The Criminal Who Made Joseph Kony Famous

The Criminal Who Made Joseph Kony Famous

Geoffrey Botkin
March 30, 2012

On the day the viral sensation Kony 2012 was released to the web, Geoffrey Botkin happened to be on the ground in Africa, in one of the villages once raided by Joseph Kony’s terrorists. Fighting, burning, genocide, rape, torture and cannibalism had long ago emptied the village, but fearful residents were beginning to return, building new mud huts, and new lives, in the infant nation known as the Republic of South Sudan. They spoke to Mr. Botkin about the past, present and future. Since Geoffrey Botkin’s return to the US, the Jason Russell video has garnered some 100 million internet views, Time Magazine has published a cover story, Congress has debated legislation, and the director of the Kony 2012 documentary was detained by police because of alleged criminal conduct. These events have raised important moral issues about moral standards and the consequences of crime.

The Difference Between an Oscar and a Jubilee Award

The Difference Between an Oscar and a Jubilee Award

Geoffrey Botkin
February 10, 2012

It was my first Oscar Night, and the first thing that surprised me was how early in the afternoon it started. Shortly after lunch, in fact. The reason, I was told, was, “Eastern Standard, man. So that little guys can get their little Oscars early, making time for the pretty people to get theirs live. Prime time on the East Coast.” Little Oscars were for stuff like droid noises and storm trooper costume design. The big Oscars, of course, were Best Picture and Best Director.

A Triumphant Christmas Message from Geoffrey Botkin

A Triumphant Christmas Message from Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin
December 24, 2011

In 2011, Christ the King continues to order and establish his kingdom. Today’s Christians sing, “Let earth receive her King.” But is there any nation on earth where Christ, the Lord of all nations, is being acknowledged as King, Sovereign and Lord?

Navigating History: Egypt Curriculum

Navigating History: Egypt Curriculum

Western Conservatory
October 13, 2011

As the oldest nation on earth, its culture has captured the imagination of the world for more than 4000 years, but Navigating History: Egypt will show you the Egypt you have never seen before. Discover the people and worldviews behind the mummy wrappings and hieroglyphs. Understand not only what Egypt was, but why it was, and what it has become. Master the ideas that ruled its society, religion, and government, and still haunt ours today.

“Do You Believe in Courtship?”

“Do You Believe in Courtship?”

Geoffrey Botkin
August 12, 2011

It’s time for some straight talk about courtship. At this time in American history, there are hundreds of separate definitions of the word “courtship.” Many families assume there is only one, and that the definition is shared by the entire culture. More than a few good men and women have had hopes drowned in the swamps that stand between them and the land of marital bliss. God’s created order holds the answers for families and their children so that they can marry well.

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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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