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    Peacable Kingdom Painting

    On Loving the World

    Betsy Quammen, Guest Contributor

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    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

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    God in the Mundane

    Lance Green, YTI Lecturer in Theology and Adventure

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    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

    Lighthouse

    Another New Essay on Human Understanding

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

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    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

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    Repent FOR the Kingdom…

    Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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    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

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    Dust to Glory

    Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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    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

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