“Black Panther’s” Wakandan Ancestors as the Great Cloud of Witnesses? Examples for Doing Theology and Arts

David Wilmington, Professor of Theology and Philosophy
March 6, 2018

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Here at Yellowstone Theological Institute, we invite questions about the relationship between theology and art in several ways. One of our mottos is “Where Faith Meets Adventure and the Arts.” Our faculty includes academics with suspicious (to most of Academia and polite society) backgrounds and ongoing involvement in music (even jazz!), literature, and film. But … MORE

Persistent Waiting

Scott Hamilton, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
February 9, 2018

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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

Wonderment and the World

November 20, 2017

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This past fall, I have been teaching a seminar about the history of science and religion entitled “Wonderment and the World.” Dr. Jay Smith kicked off these classes with a presentation challenging Lynn White Jr.’s controversial article, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis,” first published in Science in 1967. White’s piece blames the Christian … MORE

All Creation Groans: Darwin, Christianity and the Environmental Revolution

Jay Smith, President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics
October 24, 2017

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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