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Adventure in the Ordinary

Lance Green, YTI Lecturer in Theology and Adventure

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Consuming Adventure The outdoor recreation business is booming. With a growth rate faster than the growth of the US economy, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the outdoor recreation industry was worth $374.7 billion in 2016 alone. Our experiences of awe and wonder from our adventures outside are the life blood of marketing … MORE

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Overcoming the Warfare Between Theology and Science

Ross Hastings, Guest Contributor

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Are modern science and Christianity really in conflict, as new atheists proclaim? The key proposal in the upcoming Gilhousen lecture is that Christian theology and science may be thought of as being in a “coinherent” relationship, not a conflicted one. Incoherent, You Say? Coinherence is difficult to say, let alone understand! It sounds incoherent to … MORE


Thoughts On the Incarnation of Jesus…

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

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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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Giving “Thanks” at Thanksgiving

David Wilmington, YTI Professor of Theology and Philosophy

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Giving Thanks? A recent article in the satirical online Babylon Bee described a touching and inspiring story of a fictional atheist giving “thanks” at Thanksgiving. A reporter informs us that a Cincinnati atheist is “preparing his heart to humbly show gratitude to the cold, mechanical processes that randomly led to mankind’s existence and his own … MORE

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God in the Mundane

Lance Green, YTI Lecturer in Theology and Adventure

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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

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Dust to Glory

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

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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

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President’s Travelogue: Hatherleigh, Devonshire, England

Jay Smith, YTI President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics

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I attended an Ash Wednesday service in one of the smallest villages in Devonshire, England tonight, Hatherleigh. The church, St. John the Baptist Church, is an Anglican church whose building has existed for over 600 years. MORE…