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Is College Still for Knowledge?

Is College Still for Knowledge?

Today’s episode of BreakPoint by John Stonestreet challenges listeners to think seriously about the status of higher education in light of the recent college admissions scandal. Stonestreet argues that higher education is misunderstood on a much deeper level than this particular incident indicates. He discusses how the purpose of college in recent years has been to help students get jobs and make money, without a care for becoming better people. This is not how college… Read More →Is College Still for Knowledge?

Are You Good Enough for the Good Place?

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the TV Show The Good Place] Winner of the 2018 TCA Outstanding Achievement in Comedy award, NBC’s The Good Place stars Kristen Bell (of Frozen fame) as Eleanor Shellstrop, a heartless person who couldn’t care less about anyone besides herself. Eleanor earns a living as top-salesperson for a fraudulent pharmaceutical company where she daily takes advantage of elderly people by selling them fake medicine, and even… Read More →Are You Good Enough for the Good Place?

Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case? “Evil only exists if good exists, and good only exists if God exists, so if you’re an atheist and you’re going to say that evil disproves God, you actually have to steal from God in order to make that argument.” — Dr. Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Dr. Frank Turek shows how one must steal a standard of morality from God to object to His existence… Read More →Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?

Amazon Sells Everything... Or Do They?

Yesterday’s article by Michael Brown at The Stream brings to attention an interesting development about Amazon. Amazon has banned the sale of the book Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam. Brown quotes Robert Spencer, who has authored his own scholarly works critiquing the Koran, who says that the banned book “endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings—and that’s all. [The authors] call for no violence. Their… Read More →Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?

Lex Luthor’s Problem of Evil

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is the second installment in the DC Extended Universe film franchise. Though it performed fairly well at the box-office, the film has been critically panned. What with a brooding Superman and a Lex Luthor who appears too much like a Joker character, the film hasn’t exactly been received with excitement by all superhero fans either. Nonetheless, the film manages to be entertaining and raises some good questions about God.… Read More →Lex Luthor’s Problem of Evil

Video: How should we begin studying worldview?

How should we begin studying worldview?

How should we begin studying worldview? “The key is just to start… Don’t let all of the resources overwhelm you; just start by starting, and you will find your way therein.” — Michael Sherrard, Author, Pastor, and Speaker, Relational Apologetics Michael Sherrard offers practical advice for reading about important worldview topics amidst a wealth of quality books and resources. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions… Read More →Video: How should we begin studying worldview?

Video: How historically reliable is the Quran?

How historically reliable is the Quran?

How historically reliable is the Quran? “From that perspective, yeah the Bible is far more trustworthy and reliable than the Quran.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason In this interview, Alan Shlemon explains that the Quran is historically unreliable, especially in comparison to the Bible, by the standards of manuscript evidence and source criticism. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that… Read More →Video: How historically reliable is the Quran?

Persons and Human Beings

https://youtu.be/lTIpSmzlMwo On February 21, 2019, Dr. Mike Adams debated Dr. Willie Parker discussing “Is abortion a moral right or wrong?”. You can watch a recording of that debate above. What follows is from Summit faculty member and President of Life Training Institute, Scott Klusendorf, weighing in on some of the online discussion after the debate. Distinction Between Persons and Human Beings Many of you have written about abortionist Willie Parker’s distinction between “human beings” and… Read More →Persons and Human Beings

The Invisible Walls of Injustice

Marvel’s cinematic universe has been smashing the box-office since its inception. Almost eleven years later, their films are still going strong. Black Panther, nominated for seven academy awards and winner of three, has been one of their most successful entries so far, bringing in over $700,000,000 domestically for a total gross of over $1,346,000,000 worldwide. This makes it the ninth highest grossing movie of all time. “You were all wrong!”[Spoiler Alert] The story centers around… Read More →The Invisible Walls of Injustice

Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

Today’s episode of BreakPoint by John Stonestreet covers an interesting story about Hall of Fame tennis player Martina Navratilova. Stonestreet explains how Navratilova, one of the first famous athletes to come out as gay, was removed from the Athlete Ally advisory board. She said that male athletes being allowed to compete against female athletes because of their trangender identification is “insane,” and after she took more time to consider her view, her views only got… Read More →Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

The Abortion Debate: Advancing Important Conversation

The Abortion Debate:Advancing Important Conversation

This article by Josh Shepherd at The Stream highlights an interview with Summit President Dr. Jeff Myers, where he discusses the abortion debate that took place this past Thursday between Dr. Mike Adams and Dr. Willie Parker. Dr. Myers discusses how the event came together, his thoughts on the dialogue, and the effectiveness of debates in bringing people of different viewpoints together to discuss important questions. The final point from Dr. Myers should encourage us to… Read More →The Abortion Debate: Advancing Important Conversation

The Rubble or Our Sins?

From his early days of hiding his music and being afraid to perform in front of an audience, Dan Smith and his band, Bastille, have left their mark on the music world. Their most famous song, “Pompeii,” peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. It’s hard to believe that it is already five years old. The song and its accompanying music video offer us a chance to take a hard look… Read More →The Rubble or Our Sins?