This week’s episode of The Point by John Stonestreet highlights a religious liberty case in Colorado. Alliance Defending Freedom sued the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs on behalf of Ratio Christi, thus securing their religious liberty on campus. In his book A Free People’s Suicide, Os Guinness talks about the golden triangle of freedom that the founders of America saw as crucial: freedom, which requires virtue; virtue, which requires faith; and faith, which requires freedom.… Read More →ADF Wins Religious Liberty Case with Ratio Christi
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
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?
This recent article on The Stream by Eric Metaxas hits home some interesting points about manhood. Metaxas thinks through a time a few months ago when Kanye West spoke from the Oval Office about his own family experiences that have lacked “male energy.” Metaxas discusses how the concepts of male and female have been deconstructed so much by culture, conjoined with the many fatherless households across the country, has left countless individuals longing for a… Read More →Who Are Our Heroes?
Why do we need to know what we believe? “Studies show that one of the reasons kids disengage the church… is they are not ready with an answer.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor, Biola University In this video, Sean McDowell discusses the importance of knowing what we believe, why we believe it, and what we should do about it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?
How Jesus Meets Our Hearts’ Deepest Longing Above all else, the human heart cries out to know, Am I loved? We’re hardwired for intimacy. Our experience with love forms our desires, our characters, and our core identities. Our love shapes our lives. We are designed to give and receive love, yet many of us feel deprived of it. Famished, our hunger for affection tempts us to settle for less than the best or put up… Read More →Love Never Fails
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
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
Recently Dr. Jeff Myers wrote an article for ChurchLeaders.com, one of the world’s largest online resource libraries for church leaders, volunteers, and staff members. In the article, Dr. Myers outlines the recent Barna-Summit research project that identifies how five opposing worldviews are influencing the church. Every day Christians are engaging in a battle of ideas. These ideas attack us like viruses that can sicken our hearts and minds. Read the full article to see how… Read More →5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church
I love reading to my kids, in part because I only read books that I enjoy too. Reading together has made us better, and sharing stories has grown our family’s intimacy. I’d like to share some books that I’ve enjoyed reading and my kids have enjoyed hearing.
Summit’s founder, Dr. David Noebel, would often say that “leaders are readers.” His call to read is something we take seriously around Summit. In the Spring Journal issue, we highlighted an interview with Dr. Mike Adams recorded for the Christian Worldview Thinking podcast last July. In it, Dr. Adams shares his must-read book list, and his testimony in the process.
Around Summit, we spend a lot of time reading. Here are five new books that recently crossed our desks – by authors like Eric Metaxas, J. Warner Wallace, and John Stonestreet – that we think you should know about.