Our Thoughts: Articles from YTI Friends and Family

    God in the Mundane

    Lance Green, Lecturer in Theology and Adventure  |  October 5, 2017 12:23 pm

    Christian theology has long affirmed that all of creation speaks to the divine. God permeates through everything, from the immense horizon seen atop a mountain, to the atomic compounds that together form the peak. Big or small, nothing can be spoken of without reference to God. In his grand work De Trinitate (On the Trinity), St. Augustine … MORE

    Another New Essay on Human Understanding

    Jay Smith, President  |  July 18, 2017 4:21 pm

    For several centuries, Western culture has been in the grasp of an inadequate understanding of human nature. Allow me to make a short historical survey to explain how this happened. In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, it became vogue for philosophers and naturalists in Western culture to write essays on the topic of … MORE

    Repent FOR the Kingdom…

    Bill Fowler, Provost  |  July 13, 2017 2:18 pm

    God’s Available Kingdom Is Good News… John the Baptist: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 3:2 Jesus: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matthew 4:17 The Gospel according to Matthew will not let us miss the core message of John the Baptist who prepared the way, and Jesus … MORE

    Dust to Glory

    Bill Fowler, Provost  |  June 13, 2017 9:20 am

    History and Destiny Friends of mine in Texas have what I call a Christian country rock band that they call “Dust to Glory.” I love the thought of that. It speaks of both our humble human history AND our glorious ultimate destiny in Christ! Crafted from the dust of the earth at creation, we are … MORE

    Journey into the Mystery of God

    Lance Green, Lecturer in Theology and Adventure  |  June 2, 2017 12:05 pm

    The Theology of Adventure The idea of a robust theological formation must reach far beyond a student’s desk. Thus, YTI’s commitment to adventure is not just an extension of the classroom, but a central task of theology itself. What then does a specifically Christian account of adventure look like? The very word adventure implies a … MORE