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January 21, 2015

Join Eric Metaxas, Chris August at ARISE!

Join Eric Metaxas, Chris August at ARISE!

Watch the ARISE Experience video now - Attend ARISE with Best-Selling Author Eric Metaxas and Musical Guest Chris August for an evening of biblical teaching, music, and humor that will encourage you to live Christianly in an often non-Christian culture.

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January 28, 2015

Pandora’s Argument: Why Justified ‘Gay Marriage’ Justifies Anything

Pandora’s Argument: Why Justified ‘Gay Marriage’ Justifies Anything

Whether it's polygamy, sexual relationships between relatives, polyamory, or even bestiality, a floodgate of new sexual “orientations” has opened up, each of them enjoying the eager support of avant-garde journalists and entertainers. The coverage of this diverse collection of sexual preferences follows a familiar path blazed decades ago by LGBT activists and laid out in some books.

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January 28, 2015

Passing Judgment on Judgment: Christian Writer Questions Hell in TIME

Passing Judgment on Judgment: Christian Writer Questions Hell in TIME

A revolution in thinking about the hereafter may be sweeping the evangelical community, at least if one popular Christian blogger has his way. Benjamin L. Corey offers an out-of-the-mainstream perspective on hell — the state or destination for those who die outside of Christ, as traditionally held by all Christians. Corey challenges believers to reconsider accepted beliefs about the eternal…

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January 28, 2015

Pro-Life Momentum Slowing? GOP Backs Off as Pro-Choicers Double Down

Pro-Life Momentum Slowing? GOP Backs Off as Pro-Choicers Double Down

It's been a rough week for the pro-life movement, and signs from supporters of legal abortion suggest their beleaguered cause may be getting a face-lift. Writing in The Atlantic, Julie Rovner profiles pro-choice activists who're working to overcome the “stigma” surrounding abortion in the hopes that it will regain its socially accepted status in America, and that liberal lawmakers can…

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January 21, 2015

The Marriage Debate Goes to the Supreme Court in 2015

The Marriage Debate Goes to the Supreme Court in 2015

News broke Friday evening that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of same-sex “marriage” in its upcoming session, combining several cases from lower courts around the nation and prompting plaintiffs with a consolidated focus on the Fourteenth Amendment. This means that by this summer, the legal battle over so-called “gay marriage” in America could effectively be over.

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January 21, 2015

Pope Francis Says Freedom of Speech Is Limited By Respect

Pope Francis Says Freedom of Speech Is Limited By Respect

After issuing a joint statement with two prominent French imams condemning this month's terrorist attacks in Paris, Pope Francis added that simply because offensive speech is protected doesn't mean it's wise, or even right.

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January 21, 2015

How We Talk About Assisted Suicide Matters

How We Talk About Assisted Suicide Matters

When beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life last year, he ignited a national debate on suicide and whether it's ever acceptable. As several Christian commentators observed, a lot of troubling trends emerged from the media coverage following Williams' death. As chilling as this near celebration of suicide was, it hardly compares with the ominous silence of…

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January 14, 2015

After a Year Without God, Pastor Says Atheism Is Simpler

After a Year Without God, Pastor Says Atheism Is Simpler

Last year, Former Pastor Ryan Bell announced he planned to give up all signs of his belief in God for a year, living as if he were an atheist to better understand what makes atheists tick. Last week, he made his “big reveal,” announcing whether he intends to return to faith or remain an atheist. The verdict? Bell says he's…

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January 14, 2015

Europe’s Abandoned Churches a Warning for America

Europe’s Abandoned Churches a Warning for America

With global attention focused on the aftermath of an attack inspired by radical Islam, the contrast of another religion's decay in Europe is striking. That religion, of course, is Christianity. Will America follow in Europe's footsteps?

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January 08, 2015

Debunking Newsweek’s Myths About the Bible

Debunking Newsweek’s Myths About the Bible

After a management transition, Newsweek magazine is back, and its January cover story, predictably timed around Christmas, should be causing more eyes to roll than heads to turn. The article, written by Pulitzer-prize nominee and longtime reporter for The New York Times and Vanity Fair, Kurt Eichenwald, purports to debunk evangelical Christianity and its high view of Scripture. Is the…

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January 08, 2015

Check the Doom and Gloom- The World is Safer, Healthier, and More Peaceful than Ever

Check the Doom and Gloom- The World is Safer, Healthier, and More Peaceful than Ever

If we had nothing but the last 12 months of headlines by which to judge 2014, many Americans, or perhaps even most, might conclude that it was an exceptionally rough year. But not so fast. By several measures, it was one of the brightest years in human history. Let us not despair.

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January 08, 2015

The Perfect Storm of Broken Families

The Perfect Storm of Broken Families

When a couple has children together and later splits up, whether or not they were married, the kids almost always end up living with their mother. In decades past, most such family breakups happened because of divorce. How do we encourage men to rise up and be godly fathers? How can we serve the fatherless around us?

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December 30, 2014

You can help others learn to run the race well

You can help others learn to run the race well

What difference can Summit Ministries make in the life of a young person? Watch Summit Alum Trent share his story of how God used two weeks at a Summer Student Conference to grow his faith and show him what it looks like to be a godly man. Donate to Summit to continue impacting thousands of young lives like Trent's.

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December 28, 2014

A Look at 2014 with Summit Ministries

A Look at 2014 with Summit Ministries

Watch Summit Ministries' Year-End Video and see the amazing impact that you, our partner in ministry, have been a part of! We are so grateful to our Father in heaven for giving us the opportunity to serve and train more than 50,000 young people this year through Summit's curriculum, programs, and conferences. When you donate before January 1, your gift…

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December 23, 2014

The Alumni Fund | 1 Peppermint Mocha + 1 Movie Ticket = A Summit Story

The Alumni Fund | 1 Peppermint Mocha + 1 Movie Ticket = A Summit Story

The math is simple this year when you give to Summit's Alumni Fund: If 1,000 Summit Alumni donate just $10, 25 students waiting for financial aid can attend a 2015 Summit Student Conference. That's equivalent to 1 weekend movie ticket, 2 Chick-Fil-A meals, or 3 Peppermint Mochas. Take a look at the Alumni Network infographic to see what it looks…

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