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Drowning During Lent

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Over 20 years ago I had a dream, the memory of which remains as vivid as it was the morning after the dream occurred. A quick examination of Lent’s aspects is paramount to understanding the importance of my dream. MORE

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New MDiv track would focus on Arts & Adventure

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

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The faculty are in the process of proposing to change the World Religions and Culture track in the Master of Divinity curriculum to an Arts and Adventure track. MORE

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Bellingham Center student receives Diploma

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The weekend of February 10, 2018 was a watershed moment for YTI. During that time, Dr. Jay Smith, YTI’s president, presented Christina McKee with her Diploma of Divinity. MORE

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Welcome to Rebecca Hamilton

 Staff, Guest Contributor

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YTI welcomed Rebecca Hamilton in January as Finance & Personnel Manager. MORE

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Student Voices: Ben Clapp

 Staff, Guest Contributor

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Ben Clapp is a member of YTI’s inaugural Master of Divinity class in Bozeman. MORE

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From the President

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

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As I write this February 2018 Inscribed newsletter article, we are well into our first winter term for the Master of Divinity program. MORE

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The Holy Days

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

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With the passing of “All Hallow’s Eve” (Halloween) we have entered into the holiday season. Let me encourage all of you this “Holy Day Season” to reclaim the hope of Christ. Rethink how you understand these days of darkness and the coming of the light of Christ. MORE

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Holiday Reading List

 Staff, Guest Contributor

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We asked YTI faculty, staff, and friends to share some of their favorite holiday-related books. Here are their recommendations for reading (and listening!) this Christmas season. MORE

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Fighting the ‘Jingle Bell Blues’

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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I suspect virtually all of us have seen at least one Hallmark movie at about a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Someone enters a new and grand relationship. A child reunites with an estranged parent. Still another finds a new or improved housing situation. The list of potential Hallmark moments is lengthy. The holiday season … MORE

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Wonderment and the World

Betsy Gaines Quammen, Guest Contributor

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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