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October 31, 2007

What Summit Semester means to me

A piece of advice: when sitting at the dinner table at Summit, DO NOT mention the fact that there are only five weeks left in our semester. The comment will be met with disapproving frowns and will be, for the most part, ultimately ignored. The halfway mark of our time here has come and gone and I think I speak…

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October 29, 2007

Dr. Bauman

When I first arrived in Pagosa Springs, I did not really have an idea of what I was getting myself into; I had never been to Snow Wolf Lodge, I did not know any other students very well, and I had no idea how these three months would be structured. However, the thing I knew the least about was the…

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October 27, 2007

What we will take home

This week Dr. Don Williams visited as a guest speaker. He taught us the importance of literature for Christians, why we should care about it, how we should approach it, the different worldviews in literature, and different role models in literature. One of my favorite sessions with Dr. Williams was when he talked to us about going home. Summit Semester…

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October 25, 2007

Ars Poetica and Ephesians

"I don't like this poem, but in a few weeks Dr. Williams will come and interpret it for you. He likes 'Ars Poetica,' so that shows you how smart people can be wrong." –Dr. Bauman "Now that Dr. Bauman is on vacation, we shall work on undoing his heresies." –Dr Williams Dr. Williams came and took over our daily class…

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October 21, 2007

Farvest Hall, a S2 tradition

Last Saturday, we celebrated the beauty of the changing of the seasons with a fall harvest celebration, known at Summit Semester as the Farvest Hall. To start the day, the girls gave all of the guys a special surprise. They treated all of us to a breakfast in our honor that they personally cooked and served accompanied by specially planned…

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October 16, 2007

A contradiction in evolutionary reasoning

Today, the most prominent theory on how the world began taught in the classroom is evolution. Although the theory lacks a substantial amount of evidence to defend it and ignores an incredible amount of evidence against it, it remains the explanation that grade school children receive when posing the question "How did we get here?" Even in light of all…

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October 15, 2007

A weekend hike

I am torn over whether to say that I am sad or joyful to have made it through yet another amazing weekend of Summit Semester. We had a blast this past week and the weekend held only more unforgettable experiences. Saturday morning we left the lodge for almost a full day of hiking, and the weather could not have been…

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October 13, 2007

The joys of community

Every aspect of life here encourages community. Over the past month I have witnessed first hand the beauty and importance of a strong community and what that really looks like. Once the "honeymoon phase" passed, which took only about a week, we established a sense of camaraderie and genuine love for everyone as we settled into a routine. Mealtime offers…

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October 09, 2007

New and unexpected experiences

Church History, English Literature, and Politics comprise only a small portion of what I have been learning here at Summit Semester. Since being here my aspirations and goals of all I learn and want to learn have expanded! Coming to Summit Semester I hoped to learn how to be better prepared with an answer for my faith, and I believe…

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October 05, 2007

Autumn colors to Ouray

Yesterday, Wednesday, October 3, all of us departed drastically from the usual schedule, a road trip to the acclaimed village of Ouray ("Little Switzerland"), which we had been gleefully anticipating. Some of us, meaning the guys, were kept in the dark as long as possible about the planned trip and did not find out about it until the day before,…

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October 02, 2007

Time has passed quickly

Good grief, has a quarter of the semester gone by already? I find it hard to believe that three weeks of the semester have passed. From the Pharisees to Montanus in Christian History, C.S. Lewis' Experiment in Criticism to Canterbury Tales in Christian Literature, and all the way from Christian Libertarianism to Augustine's Just War Theory, we have covered quite…

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