In today’s episode at BreakPoint, John Stonestreet relays some important news. He explains how President Trump’s Protect Life Rule, which will stop an estimated $60 million in federal funding to Planned Parenthood through Title X, will take effect immediately now that it has passed through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Stonestreet is careful to point out how Title X funding has not decreased at all, but simply can’t be put towards abortions. The many… Read More →Elections Matter
In this week’s episode of The Point, John Stonestreet discusses how Pinterest has decided to take action against pro-life group Live Action, who uses their platform. We’ve shared before about how companies and social media platforms are discriminating against certain conservative ideas, and this example is no less noteworthy. Stonestreet makes a great point about the strategies we often see aimed at traditional value systems. In pointing out how one democratic candidate aims to paint… Read More →The Political Pinterest
On today’s episode of BreakPoint, Eric Metaxas brings us back to an important day on June 6, 1944: “The greatest amphibious invasion in history has begun on the beaches of Normandy, France. As paratroopers leap from their planes and landing craft speed toward the coast, another great battle is being waged at home: a prayer battle, imploring God for victory over the dark forces of fascism.” Metaxas highlights the historical importance of the battle on… Read More →D-Day: The 75th Anniversary
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
Why is socialism attractive? “Whenever socialism is actually tried, as opposed to simply thought about in a person’s mind, it’s led to poverty, to degradation, and to the destruction of human rights.” — Jay Richards, Senior Fellow, The Discovery Institute A growing number of young people today like the idea of socialism or even identify themselves as Socialists. Jay Richards explains why socialism may seem like a great idea at a shallow level, but when… Read More →Video: Why is socialism attractive?
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
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