YTI Blog

Perfect Imperfection

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  September 8, 2016 1:43 pm

Needing the “Perfect” AccessoryIt was the morning of a Saturday afternoon wedding. Friends and family of the bride had arrived to decorate the auditorium. The flowers were beautiful. Bows marked the pews reserved for family. The tall candelabras were in place. I was trying to be helpful. Then we began setting up for the unity … MORE

Will Jesus let us fail to show us his grace?

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  September 1, 2016 11:05 am

Luke 22:31-34Promises in the Upper RoomThe evening before his crucifixion, Jesus shared a meal with his disciples in the upper room. It was there that Jesus revealed that one of them (Judas) would betray him, and all (the other eleven) would forsake him. Peter was quick to rebuke Jesus. He boldly assured Jesus that, even … MORE

I Am Among You as One Who Serves

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  August 23, 2016 2:02 pm

Who Is the Greatest?A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But (it is) not so with you. Rather, let the greatest … MORE

How to Read the Bible Without It Changing You Much

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  August 2, 2016 10:53 am

The Life Changing Word of God The Bible is powerful (Hebrews 4:12), bondage-breaking (John 8:32), life-changing truth.  Paul insists that we can be “transformed by the renewing of our minds” and there is no better source of renewal than the Word of God.  Continuing in the Word will lead us to the truth that sets … MORE

The Real World Game of Thrones

Jay Smith, President  |  July 14, 2016 8:29 am

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television shows in the world today. It panders to most of the baser urges of human nature: life and death, violence and blood, graphic nudity, and sexual depravity. There is very little of virtue by men of nobility—or by men in general—in this program. Indeed, very … MORE