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
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?
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
Does Socialism contradict the Bible? “Socialism, as it’s actually defined and as it’s actually practiced historically, is fundamentally contrary to Christian thought.” — Jay Richards, Senior Fellow, The Discovery Institute Jay Richards looks to the 10 Commandments to explain why the Bible presupposes an economic system that contradicts Socialism. Richards explains why respect for private property has been important throughout history, and why private property is at the root of Christian community. This video is… Read More →Video: Does Socialism contradict the Bible?
Standing Firm When Your Faith Comes Under Attack In our current cultural climate, there has been quite a bit of discussion about legal issues in regards to same-sex marriage and religious freedom. In this panel discussion, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, and Jeremy Tedesco, who serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for the Alliance Defending Freedom, discuss the story and the questions behind the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil… Read More →Video: Standing Firm When Your Faith Comes Under Attack
Christian Calling and Law Enforcement “Those two weeks (at Summit) back in the summer of 1994 changed the course of my life . . . I was a bit of a rabble-rouser back in the day. Aside from the Lord’s grace and mercy, Summit was the single most reason that I survived college, held on to my faith, and started my professional life with a solid grounding in a biblical worldview.” — Brian Skaret, graduate… Read More →Murderous Drug Enforcer vs. Summit Grad
Saying “God doesn’t care about politics” is a kind of “get out of argument free” card when under withering assault from the secular elite. It is the equivalent of saying, “Yes, I am a Christian, but the one true God doesn’t care about politics, so please don’t judge me by the political viewpoints of my fellow believers.” God cares about politics because He cares about everything. The reality is that God is concerned with His… Read More →Does God Care About Politics? Should we care?
By Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries The issue of immigration divides Christians because they get confused about what it means to be a citizen and how we ought to express compassion. Christians are citizens of two kingdoms. We are citizens in the Kingdom of Heaven and also citizens in the kingdom of man. Our dual citizenship is good for the world. We respect the government, but we don’t worship it. In America, many… Read More →Our Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Immigration
Over at BreakPoint our friend and Summit faculty member, John Stonestreet, weighed in today on the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and addressed several important worldview concerns, including legal philosophy, the rule of law, the sanctity and dignity of human life, euthanasia, religious liberty, and abortion, all topics on which Judge Gorsuch appears to hold conservative views. Obviously, from a Christian worldview perspective, the makeup of the Supreme Court and who… Read More →John Stonestreet on Supreme Court appointee
In this interview, Aaron Atwood talks with Illinois State Representative Tom Morrison, a 1992 Summit Student Conference graduate, about the journey he took from Christian school teacher to elected official, and how Christians of all walks of life can get involved with politics.
Dr. Jeff Myers explains why it’s vital for Christians to move from apathy to engagement with politics in this presentation from Summit’s political training course, The Political Animal.
Tom Morrison, an Illinois state representative and Summit alumni, shares the story of how God led him to politics.