although I am a musician and I love the carols, one of the … MORE

The Gifts of the Magi

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  December 20, 2016 10:00 am

When we think of the gifts presented to Jesus by the Wise Men who came from the east, it is easy to focus on the obvious; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These were, indeed, perfect gifts. Some gifts at Christmas do not “fit” well; whether due to size, color, or personality. We have all received gifts … MORE

Unto Us Is Born…A Revolution!

Jay Smith, President  |  December 12, 2016 11:37 am

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Not since the persecution in the Roman Empire has culture belittled, berated, marginalized and martyred a belief system as it has Christianity.Christianity in our current Western culture is not simply taken for granted by the majority, but also marginalized and ridiculed for its beliefs. Indeed, even professing “Christians” will ridicule, marginalize, and condemn other Christians … MORE

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  October 31, 2016 10:00 am

Little Endurance of Pain As 21st century Americans, we have a narrow range of endurance in regard to discomfort. When the temperature rises or falls beyond a 6-10 degree margin of “tolerance” we head toward the thermostat and either adjust the A/C or crank up the furnace. On warm days, we have ice for our … MORE

What Does It Mean to Live?

Jay Smith, President  |  October 26, 2016 11:31 am

It’s pretty crazy, I know. Sounds like my life is a hotel room … But I am living, and I am thankful for that life.