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Fearless Warriors

A person with a “Warrior Spirit” is one who is willing to do everything within their power to achieve an outcome. A warrior is fearless, a warrior thinks little about “risks and rewards”, especially as they pertain to themselves. A warrior trains, takes responsibility for their actions, and is truthful to themselves and others. A […]

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The Long March – Why the Left Celebrates Success

Os Guinness is a treasure among Christian apologists today and yes he is related to the Irish brewing family. His parents were missionaries in China and were held captive under the Japanese and had to flee back to the UK after Mao and the communists took control Os spent time with Francis Schaeffer at L’abri […]

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John Livingston

Happy Easter

Easter is the happiest day in the Christian Year. The fulfillment of A PROMISE 1200 years in the making culminated in events that were designed to change the world. And it has. The promise continues to be kept. “WE BELIEVE IN ALL THAT IS SEEN AND UNSEEN”—from our shared Creed. That belief is what created […]

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John Livingston

The Source of Conformity

I have been thinking lately about our age of conformity. Two episodes in my life seem to have influenced my thinking on this subject. I went to college in Ohio in the late 1960’s and early 70’s and one Saturday morning I watched a civil rights demonstration in the Hollow of Wittenberg University. Thousands of […]

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John Livingston

The Great Awakening Part II

Sun Tzu in THE ART OF WAR warns us: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will […]

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John Livingston

The Great Awakening

Theologians and historians identify several great awakenings that have occurred in our country prior to and after our founding. The unique time in history when the ideas of the Enlightenment merged with a sharp increase in religious piety of the people, and with a sense of humble reverence and a belief in God was the […]

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A Divided Country – Will We Have Another Awakening?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14 There have been many observers that have made the comparison that our […]

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1776 Versus 1789 – The Great Reset or The Great Awakening?

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams The French and American Revolutions happened within a dozen years of one another, yet they centered around two very different concepts of individual liberty. For the French, the goal was to […]

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American Drift “It’s a Republic if you can keep it”?

Did you ever wonder how we have gotten to the place we are in America? It seems that our country has been turned upside down. We are just about evenly divided when it comes to the political arena. I like to call this “American Drift” or the transition of our country to something that our […]

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Empathy vs Compassion

The confusion in our understanding of the difference between empathy and compassion leads those who don’t know the difference between “feeling the right way” and doing the “right thing”, to almost always do the wrong. Empathy is a psycho-social phenomena and a postmodern invention used to justify feelings coming from the era of psychoanalysis in […]

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“Every Battle Is Won Before IT Is Fought” Sun Tzu THE ART OF WAR

Preparation—Position and Planning—Execution—(adjust and repeat): Every great military leader from the Great Chinese Dynasties, the Romans, and Spartans, The Patriarchs of The Old Testament—in the story of David and Goliath— David followed these rules meticulously, up through modern times with MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, and Rommel, when these rules are followed there will also follow success […]

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It’s All Connected

Has anyone noticed the connection between “Wokeness” and corporate cronyism”? What about between “stakeholder capitalism” and “economic Fascism” like we saw in Mussolini’s Italy or Hitler’s Third Reich, or in any totalitarian Marxist State? Our own country was founded on Judeo Christian Enlightenment ideals of individual liberty and the belief that we are united as […]

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