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.
J. Warner Wallace shares the story behind his new book, God’s Crime Scene, and unpacks some of the arguments from the book.
Dr. Mike Adams offers his top Christian and apologetics book recommendations and shares why each book is a must-read.
Warren Smith sits down with Aaron Atwood to talk about Restoring All Things, a new book co-authored by Warren and John Stonestreet. Restoring All Things is a chronicle of how God is working to redeem, renew, and restore the world through the faithful acts of everyday people. In this interview, Warren discusses the ideas behind Restoring All Things, explains the importance of storytelling, and shares his favorite story from the book.
Apologist Dr. Frank Turek talks about Stealing from God, his new book. He overviews the book, explaining how atheists base their arguments against God in realities best explained by theism, such as morality, causality, and reason. Dr. Turek also explains how to practically and effectively apply the arguments from the book in conversation.
Worldviews that deny suffering find the fact that sacrifice had brought meaning out of misery incomprehensible. It takes a baby in a manger to make sense of it all, a baby who moved from the chill of a stable to the shadow of the cross to the light of glory. Whether in a remote outpost or a forgotten prisoner of war camp, Christ does not merely stand against culture; he transforms it.
Although a god allegedly told Joseph Smith in his first vision that he should join none of the Christian denominations, Stephen Robinson now wants “to show that the arguments used to exclude Latter-day Saints from the ‘Christian’ world are flawed” (p. vii). Among a host of recent efforts by Mormons to gain acceptance for their church as Christian, Robinson’s book is surely the most important and sophisticated.