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
American Freedoms: Why Religious and Economic Freedom are Essential to National Prosperity There are a lot of things to keep track of when trying to be an informed American citizen. On this Independence Day, we celebrate the rights and freedoms that we have as citizens in one of the most prosperous nations on earth. Take a look at the following articles from the Summit archives that discuss the religious and economic freedoms that have propelled… Read More →American Freedoms
Can we rely on the disciples’ words in the Gospels? “If you’re looking for an account that’s written by a non-Christian, well you’ve got it; it’s called the gospel of Matthew. Don’t blame him for becoming a Christian after seeing [Jesus’ works].” — Jim Wallace, Speaker and Author of Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith Many people suggest that we cannot trust the testimony of the disciples recorded in the gospels because they were… Read More →Video: Can we rely on the disciples’ words in the Gospels?
Enjoy this fact sheet compiled by Summit Ministries, based on the Minimal Facts Approach developed by Gary Habermas of Liberty University. Habermas is recognized as one of the leading experts on the historical record about Jesus and has cataloged the positions of over 3400 publications by New Testament historical scholars and skeptics. You can find detailed notes and bibliographic references on his website. The minimal facts approach concentrates on facts agreed upon by more than… Read More →Fact Sheet – Essential Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus
In this interview, scholar Dr. H. Wayne House talks about the church fathers (a field of study known as patristics) and reading and interpreting the Bible (the field of hermeneutics).
Ronald Reagan’s list of accomplishments is long: husband, actor, governor, president, pro-life advocate, the Soviet Union’s great rival — just to name a few prominent examples. But there is another descriptor for Reagan less discussed: Christian. For those who seek to understand who Reagan was, his own letters and journals provide some of the best glimpses of the man of faith behind the legend.
In this lecture, Dr. Gary Habermas shares his “Minimal Facts” approach to defending the resurrection, an argument that uses premises even skeptics would concede as reasonable to build a decisive case for the resurrection.
In this lecture from the archives, Dr. Michael Bauman shares the story of his conversion from the liberal atheism of the 1960s to Christianity, and in doing so, builds a powerful and articulate case for conservatism and the Christian worldview that is just as relevant today as it has ever been.
It’s been little over a week since the 600th Anniversary of King Henry V’s victory over the French at Agincourt. It was that battle that inspired Shakespeare to write one of the most famous patriotic speeches of all time – a speech that still holds truth for us today.
As governmental and social restrictions on religion increase, violent religious persecution and conflict result. That’s the stunning conclusion of a study of religious freedom conducted by Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke and published by Cambridge University Press.
If Grim and Finke are correct, the Obama administration’s indifferent and sometimes hostile attitude toward religious freedom could be setting America on a catastrophic course.
On February 26, Summit Ministries kicked off the celebration of its 50th Anniversary by sharing our adult conference keynote speaker, Eric Metaxas, with Woodmen Valley Chapel and the Colorado Springs community. 2,700 people crammed in to hear Eric’s hilarious, inspiring and prophetic message.
Wishing to address the notion that religion and science are like oil and water, Dr. Michael Buratovich of Spring Arbor University takes a look at the history of modern science and how it developed.