Resources from Summit

Thinking in Church Before the Academy

Church & the Academy

This article by detective J. Warner Wallace does a great job of highlighting a shortcoming in the church today. Wallace points out that there has been an increased interest in apologetics at a university level in the last few years, even while the number of students who leave the church after high school stays quite high. This is not to suggest that students are deciding to study apologetics in college and then, after their training,… Read More →Thinking in Church Before the Academy

Video: Why is the Christian worldview different when it comes to grief?

Grieving & the Christian Worldview

Why is the Christian worldview’s view of grief unique? “Christianity is the only worldview that makes sense of my pain.” — Esther Fleece, Author, No More Faking Fine In this video, Esther Fleece explains one way in which the Christian worldview is unique. She shows how the Bible actually makes sense of the suffering and grief that we experience in the hardest days of life.  This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: Why is the Christian worldview different when it comes to grief?

Why Don’t Christians do Miracles Today?

Why Don't Christians do Miracles Today?

At Stand to Reason, Tim Barnett’s short video provides excellent advice for interpreting John 14. Tim explains how if we look at the rest of the New Testament and the early church, we will find that no one actually believed all Christians were supposed to perform miracles. Instead, Tim argues, it makes more sense to interpret Jesus’ words to mean that we, believers in Christ, would do “greater works” than he did in the sense that… Read More →Why Don’t Christians do Miracles Today?

Video: How can we prevent from holding conflicting beliefs?

Preventing Conflicting Beliefs

How can we prevent from holding conflicting beliefs? “We need Christians to see that Christianity is the true story of all of reality.” — Brett Kunkle, Founder and President of Maven Christians are often criticized for holding conflicting beliefs. In this video, Brett Kunkle explains the cause of our conflicting beliefs and the ways in which we can reframe Christianity to avoid contradictions.    This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: How can we prevent from holding conflicting beliefs?

Video: What’s one way to reach the next generation with truth?

Truth & the Next Generation

What’s one way to reach the next generation with truth? “In order for us to reach this generation with the truth of Jesus Christ, we have to teach from the Bible. So, make sure your church is teaching soundly from the Scriptures, but not only that; we’ve got to make sure we know what we believe and why we believe it.” — Jason Jimenez, Pastor and Founder, STAND STRONG Ministries Jason Jimenez offers a few… Read More →Video: What’s one way to reach the next generation with truth?

Video: How can the church encourage healthy biblical engagement?

Healthy Biblical Engagement

How can the church encourage healthy biblical engagement? “The first step is simply to start reading big: reading whole books, and then beginning to learn how the collection of books tells a story.” — Glenn Paauw, Senior Director, The Institute for Bible Reading Often times people try to live their lives on small pieces of the Bible that are taken out of context. Glenn Paauw suggests that we should engage the Bible by viewing it… Read More →Video: How can the church encourage healthy biblical engagement?

Love Never Fails

Agape Love Never Fails

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

Is Life on Earth Unique?

Is Life on Earth Unique?

Colson Center President and Summit faculty member John Stonestreet brings to our attention some interesting new research about the uniqueness of life here on earth. Stonestreet cites a recent paper by researchers at Oxford that highlights how life on other planets may not be nearly as likely as many people think. Why is there so much interest, especially in the scientific community, about whether or not there is intelligent life in other parts of the universe? Could it… Read More →Is Life on Earth Unique?

Video: How can Christians practice true tolerance?

Defining True Tolerance

How can Christians practice true tolerance? “If you actually want people to develop a different view of tolerance, build relationships with them. Show them that you’re kind; show them that you care about them; show them that you have convictions and yet still value them as people.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, Biola University The classical view of tolerance has been hijacked by the politically-correct culture in which we live. Sean McDowell… Read More →Video: How can Christians practice true tolerance?

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: What is the biggest challenge for the pro-life movement?

Pro-Life Challenges

What is the biggest challenge for the pro-life movement? “The biggest challenge the pro-life movement faces right now is messaging.” — Scott Klusendorf, President, Life Training Institute Despite the simplicity of the pro-life message, it has been difficult to communicate one clear picture of what pro-life means. Scott Klusendorf explains why this has been the case and what pro-lifers can do to communicate more clearly. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: What is the biggest challenge for the pro-life movement?

John Stonestreet on U.S. Soccer Boycott

U.S. Soccer Boycott

Over at BreakPoint our friend and Summit faculty member, John Stonestreet, weighed in today on a controversy surrounding Jaelene Hinkle, a Christian soccer player who decided not to participate in an event last year in which the U.S. national team wore rainbow gay-pride jerseys. This year Hinkle has come back to the team, and LGBT activists are calling on fans to boycott U.S. matches for promoting homophobia. As Christians, we must understand that our culture… Read More →John Stonestreet on U.S. Soccer Boycott