Resources from Summit

Evidence for the Supernatural

The Resurrection of the Son of God Let’s turn our attention to the one miracle central to the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The Apostle Paul, Christianity’s earliest and most successful evangelist, treated the resurrection as the basis of Christianity’s validity: Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then… Read More →Evidence for the Supernatural

Video: What makes eyewitness testimony important?

Importance of Eyewitness Testimony

What makes eyewitness testimony important? “You and I, if we are Christians, actually happen to be in the one theistic worldview that could be tested on the strength of its eyewitness testimony.” — J. Warner Wallace, Speaker and Author of Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses how Christianity is unique among religions in its emphasis on the eyewitness testimony of real historical events. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: What makes eyewitness testimony important?

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?

Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Gospel Contradictions & Jumping to Conclusions

This article by Sean McDowell makes an interesting point about passages in the gospels that seem to contradict. Sean proposes that many things that seem like contradictions at first glance are meant to challenge us to reflect more deeply on the text. After this reflection, if Sean’s thoughts on John are correct, these passages actually show a deeper purpose of the author that is not contradictory at all. Sean’s guidance, to reflect more deeply on passages… Read More →Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Video: How should Christians handle apparent biblical contradictions?

Handling Apparent Biblical Contradictions

How should Christians handle apparent biblical contradictions? “We’ve got to make sure that we understand not only the context in which the author is intending it, not just understanding the historical ramification… but [are] there other passages of Scripture that maybe speak to this very topic at hand?” — Jason Jimenez, Founder and President, Stand Strong Ministries In this video, Jason Jimenez offers helpful strategies for Christians to consider when interpreting difficult biblical passages. This… Read More →Video: How should Christians handle apparent biblical contradictions?

Sean McDowell on the Old Testament & Dennis Prager

Old Testament Reliability

Summit speaker Sean McDowell offers a few thoughts on the Old Testament after reading Dennis Prager’s The Rational Bible. Prager and McDowell seem to agree that there are a many characteristics of the Torah that show its originality, reliability, and divine origin. These characteristics include new theological ideas such as a universal God (as opposed to the local deities of individual people groups), a God who is moral and beyond nature, and universal human value. Additionally, there are a… Read More →Sean McDowell on the Old Testament & Dennis Prager

Video: Can we rely on the disciples’ words in the Gospels?

Diciples eyewitness testimony

Can we rely on the disciples’ words in the Gospels? “If you’re looking for an account that’s written by a non-Christian, well you’ve got it; it’s called the gospel of Matthew. Don’t blame him for becoming a Christian after seeing [Jesus’ works].” — Jim Wallace, Speaker and Author of Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith Many people suggest that we cannot trust the testimony of the disciples recorded in the gospels because they were… Read More →Video: Can we rely on the disciples’ words in the Gospels?

Fact Sheet – Essential Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

Enjoy this fact sheet compiled by Summit Ministries, based on the Minimal Facts Approach developed by Gary Habermas of Liberty University. Habermas is recognized as one of the leading experts on the historical record about Jesus and has cataloged the positions of over 3400 publications by New Testament historical scholars and skeptics. You can find detailed notes and bibliographic references on his website. The minimal facts approach concentrates on facts agreed upon by more than… Read More →Fact Sheet – Essential Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus