Blogs - Student Conferences - Colorado
August 28, 2010
Session 8 | Day 7
I’m really happy that I signed up to write the Summit blog today because I have the special privilege of writing on “Middle Saturday.” Why is that a privilege? Because I know enough about Summit to tell people what it’s like, but I don’t yet have the superiority complex that I’m sure I’ll have by the end of Week 2.
So here’s the thing about Summit: it’s not what I expected. And that’s a good thing, for two main reasons.
First, I love Summit because I disagree with the lecturers with relative frequency. I envisioned myself at Summit taking frantic notes on speakers that spouted off answers to questions I’d always wondered about. But—fortunately—that’s not what I found here. Disagreeing with the lecturers has taught me to think, to make up my own mind on an issue, and to be able to articulate why I believe what I think. That’s so much better than just getting answers to a few questions.
The second astonishingly awesome and completely unsought facet of Summit is the effect of being immersed in a Christian environment. Being able to have a conversation about theology with anyone at the drop of a hat…learning that others share my “growing up Christian” experiences…meeting person after person with character (and not a few people that are characters!)…it’s impossible to discount this aspect of Summit.
I’m having the time of my life—and this is just the first week!