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News from the Intersection of
Faith, Adventure, and the Arts

Inscribed is the bi-monthly community newsletter of Yellowstone Theological Institute.
Its purpose is to keep you informed of the recent and future events of the Institute, as well as faculty and student accomplishments, placement needs, and ongoing development projects.

December 2015

Inscribed - December 2015
Holiday Traditions: Finding Christ in Christmas

Holidays and birthdays were sparingly celebrated in my family, so the majority of my memories of Christmas are situated in the church – and rightly so, as it’s the celebration of Christ’s birth. Around Christmas time, I remember knowing the gift of salvation though Christ, rejoicing in the blessings of Jesus, and joining each other … MORE

Finding Peace Amidst the Anxiety of Christmas

I noticed the first Christmas commercials on television this year during the first week of November. My initial response was, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” My wife promptly reminded me that a few chain stores had brought out their Christmas decorations in June, which just exacerbated my frustration. Thanksgiving officially ushers in the Christmas … MORE

Luke’s Gospel and the First Christmas Music

Dianne, my wife, loves Christmas music. If I were willing, we might listen to it year round. Over the years I have encouraged her to wait until Thanksgiving, and she does wait – until Canadian Thanksgiving, that is. So I get to enjoy Christmas music the second weekend in October until a day or two … MORE

O Night Divine! How Music Shapes the Advent Season

Christmas Eve was my favorite worship experience during childhood. My family’s church had an 11:00 p.m. service on Christmas Eve. The service ended at midnight with Silent Night sung by candlelight, often with the only non-candlelight source illuminating a stand-in Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus on a platform above the baptistery. This image imprinted in … MORE

A Theo-Cultural Examination of Christmas

From Christmas trees to ‘Jingle Bells’, Christmas is ingrained in the societal fabric of Western culture. Full of signs and symbols, sights, smells, and tastes, Christmas is an event celebrated by most, yet rarely understood by even a few. The Evolution of Christmas As the word suggests, ‘Christmas’ has its origins in the celebration of … MORE

YTI Spotlight: Kimberly Cancelosi

Meet YTI’s Western Washington Coordinator, Kim Cancelosi. Kim represents YTI in the Bellingham area and organizes activities and classes for YTI’s Bellingham sessions. In addition to chasing after her three children, Kim loves reading, drinking coffee, playing board games, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks along with her husband Joe.Tell us a little about yourself … MORE

Merry Christmas!

YTI’s Montana staff celebrates the season at our office near Bozeman. Left to right: Matt Green, Kathryn Green, Margaret Stewart, Bill Fowler, Un Kim, and Jay Smith. Merry Christmas from all of us at YTI, and best wishes for a great 2016!

From the President

Dear Friends of Yellowstone!Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas! As the holiday season is upon us, I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting Yellowstone Theological Institute. We have had a very successful first year in terms of class offerings, student enrollment interest, and evening lecture participation. We continue to … MORE