Resources from Summit

A Response to ‘God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships’

Matthew Vines God and Gay Christian

In God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vines, a 24-year-old Harvard graduate, uses Scripture as the basis for his assertion that “same-sex orientation is consistent with God’s image.” The mission of the Reformation Project, which Vines launched in 2013, is to change the church’s stance on gay marriage. The release of God and the Gay Christian is the first step in accomplishing that goal. 

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After Another Loss in Court, Christians Must Offer a Rational Defense of Marriage

After Another Loss in Court, Christians Must Offer a Rational Defense of Marriage

This week, federal judges in Oregon and Pennsylvania declared same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, making these the 18th and 19th states to legalize gay marriage. In the 14 consecutive legal victories for gay marriage advocates, judges have called traditional marriage irrational and discriminatory. But, contrary to their claims, the government actually does have a legitimate – and entirely rational – interest in sanctioning traditional marriage.  

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World Vision Reverses Decision to Adopt Revisionist Definition of Marriage

World Vision Reverses Decision to Adopt Revisionist Definition of Marriage

On Monday, the American branch of World Vision, one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations, made an official policy change that would have enabled them to employ gay Christians who are in same-sex marriages. On Wednesday, World Vision U.S. changed its stance, admitting that such a policy would fail to respect its commitment to the biblical understanding of marriage. 

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Judges Are Striking Down Voter-Approved Gay Marriage Bans – How Can Christians Turn the Tide?

Judges Are Striking Down Voter-Approved Gay Marriage Bans – How Can Christians Turn the Tide?

Gay rights advocates have experienced quite a winning streak in the courts lately. Federal judges in four conservative states have struck down voter-approved gay marriage bans. Our culture is changing, and our laws are reflecting these seismic shifts in public opinion. We can promote traditional marriage by teaching about its importance, encouraging its protection, and modeling it properly. 

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Jim Daly Shares Testimony with Summit Students, Answers Questions

Jim Daly Visits Summit

Summit Ministries recently welcomed Focus on the Family President Jim Daly to talk with students at a Summit Student Conference. Daly shared his testimony — including what it was like being orphaned and later adopted — and answered questions from students about same-sex marriage, Millennials, the military, and other worldview issues. 

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Confronting Cries of Bigotry

Confronting Cries of Bigotry

According to the Oxford American Dictionary, a bigot is: “a person with strong and prejudiced views who will not listen to the opinion of others.” But the way it’s used by SSM proponents, one would think it simply meant failing to fall in line behind the name-caller on issues he considers to be non-negotiable. But this shows why name-calling is such a poor way to argue a cause. It avoids any serious discussion of the topic and seeks to stymie debate with cheap personal attacks. 

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Life and Marriage (Part 3)

The Point John Stonestreet

(This is the final post in a three-part series. Don’t miss parts one and two.) Finally, to end this mini-series on life and marriage are still issues that ought to matter for the Christian, we need to address what seems to become the most convincing reason to abandon them. This is, of course, the statement that is often thrown around that we should be people of love. This was the primary point of our aforementioned emailer:… Read More →Life and Marriage (Part 3)

Life and Marriage (Part 1)

The Point John Stonestreet

Summit Ministries recently received an email critical of our stance on abortion and gay marriage. The letter is not unique, but what makes it more remarkable is that it was written by a fellow believer. There clearly is a growing group of self-identified believers, even evangelicals, who feel that we should abandon the pro-life and pro-marriage stances that have been such a significant part of Christian cultural involvement. 

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