Resources from Summit

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

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?

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

Video: Can we maintain hope in a broken culture?

Living with Hope

Can we maintain hope in a broken culture? “We shouldn’t just stand in our moment and try to make sense of Scripture; we’ve got to stand in Scripture to make sense of our moment.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview As Christians, we must battle to keep straight the story of the world and the moment we live in. If we can learn to stand on the unchanging scriptural truth of… Read More →Video: Can we maintain hope in a broken culture?

Video: What does it mean to steward our role as citizens?

My Role as a Citizen

What does it mean to steward our role as citizens? “We need to express our perspectives in ways that invite others to reason with us and to engage in constructive debate about who we are as a society and what we seek together for the good.” — Jennifer Marshall, Vice President, The Heritage Foundation Jennifer Marshall explains the need for citizens to think about the important questions that face our society and how we can… Read More →Video: What does it mean to steward our role as citizens?