Underwater with rocks on bottom and light streaming down from above

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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Florida School Shooting: Words You Can Pray Today

Laura Lacey Johnson, Guest Contributor

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On Ash Wednesday, a day when many believers worldwide remember their own mortality and wear ashes as an outward sign of inward repentance, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Nothing is normal during a tragedy. Therefore, as we begin this season of Lent, I pause … MORE

Hills surrounding Bath Spa, England

President’s Travelogue: Bath Spa, England

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

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The rolling hills of Somerset, Devon, and Gloucestershire I have landed this week in Bath Spa, England. It is located in Somerset county, the southwest of England. It is adjacent to the River Avon, and is at the southernmost corner of the Cotswolds. Other than the magnificent Georgian architecture, the historic Roman baths, and the … MORE

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President’s Travelogue: Lent Reflection

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

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In all of my travels on this trip, I’ve seen massive, ancient buildings of worship. From village church buildings to great cathedrals. These edifices were built in a 400-year period of time between AD1000 and AD1400, a time of great investment in all things spiritual by Western culture. MORE…

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President’s Travelogue: Devon, England

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

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Driving in the left lane in a right land world On this trip to England, I rented a car. I had promised myself when I first started travelling to England for my postgraduate research studies that I would never rent a car here because it always felt like when in a car, we were in … MORE