The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 20

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.orgSo, in light of all the different competing worldviews out there (Christianity, Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Cosmic Humanism, and Postmodernism), I want to turn our attention to the question: How do we evaluate our own worldview?How can you understand the worldview and beliefs that you actually live out each day? In other words, how can we connect what we know is true with how we actually live, and how do … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 12

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Ideas really matter.Ideas have consequences.Ideas have stories.There are actually a handful of different stories (or worldviews) that are all vying for our hearts and minds they are:Secular Humanism Christianity Marxism Leninism Postmodernism Cosmic Humanism IslamIdeas have feet.And finally, ideas have families.What I mean by this is that ideas often stem from other ideas, … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 7

Ideas have stories.What I mean is that ideas that have consequences very often come to us in the context of a narrative.  At Summit, we teach that there are really six big stories of the world that are fighting for your attention.  Robert Webber says that this is“The most pressing spiritual issue of our time: who gets to narrate (tell the story of) the world?”There are six stories right now vying to tell the story of the world.The first one is Secular Humanism.  Secular Humani … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Do Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Christians Worship the Same God?

It's often said that because Judaism, Islam, Mormonism and Christianity share a common historical heritage in Abraham, they all worship the same God.Right?No, they don't.While Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all monotheistic, Mormonism is not. Mormons believe in many gods and that they will become gods themselves. They might worship a version of Jesus, but he’s like a bad fiction version. He's not the Jesus of the Bible.Separating Christianity from Judaism is a bit d … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It: How To Discuss Riots, Terrorism, BLM, Trump and Other Scary Things

They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but I beg to differ.  Candace Flynn-Fletcher said it best when she told her mom, "...that's why books have covers - to judge them." (That's for all you Phineas and Ferb fans).Anyway, there's a children's Bible story book that I have loved since the second I read the cover.  It's Bill Ross' Hey, That's Not What the Bible Says!  It's a collection of ten well-known Bible stories that Ross turns on their collective ears, prompting children to exclaim … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 3

There are three questions that bother me in regards to where our society is headed. We discussed the first two last week (How do we define truth? What do we consider beautiful).The third question that concerns me is: What’s going to happen to western civilization? Now, I try not to be a “Christian Alarmist” and go around telling people that the world is about to end and there is nothing you can do about it except wait for the rapture and buy my book (though I would appreciate you buying my … [Read more...]