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.


    Florida School Shooting: Words You Can Pray Today

    Admin,   |  February 16, 2018 12:34 pm

    On Ash Wednesday, a day when many believers worldwide remember their own mortality and wear ashes as an outward sign of inward repentance, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Nothing is normal during a tragedy. Therefore, as we begin this season of Lent, I pause … MORE

    Persistent Waiting

    Scott Hamilton, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling  |  February 9, 2018 2:43 am

    Many of the Bible stories children learn include characters compelled to wait. Abraham waited for his promised son; Joseph waited for his vindication; Moses waited to enter the promised land; Jesus waited to start his ministry. Further, these people often got frustrated while they waited. Let’s be honest; how many folks do you know who … MORE

    Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z – Here are 7 Facts You Need to Know

    Admin,   |  January 30, 2018 9:45 am

    The percentage of teens who identify as atheist is double that of the general population, according to new research from Barna. These teens are part of Generation Z, the first “post-Christian” generation. To help you understand this generation, here are seven facts you need to know about “Gen Z:” 1 – Who is Generation Z? … MORE

    Anticipating Christmas

    Scott Hamilton, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling  |  December 22, 2017 1:24 pm

    I spent my formative years living in a rural community, occasionally spending Christmas in my grandparents’ home. In my grandparents’ modest formal living room, gifts sat under the Christmas tree, spreading out and over much of the living room space. My grandmother worked hard to spoil her grandchildren at Christmas. One Christmas at my grandparents’ … MORE

    Thoughts On the Incarnation of Jesus…

    Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  December 14, 2017 1:49 pm

    God Is Present In Our World Christmas is about God’s presence in our world in a radically new way. The God who had created the universe, and who had personally interacted with our world in amazing ways (recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures), got up close and personal in the incarnation. The Word became flesh and … 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