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Dust to Glory

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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History and Destiny Friends of mine in Texas have what I call a Christian country rock band that they call “Dust to Glory.” I love the thought of that. It speaks of both our humble human history AND our glorious ultimate destiny in Christ! Crafted from the dust of the earth at creation, we are … MORE

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Out of Our Comfort Zone

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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Little Endurance of Pain As 21st century Americans, we have a narrow range of endurance in regard to discomfort. When the temperature rises or falls beyond a 6-10 degree margin of “tolerance” we head toward the thermostat and either adjust the A/C or crank up the furnace. On warm days, we have ice for our … MORE

Will Jesus let us fail to show us his grace?

Bill Fowler, YTI Church Relations and Professor of New Testament and Practical Theology

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Luke 22:31-34Promises in the Upper RoomThe evening before his crucifixion, Jesus shared a meal with his disciples in the upper room. It was there that Jesus revealed that one of them (Judas) would betray him, and all (the other eleven) would forsake him. Peter was quick to rebuke Jesus. He boldly assured Jesus that, even … MORE