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Rooting For the Bad Guys

Bonnie and Clyde are back on screen in the Netflix original, The Highwaymen. After the now-famous pictures of the duo were found at an abandoned hideout and subsequently published, Bonnie and Clyde quickly fired the imaginations of a worn down public during the Great Depression. Many saw the pair as striking back against an unjust system. They became folk heroes and some compared them to Robin Hood. John Lee Hancock, director of The Highwaymen, thinks… Read More →Rooting For the Bad Guys

The Decline of Darwinism

The Decline of Darwinism

This recent article at Evolution News highlights some interesting developments in scientific fields about evolution. First, it discusses the recent skepticism of Darwinism by famed Yale computer scientist Dale Gelernter. Gelernter says that Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt was pivotal in his rejection of neo-Darwinian Evolution, and that “Few open-minded people will finish it with their faith in Darwin intact.” The article discusses further numerous figures and scientists who have expressed skepticism towards Darwinism, including a list… Read More →The Decline of Darwinism

Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Is the Universe Designed for Life?

Is the universe designed for life? “The fact that the universe is fine-tuned in such a way that carbon-based life emerges is for the most part noncontroversial.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective and Author, Cold Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses the nature of the finely-tuned world we live in and the potential explanations for it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Is the universe designed for life?

Avengers: Endgame – Fighting for Family

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains major plot points for the film Avengers: Endgame] Avengers: Endgame is an amazing success, making 1.2 billion dollars in its opening weekend,¹ concluding the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ten-year, twenty-two-movie long “Infinity Saga.” And while all of its characters and stories are extraordinary, the main themes of each movie are perfectly ordinary, such as love, loss, and family. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers are more than just superhero teams,… Read More →Avengers: Endgame – Fighting for Family

Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

This recent video by Dr. Sean McDowell draws our attention to one of the most famous, and infamous, Bible stories. Could Jonah have actually been swallowed by a big fish? Sean makes a few interesting points that make the details of the story more plausible, but in the second half of the video Sean truly gets to the heart of the matter. He points out that if God has truly done so many of the… Read More →Is the Jonah Story Plausible?

Video: How can we understand the laws of the Old Testament?

How can we understand the laws of the Old Testament?

How can we understand the laws of the Old Testament? “God had an intention to make Israel different than the nations.” — Kevin Bywater, Director, Oxford Study Centre Kevin Bywater discusses how we can understand the place of the Old Testament laws in their proper historical and cultural context. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties you’re facing, and… Read More →Video: How can we understand the laws of the Old Testament?

I Guess I Just Feel Like . . .

John Mayer is a popular voice on the modern music scene. The mellow tone of his music perhaps reflects a mellow view of life. But there is light shining through as well, and his music often expresses deep longing that goes beyond despair, with songs like “In the Blood,” and more recently “I Guess I Just Feel Like.” Who can I trust? Who cares enough about me to tell me the truth? Who loves me… Read More →I Guess I Just Feel Like . . .

Where do we Turn in Times of Crisis?

Where do we Turn in Times of Crisis?

Today’s article by Al Perrotta at The Stream brings to attention a glimmer of hope in the midst of the crisis in Venezuela. Al discusses how socialism has driven the country into poverty and violence, but many have turned to the Lord for the “tools to live in crisis.” Churches are being flooded with new waves of worshippers seeking to find hope in their time of need. It is interesting that the citizens living under… Read More →Where do we Turn in Times of Crisis?

Video: Is ‘dying with dignity’ a human right?

Dying with Dignity

Is ‘dying with dignity’ a human right? “There is nothing dignified about death.” — Megan Almon, Speaker, Life Training Institute Megan Almon discusses the pitfalls behind the concept of dying with dignity. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties you’re facing, and they’re all from Summit’s world-class faculty members. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to never miss a new upload. Next… Read More →Video: Is ‘dying with dignity’ a human right?

A Modern Epidemic

There’s a growing epidemic in America. It affects nearly half of Americans, both young and old alike. It is more dangerous than obesity and has the same mortality rate as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.1 What is this epidemic? It may surprise you: Loneliness. People are now lonelier than ever, and it is taking its toll on society, both emotionally and physically. But how is this possible? We should be more connected than ever, thanks… Read More →A Modern Epidemic

Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Earlier this week Detective J. Warner Wallace posted an important video on the resurrection of Jesus. Wallace says that after looking at the various theories that attempt to explain the facts surrounding Jesus’ death, only the resurrection hypothesis can account for all of the evidence. It was only Wallace’s presupposition against miracles that kept him from accepting the Christian explanation of the facts. Wallace challenges us to look at the facts and the theories to… Read More →Can We Trust the Resurrection?

Video: Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

Why would a good God allow a place like Hell? “When people say ‘Why does God send people to Hell?’ I say, because God won’t force people into Heaven against their will.” — Dr. Frank Turek, President, Author, and Speaker, CrossExamined Dr. Frank Turek clarifies misconceptions about Hell to explain why God allows people to go there. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking,… Read More →Video: Why would a good God allow a place like Hell?

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