hand-written checklist to find your one thing

Three Ps to Help Find Your ONE Thing

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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I recently read a book suggesting that people want less. According to Gary Keller and Jay Papason in The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, people want less on their plates, they want less responsibility—basically, they want less everything. However, the authors explain that people also want more. Folks want more productivity, … MORE

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Cow

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Crisis! There she was, just waddling down the street – the neighbor’s Jersey milk cow. I had started down the road on my morning run when I encountered a cow walking toward me in the middle of the road. Picture Elsie, the Bordon milk representative, but add a tongue rolling out of her mouth and … MORE

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Officiating the Officiating: Hold the Comments…

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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Just Trying to Be Helpful Basketball is my game and I enjoy watching it at every level. My colleague, David, was going to be watching his (eighth-grade) son’s last game of the season (starting point guard for the varsity team) and I went to cheer Luke on. Throughout the game I felt it necessary to … MORE

A Little Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing…

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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Especially If It Is Biblical Knowledge We have all seen it; equip a beginner with some knowledge that he or she has never before possessed and you unintentionally create a monster. Okay, not a monster, but someone who suddenly assumes “expert” status and begins to dictate to anyone who will listen, how to…whatever. And if … MORE

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Out of Our Comfort Zone

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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Little Endurance of Pain As 21st century Americans, we have a narrow range of endurance in regard to discomfort. When the temperature rises or falls beyond a 6-10 degree margin of “tolerance” we head toward the thermostat and either adjust the A/C or crank up the furnace. On warm days, we have ice for our … MORE

How to Read the Bible Without It Changing You Much

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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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