Resources from Summit

ADF Wins Religious Liberty Case with Ratio Christi

ADF Wins Religious Liberty Case with Ratio Christi

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

Video: Does God hate people who practice homosexuality?

Does God hate people who practice homosexuality?

Does God hate people who practice homosexuality? “God does not hate people who identify as gay and lesbian. He loves them, but he wants them to do good, just like he would say that about anybody else.“— Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason Alan Shlemon discusses the biblical perspective on sin and how many Christians have represented that perspective poorly, especially in regards to those who practice homosexuality. This video is part of a series… Read More →Video: Does God hate people who practice homosexuality?

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

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?

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

Video: How can we have good conversations with authority figures?

How can we have good conversations with authority figures? “Ask questions, and do this within a context where you have already shown them that you respect them.” — Michael Sherrard, Author and Speaker, Relational Apologetics Author Michael Sherrard discusses how the key to conversations with authority figures is to show them respect. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties… Read More →Video: How can we have good conversations with authority figures?

Frank Turek and Mike Adams: Unplanned and The Abortion Debate

The Abortion Debate & Unplanned

Friday’s episode of the CrossExamined podcast, hosted by Dr. Frank Turek, featured a dialogue with Dr. Mike Adams. They discussed at great length Dr. Adams’ debate with abortion doctor Dr. Willie Parker, while discussing important scenes from the recent movie Unplanned along the way. They explain how these resources, and others, have been effective tools for changing minds on the abortion issue. These men bring up many different resources over the course of their conversation that would be… Read More →Frank Turek and Mike Adams: Unplanned and The Abortion Debate

Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

This week’s video by Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason makes an important point about the biblical definition of marriage. Shlemon shows how Jesus confirms, exclusively, the Old Testament view of marriage, thus leaving all other forms of sex and marriage outside the biblical view. Furthermore, Shlemon suggests that it doesn’t make sense to have mixed feelings about Christians and the church and still think Jesus is “cool” on this issue, because the traditional view… Read More →Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

This week’s article by Tom Gilson at The Stream makes a thought-provoking point about the nature of the transgenderism movement. Tom points out, by reference to C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Silver Chair, that in fantasy novels it is the wicked witch or wizard who abuses power to execute mind control. While Tom points out that the magic isn’t real, the abuse of power to control thinking is what makes the witches and wizards evil, and… Read More →The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

Is College Still for Knowledge?

Is College Still for Knowledge?

Today’s episode of BreakPoint by John Stonestreet challenges listeners to think seriously about the status of higher education in light of the recent college admissions scandal. Stonestreet argues that higher education is misunderstood on a much deeper level than this particular incident indicates. He discusses how the purpose of college in recent years has been to help students get jobs and make money, without a care for becoming better people. This is not how college… Read More →Is College Still for Knowledge?

Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?

Amazon Sells Everything... Or Do They?

Yesterday’s article by Michael Brown at The Stream brings to attention an interesting development about Amazon. Amazon has banned the sale of the book Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam. Brown quotes Robert Spencer, who has authored his own scholarly works critiquing the Koran, who says that the banned book “endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings—and that’s all. [The authors] call for no violence. Their… Read More →Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?

Persons and Human Beings

https://youtu.be/lTIpSmzlMwo On February 21, 2019, Dr. Mike Adams debated Dr. Willie Parker discussing “Is abortion a moral right or wrong?”. You can watch a recording of that debate above. What follows is from Summit faculty member and President of Life Training Institute, Scott Klusendorf, weighing in on some of the online discussion after the debate. Distinction Between Persons and Human Beings Many of you have written about abortionist Willie Parker’s distinction between “human beings” and… Read More →Persons and Human Beings