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July 29, 2008

Session 5 | Day 11

As much as Summit has changed us, I've learned that some things stay the same, no matter your worldview. Let's talk about the philosophy of alarm clocks. This morning four cell phone alarm clocks forced us to open our eyes. Five minutes later, after my three roommates and I collectively muttered "five more minutes," the alarms pierced the silence again.…

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July 28, 2008

Session 5 | Day 9

Wow, how is it even possible to explain an experience that is so amazing? I had anticipated before coming here that I would learn and grow a lot, but I never imagined that the 'learn'ing and 'grow'ing would be quite so extensive. Sometimes when walking to class in the morning I cannot help but feel that nothing else will fit…

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July 26, 2008

Session 5 | Day 7

The morning of the 26th of July began quietly in the small town of Manitou Springs...that is until five alarm clocks simultaneously went off, signaling everyone in Room #203 to roll out of bed. Another day of Summit had begun. Our day began with a lecture from the man himself, "Doc" Noebel. The worldview analysis had begun! Following Doc was…

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July 25, 2008

Session 5 | Day 6

When I was a kid, all I really wanted was to grow up. Now that I have grown up, I realize that along with more candles (and, incidentally, smaller cakes) comes an unreasonable expectation of early rising. This morning, I awoke at the ungodly hour of 7:08. I know this because after my first question ("why is it so cold?")…

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July 24, 2008

Session 5 | Day 5

Hello friends and family tuning in to the Summit Colorado Session 5 blog! This new feature allows you to at least know what's going on when, if you're like my family at all, the student you know at Summit just doesn't seem to call home anymore. This morning some of us got up early to climb nearby Red Mountain. We…

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July 23, 2008

Session 5 | Day 4

Greetings from Summit Ministries! So far, so good-- day four was just as fun and exciting as Monday and Tuesday. Summit is really living up to its reputation for challenging students and boggling minds. Today's primary speaker was Dr. J.P. Moreland. A well educated philosopher, Dr. Moreland dove right into the tough stuff. I actually enjoyed his lectures because they…

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July 22, 2008

Session 5 | Day 3

"Keep your feet firmly on the ground." This quote was written to me in my signed copy of Relativism, a book Dr. Frank Beckwith wrote. These past couple days have revolved heavily around this idea. Another important subject emphasized in the seminar is Dr. Noebel's popular quote, "Ideas have consequences." Why? Because an idea can affect not only your generation,…

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July 21, 2008

Session 5 | Day 2

My name is Kristin Weber. I am part of the Summit Colorado staff for the second half of the summer. I work sessions 5, 6 and 7. Anyhow, the students for session five arrived yesterday. It's always exciting to see a new batch of fresh faces waiting to cram their minds with worldview goodness. Each session is unique. While most…

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July 11, 2008

Session 4 | Day 11

Lectures of the day: Our first speaker this morning was Del Tackett. He talked to us about the history of America's Christian heritage. Contrary to popular secular humanist belief, all of our nation's founding fathers were at least theists if not solid Christians. They believed that government without God as the ultimate moral standard would leave us a weak, hopeless…

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July 09, 2008

Session 4 | Day 10

My time at Summit Ministries this summer has come to an end. I've thoroughly enjoyed my 8 weeks here serving on Summer Staff. As your blog manager I have gotten to read and edit every blog from our Colorado conferences, and now take the time to finish my tour of duty with my own blog. This is my fourth summer…

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July 07, 2008

Session 4 | Day 9

My experience at Summit has been better than I could have imagined. I came to Summit expecting only to learn about worldviews and how the Christian worldview was right, yet I have learned much, much more. On day one we learned how attitude effects everything. This is a big thing to me, something that I have been thinking about a…

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July 06, 2008

Session 4 | Day 8

Another day at the Summit is nearing an end, one that was full of new challenges, conversations and opportunities to show the love of Jesus. This summer has been my third year on staff and I have loved it. My 'shift' here is over in five days, but I don't want to lose the amazing friendships and things I have…

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July 05, 2008

Session 4 | Day 7

Scene A: "Colorado Springs?" my Taiwanese travel agent's voice quivered on the phone in inquiry, "Where is that supposed to be?" As a matter of fact, I didn't have a better clue than she did. Scene B: I found myself in weird colors at the Salt Lake City airport (it's black on my head and yellow from toes to the…

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July 04, 2008

Session 4 | Day 6

It is our nation's Independence Day and I have the greatest privilege of spending it here at the Summit! This evening, after a swell day of learning and hiking, we watched a marvelous fireworks show put on by Manitou Springs - the perfect way to finish the day, and in fact, our first week of Summit learning and experiences! This…

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July 03, 2008

Session 4 | Day 5

Hi! My name is Jess and I work for the Summit. Trying to sum up a day in the life of students for parents and students alike seems like the hardest job ever because even now time is running together. I have been at Summit for seven weeks now and it never ceases to amaze me how fast time actually…

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