Leaving the Shire

By Charlie Johnston Things are speeding up yet again. The runaway train our culture, politics and formal religion has become shows no sign of applying the brakes in time to avoid a crash. If it is now unlikely that anyone driving this dysfunctional train can get things back under stable control, panic can cause those […]

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The Road to Perdition

(I published this piece in the summer under the title of “Fireworks in Our Future.” It seems very appropriate to me now. I am in the midst of a very busy period of my journey – just left Los Angeles, heading for San Francisco and Sacramento. I expect to be in court this week for […]

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The Grace of a Single Step

By Charlie Johnston I’m on the road again – and this time I did not have a storm chasing me out of Colorado. Mild sunny weather all day – and another gorgeous morning today. When I left on my pilgrimage on Feb. 11, 2011, I had given away most of my meager belongings and departed […]

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From the Ground Up

By Charlie Johnston To accomplish superior achievement, it is not enough to simply defer to legitimate authority: you must actively work to make the strategy work, even when it is contrary to your own judgment. If you are a wide receiver on a football team, though you don’t call the plays, you are obligated to […]

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Harry Potter and the Vigilant Vicar

By Charlie Johnston Fr. Daniel Rehill, pastor of St. Edward Parish in Nashville, Tennessee, is at the heart of a tempest in a teapot that has reached international proportions. His offense? Banning the Harry Potter book series in his Parish school after consulting with exorcists in the US and the Vatican. (Disclosure – I know […]

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Wisdom is its Own Justification

By Charlie Johnston Over the last few weeks several people whose counsel I value deeply have pointed out to me that these last few months I have often revisited old prophecies – and all too often with an unsavory tone of self-justification. They are right. When I made a couple of significant errors, I said […]

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Fireworks in Our Future

By Charlie Johnston When a society abandons God, all that is left is a mad scrabble for power. For the modern left, power has become their god. As things are being progressively revealed, the time is coming when the only hope the left has of holding on to power, its god, is to instigate violent […]

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Cornered Animals Bite

By Charlie Johnston More than a few people have expressed some surprise that the California Supreme Court last week rejected David Daleiden’s motion to dismiss criminal charges brought by the California Atty. Gen’s office against him. I say the victory against Planned Parenthood is now assured. Some readers take that to heart and don’t really […]

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