Goodbye, Greatheart

Goodbye, Greatheart

Victoria Botkin
July 12, 2014

After 94 years the life of my husband's mother has come to an end. There are so many things to be grateful for, so many things to admire in her, that it's hard to know where to begin. For me though, one heroic act stands out above all others.

What I Learned at Cambridge

What I Learned at Cambridge

Geoffrey Botkin
April 22, 2014

At Cambridge University in England the professors follow a system of teaching which has produced leaders for eight centuries. Last month I visited Cambridge and two questions have haunted me since then. How does Cambridge continue this impressive tradition? Why do other universities insist on following methods that produce weak followers, and not strong leaders?

How to Analyze Culture

How to Analyze Culture

Geoffrey Botkin
December 2, 2010

As I write this, my son Isaac is entering Egyptian air space. With three adventurous friends, he is about to begin a unique mission: to find, and then articulate, the ideas responsible for the survival of Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world. But how does one analyze a culture?

Alcohol, Movies, and Other "Toxins"

Alcohol, Movies, and Other "Toxins"

Geoffrey Botkin
March 19, 2010

I am frequently asked questions about the wisdom of training Christians to produce movies. Is it right? Is it merely trying to “Christianize” the things of the world? This question reminds me of the story of an Irish entrepreneur named Guinness who once “fooled around” with alcohol in the same way I work with media. This young entrepreneur believed it was possible to turn the poisonous custom of binge drinking against itself, creating a replacement culture.

What Hath Darwin Wrought?

What Hath Darwin Wrought?

Geoffrey Botkin
June 12, 2009

A mere 150 years have elapsed since Charles Darwin published his most famous works. As Britain organized to celebrate his 200th birthday, it was a unique opportunity to see how things have changed - and how many of those changes are a direct result of Darwin's work.

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A Message From Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin

The more I study history and dig into the turning points, the tipping points, and the forces that have shaped world history, the more I stand in awe of the force that first changed individuals, then families, and then nations: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Western Conservatory is focused on equipping Christians to transform the culture, but only as the Lord transforms each of us individually and internally. The current cultural scene is dark, but seeing the transforming power of the gospel in my life has given me a lot of hope for our culture and for the world. And seeing what the grace of God is doing in my family makes me hopeful for all of your families. May God give us the grace to keep growing stronger in Him.