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January 14, 2016

Semester Living

Semester Living

To think that an academic and faith centered retreat in the mountains with the same fifty people, for three months, removed from direct and consistent contact with culture could be as rewarding, thought-altering and growing as it has been would be considered crazy by the rest of the “normal” world. According to this observation, you might say it’s a good…

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January 07, 2016

Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

During my time here at Summit Semester I have had the opportunity to study under some of the greatest professors in the United States. The topics we have studied have ranged from Theology, philosophy, church history, politics, Hebrew, English literature, art, poetry, and a handful of other topics. Poetry was one of the topics I was least looking forward to…

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January 05, 2016

Returning

Returning

Imagine spending two days in one of God’s most mysterious creations: the Grand Canyon. Imagine spending two nights sleeping on the cold, hard ground freezing your booty off, but enjoying every second of it. Now imagine sitting in a car for 8 hours, returning to your home destination just to sit in a classroom for two more hours. Sounds awful,…

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December 17, 2015

A trip to the Grand Canyon

A trip to the Grand Canyon

The past 3 months have flown by way too fast for me. The friendships that we have built are so closely meshed that is as if I have known all the students here for much of my life. The best part about this semester has been sharing amazing trips throughout the Southwest region of the U.S. This past week we,…

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December 14, 2015

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Of all the professors, Ken Turner has probably been the most crass, blunt, and inflammatory… And as a result, he is also been the most inexpressibly helpful in the topics most Christians tiptoe around by being personable, honest and open. His demeanor gave a distinct implication that he was frank and truthful in his teaching, and that he answered every…

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