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.
In the aftermath of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Dr. Jeffrey Ventrella shares his perspective on Scalia’s life, judicial legacy, and the future of the Supreme Court.
As Christians, how should we engage with the political process? If there was ever a time for Christians to be passionately and prayerfully engaged in the political process, the time is now. Here are five principles to guide your thinking as you prayerfully prepare to cast a vote.
As a Christian in America, it’s easy to feel like an outsider. In a growingly-hostile environment, it’s not hard to see why Christians gravitate to tales of defiance and civil disobedience. But civil disobedience is a serious step, not to be taken lightly. Here are the three questions to consider when evaluating civil disobedience.
In this talk, Hugh Hewitt tackles the topic of freedom – economic, religious, and political, and why he’s hopeful for the future.
This week in our summer series of interviews with Summit Student Conference Faculty-in-Residence Dr. Mike Adams, Dr. Adams and Aaron Atwood tackle the gun control question. In this interview, Dr. Adams overviews the issue and offers perspective on how Christians can think well about gun control.
Clayton Lockett, who was sentenced to death after being charged with first-degree murder, rape, kidnapping, and robbery, writhed in pain and convulsed on his gurney for 40 minutes before dying of a heart attack. State officials are blaming an untested three-drug cocktail for an execution that many media voices are calling cruel and unusual – in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the heyday of the 1830s and immediately saw the source of her strength: Americans, he wrote in Democracy in America, do not assume that government exists to solve their problems. Rather, they created flourishing institutions (families, churches, clubs, aid societies, and so forth) to solve those problems at the level closest to the problems themselves.
When big government becomes the primary place where people turn to have their problems solved — instead of families, churches, private charities, or private enterprise — then people who can help themselves through the common efforts of the community no longer help themselves. As they slough off ever more responsibilities, they become passive and increasingly dependent on the beneficence of the state. As radio-show host Dennis Prager frequently notes, the bigger the government is, the smaller the individual becomes.
Although the Los Angeles Times summary of the prayer event referred simply to “the life and death” of Jesus, President Obama noted that, during these holy days, we remember not only “the scorn of the crowds and the pain of the crucifixion,” but also “the glory of the resurrection – all so that we might be forgiven of our sins and granted everlasting life.” Interestingly, in an age in which the word ‘sin’ is rarely invoked, President Obama made use of the word twice in his short speech
At the Reagan presidential library last Thursday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a speech on “The Silent War on Religious Liberty.” According to Jindal, this war “threatens the fabric of our communities, the health of our public square, and the endurance of our constitutional governance.”