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What’s Inspiring Us, Written for You

Our diverse and brilliant faculty give unique richness to the theological studies, programs, and lectures at Yellowstone Theological Institute, and we are proud to highlight this work on Yellowstone Theological Institute’s blog. A Christian organization should hold the word of God as truth, but human interpretation of it as dynamic, open to amplified understanding, and informed by a living history and analysis of experience. And a worthy institution of higher education must recognize and value diverse voice. The YTI blog features a rotating field of contributors from varied academic and theological disciplines. Here, our faculty shares their research and writings with unique points of view. Read the latest post below, filter results to discover more about a particular topic, or stay tuned for ongoing perspectives and inquiry from our faculty.

Latest Posts

    Cloudy day over Bridger Mountains

    Passion and Longing in Bozeman

    Brett Desper, YTI Lecturer in Discipleship and Spirituality

    I was sitting in a coffee shop looking out the window at the Bridger mountains a few days ago when I was overwhelmed by the immense beauty of the view. To be sure, Bozeman is a beautiful place in which to live by any standard, but this day seemed particularly wonderful to me. It was … MORE

    Relevant Scrabble tiles on table

    Against Relevance and Niceness —OR— Why Ancient Dogma is the Most Relevant Thing

    David Wilmington, YTI Professor of Theology and Philosophy

    In a previous blog entry, I noted that some commentators believe relevance must be a primary concern and goal for any kind of revival in Christian education. Of course, this is just one of the small, niche territories of Christian life that relevance has conquered in its decades-long campaign to become a major—or practically the … MORE

    Broken Heart

    Autopsy of Divorce

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

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    Ducky Do… My wife and I discovered NCIS late in life. Cutting the cable and living on Netflix made us desperate. One of my favorite characters is Ducky, Dr. Mallard, the Englishman who does the autopsies on victims who turn up in the series. Ducky is brilliant. He can look at a corpse and give … MORE

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    Is the Bible Accurate? Infallible? Reliable? What is the Bible?!

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

    “Sanctify them in the truth: Your word is truth.” John 17:17 NASB95 “All Scripture is God-Breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB95 All world religious expressions have some type of sacred text, or … MORE

    Man standing with arms open wide


    Scott Hamilton, YTI Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    As a licensed psychologist and minister, I companion with people as they find their way—usually through some adverse circumstance or series of events that has left those persons functioning at less than their very best. One of the things I often do as part of that process is give people permission to care well for … MORE

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