Alcohol, Movies, and Other

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.

Acclaimed History Text Back in Print

Acclaimed History Text Back in Print

Western Conservatory
May 31, 2013

Few events in America’s history have been as influential - or as complicated - as the bloody war between our southern and northern states. No other event has so vividly underscored our strengths and weaknesses as a people and as a nation, and no other event has so changed our citizenry and our government.

Mother of the Year

Mother of the Year

Geoffrey Botkin
December 31, 2012

What makes an exceptional mother? Intensive, self-sacrificing care and protection of her children. As we step into a new year, I want to honor a woman whose life as an exceptional 20th Century mother is stretching into the 21st with an ever-expanding legacy of passionate mothering -- even though her own children are grown. In my estimation, my wife Victoria is the Mother of the Century twice over. Her grown children are now sharing their mother’s warm and compassionate attention with a new generation of 21st Century children.

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A Message From Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin

Why do historians call the family “the basic unit of society?” Because families build and then preserve the foundations of civilization. Parents and children can work together and learn together and create the very fabric of culture. When families know what they’re doing, the adventure of family life is stimulating beyond description. And home life becomes happy and highly rewarding. The families here at Western Conservatory are on an exhilarating mission to find and publish the lost secrets and tools families need to build the future. We are extraordinarily optimistic about the 21st century because we see so many American families rediscovering solid ground and a vision for freedom. Come with us on this journey of faith and promise. Let’s build the future together.

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