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July 22, 2009

Tennessee Session Two- 7/22/09

Tennessee Session Two- 7/22/09

Today at Summit is the third full day here, and I must say this is an experience unlike any other I have had. I've had dozens of Christian camp experiences, and none can compare to this. I come from the "Bible Belt" in Texas, and being from there I have grown up with "Christian" beliefs. I know them in my head, but here, here it is blatantly obvious that these are beliefs put into action and applied to daily lives. The worship has been amazing. Josh Bales is one of the single Christian artists I have seen that not only has a passion for the Lord, but shows it with every word of every song. Hearing him lead these nearly two hundred students in worship, and when we all come into one voice, sounds like a chorus of angels. The passion here is amazing! The activities are so focused on unity and togetherness, it's hard to feel alone or unhappy here. The sessions here are simply unbelievable. John Stonestreet and the other speakers have been amazing. Opening my eyes, personally, to so many things. The first thing they said was, "We are to love God with all our hearts, strength, and MIND." I've never understood that until now. The stimulation, both spiritually and intellectually, is greater than almost anything I've ever seen in my life. I honestly cannot believe how much I'm learning, and all the weapons I have already acquired in the eternal war. Taking sociology this previous year, I was exposed to many worldviews, but I have never really delved into them, and taken into consideration that these beliefs live in the same world as me, even closer than we realize! It is extremely pleasing to me to see all these students eager to learn, and not only that, but discussing everything! Not talking about sports or pop culture, but about religion and Christian viewpoints on different worldviews. This is simply the most amazing camp I believe I have ever experienced. I honestly cannot wait to learn more every day. -Nate


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