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September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9th (Session 8, Day 12)

Tonight is a night of great sorrow, but excitement. Sorrow because Summit 2011 is finally over, but excitement because we all get to go back to the real world and begin to live out what we have learned here in these last two weeks. My time at Summit has been outstanding, and it is hard to believe that it is…

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September 08, 2011

Wednesday, September 7th (Session 8, Day 10)

Wednesday, September 7th (Session 8, Day 10)

What do men, mountains, and doughnuts all have in common? Well, if you were one of the 35 men who awoke at 5:45am for the Summit “manhike" you would know. As the men of summit hiked Red mountain and enjoyed scripture and doughnuts at the peak, the women of Summit enjoyed calm conversations by the fire- accompanied by complementary fresh…

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September 06, 2011

September 6th, 2011 (Session 8, Day 9)

September 6th, 2011 (Session 8, Day 9)

Coming from a conservatve family and growing up in a culture with an ingrained leftist view of the world, you can imagine how shocking it was to come to Summit. I have grown up in San Francisco, California all my life and have soaked up a lot of lies that I always assumed to be true...

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September 06, 2011

Monday, September 5th (Session 8, Day 8)

Monday, September 5th (Session 8, Day 8)

Being raised in a Christian home and going to church my whole life, I’ve always had the idea that I knew almost all there was to know about God, the bible and Christianity. Coming to summit has made me realize above all else, that I am far from all-knowing. My Sunday school answers may cut it in my small Christian…

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September 06, 2011

Sunday, September 4th (Session 8, Day 7)

Sunday, September 4th  (Session 8, Day 7)

It was an odd thing, waking up to sunlight this morning. The peaceful silence and bright, cheery light streaming between the blinds brought me out of the rest we’ve all been craving. There was no booming, rafter-shaking music nor did anyone yell “WAKE UP SUMMIT!? at the top of their lungs.

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September 03, 2011

Saturday, September 3rd (Session 8, Day 6)

Saturday, September 3rd (Session 8, Day 6)

Hi! My name is Kirstine, and I am rewriting last Saturday’s blog thanks to a windows computer… it ate my entry, performed a disappearing act on it, and refuses to let us know what happened. One more reason to love macs! [poke,poke !] Anyways…. Last Saturday, while most of the stude

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September 03, 2011

Friday, September 2nd (Session 8, Day 5)

Friday, September 2nd (Session 8, Day 5)

If Summit is a bootcamp, then today was combat training. After an early morning dance party in the court yard and a discussion on the bible’s reliability by Eric Smith, we had the privilege of hearing from Dr. Michael Bauman. I’d been eagerly anticipating this day since I first heard about Dr. Bauman over six months ago: a regular teacher at Summit, Bauman is famous for engaging students in the audience in discussion, and challenging everything they say. His goal is simple: teach students to think for themselves by use of “Advocatus diaboli,? i.e. playing the devil’s advocate.

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September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 1st (Session 8, Day 4)

Thursday, September 1st (Session 8, Day 4)

The day started off with breakfast out at the picnic tables, watching the sun hitting the tops of the Rocky Mountains. The mountains never cease to amaze me. What an awesome place where we can study God amidst His beautiful creation. Yesterday a group of us students hiked up to the top of Red Mountain, which is the

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September 01, 2011

Wednesday, August 31st (Session 8, Day 3)

Wednesday, August 31st (Session 8, Day 3)

Dr. Noebel opened our day’s classes which he spoke on two main topics. Reasons to study the Bible (study, not read) and absolutes. I’m going to be focusing more on the latter. When someone says that they don’t believe in absolutes, they don’t mean it. They may think they mean it, but seriously, they don’t. Next time someone says that they don’t buy it, ask them this: “Is it okay to kill your professor at your school? I mean, kill them…? Most commonly, the answer is negative. “Is it okay to steal from a blind man?? No. Absolutely not. There’s two absolutes right there, and you can’t deny it. That stuck out real far for me. What a quality argument to use when sharing the Gospel!

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September 01, 2011

Tuesday, August 30th (Session 8, Day 2)

Tuesday, August 30th (Session 8, Day 2)

After an audacious morning run with a pack of Summit gentlemen to and through Red Rock (a very DIFFERENT experience at an altitude of 7000 feet), we returned to join everyone for a burrito breakfast. *BTW the food was exquisite; thank you! After polishing this off, we returned for heaping portion of apologetics and world view training. Today’s course was…

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