A Word to My Brothers

A Word to My Brothers

Geoffrey Botkin
December 4, 2013

For the last 20 years I have voiced concerns about the cultural influence of the commercialized Christian music industry, especially gatekeepers who exploit sincere artists. One of the newest in a long line of sub-genres is Reformed Rap. I recently made a serious error by attempting to contribute an opinion to a Reformed Rap discussion in a panel discussion comment. That one comment has generated heat, not light, and way more hurt than healing. I’m the guy responsible for this darkness and pain.

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.

Questions Every Dad Should Ask Himself

Questions Every Dad Should Ask Himself

Geoffrey Botkin
June 16, 2013

This Father's Day, let's we fathers ask ourselves how we're actually doing at our job. I've had the privilege of speaking to fathers now for four decades, and put together this short little list of questions to help men focus their efforts with their children.

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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.