Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 9

Our description and prescription of the world is based on what we think about these basic believes. But what are these basic beliefs? Our worldviews are made up of what we fundamentally think about questions in a couple of different areas. First of all, questions about origin: Where did everything come from? What's the story of the world? Is the world an accident or is the world a creation? Is the world designed? Is the world not designed? Is the world an illusion, like certain branches of … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Day-Age Creationism?

Day-Age Creationism is the idea that the days mentioned in the Genesis 1 Creation Story are not actual 24-hour days, but metaphorical days that stretch thousands of years, or even millions and billions. It’s a theory that's only a couple centuries old, promoted by such notable “Old-Earth Creationists” such as Sir Charles Lyell, Lord Kelvin, and William Jennings Bryan.Now, some say Augustine of Hippo believed in an “Old Earth”. But that's a myth. Augustine wrote three commentaries on Genesis, … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 8

As Nancy Pearcey says in her book Total Truth,"A Worldview is not the same thing as a formal philosophy; otherwise, it would be only for professional philosophers. Even ordinary people have a set of convictions about how reality functions and how they should live..."Everybody has a worldview. Therefore, it’s not just some intellectual exercise that academics do. It’s a real thing that each of us possess in one shape or another.I’m reminded of one time when I was sitting next to a woma … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 3

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Before the Covenant of Noah, in the Old Testament, Cain killed Able. But, how did Cain know that it was wrong to kill his brother? God punished Cain, but there were no Ten Commandments, written law, nor covenant between man and God.Yet, he knew that it was wrong, without any “special revelation”.The point is that the natural moral law resides within each of us. The Bible assumes - from Cain and Able through … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 8

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.God can use pain to grab our attention and teach or redirect us in ways that will be important for our lives.  C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.  Pain is His megaphone to arouse a deaf world.” You know, most of us don’t change our lives, or wake up to things in our lives, unless we go through hard times.  And often, God uses horrible … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 7

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.The God who loves us and allows us to suffer a little bit has suffered in ways we will never understand. He is not some lofty, distant, transcendent God who doesn’t get it. He is also an immanent God who has been there and who has suffered in ways that allow Him to understand what we might go through.Hebrews 2:17-18 says this about God’s first-hand perspective of human suffering: 17 Therefore, it was necessary … [Read more...]


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