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September 29, 2014

The Media Is Clueless About Sex, Says Values Voter Panel

The Media Is Clueless About Sex, Says Values Voter Panel

David Knopp, a Summit faculty member, along with two other panelists discussed "Sexuality in the Hook-Up Culture" last weekend at Values Voter Summit. Knopp explained there is a gap between what the media says young adults want and what they are really looking for. This is because the Millennial generation, which has for so long allowed the Internet, TV and…

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September 29, 2014

Summit Community in a Snapshot | #summitsummer

Summit Community in a Snapshot | #summitsummer

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. So what happens when we gather over 30 Instagram photos tagged with #summitsummer from the student conferences this summer? Made up of every unique moment captured in a variety of images, the beautiful, thriving, and vibrant Summit community is displayed in a single snapshot.

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September 25, 2014

Terminating Religious Liberty in California

Terminating Religious Liberty in California

The California state government has just ordered two Catholic colleges to cover abortions in their healthcare plans for employees, or face discrimination charges. The war over terms like “discrimination and “neutrality" should catch Christians’ eyes. Sexual liberty has in many cases replaced religious liberty as America’s “new first freedom."

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September 25, 2014

Singling Out the Problem

Singling Out the Problem

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in Bloomberg last week shows that singles now make up the majority of adults in the U.S. population. About 125 million Americans, or 50.2 percent of those over the age of 16, are single, up from 37.4 percent in 1976. The uptick in lifelong singleness is just another symptom of…

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September 25, 2014

Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed

Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed

It’s been nearly two years since Iran native and U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini was sentenced to prison in Tehran for ministering to orphans. His wife is calling Christians worldwide this Friday to unite in prayer for her husband on the anniversary of his imprisonment. Despite a petition to the United Nations, European Union, and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human…

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September 18, 2014

Divorcing Truth From Law

Divorcing Truth From Law

Religion News Service reports that a new group known as Evangelicals for Marriage Equality has just launched and aims to collect signatures from evangelicals supportive of same-sex marriage. The tone and passion around the issue of civil marriage equality has been changing as more evangelicals are accepting that same-sex marriage will soon be the law of the land. Christians must…

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September 18, 2014

Lives Worth Living

Lives Worth Living

Stories like Linda and Timothy Bannon who were born without arms, Paul Smith who had cerebral palsy and still produced stunning pieces of art, and Joni Eareckson Tada who spend 47 years in a wheelchair reflect one of the clearest truths in all of Scripture: Human beings are created in God’s image, and as such carry equal, inherent value. All…

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September 18, 2014

Parenting Advice From Steve Jobs

Parenting Advice From Steve Jobs

Many would be surprised to hear that the late Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Computers, limited how much technology he allowed his kids to use. In light of new evidence that exposure to electronic devices poses health risks to younger children, parents need to take action. Scripture offers parents the tools to help their kids understand that the…

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September 16, 2014

All in the Family: Architect Comes Home to Help Summit

All in the Family: Architect Comes Home to Help Summit

What happens when the great grandson of the original builder and owner of the Summit Hotel helps Summit embark on the historic renovation of the Summit Hotel? God's grand design is reveled in shaping not only the building's future but Summit's mission to building up young leaders to become culture shapers.

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September 16, 2014

Summit on the Cusp of Tripled Capacity

Summit on the Cusp of Tripled Capacity

To meet the growing need for worldview training throughout the church, Summit is seeking to “lengthen the cords and strengthen the stakes? of its ministry. This includes renovating Summit's antique hotel to winterize it for year-round use and triple its capacity. To finish the renovation project and become a year-round nerve center to teach and mentor both young and old, Summit needs $2.2 million to complete the final phase of construction.

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September 11, 2014

Subculture Breeds Weak Immunity

Subculture Breeds Weak Immunity

Findings from the Public Religion Research Institute suggest that the best way for conservative Evangelical parents to reinforce their values in their kids is to get them out of Evangelical subculture and expose them to unfamiliar people and beliefs. Nazworth of The Christian Post suggests that these counterintuitive findings may tell us a lot about what some have called the “Christian bubble.?

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September 11, 2014

Truett Cathy, a Modern Henry Heinz

Truett Cathy, a Modern Henry Heinz

Both S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, and Henry Heinz, who founded the H.J. Heinz Company in 1888, changed the face of the food industry in their day. Cathy's Christian faith, like Heinz’, was the driving force behind his exemplary business practices. But both men will be remembered above all else for their success not as food industry pioneers, but…

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September 11, 2014

From ‘Pro-Choice’ to ‘Pro-Abortion’

From ‘Pro-Choice’ to ‘Pro-Abortion’

The abortion rights movement is undergoing a transformation, and those who value the sanctity of life need to pay close attention. Recently, a slew of articles and rebranding efforts suggest pro-choice leaders have embraced a new and bolder strategy. After a generation of insisting that the government has no place interfering with a woman’s private “healthcare decisions,? major abortion providers and activists have fallen eerily silent about “a woman’s right to choose.?

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September 05, 2014

Dawkins, Down Syndrome, and Dignity

Dawkins, Down Syndrome, and Dignity

Richard Dawkins might be the world’s most outspoken evangelist for atheism. Lately, this Oxford biologist and high priest of doubt seems to only open his mouth to change feet. Dawkins has trained his attention on reproductive ethics. Responding to a woman on Twitter who said she’d have trouble deciding whether to abort a baby diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome,…

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September 04, 2014

Arguing for Polygamy Proves Too Much

Arguing for Polygamy Proves Too Much

If marriage exists in the public square, it must have a definition. The biblical definition, accepted for millennia, is a man and a woman for life. But if marriage can mean anything, it means nothing. That’s why the discrimination argument fails. It doesn’t extend marriage to minority groups. It defines marriage out of existence.

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