God’s design is the individual sovereign nation, and currently there are 197 of them in the world. Satan’s counterfeit is the amorphous empire that does not respect the boundaries of sovereign nations. History is full of examples of empires whose leaders were intent on taking over other nations to increase power and wealth. In our … Continue reading "Culture Wars, Lessons in Liberty: Globalism vs National Sovereignty"
The easiest way to understand Critical Race Theory is that, very ironically it is racist. At its heart, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a philosophy that views the problem of racism as a power struggle between collective groups of people and societal systems. CRT proponents assume that everything about American history and our society is … Continue reading "Culture Wars, Lessons in Liberty: Critical Race Theory vs Individuality"
Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future. George Orwell, 1984 The 1619 Project was published in the New York Times to great acclaim by many on the Political Left. Its view of America’s history was quickly challenged by many of America’s most renowned historians of … Continue reading "Culture Wars, Lessons in Liberty: The 1619 Project vs His-Story"
Please join us for this special presentation and tour May 17, 2022. If we forget God, we will lose our liberty. When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan into the Promised Land, Joshua commanded them to set up memorial stones as reminders of God’s mighty deeds on their behalf. (Joshua 4: 5-7) Today, our nation … Continue reading "You are invited to a special Stonesetters Presentation and Tour"
This is a 3 day course from 7:00 - 8:30 pm each evening. Dr. Ferdon will elucidate the principles flowing from the Reformation and their impact upon American Society and the American Constitutional Order and System. She will demonstrate the nature of Totalitarianism relative to the current climate of Postmodernism and Progressivism with its expression … Continue reading "Culture Wars, Lessons in Liberty: Postmodernism’s Purge of Liberty"
The Foundations Course is the entry-level, seven-day course in the Principle Approach philosophy, methodology and curriculum towards becoming a credentialed master Principle Approach teacher if you so desire. Go here to learn more and to register.
At various times in history, church and the state were one and the same; at other times they were separate, even antagonists. This presentation will provide examples of both from history. In Puritan New England, pastors preached to the newly elected assembly and explained what the people expected of them. Could this happen today? In … Continue reading "The Church and the State, Separate or One"
This Renewing the Mind course is online every Thursday from September 15 - November 17, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:30 EST Renewing the Mind for Teaching and Learning is a study in the Principle Approach, a new way of thinking that views all life and learning through a Biblical lens. A Biblical philosophy of education begets a … Continue reading "Renewing the Mind for Teaching and Learning Course"
Jefferson coined the phrase: “Wall of separation between church and state” in 1802; it took 145 years for the Supreme Court to declare it a constitutional doctrine. Church-state relations during that time were largely unremarkable, but there were still controversies that reached the high court. What were they?
After the Everson decision in 1947, legal challenges concerning the First Amendment’s religion clauses increased dramatically. There is a reason for this. What were these new issues and how did the Supreme Court deal with them? What’s the Lemon Test, and has it helped or hindered the Court in dealing with “The Wall?”