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July 31, 2012

Tuesday, July 31 (Session 5, Day 10)

Today began with a nice Colorado morning; the sun shown down on the porch while I took advantage of the warmth during my quiet time. After a fashion of time, I made my way to the second floor, where the “Summit food� is located. (There is no comparison to any other food, thus I say “Summit food.� Also, the head chef here is awesome! I always get the best food, even with all of my food allergies. They never treat me like a burden.)

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July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30 (Session 5, Day 9)

Monday, July 30 (Session 5, Day 9)

Hey! I’m writing this sitting on the porch at Summit… with the breeze blowing and some of my fellow students singing along to the guitar. It’s a very nice atmosphere! It’s always nice to relax and wind down at the end of a busy, fun filled, fulfilling day at the Summit!

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July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 29 (Session 5, Day 8)

Sunday, July 29 (Session 5, Day 8)

Before this week, never had the name “Summit� come across my mind. But it was the pastor of my church who invited ten students, including myself, to attend Summit. Summit is like an apologetics class, in which I have learned about topics that go beyond the normal wisdom from the Bible. Throughout the six days I have been here, I feel as if I have taken in a whole year’s worth of information. Here at Summit, we take around six hours of class a day. Sounds just like a normal boring school day right? WRONG. We are learning how to defend our faith. The speakers are by far the cream of the crop among Christian speakers (the only thing that might be better than the speakers, is the food, which is five-star restaurant quality, but that is another topic). The speakers come from different backgrounds; their testimonies include struggles in atheism, homosexuality, and prison. However, each one eventually discovered Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life. The history of the speaker’s adds more credibility to what they are teaching.

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July 28, 2012

Saturday, July 28 (Session 5, Day 7)

Saturday, July 28 (Session 5, Day 7)

The Bible does not begin with “once upon a time.� Neither, then, should our stories. We are all products of Jesus Christ’s divine intervention on the cross at Calvary; recreated in His image when we accepted the gift of salvation. The essence of how to defend our Christian faith was discovered in a lecture delivered by Greg Koukl. We were introduced to the foundations of our faith, which we may have never considered before. Consider, for example, the following: 1) God never promised that our lives would be free from evil and suffering (Romans 8:28); 2) Jesus saves us from the holy wrath of the Father (2 Cor 5:21); 3) the Creation story fits into your life even if you do not realize it or observe it; and 4) God is the center. The story is about Him; we need to ask ourselves “how do I fit into God’s story,� not “how does God fit into my story.�

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July 27, 2012

Friday, July 27 (Session 5, Day 6)

Friday, July 27 (Session 5, Day 6)

The light crept through the blinds, acutely awakening me to of the fact that: A. I was freezing; and B. It was 5:30 in the morning. My phone alarm was beeping incessantly at me to arise out of my ultra-comfy bunk bed and greet the day with the cheerful vigor typical of the saint that I was. Why you may…

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