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June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27 (Session 3, Day 11)

I didn’t know what to expect when I came to Summit, but I was pleasantly surprised. We jumped right into learning on day one, and it was great to have my faith challenged in the classroom. All of the speakers were incredible, but a few that stood out in my mind were Dr. Myers, Mr. Stonestreet, and Mr. McDowell. They…

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June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26 (Session 3, Day 10)

My goals: to love God on a deeper level every day, to gain knowledge, to establish a greater understanding of right and wrong, to give God the glory in my actions, and to share the love of Christ with others. This list of goals is something that I can pursue my entire life. It is also something I have been…

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June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25 (Session 3, Day 9)

These last two days have definitely been an adjustment in our temporary facility (Mountain Springs Church), but God has blessed us with the ability to move forward with our classes and continue to learn more about Him.

My favorite speaker today was Brett Kunkle, who spoke about tactics for defending our Christian faith as well as how to deal with our doubts about Christianity. I found the lecture on “Tactics? was incredibly helpful because it gave me a game plan . . .

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June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 24 (Session 3, Day 8)

Our second Sunday at Summit started a little early.  1:27 a.m. to be exact.  On Saturday evening, the staff warned us of the possibility that we might have to evacuate because of a nearby forest fire and laid out the evacuation plan. At that time, the wind was blowing the fire away from the Summit hotel; consequently, I considered it…

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June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 23 (Session 3, Day 7)

“Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts will be established.? Proverbs 16:3

“We can choose our attitudes in whatever situations we find ourselves? announced Dr. Robert B. Linden, the speaker in this morning’s session. Dr. Linden reenforced his statement by reminding us of what Paul said to the church of Thessalonica . . .

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June 22, 2012

Friday, June 22 (Session 3, Day 6)

The Summit has been an amazing opportunity to learn and grow in my faith while having fun and meeting many new people. Today I had the opportunity to learn from incredible minds such as . . .

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June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21 (Session 3, Day 5)

7 billion people. Millions of questions. Billions of answers. We live in an age where the click of a button can access us to more knowledge than the race of man has ever known. However, with knowledge and communication come ideas. Ideas that shape and destroy . . .

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June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20 (Session 3, Day 4)

The classes I’ve had these past four days of Summit have been incredible to say the least. The first day’s classes were challenging, in-depth, but, most importantly, relevant. One of the speakers here at Summit is John Stonestreet. Every one of his classes has been on the development and doctrine of worldviews. As a pastor’s kid . . .

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June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19 (Session 3, Day 3)

Today was an amazing day. We started off with John Stonestreet speaking to us on different worldviews. Mr. Stonestreet is amazing at what he does. If you haven’t heard him, you need to hear him speak. He introduced the worldviews . . .

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June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18 (Session 3, Day 2)

Summit session 3 jumpstarted its first full day with an amazing pancake breakfast that would energize even the tiredest of students. We owe that breakfast, as well as the other meals, to the amazing staff found here at Summit Ministries. I think that they are responsible for giving more energy to the students than even the food they work tirelessly…

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June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13 (Session 2, Day 11)

Wednesday, June 13 (Session 2, Day 11)

Imago Dei! At 6:45am, the poor inhabitants of Manitou Springs awoke to a cry coming across the valley. It was the sound of the manly men who were rallying around Steven Warren, who led the manly man hike. The man hike is a Summit tradition and ended with all-you-can-eat donuts, because being manly means . . .

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June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12 (Session 2, Day 10)

Tuesday, June 12 (Session 2, Day 10)

Never a dull day at Summit! It’s the second week, and things are moving along quickly. We just finished up the Manference and Feminar, which is where we split up into guys and gals and talk about . . .

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June 11, 2012

Monday, June 11 (Session 2, Day 9)

Monday, June 11 (Session 2, Day 9)

“The present is the point at which time touches eternity?. So says C.S. Lewis in his book The Screwtape Letters. At the Summit we seem to be so busy with the present activities, lectures, or relationships that these words by C. S. Lewis have gained more meaning. Of course we take knowledge from our past and hope to influence the future, but there is something beautiful and vibrant about the present. For history is fixed and the future is uncertain, but we live in the present. One thing I particularly have enjoyed at the Summit is . . .

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June 10, 2012

Sunday, June 10 (Session 2, Day 8)

Sunday, June 10 (Session 2, Day 8)

This morning, I woke up at 5am and got ready for whitewater rafting with a rafting company called Noah’s Ark. We arrived at Buena Vista around 8:30. The tour guide gave us a quick lesson before we got on the boat. By the end of his briefing . . .

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June 08, 2012

Friday, June 8 (Session 2, Day 6)

Friday, June 8 (Session 2, Day 6)

This morning at Summit, I woke up early and went for a walk in the revitalizing Colorado morning air, surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains. After spending time in God’s beautiful creation, I was refreshed and ready to learn, excited to see what God wanted to teach me. Today’s lectures ended up being . . .

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