YTI is about much more than the classroom experience, as important as that is. In this section, you’ll find a variety of lectures, articles, and other resources from YTI faculty and friends.


    Church Relations

    Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  November 30, 2017 2:02 am

    Changes With the arrival last summer of several new Yellowstone Theological Institute team members, my job has gotten simpler. Rachel Toombs has now taken over Old Testament classes while I focus on the New Testament and Ministerial Studies, my specialty. But I am most relieved by the fact that Scott Hamilton is our new Provost … MORE

    Giving “Thanks” at Thanksgiving

    David Wilmington, Professor of Theology and Philosophy  |  November 22, 2017 7:54 pm

    Giving Thanks? A recent article in the satirical online Babylon Bee described a touching and inspiring story of a fictional atheist giving “thanks” at Thanksgiving. A reporter informs us that a Cincinnati atheist is “preparing his heart to humbly show gratitude to the cold, mechanical processes that randomly led to mankind’s existence and his own … MORE

    Commentary: Why Christians Will Still Attend Church Sunday

    Admin,   |  November 10, 2017 5:40 pm

    Last Sunday, the morning an international prayer movement for persecuted Christians began, a gunman dressed in black tactical gear opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. He killed at least 26 people and wounded almost everyone at the rural church. As I’ve prayed this week for Christians who are victimized for … MORE

    Who Am I? Henri Nouwen and Christian Identity

    Rachel Toombs, Professor of Theology and Old Testament  |  November 2, 2017 1:50 pm

    Some of the most powerful words I have ever heard come from the lips of Henri Nouwen, the Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century, in a recording of his lecture entitled “Who are We?: Exploring our Christian Identity.” This lecture is masterful in its simplicity. Nouwen begins by asking “Who is this person that … MORE

    All Creation Groans: Darwin, Christianity and the Environmental Revolution

    Jay Smith, President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics  |  October 24, 2017 11:12 am

    Darwin When the name “Charles Darwin” is mentioned in the company of 21st century Christians, one will get a mixed group of responses, from the “prophetic voice of religion,” to “the destroyer of the faith.” In reality, Darwin was a gentleman naturalist. Coming from a wealthy family, Darwin briefly attended medical school, but after losing … MORE



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    Inaugural Master of Divinity Class Launches above The Belt

    Oct 24, 2017

    Yellowstone Theological Institute Begins Master of Divinity Degree Program in Bozeman, Montana Yellowstone Theological Institute (YTI), a new graduate-level theological school located in Bozeman, Mont., began offering a residential Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree to its first class of graduate students in August 2017. YTI’s uniqueness includes it being a new seminary or divinity school … MORE

    Inaugural Klein S. Gilhousen Lecture To Address the Integration of Science and Faith

    May 3, 2017

    The Yellowstone Center for Faith, Adventure, and the Arts (TYC) is pleased to announce the inaugural Klein S. Gilhousen Lecture for the Conversation between Faith and Science, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium. Dr. Eric Priest, Emeritus Professor at St. Andrews University, Scotland, will address the topic … MORE

    The Yellowstone Center Celebrates Groundbreaking for Bozeman Facilities

    Jun 3, 2016

    The Yellowstone Center celebrated groundbreaking for its Bozeman campus at a ceremony on Thursday, June 2.Work on infrastructure improvement, including the extension of Graf Street from South 19th to South 3rd Avenue, upgrade to traffic signals, and sewer and water main extensions to serve the area, has already begun. Construction on Phase I of the … MORE

    Yellowstone Center to Celebrate Groundbreaking

    May 27, 2016

    BOZEMAN, Mont., May 27, 2016 – The Yellowstone Center for Faith, Adventure, and the Arts is excited to announce groundbreaking for a new cultural, recreational, and educational center for the Gallatin Valley community. The community is invited to a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at The Yellowstone Center property at the corner … MORE

    Dr. Jay Smith talks about how to be a caring presence in a world that seems so ‘care-less’

    KCMM 99.1 The One  |  Feb 16, 2016

    YTI’s President Dr. Jay Smith stopped by the studios of KCMM radio in Belgrade, Mont., and chatted with Shawn Marie about how we can be truly intentional about caring for others. The topic will be addressed by Dr. Smith along with Dr. Bill Fowler in a free LCLI (Local Church Learning Initiative) class at E-Free … MORE