Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8, 2009

Day 5, Summit Semester

Today we really started to get a feel for our classes. We started earlier this morning to have two hours of art class with Charlie Pepiton, a local Christian artist. We played games and acted out parts to look at the roles we play in communication, as well as discussing the theory behind art and getting to practice a charcoal sketch. Art class will definitely stretch me, but I’m looking forward to it. Although, I will unashamedly hope that there is more theory than practice when it actually comes down to it…

The afternoon was spent in studying and reading after lunch, followed by an hour of exercise. I walked a mile down and back Blue Creek Road to the highway with Libby. We then took pictures to accompany our bios for the website and blog.

After dinner, we had another session with Mike Mandt, which was much more in depth and fascinating. He taught about the philosophies of origins, time and space as it relates to Einstein’s theory of relativity and creation, and the Hebrew context of Genesis 1. We ended by watching Louie Giglio’s speech tour entitled “How Great is Our God,” which was a fascinating look at the size or stars and planets and how the God who breathed them into being also created the microscopic proteins that hold our bodies together and sustains everything in the universe.

And as awe inspiring as that was, what followed was even cooler. We pulled out spare mattresses and stacked them in front of the lodge to star gaze before the moon rose. I have never seen so many stars in my life and they were beautiful, a wonderful reminder of the majesty and splendor of Creator God.

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