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In Memoriam: Eugene Peterson

Rachel Toombs, YTI Professor of Theology and Old Testament

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This October, Eugene Peterson passed away. Best known for his The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, Eugene Peterson was a pastor, writer, poet, professor, and friend to many people. A number of thoughtful pieces have been written commemorating Eugene’s impact on people’s pastorates, personal lives, research, and faith. Today, I want to focus in … MORE

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

Laura Lacey Johnson, Guest Contributor

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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

How to Read the Bible Without It Changing You Much

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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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

What Does the Bible Label as an Abomination?

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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In the last couple days, I have been disturbed by some of the responses of leaders in Christian circles to the tragedy in Orlando. Where love and compassion are needed, a few have chosen to respond with hatred and condemnation of the LGBT community.Fortunately, there have been numerous Christian voices calling us to compassion and … MORE