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May 31, 2010

Session 2 | Day 2

Session 2 | Day 2

After Mike Adams spoke today, we had our first free time for Summit Session 2. Many kids sat on the porch and relaxed while others spent their time reading. My roommates and I, however, decided to take a walk through downtown Manitou Springs. The smells are as amazing as the town is visually striking. What most makes downtown Manitou unique,…

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May 27, 2010

Session 1 | Day 12
The End

Master Chief floats alone towards an unknown future on the planet of Marathon after saving human kind and destroying the Flood. Luke, Leah, and Han Solo celebrate on Endor along with the rest of the galaxy after the destruction of the Empire and the balancing of the Force. Maximus drops the knife, falls to his knees, and suddenly finds himself…

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May 27, 2010

Session 1 | Day 11
Take Nothing for Granted

Session 1 | Day 11

Staff Auctions. Pizza. Small groups. Massive amounts of soda and junk food bought from Wal-mart on last-minute store runs. I am very glad that I had the honors of attending Summit Ministries’ student summer conference and especially of typing one of the last student blogs for this Summit session. Coming into this whole new world of people and ideas scared…

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May 27, 2010

Session 1 | Day 10

Session 1 | Day 10

It’s Wednesday, and there are only a few days left at Summit. How unfortunate! I feel I am just getting into things here in Manitou. It’s been a great time though. I have met Christians from all over the United States, from Hawaii to Washington D.C. During our small group time, I have shared some of my spiritual journey and…

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May 24, 2010

Session 1 | Day 9

Session 1 | Day 9

Today we heard from two excellent speakers: John Stonestreet and J.P. Moreland. Both seemed to be very passionate and knowledgeable of their subject matter. John Stonestreet spoke to us on the topic of “Christianity and Culture.? He challenged us to engage the culture by being in the world but not of it. He addressed the evil in the world today, particularly the dehumanizing culture of our day and age. And he stated that we Christians are responsible for helping people to understand their identity, value, purpose, and calling from God. He shared a very interesting quotation with us as follows:

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May 23, 2010

Session 1 | Day 8

Session 1 | Day 8

Hello to all from Summit Ministries! As a “first year? student I have been introduced to and learning a TON about (if you’ve been reading this blog you may have guessed…) worldviews! Even with usually six lectures per day we students are having fun quizzing each other on the six worldviews as well as recognizing and implementing our knowledge:

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May 22, 2010

Session 1 | Day 7

Session 1 | Day 7

A few months ago, as I watched James Cameron’s Avatar, I was blown away not only by the visuals, but by the creativity that went into the film. This wasn’t a run-of-the-mill sci-fi flick: an entire biological world had been invented by the director and screenwriters. I found myself envying their creativity, but then I took a closer look. The…

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May 21, 2010

Session 1 | Day 6

Session 1 | Day 6

Dr. Frank Turek finished up his lecture on the evidences for God. He only used extra-biblical references and proof, so it was interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it. After lunch we had the New Testament Bible review, and quickly found out that four classroom staff equal one Judson. Dr. Mike Adams wrapped up the afternoon with a talk on Economic and…

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May 20, 2010

Session 1 | Day 5

Session 1 | Day 5

It’s day four of my time at Summit, and I have already gained more knowledge and understanding in these few days here than I gained in two years at college. Never before in my life have I had teachers show me how to think. We are not simply memorizing random facts to regurgitate on the next exam.

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May 19, 2010

Session 1 | Day 4

Three days here, and it feels like three weeks. Class started at 8:15, which was just the beginning of four classes. At this time of morning, we are not really awake, but after about five seconds in class, we are up, alert, and taking notes like crazy.

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May 18, 2010

Session 1 | Day 3

We’ve only been here two and a half days and it seems more like four or five days. Dr. Noebel got us started this morning with a couple of verses for the day. One of them was Proverbs 23:12: “Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.? He also gave us a couple of thoughts for the day. First, Christian leadership involves servanthood and a non-quitting attitude. Second, if you are going to be a leader you have to be a reader of good books. Several books have already been recommended to us, and, as a second-year student, I can assure you that more will be recommended as time goes on!

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May 16, 2010

Session 1 | Day 1

Welcome to the Summit Colorado 2010 student blog! Today the Summit opened its 48th season of summer leadership camps in the midst of an unusually cold spring and after getting snow only a few days earlier. Nevertheless, over 100 students arrived today to take part in Session 1, many of them returning to finally conclude their Summit experience after last…

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