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July 31, 2007

Session 5 | Day 10

Oxygen. That wonderful substance that we take for granted. Coming from a state whose highest point is just over 800 feet above sea level, I definitely did. A 15 mile hike to the top of Pike's Peak (14,110 feet above sea level) the other day definitely gave me a much greater appreciation for it. (By the way, over 60 of…

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July 30, 2007

Session 5 | Day 9

I was NOT ready for the alarm to go off this morning. I think everybody who went rafting or hiking yesterday probably felt the same way. But amazingly enough, almost everybody managed to drag themselves out of bed in time for chocolate chip pancakes and morning devotions. Now, I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, but…

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July 29, 2007

Session 5 | Day 8

Today we took a much needed break from our studies. I spent most of the day whitewater rafting. It was an amazing experience for a Kansas boy who had never had a chance to do that before. Through being at Summit my spiritual life has been rejuvenated by speakers such as Mark Cahill. He caused me to become excited about…

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July 28, 2007

Session 5 | Day 7

Hello to all! You know you are at Summit when you are awake and in class at 8:15 on a Saturday morning. That is where we all were and laughing through the lecture of Dr. Noebel. You can never fall asleep during his lectures. The sessions of Dr. Asbell and Eric Smith were very thought provoking and great. Mike Haley…

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July 27, 2007

Session 5 | Day 6

Hey Mom and Dad, I am having a great time at Summit. Thanks so much for sending me here; I am learning a lot. The lectures will prove to be very useful next fall in the classroom in defending my Biblical Worldview in the classroom. To my other readers, today our keynote speaker was Dr. Calvin Beisner. While teaching us…

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July 26, 2007

Session 5 | Day 5

My experience at Summit has opened my eyes to much about our world today but more so about people, especially myself. You only think you are open to new ideas until you disagree with something. Then, all of a sudden, your wall comes up and no truth but what you deem as truth seems to matter.

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July 25, 2007

Session 5 | Day 4

Hello from Summit Colorado! Day 4 was an incredibly busy day. In the morning classes we learned from David Wheaton how to defeat the main collegiate dangers. He termed them the Triple Pillars of Sexual Immorality, Drugs/ Alcohol and Humanism. In Kevin Bywater's class, we studied what Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses believe and how it differs from Christianity. For our…

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July 24, 2007

Session 5 | Day 3

It is only the second day of Summit, but I already feel at home with the staff and other students here. Each day is packed with more learning, fellowship, and yes, even fun than I am accustomed to experiencing in a week. I am amazed at the stature of the guest speakers. One in particular is the renowned Dr. Duane…

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July 23, 2007

Session 5 | Day 2

To Future Students and Student Sick Parents ... The first day of my two week adventure began this morning with a run through Manitou's downtown area. I got back in time for a shower (those who I sat next to in the classroom were VERY thankful) and went off to a hearty breakfast. The classroom schedule for today focused on…

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July 22, 2007

Session 5 | Day 1

Today marks the first official day of Summit semester five! Many of the prayers and thoughts leading up to this adventure have finally come true. From the instant friendships to the random conversations between complete strangers. So many people I have met today have made me smile and laugh. Another aspect of this ministry and Colorado is the majesty of…

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July 22, 2007

Session 4 | Day 13

Last year my parents sent my brother to Summit in Colorado. When he came back he was overflowing with information about the Christian worldview and other popular beliefs . Immediately my parents announced that they would send me at the end of my senior year in the coming summer. When it came time to register, I was angry that my…

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July 19, 2007

Session 4 | Day 12

Since late June, after I came back from a mission trip with my youth group, I have continually been asking myself a question everyone should regularly ask themselves: "How did you see God today?" I see Him in the whole process of the Summit organization. From Dr. Noebel to the students who come from all over the country with one…

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July 18, 2007

Session 4 | Day 11

I woke up this morning at "the crack of ridiculous" with the strongest desire to do nothing other than...roll over and go back to sleep. The "rrrrrr..." of the fan sounded as if it were encouraging me to get up. "Come on Christi! Wake up... It's another day to learn, another day to grow!" I rolled out of my top…

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July 17, 2007

Session 4 | Day 10

How great is our God. I was reminded of this as I bit into a bacon cheeseburger at lunch today and I thought to myself," if God didn't want us to eat meat, He would not have made it taste so good." The food here has been delicious, and to those of you who do not believe that studying ideas…

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July 16, 2007

Session 4 | Day 9

This morning came too fast, but I was more than excited to rise for another day of learning. When I first arrived at Summit I was anything but thrilled. My mother had thought this would be a "quality educational experience" for me since I had spent the past year or so drifting away from my faith. Now it has become…

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