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
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
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
Here’s what you need to know before college, straight from Summit’s resident campus religious liberty expert, Dr. Mike Adams.
Dr. Mike Adams retells the story of his First Amendment legal battle with UNC-Wilmington in a talk given at Summit’s Adult Conference in 2015.
In this interview, Jennifer Marshall offers perspectives on public policy, addressing the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision, religious liberty, and poverty. She shares practical advice for churches looking to effectively minister to the poor and answers the question “why should we have hope?”
In the first of a summer-long series of interviews, Aaron Atwood sits down with Dr. Mike Adams to talk about the threats to religious freedom at colleges and universities, and how Christian students can respond.
Focusing on a recent case centered on Christian apologetics ministry Ratio Christi, Dr. Adams explains the history of the current religious liberties conflict and what it means for religious freedom on campuses across the U.S.
The California state government has just ordered two Catholic colleges to cover abortions in their healthcare plans for employees, or face discrimination charges. The war over terms like “discrimination and “neutrality” should catch Christians’ eyes. Sexual liberty has in many cases replaced religious liberty as America’s “new first freedom.”
It’s been nearly two years since Iran native and U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini was sentenced to prison in Tehran for ministering to orphans. His wife is calling Christians worldwide this Friday to unite in prayer for her husband on the anniversary of his imprisonment. Despite a petition to the United Nations, European Union, and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights calling for Abedini’s release, the Iranian Shia government has not responded.
Hobby Lobby has received a victory from the Supreme Court today in its refusal to provide abortifacient drugs as it was required to do in the ObamaCare law. Summit was pleased to join 23 other ministries, such as Compassion International, Young Life, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court opposing the contraception mandate under the health care reform law.
“The Supreme Court has again affirmed that Americans are free to pray,” said David Cortman, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), after the Court, in a 5-4 ruling, determined that it is constitutional for Christian prayers to be offered at the beginning of legislative meetings.
Summit Ministries has joined 23 other Christian ministries in filing an amicus brief before the Supreme Court, opposing the contraception mandate under the health-care-reform law. On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a case that will set an important precedent regarding the exercise of religious freedom in our country. An opinion is expected to be rendered by the end of June.