Why is the Christian worldview’s view of grief unique? “Christianity is the only worldview that makes sense of my pain.” — Esther Fleece, Author, No More Faking Fine In this video, Esther Fleece explains one way in which the Christian worldview is unique. She shows how the Bible actually makes sense of the suffering and grief that we experience in the hardest days of life. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to… Read More →Video: Why is the Christian worldview different when it comes to grief?
At Stand to Reason, Tim Barnett’s short video provides excellent advice for interpreting John 14. Tim explains how if we look at the rest of the New Testament and the early church, we will find that no one actually believed all Christians were supposed to perform miracles. Instead, Tim argues, it makes more sense to interpret Jesus’ words to mean that we, believers in Christ, would do “greater works” than he did in the sense that… Read More →Why Don’t Christians do Miracles Today?
How Jesus Meets Our Hearts’ Deepest Longing Above all else, the human heart cries out to know, Am I loved? We’re hardwired for intimacy. Our experience with love forms our desires, our characters, and our core identities. Our love shapes our lives. We are designed to give and receive love, yet many of us feel deprived of it. Famished, our hunger for affection tempts us to settle for less than the best or put up… Read More →Love Never Fails
Summit speaker Sean McDowell offers a few thoughts on the Old Testament after reading Dennis Prager’s The Rational Bible. Prager and McDowell seem to agree that there are a many characteristics of the Torah that show its originality, reliability, and divine origin. These characteristics include new theological ideas such as a universal God (as opposed to the local deities of individual people groups), a God who is moral and beyond nature, and universal human value. Additionally, there are a… Read More →Sean McDowell on the Old Testament & Dennis Prager
How is Allah of Islam different from God of Christianity? “In Islam, their job is not to have a relationship with God, it’s simply to obey God. But as Christians, we not just obey God, we also have a relationship with him.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason Allah and Yahweh are quite different. Alan Shlemon points out that the biggest difference between Allah and Yahweh is Yahweh’s immanence, which highlights that… Read More →Video: How is Allah of Islam different from God of Christianity?
Is lament important? “Lament is a language that is going to be for every single one of us.” — Esther Fleece, Author, No More Faking Fine Everyone goes through times of suffering, so there’s no use in hiding from it. Esther Fleece highlights biblical passages that discuss lament, and how this language can be used in our own lives. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions… Read More →Video: Is lament important?
Remember when TV host Joy Behar implied that Vice President Mike Pence was mentally ill because he said that Jesus talks to him? Dr. Jeff addresses the spiritual confusion that does, in fact, plague many Christians. Watch the video to find out more about Dr. Myers’ thoughts and what we at Summit are doing about it. Register for a student conference session today!
What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus? “Christians have tremendous freedom to talk to Muslims about Jesus. Jesus is the center of our faith; the center of salvation, and that’s what we want to share with Muslims. We can do that because Muslims are required to believe in Jesus.” — Alan Shlemon, Speaker & Author, Stand to Reason The mission field is no longer hundreds of miles away; it is now right outside our… Read More →Video: What does the Muslim faith teach about Jesus?
This article was originally posted on June 9, 2016 as an adaptation from a Christian Worldview Thinking Podcast interview with Alan Shlemon. The full audio interview is available here. Aaron Atwood: Alan, thanks so much for your time. I want to dive in. Today I want to ask you this question: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? That’s a great question. There’s been a lot of discussion about that recently, amongst both Muslims and Christians, precipitated… Read More →From the Archives: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
God’s grace first appears in the middle of sin—in Genesis 3:15—as God announces the consequences of the first disobedience. The defeat of the serpent is promised, as is humanity’s victory. This is known as a protevangelium, the first announcement that God would provide redemption through the One who would ultimately and finally crush Satan. This is the first promise of Jesus Christ. We’ll divide this cryptic announcement into four lines so we can examine each… Read More →He Will Strike Your Head: God’s Unfolding Plan of Redemption
It’s been a dark, violent season. In the aftermath of another mass shooting, aggressive gun control advocates accused their political opponents of hiding behind prayer instead of taking legislative action. It’s a vicious, petty mess, but underneath all the rhetoric and mudslinging of “prayer shaming” are important questions about prayer – questions we need to answer.
What you think about God and his creation are the two most important aspects of who you are. You can’t have a corrupt root system and get righteous fruit from it. Throughout scripture, we see that God has a heart for people in cities. Adam had his Eden, Jesus had his Jerusalem, David had his Bethlehem. Paul said, “I have to get to Rome.” Chris Brooks has his Detroit.