The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 17

So, over the past few weeks, we have examined Nihilism, Existentialism, Atheism, Scientism, Hedonism, Neo-Darwinism, Naturalism, Socialism, among other ideas that are competing for our attention each and every day. And, when we put together these various ideas, we derive (whether we mean to or not) certain worldviews.One such worldview is Secular Humanism.The publications that basically frame out Secular Humanism are known as the Humanist Manifesto (I, II, and III), the first of which … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 14

Charles Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species in 1857. By 1870, it was the dominant understanding of how biological life came to be. I find this interesting, partly because Darwin wasn’t the first to propose this idea that all living things came from a common ancestor. However, Darwin was writing at a particular point in our world’s cultural history when ideological doors were more open than ever and it really caught on.This is partially why Darwinism is known as the “last nail in the coffin … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 13

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but science makes God unnecessary. The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” - Stephen HawkingThis is a quote from a guy who is considered one of the smartest, if not THE smartest man on the planet. Yet, you can see his Naturalistic predisposition embedded within his quote.You see, as the idiom goes, to a hammer, everything looks li … [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...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 7

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Moral Rules are a product of intelligence. That is, they need a Mind behind them.So what sort of intelligence could this be?It must be the sort of being Who could be the ground for natural moral law. That’s basically “fancy philosopher talk” for: If I believe that it is wrong to take people’s property from them without their permission, and you agree, to whom do I owe the duty not to steal? The answer is eac … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 6

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Imagine somebody holding a worldview rooted in an unguided evolution. Most often, people in this camp contend that morality is necessary for survival. So, our intuitions about the wrongness of adultery, murder, stealing, and so forth… are merely the consequences of eons of time combined with the survival of these traits which lead to these sentiments of guilt when we violate moral laws.Therefore, there is no mi … [Read more...]