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July 31, 2008

Session Two - Day Nine

This is my second year at Summit. All the speakers I've heard - both this year and last year - have been knowledgeable in their field, purposely made you think, and gave you something to remember. Many have been life altering - but only a very few have been life-changing. Dr. Jeff Myers' "Marriage & Family" sessions completely changed the…

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July 29, 2008

Session Two - Day Four

Whoa! Tuesday at Summit was amazing. The morning lecture was from Dr. Phillips on Biblical Foundations. He explained the necessity of knowing the scriptures and knowing the history and patterns of the Bible as a whole. He taught us to look at the metanarrative (big picture) of scripture. I felt like I was in a nutrition class learning about God's…

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July 23, 2008

Session Two - Day Two

This is my second time attending the Summit. I truly believe this camp is essential for all youth and people of college age. Arriving here a day early was pretty fun. I got to chill with all the staff and see them off the "clock." The staff here are truly amazing. Watching how they act and treat me is inspiring.…

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July 23, 2008

Session Two - Day One

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July 20, 2008

Session One - Last Day

As Summit is ending, I look back at the past two weeks and am overwhelmed by all the information I have received. These two weeks have been two of the most uplifting weeks I have ever experienced. They have been exciting, educational, and spiritual. I am walking away from Summit with knowledge of the major worldviews and I now know…

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July 20, 2008

Session One - Day Eleven

First of all, I greatly enjoyed Mrs. Brezina's lectures, especially her analogy of a tree for a person's views. The roots symbolize a person's worldview; the trunk is one's values, and lastly the leaves represent our actions. Also her clear evaluation of our Founding Father's statements to show there obvious belief in God and Divine Providence was most insightful.

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July 16, 2008

Session One - Day Eight

Well, I woke up this morning around 6:30 a.m. and started preparing for my day. After picking up my room for inspections, I went and played piano around 6:45 a.m. in Brock Hall. Breakfast was spent with friends. We had great conversations about our favorite speakers and the "white water rafting" trip we had been on the day before. After…

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July 14, 2008

Session One - Day Seven

Today started rough. I woke to what, at first, I thought to be the smell of eggs and bacon, but was disappointed when it turned out to be the repulsive smell of feet permeating my every corner of my room. I opened one eye to look at my digital clock. It read 8:09 AM. I sighed, not yet realizing my…

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July 14, 2008

Session One - Day Six

What are the differences between the four gospels? How has religious pluralism affected the US public education system? How have law and government changed since the days of the founding fathers? What is truth? How much faith does it take to be an atheist? And the most mind-boggling of them all: are hamburgers alright to eat, even after flies have…

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July 12, 2008

Session One - Day Five

Despite our current level of exhaustion and the fact that our brains are now teeming with new information, Day Five turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. It began with Dr. Phillips' excellent review of how our Holy Bible came into being, which was followed by Mr. John Stonestreet's mind-blowing introduction to Satan's current attacks on marriage and…

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July 12, 2008

Session One - Day Four

Today Dr. Ellis spoke to us on Islam. His teachings on the historical background of Islam truly opened our eyes to the dangers of this oft misrepresented religion. Because of his wise words, we are able to see through the world's depiction of Islam and to knowledgably witness to Muslims. We also heard from Dr. Wise about Creation Science. This…

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July 08, 2008

Session One - Day Two

I have only been at summit for a day but it has already been an amazing experience! Everyone is so friendly and I know I am going to take home some lifelong friendships. The workshops are so interesting and time just flies by during them, you come thinking that you know what you believe, but you realize that there is…

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July 08, 2008

Session One - Day One

Here we are in Tennessee for the beginning of Session One! As a first year staffer the experience of the Tennessee session has been totally new and uniquely challenging. The students all arrived today (Sunday afternoon) and as they trickled in they were guided to their rooms and introduced to their hall mates. I was a student last year and…

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