YTI Blog

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

The President Reflects on Contemporary Violence and Radical Love

Jay Smith, President  |  July 9, 2016 4:54 pm

I wish that I could say that the recent spate of violence was unique to our time, but I cannot. The indiscriminate shooting of children and teachers in Newtown Connecticut, followed the murder of dozens of people by ISIS supporters in San Diego. The shootings of black men by police officers, and the shooting of … MORE

Helping Others When Life Seems Out of Control

Scott Hamilton, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling  |  July 5, 2016 1:26 pm

Why do people commit suicide?I’ve asked a number of people that question in recent weeks. Responses have ranged from, “I don’t know,” to “Hopelessness,” to “Desperation,” to “They’re seeking a long-term solution to a short-term problem.”The answers have varied according to the personalities offering them; yet, at the end of the day, many of the … MORE