Encountering Our Culture Like Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. Here's the important question:  How do we live lives like William Wilberforce or Dietrich Bonhoeffer?Let me take this a little bit further.  Wilberforce won. God gave him two great aims: the end of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.  Both of those things largely were accomplished.  He didn't make a utopia, but he made the world a better place.He fought and he fought for 20 years and the first mov … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce

The inability of education, self-actualization, rules, freedom, motivation and incentive to make us the sort of people we need to be becomes obvious when we look at examples of the types of lives that we need to live. Two such examples are the lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce – both chronicled by biographer Eric Metaxas.Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and pastor during World War II who also was part of three conspiracies to assassinate Adolf Hitler – a very awkward pos … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, part 21

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to summit.orgAs a culture, we often use Motivation as a strategyWe see this in Christian Youth Groups across our country. We take high schoolers to a huge conference, get them really fired up with a great speaker who flips on his head and burps the alphabet and smoke and mirrors. We will rile them up! And in the midst of their emotional tension, we invite them to come forward and give their lives to Jesus and make decisions … [Read more...]

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: Is Your Worldview Really Biblical, Part 6

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgHere is your best news of the day:1) Repentance makes you right with God.If you have a perspective on life that the decisions and actions you’ve committed have placed you beyond god’s forgiveness, you’ve missed God.God offers you repentance out of His abundant kindness. This is the way that you and He can be restored together.2) Repentance is a moral workout.When we repent, our integrity grows st … [Read more...]