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October 29, 2008

To Justify the Ways of Milton to Us

To Justify the Ways of Milton to Us

Halfway through the last week of October, the aspen leaves are all gone, leaving brilliant views of the mountains beyond Snow Wolf Lodge. Inside the classroom all has returned to normal with Dr. Bauman in front leading us along the confusing paths of politics, church history, and literature. In church history we have reached the Middle Ages, and after having…

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October 27, 2008

Colorful Characters and Cakewalks

Colorful Characters and Cakewalks

As the warm summer air turns to a crisp fall breeze, one thing and one thing alone has stayed at the forefront of our thoughts and conversations here at Summit Semester. No, I'm not talking about the Psychedelic Platypi's hope for a forthcoming victory in the community volleyball tournament (though I do believe this is a significant event), or even…

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October 24, 2008

Elvish Utterances

Elvish Utterances

Last week marked the halfway point to the semester's end. So much has happened since the time we first arrived on the 5th of September. Back then we were forcing conversations and asking odd questions in order to get to know each other better. Yet, if anyone were to see us now, they would never guess we've only known each…

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October 22, 2008

No Commandment Left Behind

No Commandment Left Behind

"And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength." Mark 12:30 This verse was Jesus' reply to questioning skeptics, who attempted to cause Jesus to contradict Himself in His teachings and beliefs. Sounds familiar. However, unlike answers we may commonly give in class to similarly constructed questions,…

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October 19, 2008

A Pregnant China Man, Irish Singing, and Other Festivities

A Pregnant China Man, Irish Singing, and Other Festivities

It is so crazy that we are already halfway through the semester. Sometimes it seems that Dr. Bauman has always been inside my mind and that it isn't at all unusual to read six books in six weeks and be working on four more. Other times I can't possibly figure out where the time has gone. I'm reminded how quickly…

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October 15, 2008

Always Learning

Always Learning

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His loving kindness is everlasting." Psalm 118:1 This verse has often come to mind throughout this semester as I experience aspects of life here. Class with Dr. Bauman is always inspiring and there is never a day when he dismisses class that I don't find myself in deep thought over…

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October 14, 2008

Back to Routine…At Least for Now

Back to Routine…At Least for Now

It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway done with the semester. So far it has been a great experience and I am glad that I've had this opportunity. Last week we had guest speaker, J.P. Moreland, come and talk to us about philosophy. He challenged us to try and find our true selves that have been hidden…

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October 09, 2008

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

The trees here at Snow Wolf Lodge have begun to change color and the weather is starting to get colder. We are all looking forward to the first snow and ice so that we can enjoy some fun in it - especially all of us southern kids that don't see much snow. This last weekend we took a trip to…

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October 06, 2008

English Literature, Political Science, and Art

English Literature, Political Science, and Art

There is so much to think about and so many people to talk to here it is really a lot of fun. In English Literature class in the morning we just started talking about William Shakespeare and we are going to read Romeo and Juliet. This is after discussing Machiavellian principles of politics in the Politics class. We are going…

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October 01, 2008

No More Lazy Days

No More Lazy Days

It is amazing to think that this Friday will mark the end of the first four weeks of our semester. I can not believe that we have been here at Snow Wolf Lodge for that long. It seems like it wasn't long ago that we were just trying to get settled in and get to know everyone. On the other…

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