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June 24, 2015

Screening Out Blessings: From Down Syndrome to Death Sentence

Screening Out Blessings: From Down Syndrome to Death Sentence

The Christian worldview proposes that human worth is equal and inherent, by virtue of the image of God imprinted on each of us. It's a view that sets Christianity at odds with most other belief systems, which measure individuals value based on social standing, wealth, intelligence, or beauty. But the clash between these two views shows up most clearly in…

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June 24, 2015

Victims in Charleston Respond With Faith and Forgiveness

Victims in Charleston Respond With Faith and Forgiveness

Last Wednesday, the unthinkable happened in Charleston, South Carolina. 21-year-old Dylann Roof stepped into Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, drew his 45-caliber handgun and began firing. Minutes later, nine of the church's members lay dead. Let's pray for all involved. For comfort and justice to the victims' families and fellow church members, for the reeling city of Charleston, for…

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June 24, 2015

Population: The Bomb That Never Went Off

Population: The Bomb That Never Went Off

The doomsday predictions of overpopulation failed to come true. What went right? And what can we learn from the mass hysteria that gripped our grandparents and spawned some of the worst injustices this side of World War II? As Christians we should take Jesus' admonition seriously, concerning ourselves with populating Heaven more than depopulating earth.

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June 17, 2015

‘Trust and Obey’: Saying Goodbye to Elisabeth Elliot

‘Trust and Obey’: Saying Goodbye to Elisabeth Elliot

On June 15, Elisabeth Elliot, widow of the late evangelist Jim Elliot, passed into glory after a 10-year battle with dementia. Her consistent witness to a watching world was one of perseverance in preaching the Gospel, fortitude through trials, and unshakeable love for Jesus.

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June 17, 2015

What Happens After Obergefell?: Remaining Faithful if SCOTUS Redefines Marriage

What Happens After Obergefell?: Remaining Faithful if SCOTUS Redefines Marriage

In the years to come, anyone who refuses to get on board the idea of gay “marriage” will understand what it means to be reviled. They may even lose their reputation, livelihood, or ministry. No one can take from us is our obedience to Christ — a man whom the world hated more than any other.

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June 17, 2015

Abortion Is in Decline, but So Is the Family

Abortion Is in Decline, but So Is the Family

40 years after the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has sprang up to defend the unborn. But the new "normal" for families has come in the form of single motherhood, being seen as more acceptable than abortion, shotgun weddings, or even adoption.

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June 11, 2015

You’re Joking: Comedians Are America’s ‘New Public Intellectuals’

You’re Joking: Comedians Are America’s ‘New Public Intellectuals’

Comedy is a time-honored tradition in American public life. But seeing TV comedians as serious thinkers should raise eyebrows. With a tendency to oversimplify for laughs, entertainers' seats are looking less and less like those of newscasters and more like those of scoffers.

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June 11, 2015

Becoming People of Virtue by John Stonestreet

Becoming People of Virtue by John Stonestreet

This month, we are featuring a talk by Breakpoint co-host and Summit speaker John Stonestreet, given at a Summit Student Conference in 2014. John discusses why our culture so desperately needs people of virtue and how we can become this sort of person to make a difference.

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June 10, 2015

Facing the Music: Is the Contemporary Christian Genre Dying?

Facing the Music: Is the Contemporary Christian Genre Dying?

It's been decades since Contemporary Christian Music was born, and in that time, it's had quite a career. But if Contemporary Christian Music is to survive, its makers will have to focus far less on being contemporary or even explicitly Christian, and more on doing all they do for the glory of God.

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June 10, 2015

What’s Wrong With Ape Rights: The Unbridgeable Gap Between Us

What’s Wrong With Ape Rights: The Unbridgeable Gap Between Us

Just how close is our relationship to apes? And what, if anything, should do we about it? Equating apes with humans, and bestowing rights and personhood on them isn’t just bad law and bad science. It's an abuse of the image of God, a form of worship directed at the creation rather than the Creator.

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June 09, 2015

Doc’s Clippings

Doc’s Clippings

As you know, our President Emeritus Dr. David Noebel helps us with research by sending 20-30 pages of clippings of each month’s news. Here is a compilation of some impactful articles passed on from Dr. Nobel for June 2015.

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June 09, 2015

5 Starting Points to Making Space for Discipleship in Your life, Now

5 Starting Points to Making Space for Discipleship in Your life, Now

This month's entry features an article by Summit's own David Knopp looking at what the starting points to making space for discipleship in your life. Discipleship isn’t a checklist and it isn’t about adding something to your plate which makes you even busier. It’s about relationship. It’s about walking together, loving and serving each other well, and leading others to…

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June 07, 2015

Podcast episode 018: ‘How Atheists are Stealing from God’ with Frank Turek and Aaron Atwood

Podcast episode 018: ‘How Atheists are Stealing from God’ with Frank Turek and Aaron Atwood

We sat down with Frank Turek on this week's Christian Worldview Thinking podcast to chat about his new book 'Stealing from God.' Dr. Turek explains how atheists build their arguments against God. He shares tactics to practically demonstrate in conversation that Christianity is true. Listen now.

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June 04, 2015

Liars in Leadership: Do Americans Value Honesty?

Liars in Leadership: Do Americans Value Honesty?

How important is truthfulness in leaders? Does it matter whether citizens, subjects, or voters trust those in authority, or is personal integrity irrelevant to political office? As the presidential election approaches, pastors should urge their congregations to consider the trustworthiness of their preferred candidate — no matter what their party. All Christians should reflect — and encourage our neighbors to…

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June 04, 2015

ISIS Knows the Value of the Next Generation

ISIS Knows the Value of the Next Generation

How serious is the Christian realm about passing on the faith to their sons and daughters? Probably not as serious as the Islamic State, which has made headlines lately for its savage indoctrination campaign in Iraq. Christians have no excuse to let the next generation slip through the cracks. The endless bad news from the Middle East should just spur…

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