Resources from Summit

Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

This week’s video by Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason makes an important point about the biblical definition of marriage. Shlemon shows how Jesus confirms, exclusively, the Old Testament view of marriage, thus leaving all other forms of sex and marriage outside the biblical view. Furthermore, Shlemon suggests that it doesn’t make sense to have mixed feelings about Christians and the church and still think Jesus is “cool” on this issue, because the traditional view… Read More →Jesus on the Definition of Marriage

The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

This week’s article by Tom Gilson at The Stream makes a thought-provoking point about the nature of the transgenderism movement. Tom points out, by reference to C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Silver Chair, that in fantasy novels it is the wicked witch or wizard who abuses power to execute mind control. While Tom points out that the magic isn’t real, the abuse of power to control thinking is what makes the witches and wizards evil, and… Read More →The Darkness of the Transgenderism Movement

Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

Today’s episode of BreakPoint by John Stonestreet covers an interesting story about Hall of Fame tennis player Martina Navratilova. Stonestreet explains how Navratilova, one of the first famous athletes to come out as gay, was removed from the Athlete Ally advisory board. She said that male athletes being allowed to compete against female athletes because of their trangender identification is “insane,” and after she took more time to consider her view, her views only got… Read More →Does Tolerance Demand Conformity?

Transgender Research Not Welcome

Transgender Research Not Welcome

Colson Center President John Stonestreet brings up an interesting piece of research by Dr. Lisa Littman, a professor in behavioral and social sciences at Brown University. Dr. Littman determined that the number of people who identify themselves as transgender has gone up drastically in recent years, especially in friend groups that have already experienced one member identify as transgender. It seems, based on her research, that this increase is more like a trend used to cope with… Read More →Transgender Research Not Welcome

Sexual Brokenness, Part 2: How Can the Church Express the Truth About Sexuality in a Loving Way?

Same Sex Marriage John Stonestreet Sean Mcdowell

Read an excerpt from Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage, a new book by Summit faculty John Stonestreet and Sean McDowell. This excerpt discusses how to answer some of the tough questions that come up about the issue of same-sex marriage. 

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John Stonestreet on U.S. Soccer Boycott

U.S. Soccer Boycott

Over at BreakPoint our friend and Summit faculty member, John Stonestreet, weighed in today on a controversy surrounding Jaelene Hinkle, a Christian soccer player who decided not to participate in an event last year in which the U.S. national team wore rainbow gay-pride jerseys. This year Hinkle has come back to the team, and LGBT activists are calling on fans to boycott U.S. matches for promoting homophobia. As Christians, we must understand that our culture… Read More →John Stonestreet on U.S. Soccer Boycott

Sexual Brokenness: Why the Church Falters in Its Defense of Biblical Sexuality & What to Do About It

Biblical-Sexual-Ethic

The fruit of the sexual revolution has now been harvested and is arriving by the truck load in our communities, homes, and churches. According to the traditional Christian conception, a human being is a dynamic unity of mind, body, and soul. Unfortunately, many Christians discount the importance of the body. 

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Students learn true identity at Summit Conference

In today’s culture students are looking for meaning but also community. Many fear that standing for the truth of a biblical worldview will leave them isolated and alone. That’s where Summit came to the rescue of Rayann, a student attending Summit’s first session of the summer. Rayann was recently adopted by a Christian family and surrendered her life to Jesus. Hoping to spend time “alone with Jesus” this summer, she discovered Summit through an internet… Read More →Students learn true identity at Summit Conference

Dr. Jeff Myers: A Message About California Student Conference

Please watch this urgent video message from our President, Dr. Jeff Myers, about this incredible controversy. At Summit, we believe that strong Christian leaders must always stand up for truth, and at times difficult decisions must be made to preserve what is right. This injustice is yet another lie from culture. Read full press release People have asked about the financial impact of leaving California. It’s not cheap. Many California families are financially-strapped and I’ve committed… Read More →Dr. Jeff Myers: A Message About California Student Conference

Video: Changing the Identity Conversation

How can Christians speak into the identity conversation? “It’s from the idea of the image of God that we get concepts like human dignity and human value.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview We have entered a cultural moment in which the consequences of the sexual revolution have fully inundated our thoughts, even to the point of changing the cultural perception of what it means to be human. John Stonestreet shares how… Read More →Video: Changing the Identity Conversation