Roses in the Cultural Desert

By Charlie Johnston It is not just because the above picture is a beautiful shot that I published it (though that helped). I first met Tony and his wife, Amanda, Trippi six years ago. They hosted a talk just north of Dallas for me. The night before, I had dinner with the volunteers who had […]

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On Dangerous Ground

By Charlie Johnston I was involved in an auto accident Sunday that could have been – and possibly should have been – fatal. I came out of it unscathed – and my car came out of it practically unscathed, too. I was eastbound on I-40, around 10 miles out of Amarillo. I was going 75 […]

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Desolate No More

By Charlie Johnston I have come to believe that when an eternal heavenly decree becomes operative in time, it does not usually change things all at once. Rather, it sets a process in motion which will accomplish what God intends. As it is written in Isaiah 55:10-11, “For as the rain and the snow come […]

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Just Say No (Updated)

By Charlie Johnston Arghhh! I was supposed to note yesterday that I will give my last presentation of the spring this Sunday, April 10. It will be in the St. Louis area. Actually, it will be in downtown Belleville, Illinois – where I lived for five years. That will give me a chance to visit […]

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The Cry of the Poor

By Charlie Johnston The late Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six, was published in 1998, 24 years ago. It is about the creation of a multi-national NATO-based elite anti-terrorism unit. The book imagines a series of terror incidents and how the elite team handles them. The meta-narrative, however, is about a cadre of elite scientists […]

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The Eternal Now

By Charlie Johnston Back in the day, when I was advising officials and candidates in a fluid situation that had many possible outcomes, I would give a lot of real-time focus to what we actually knew. From that, we would work on what was possible, what was likely and what was absurd. By keeping focused […]

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…and Rumors of War

By Charlie Johnston My next talk will be on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 – 5 p.m. It will be at the Renaissance Montessori School at 12625 Fitzwater Dr., Nokesville, Virginia – near Manassas, site of the first battle of the American Civil War. For information or to RSVP, go here.  At the First Battle […]

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The Fertile Ground of Obedience

By Charlie Johnston Today (Monday, Feb. 21) is the day the Canadian Parliament will decide whether Canada will try to reclaim some vestige of liberty from newly-minted tyrant Justin Trudeau (formerly just a doofus) or join him in open warfare against the Canadian people. Today the Parliament must decide whether to revoke his assumption of […]

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