Resources from Summit

Christians need to get their worldview straightened out

Two-thirds of Christian young adults are actually new agers. Half are postmodern–they don’t believe truth actually exists. Nearly half think people should be forced to embrace the faith. We need students to have an intelligent, compassionate, confident faith. Join us at Summit this summer. YOU can depend on Summit to find answers to your questions and more. “Summit is where young adults, headed to college come for two weeks to get their worldview straightened out” –Dr. Jeff Myers, Summit President… Read More →Christians need to get their worldview straightened out

Invisible Warfare: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Lives

The following is an adapted excerpt from chapter 1 in Dr. Jeff Myers’ new book, The Secret Battle of Ideas about God. Get your copy in the Summit Bookstore! We’re in a Secret Battle We live in a time of war. There are no soldiers in this battle. There are no landing craft, no bombers flying in formation, no artillery emplacements. Yet attacks occur every minute of every day. The battle we’re in is a… Read More →Invisible Warfare: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Lives

5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church

Recently Dr. Jeff Myers wrote an article for ChurchLeaders.com, one of the world’s largest online resource libraries for church leaders, volunteers, and staff members. In the article, Dr. Myers outlines the recent Barna-Summit research project that identifies how five opposing worldviews are influencing the church. Every day Christians are engaging in a battle of ideas. These ideas attack us like viruses that can sicken our hearts and minds. Read the full article to see how… Read More →5 False Worldviews That Ensnare Your Church

Research by Barna and Summit: Postmodernism and Secularism Influence Today’s Christians

54% of practicing Christians—those who attend church at least monthly and consider their faith very important in their life—have non-biblical perspectives that come from postmodernism, and 29% take some key beliefs from secularism, according to a new study by Barna Group and Summit Ministries. Summit Ministries recently partnered with Barna Group in research designed to gauge how ideas from other worldviews have infected Christians’ beliefs about God and the world around us. Barna has shown… Read More →Research by Barna and Summit: Postmodernism and Secularism Influence Today’s Christians

Research by Barna and Summit: Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians

Research by Barna and Summit: Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians

Summit Ministries recently partnered with Barna Group in a study to gauge how ideas from other key worldviews have infected Christians’ beliefs about God and the world around us. For over 30 years, Barna has conducted research showing a gap between the beliefs of practicing Christians and the historical understanding of biblical Christianity. This new research sought to identify the source of many nonbiblical ideas infecting Christianity, and found strong agreement among practicing Christians with… Read More →Research by Barna and Summit: Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians

Lecture: Dr. Michael Bauman “The Meaning of Meaning”

Michael Bauman The Meaning of Meaning

What is the meaning of meaning? Dr. Michael Bauman discusses two main concepts: ideas have consequences and bad ideas have bad consequences, and sloppy language makes sloppy thought possible. Bauman teaches students to think critically about beliefs that meaning is either authorial intent or the reader’s interpretation. 

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Ideas Have Consequences

Ideas Have Consequences

While there are significant disagreements among the various expressions of postmodernism there is a key belief that characterizes all of them: an acute awareness of our “situatedness” as humans. Postmoderns deny that there is any overarching story, or metanarrative, to the world. Therefore, we all come from a perspective, or bias, that is shaped by the culture, or the “little stories,” we inhabit.  

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Ideas Have Histories

Ideas Have Histories

Postmodernism comes in all kinds of shapes and expressions. This sort of variety can make it difficult to understand. Further, postmodernism resists categories and distinctions, and this makes it more difficult to nail down as a worldview. There is a larger intellectual history that must be understood in order to grasp the uniqueness and significance of postmodernism as a worldview. 

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