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Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Evidence: Experience vs. Facts

This recent post by blogger Natasha Crain highlights some crucial points about the role that objective evidence should play in our understanding of reality. Natasha walks us through the way she processed the terrifying idea that she might have cancer. Through this experience, she saw some of the limits of trying to look at reality objectively all the time. Many times, especially in moments of hardship, even the most intellectual people are not interested in… Read More →Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Video: How can we communicate truth to a relative culture?

Communicating Truth

How can we communicate truth to a relative culture? “All I want to do is bring a mirror out and show them that deep inside they value truth, they want truth, and they actually do try to live their lives based on what they think is true.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, Biola University Many people in our society today claim that they don’t believe in the value of truth. Sean McDowell… Read More →Video: How can we communicate truth to a relative culture?

Video: How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview?

Intentional Christian Worldview

How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview? “We’ve got to get back to talking about faith as if it deals with matters of truth and not preference.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview In our current cultural climate, religion is often relegated to a matter of private personal preference. In this video, John Stonestreet emphasizes the public, absolute nature of the Christian faith that speaks truth about all of… Read More →Video: How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview?

You Don’t Own Me

In March of 2015, the Australian artist, Grace, released a cover version of the song “You Don’t Own Me,” originally recorded by Lesley Gore in 1963. The song became the number one hit on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) charts. It was also featured in one of the trailers for the 2015 film Suicide Squad. The music video has been viewed over 213,000,000 times on youtube. You can listen to Grace’s version here.  … Read More →You Don’t Own Me

Transgender Research Not Welcome

Transgender Research Not Welcome

Colson Center President John Stonestreet brings up an interesting piece of research by Dr. Lisa Littman, a professor in behavioral and social sciences at Brown University. Dr. Littman determined that the number of people who identify themselves as transgender has gone up drastically in recent years, especially in friend groups that have already experienced one member identify as transgender. It seems, based on her research, that this increase is more like a trend used to cope with… Read More →Transgender Research Not Welcome

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?

Don’t leave the Village

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the film The Village]. In M. Night Shyamalan’s film, The Village, a group of people—all of whom have experienced a personal tragedy—decide to start a village in the middle of the woods to isolate themselves from the pain, sin, and wickedness in the outside world. In order to do so, they construct a village, dress likes it’s the 1880s, and create a fear that monsters surround… Read More →Don’t leave the Village

Video: How can we keep from holding conflicting beliefs?

Preventing Conflicting Beliefs

How can we keep 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 Your… Read More →Video: How can we keep from holding conflicting beliefs?

Chinese Child Policy Repercussions

Chinese Child Policy Repercussions

Over at BreakPoint, our friend and Summit faculty member John Stonestreet offers an interesting update on the repercussions of the child policies in China. Stonestreet notes that the famous one child limit was raised to a two child limit a few years ago, and now Chinese officials are even trying to incentivize people to have more children. Now that the former fears about population control are subsiding, China is starting to see the serious negative impact that… Read More →Chinese Child Policy Repercussions

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: What is one way to think differently about poverty?

Poverty: Beyond Material Needs

What is one way to think differently about poverty? “It’s particularly the breakdown of marriage and fatherlessness that contributes to child poverty.” — Jennifer Marshall, Vice President, The Heritage Foundation It’s easy to first consider material needs when brainstorming ways to improve poverty in our country, but Jennifer Marshall suggests that we need to really consider ways to restore relationships in families, communities, and the church to really make an impact on poverty in our… Read More →Video: What is one way to think differently about poverty?

Jefferson Misinterpreted

Jefferson Misinterpreted

Founder of Stand Strong Ministries and Summit faculty member Jason Jimenez brings to light some fascinating historical insight to the discussion surrounding the separation of church and state in a recent article on his website. He shows that the phrase “separation of church and state” actually first came from Christians who were concerned that the government would become overly involved in their business. The point here was to protect the church from the influence and pressure of… Read More →Jefferson Misinterpreted