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October 17, 2014

One-Way Diversity

One-Way Diversity

New cases of “gay rights” activists forcing Christians to celebrate and accept the homosexual lifestyle add to a growing list of examples proving that the LGBT movement isn’t content to “live and let live.” WORLD News reports that the California State University system has officially “de-recognized” all student groups refusing to comply with the so-called “all-comers policy,” which makes those…

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October 17, 2014

High-Tech Atrophy

High-Tech Atrophy

Writing in The Atlantic, Nick Romeo asks, “Is Google making students stupid?” Using modern devices and software as replacements for the most valuable and timeless skills in life is ultimately a form of sloth, one of the traditional “deadly sins.” Most people today call it laziness, and Scripture takes a clear stance on it.

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October 17, 2014

Not Healthy, Not Normal

Not Healthy, Not Normal

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has harsh words after a hacker stole and distributed nude photos of her. But she also expressed acceptance toward online pornography. High-profile efforts to nudge pornography into mainstream culture show just how many Americans have accepted it as normal and healthy. But research doesn’t agree. Instead, it exposes pornography as a social cancer, eating away at relationships,…

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October 10, 2014

10 Steps to Study the Bible

10 Steps to Study the Bible

The Bible calls for careful examination because it is revelation from God. “Revelation” means to make known something that was previously unknown. The Hebrew word (galah) and the Greek word (apokalupto) “express the idea of uncovering what was concealed.” Yet, how can we best study and understand God's relegation in Scripture? Take these 10 steps to reading and understanding the…

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October 10, 2014

Getting to Know the World’s Most Important Book

Getting to Know the World’s Most Important Book

Do you know why it's so important to take the Bible seriously and devote time in study? Read what some of America's founders said about the Bible and Christianity and four reasons why Christians need to understand the importance of God's Word and why we need to study it.

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October 10, 2014

Pedophilia: Crime, Disorder, or Orientation?

Pedophilia: Crime, Disorder, or Orientation?

A spate of articles proposing we rethink our view on pedophilia offers insight into how our culture has become accustomed to dealing with sexual deviance. This issue presents unique challenges to Christians because it forces us to hold several scriptural imperatives in harmony. We must recognize in our culture the degradation Paul described in Romans 1.

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October 10, 2014

Crime or Compassion?

Crime or Compassion?

In recent years, “the right to die” has become the rallying cry for a movement convinced that human decency sometimes demands we help those in unbearable suffering to end their lives. Of course, suicide — even with assistance — is nothing new. But the idea that physicians, those under an ancient oath to “first do no harm,” should oversee and…

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October 08, 2014

We Can’t Just Watch

We Can’t Just Watch

Since its offensive began earlier this year, the radical militant group called the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has killed nearly six thousand Iraqi civilians. Though videos of ISIS members beheading journalists have captured most Americans’ attention, the real devastation in the fledgling democracy has gone unheeded for the better part of a year. Now Islamic militants are…

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October 02, 2014

Peter Enns’ ‘Messy,’ ‘Weird’ Bible

Peter Enns’ ‘Messy,’ ‘Weird’ Bible

Christians — particularly of the theologically conservative variety — have been reading the Bible wrong for generations. At least that’s what disaffected evangelical and one-time professor at Westminster Theological Seminary Peter Enns thinks, and he’s written a book to flesh out his argument, and it is making quite a splash in both the evangelical and secular progressive worlds. Read how…

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October 02, 2014

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

New research shows that girls now outperform boys in every subject — even math and science — and it’s raising questions in the education world. For Christian parents and teachers, this story should come as no surprise. It reminds us that God created humans “male and female” (Genesis 1:27), both bearing the image of God but equipped with different strengths…

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October 02, 2014

The New Face of Old Age

The New Face of Old Age

What will old age look like in the foreseeable future? What should it look like, and how will our decisions and advances today change the way we grow old and die tomorrow? Two long-form articles in The Atlantic offer fascinating answers to these questions and raise still more questions that Christians — particularly pastors — must prepare to address.

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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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