Empty seats in church

3 Surprising Reasons People Don’t Go to Church

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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I recently came across a shared article on Facebook suggesting that local churches needed to increase their guest lists. According to the article, church members needed to invite unchurched people to church. On the surface, such a thought sounds almost nonsensical. Of course, people need to invite people to church. On the other hand, what … MORE

Dr. Jay Smith speaking

Sex and the City of God

Admin, YTI

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There are few topics more hotly debated, in our culture and especially in the church, than same-sex marriage. In this lecture Dr. Jay Smith, YTI’s President and Bridger Professor of Theology and Ethics, discusses how both conservative and liberal Christians fail to understand the contemporary sex questions. This YTI community lecture was delivered at First … MORE