How can Christians speak into the identity conversation? “It’s from the idea of the image of God that we get concepts like human dignity and human value.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview We have entered a cultural moment in which the consequences of the sexual revolution have fully inundated our thoughts, even to the point of changing the cultural perception of what it means to be human. John Stonestreet shares how… Read More →Video: Changing the Identity Conversation
Join us for a Summit vision casting and equipping experience with Summit Ministries on January 28 and 30 at Fellowship Calvary Downington and Lancaster Bible College. Summit President, Dr. Jeff Myers, will cover relevant topics to strengthen your worldview and deepen your biblical thinking. Free Vision Casting Events in Pennsylvania January 28, Calvary Fellowship Downington For address and times Register Now Lecture 1: How to stand for truth — and be nice at the same time Lecture… Read More →Summit Vision Casting Event
This has been a significant year for Summit! You helped in the expansion of God’s Kingdom in very tangible ways. Take a look below to see some of the ways that God was able to use Summit to reach Christians with exponential impact. We eagerly await what is in store for 2018!
Summit’s Be ’18 Conference is designed to encourage and equip generations of believers to live a life of faithfulness with enduring steadfastness, for the glory of God. This conference aims to equip adults from national speakers, grandparents, accountants, farmers, pastors, to a mother, father, son, or daughter to live out a biblical worldview. We want each individual to walk away with information that will inspire action, and offer practical tools to live out a seamless life of faith. The conference will take… Read More →Be’18, Bringing It Home
It’s not surprising that as we enter December, we hear more about “Christmas” than “Advent.” Christmas is the celebration, the feasting, the gratification of desire. Advent involves something with candles that the pastor may mention a few times in December, a vague idea of talking about Christmas before it’s actually here. That’s a shame, because Advent, the build-up to Christmas, is the last bastion of ritual waiting in our culture. Advent (which means “coming” in… Read More →5 Reasons to Celebrate Advent
Christmas holiday songs can be trite and even silly, but one that has stood the test of time is Frank Sinatra’s rendering of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”:
I heard the bells on Christmas day,
their old familiar carols play
and wild and sweet their words repeat,
of peace on earth, good will to men.
I thought how as the day had come
the belfries of all Christendom
had roll’d along the unbroken song,
of peace on earth, good will to men.
These verses reflect both a tender reminiscence and an awestruck realization that people all around the earth celebrate the birth of Christ. Just beneath these beautiful lyrics, however, lies a story of a very broken man struggling to hold on to his belief in God and humanity.
The following article has been adapted from chapter 8 of Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring by Jeff Myers with Paul and Paige Gutacker. Christians of all ages need mentors. You may feel called to step up and mentor someone in your church, school, small group, or workplace but do not know where to start. This article lays out the first step. Preparation. Prepare Yourself Mentoring relationships are vital to success in life, but… Read More →Getting Started as a Mentor
In a complex and competitive world, people with excellent communication skills have a tremendous advantage over those without them. Most jobs—even so-called “unskilled” positions—require public speaking, and even companies hiring for jobs which focus primarily on technical skills increasingly hire candidates who possess strong communication abilities over those who do not.
Possessing a Forensic Faith Summit faculty member and cold-case homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, recently released a new book about having a forensic faith. Wallace defines this as believing in something because of evidence rather than without or in spite of it. In a recent article, Wallace lays out three kinds of faith: unreasonable, blind, and forensic. “Jesus did not affirm the notion of ‘blind faith,’ and He didn’t ask us to believe something unsupported… Read More →Faith: Built on Evidence
This article was originally posted on June 9, 2016 as an adaptation from a Christian Worldview Thinking Podcast interview with Alan Shlemon. The full audio interview is available here. Aaron Atwood: Alan, thanks so much for your time. I want to dive in. Today I want to ask you this question: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? That’s a great question. There’s been a lot of discussion about that recently, amongst both Muslims and Christians, precipitated… Read More →From the Archives: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
Charlottesville. The events unfolded while I was tucked away in a completely silent room recording the audiobook for The Secret Battle of Ideas about God. During a break, the engineer checked his Twitter account and we soberly reviewed what was happening in Virginia. At first the pictures seemed to depict nothing more than a rowdy group of white twenty-something men, looking like spoiled fraternity boys carrying their Tiki torches to a beach party where they would… Read More →Charlottesville Changed Me
The following is an adapted excerpt from chapter 1 in Dr. Jeff Myers’ new book, The Secret Battle of Ideas about God. Get your copy in the Summit Bookstore! We’re in a Secret Battle We live in a time of war. There are no soldiers in this battle. There are no landing craft, no bombers flying in formation, no artillery emplacements. Yet attacks occur every minute of every day. The battle we’re in is a… Read More →Invisible Warfare: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Lives