Resources from Summit

John Stonestreet on Supreme Court appointee

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

Episode 15: Religious Freedom on College Campuses

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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. 

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Terminating Religious Liberty in California

Terminating Religious Liberty in California

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.”  

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Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed

Prayer Vigil for Pastor Saeed

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.  

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Victory for Hobby Lobby in its Refusal to Provide Abortifacient Drugs

Victory for Hobby Lobby in its Refusal to Provide Abortifacient Drugs

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.
 

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What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Government Prayer

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Government Prayer

“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. 

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Summit Ministries Joins Amicus Brief in Hobby Lobby Case

Summit Ministries Joins Amicus Brief in Hobby Lobby Case

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. 

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Why Should Christians Be Troubled by the Resignation of Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich?

Why Should Christians Be Troubled by the Resignation of Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich?

Brendan Eich, just two weeks after being named CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, was forced to resign because – in 2008 – he donated $1,000 to a campaign urging California voters to support Proposition 8. While the executives at Mozilla – like the executives at Hobby Lobby – should have every right to follow their consciences and abide by their respective mission statements, Mozilla is obviously acting contrary to their stated values of openness, inclusion, and diversity by punishing someone for expressing views that have nothing to do with web design. 

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Can You Operate Your Business According to Your Religious Beliefs?

Can You Operate Your Business According to Your Religious Beliefs?

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear 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. Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, is asking a question that has widespread ramifications: “Are [people in America that have a business] able to operate that business according to their deeply held religious beliefs? 

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