The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 10

There was a recent study with collegiate grad students in a variety of fields: biology, history, education, economics, law, politics, religion, theology, healthcare, engineering, etc.. Now, higher education (masters and doctorate level) does not have very many values left these days. But, there is one big value that is held throughout higher education: Do Not Plagiarize!It is commonly held throughout all of higher learning that you may not turn somebody else's work as your own. So, if anyone … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 6

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.In most cultures, especially in the “ uncivilized cultures” the world has known, women were the sexual victims of men. If men wanted sex, they simply took it.However, the Jewish understanding of things put a context around sex... this context is called marriage. Now, I know this may seem odd by today’s standards, especially when we read in the Old Testament how a wife could be traded for seen cows… but neverthe … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 5

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.So, why aren’t Europeans having babies at a sustainable rate?You can tell a lot about what people and governments believe their problems are by looking at what they offer as solutions.France’s solution to their low birth rate was to give families money and other financial benefits, therefore, we can deduce that they thought their problem was finances. This has helped them to a degree, but they are still bel … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 4

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. When I say “demographics” and the impact demographics is making on the decline of Western Civilization, I essentially mean our “birth rate”; or how many babies does a couple need to have, on average, in order to keep their country or civilization going? At the very least, each couple needs to have at least two children in order to replace the husband and wife. I say “very least”, because the number actually goes up i … [Read more...]


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