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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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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

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Persistent Waiting

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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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