The First Milestone

By Charlie Johnston I am very confident now that, whatever happens today (election day), it will be our first milestone in the renewal of the world. The sequence I have long spoken of when God wants to pull us back to Him after we have determinedly fallen away is to: 1) Reveal the depth of […]

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Crises and Hope

By Charlie Johnston ‘Twas the week before voting and all through the house, All the creatures were spinning, especially the louse, The ballot collection boxes set by the courthouse with care, While the lefties all prayed the Great Mule soon would be there… Ah, the week before an election like none I have ever seen […]

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Always Bold, Never Brash

By Charlie Johnston The last week and a half has been frantically busy – but frantically fruitful as well. In 10 days I drove over 2,000 miles, did four public meetings, three times as many private meetings, and a host of phone calls. Sadly, it is writing here that got pushed to the back burner […]

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America Transformed

By Charlie Johnston It was a busy week last week, with the National Zoom Meeting and two international Zooms. We had a bad glitch in the National Zoom when it only allowed 100 people into the meeting rather than 300. Zoom gets kind of glitchy with the bigger meetings. It would have been a problem, […]

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All the King’s Men…

By Charlie Johnston With the firehose of dysfunction spouting faster and harder every day, the theme in my travels this trip has been, “Waiting for the other shoe to fall.” People have a sense that we are very near the flash point that can set things off seriously. Small wonder. The tide seems to be […]

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The Rules are Changing

By Charlie Johnston In his influential Revolutionary War pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine argued that it is dangerously stupid to conflate society and government – that they are two very different concepts:  “Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness;” he said, “the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections. […]

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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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Big Lies

By Charlie Johnston Yet another mass shooting, this time at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Yet another opportunity for the left to call for more gun control (while they simultaneously call to defund the police) and denounce “white supremacy,” even though the alleged killer this time is an Hispanic.  We have entered an era […]

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A Pro-Life Apologia

By Charlie Johnston I have engaged in discussion the last few days with some pro-abortion folks on Twitter. It has been simultaneously frustrating, enlightening and a little heartening. Some friends say it won’t be long before Twitter bans me for some bit of fact they don’t like. We’ll see. The winds of change are blowing […]

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