I have just spent the last 13 days sitting under the teaching of some incredible professors, theologians, and ministers. I have spent over 70 hours in the classroom learning about everything from technology to creation, from theology to economics, from habits to destiny. I have learned from living men like John Stonestreet that story and identity are
Picture with me the excruciating car ride to Summit. Driving all the way from… Colorado Springs? Okay, I guess it wasn’t that bad, but several things were running through my mind at that point. This being my second year, I kind of knew what I was getting into… kind of. The questions running through my mind were very possibly not the same questions everyone else was experiencing.
I was stressed. I had been sick for a few days, and I felt miserable. I felt more irritable and was fighting tooth and nail not to let my words fly of the hilt. It was the thought that I was leaving soon and the fear that the friendships I had developed here at Summit would just fade away on the winds of time. This morning I felt inadequate, lost under the weight of being behind in school, dealing with
“Why does lightening come before the thunder, Daddy? Why do people get sick? And, Daddy, why is the sky blue?” Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had an insatiable appetite for asking the question, “Why?” Throughout the years, my “Why questions” have become harder to answer. “Why do we say all other religions are wrong, Dad?” “Why do you believe what you do about homosexuality?” “And, Dad, why is abortion such a hot topic?” One “why question” I did know the answer to was
Some people are hurt, some people are still looking for who God is. We are all looking for a religion or trying to get away from it. Summit has changed my life and I’ll tell you why. I came to Summit in 2010 when I was 15 years old. I’ve grown up in a Christian household and have always been taught that Christianity is the true religion. I’ve loved God and truly started to know Him at 13 years old. At first I just thought