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July 24, 2009

Tennessee Session Two- 7/23/09

Tennessee Session Two- 7/23/09

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." -Flannery O'Connor. Whether or not the eggs served at breakfast this morning at Bryan College were actually eggs or not, they were pretty hard to stomach. In all actuality, the food that has been served (so far) at Summit 2009 has been quite delectable! Different servings from day to day are as big of a contrast as the speakers we are privileged to hear. This morning started with an early, shrill, ever annoying sound of the alarm clock, followed by a woman-like possession of the bathroom by Daniel... Though this blog is written by the both of us (Luke and Daniel) hopefully you'll be able to tell the difference between the two (yes mom and dad).... FOR THE RECORD! My (Daniel) long absence in the shower allowed me to avoid the poisonous fumes from Luke's suave hair spray. Once the both of us were all dolled up, the smell of our B.O. was almost unrecognizable, and we finished breakfast, we headed towards the auditorium for a 6+ hours of intensive mental Olympics.
The whole day included three speakers. Dr. Ken Turner, Mr. Scott Klusendorf, and Dr. Kurt Wise spoke on numerous topics which challenged and stretched both of us and provided good conversations and debates throughout the day. This morning started off with none other than the ever famous Bible professor, Dr. Ken Turner. His session this morning focused on the false interpretation of the Bible. Dr. Klusendorf is a known speaker on the particularly controversial subject of abortion. He brought to the table many great scientific and philosophical points and reasons for supporting pro life. Dr. Klusendorf will be participating in a debate at UNC (University of North Carolina) in the proclamation of pro life this fall. Both of us are looking forward to attending this event. Certain differences with the views of the speakers kept us thinking, and meditating on what is really true. As far as apologetical 'tactics' go, Dr. Wise taught us to argue defensively, where as Dr. Klusendorf taught us to argue offensively.
In conclusion "Trot out the Toddler" ....we'll explain later

Luke and Daniel

[Editorial Note] "Trot out the Toddler" is a phrase that Scott Klusendorf taught the Summit students. His point is to emotionally challenge others by considering the ramifications of our views of the unborn if such views were applied to a toddler. The killing of an unborn child should be no less appalling than the killing of a toddler.

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  • July 25, 2009 // 06:10 pm //  # 
    Ginny Franklin's avatar Ginny Franklin


    This sounds really great! I will be checking this for updates and I look forward to hearing what you are learning. I would be interested in the debate at UNC this fall, do you know who he is debating?

    Love you, Aunt Ginny

  • July 26, 2009 // 01:18 pm //  # 
    Hannah Fox's avatar Hannah Fox

    You guys are hilarious….smile
    Sounds like the Lord is doing a lot of good work at that conference….I can’t wait to hear all about it!


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