Desert with mountains on the horizon

The Value of Monastic Ideals

Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Love for God is one of the essential beginning places for the Christian ascent to holiness. As I mature, I have realized my ability to love others flows through the relationship I have with God. In some ways, living into Christian holiness is like throwing a fine piece of pottery; it comes from a long … MORE

Questioning woman

Who Am I? Henri Nouwen and Christian Identity

Rachel Toombs, YTI Professor of Theology and Old Testament

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Some of the most powerful words I have ever heard come from the lips of Henri Nouwen, the Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century, in a recording of his lecture entitled “Who are We?: Exploring our Christian Identity.” This lecture is masterful in its simplicity. Nouwen begins by asking “Who is this person that … MORE

Breakfast room

What’s for Breakfast?

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies

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Life in the Breakfast Room Sheryl is the warm, friendly hostess for the breakfast area at a Bellingham hotel. She goes about her task with a smile, engaging the breakfast crowd with thoughtfulness and care. Her genuine concern for the folks she serves exudes in everything she does. Some guests are overnighters and only get … 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