American Genesis: Education

            The type of conscience a person has forms over time, as a person learns through experience, observation, and upbringing. While today’s education may focus on the feelings, attitudes, and even the aptitude of students, America’s first educational institutions were founded as what John Adams called the “architects of the soul.”              Most intriguing in Maine’s Declaration of Rights is its first … Learn More

American Genesis: The American Conscience

If you have ever read a text on the Christian history of America, you might have noticed a heavy reliance on the personal writings and expressions of the Founding Fathers. Such writers usually focus on the Christian intent of the Founders, citing their personal opinions in speeches or writings on the foundations of American liberty. It is a good argument, … Learn More

Final Word

            One of my early conclusions in my previous articles was that God never intended for man to establish theocratic systems of government based on the Bible. Every theocratic system has failed to achieve its political objectives, even Israel’s Mosaic system. Some may argue that it isn’t Biblical theocracy that has failed, but human nature. I would argue that the failure … Learn More

On The Field

One phrase in the Bible describes Israel’s desire for a King: Make us like the other nations. By the 20th century, the desire of the nations could be expressed in the statement: Make us like America. By the 21st century things had changed. Now the mantra is: Make America like us.             The term Mission Field can stir up feelings of admiration or fear, depending upon the hearer. For … Learn More

The Fistfight between Faith and Freedom

“The ears of our generation have been made so delicate by the senseless multitude of flatterers that, as soon as we perceive that anything of ours is not approved of, we cry out that we are being bitterly assailed; and when we can repel the truth by no other pretence, we escape by attributing bitterness, impatience, intemperance, to our adversaries.” … Learn More

Faith Falters

“The convoluted wordings of legalism grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other.” – Emperor Paul Maud’dib, From the novel, “Dune Messiah,” by Frank Herbert In this article we will examine how the Bible’s covenant principles have guided the development of faith and freedom, and what seems to be a natural tendency … Learn More

Freedom Honors Its Father

The advent and growth of political freedom fostered an explosion in entrepreneurial ministry that has enabled the increased success of the Missionary Principle. Meanwhile, there is a trend to redefine freedom apart from its Christian roots. The way we describe political freedom today is different from political freedom as defined by its early advocates. Some regard basic political rights to … Learn More

Faith: The Father Of Freedom

“Almighty God has created the mind free; and that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments…tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy….” – Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute on Religious Liberties Through a process of discovery, enlightenment, and application, Christianity created the concept of freedom that most American’s cherish; and for which much of the world longs.  Politically conservative American … Learn More

First Things

I was six months into my role as Managing Director of Eagle Television in Mongolia when our station–the first independent TV station in Mongolia’s history, and the only local Christian television station on the Asian continent –was forced to shut down as the result of a longstanding disagreement between its business partners. I was devastated. Eagle TV was founded for … Learn More