July 31, 2012
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 â€śSummit foodâ€? is located. (There is no comparison to any other food, thus I say â€śSummit food.â€? 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.)
- Posted at 10:42 pm by Toby-Jeanne Almy
July 30, 2012
Hey! Iâ€™m writing this sitting on the porch at Summitâ€¦ with the breeze blowing and some of my fellow students singing along to the guitar. Itâ€™s a very nice atmosphere! Itâ€™s always nice to relax and wind down at the end of a busy, fun filled, fulfilling day at the Summit!
- Posted at 05:10 pm by Nathan Mudalige
July 29, 2012
Before this week, never had the name â€śSummitâ€? 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 yearâ€™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 speakerâ€™s adds more credibility to what they are teaching.
- Posted at 09:19 pm by Steven Yu
July 28, 2012
The Bible does not begin with â€śonce upon a time.â€? Neither, then, should our stories. We are all products of Jesus Christâ€™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 â€śhow do I fit into Godâ€™s story,â€? not â€śhow does God fit into my story.â€?
- Posted at 10:26 pm by Eliza Willcox
July 27, 2012
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…
- Posted at 08:59 am by Danielle Smith