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...]

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

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. If we just had to understood who God is, that would be difficult enough.My oldest daughter, Abigail, was around 3 ½ when she was helping my wife tuck in her younger sister, Anna. At the end, Abigail leaned in to tell her, “God will be with you tonight, Anna.”Isn’t that nice?Except, afterwards Abigail turned around to my wife and said, “Mommy, I told Anna that God would be with her and the other God will b … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 81: “Can We All Get Along?”

[display_podcast] I have two podcasts / blogs that each come from my perspective of a Christian parent of four boys and are aimed toward other Christ-following, Bible-believing people who have a spare ten minutes in their day to hear what I (and often my dad) have to say. But lately, judging by many of the comments that I have received, it appears that my audience has expanded to people whom I hadn’t originally intended. It seems like a lot of people who abhor the term “Evangelical”, people who … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 19: Jeffrey Jackson

[display_podcast] I met this week’s guest a few months back at the Ravi Zacharias Summer Institute for Apologetics. He’s a phenomenally talented singer / songwriter out of Texas, yet now he’s in the middle of earning his Masters Degree in Religious Studies and Apologetics, with aims toward Law School. Needless to say, he’s a lot more smarter than me. And in addition to all this, he’s a rancher who works at a rehab center, wrangling addicts like me while integrating philosophy with psycholog … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism with JP Moreland, part 2

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgI was once invited to a dinner party where I was asked to give a presentation regarding truth, God and philosophy.  I was warned that there would be a gentleman attending who may cause me some problems.  Apparently, he had a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins, had been an engineer for 30 years, and really hated Christianity.So, right after exchanging pleasantries, before the meeting, he launched into me:  “I un … [Read more...]