Good Shepherd
Initiative

Free Since 1983
To Educate & Motivate
- not "entertain" -
HIS Character Matters

Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Canyon
Grand Canyon Expedition
(Thanks Tom & Paula)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

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* * Videos of Animal Friends
- More Pics / Vids -

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

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"Squirt" the Otter

honeyislandswamp
Honey Island Swamp


"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had no one
to comfort them;
and on the side
of their oppressors was power,
but they had no one
to comfort them."

Ecclesiastes 4:1

GSI Articles:

Educational Concerns

© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an old sheepdog of the Good Shepherd
Genesis 1:1

Communicating conclusions from 100's of PhD scholars (& children)

Supporting the authority of His Word
& the consistency of His character

Human Rights? Slavery? - Animal Rights? Cruelty?
What about God's right to command compassion for all of His creatures?

 

* See also "GSI Seminar: Education vs Indoctrination"

* God's Gospel (Good News)

* Full Biology Course Honors (2011-2012)
(100's pp Biol PPT/Doc Notes/Lessons online)

* see related articles from Non-GSI Authors

Articles from the old website will be uploaded and linked soon . . .

 

Personal Philosophy
of Education

(46 pages -
long download, Word Doc)

 

* Your Home and Encouragement for Education

 

* A Teacher's Role
in Family Soulcare

 

* Survival of the Coolest:
Peer Pressure Socialization

 

 

 

 


 

Past articles, ppts, and seminars on this subject are being reworked ...

Two Decades writing - 100's of articles - 1,000's of files -Not gone
- The OLD resources are not gone, just retired (archived).

* As I upgrade the site piece by piece, trying to teach myself Dreamweaver CSS :-), some pages could temporarily not work well . .


Recommended Book:

The Harsh Truth About PUBLIC SCHOOLS
by Dr. Bruce Shortt,
Law Degree from Harvard, PhD from Stanford, Fulbright Scholar

harsh truth

"Bruce Shortt shows why the public schools are increasingly no longer suitable for Christian children -- and why they are not likely to be reformed, owing to the teachers’ unions and other secularist influences. We should stop treating the public schools as ends in themselves that always have to be "preserved." They are means, not ends; and when we discover that they no longer work, we should try something else. The book is quite readable and I hope it will find the audience it deserves. The subject matter is vast; yet it covers much of the salient material in a way which should open some eyes."
-- Kenneth D. Whitehead
Assistant Secretary of Education for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

"The Harsh Truth about Public Schools by Bruce Shortt is a sad book. It is sad that the condition documented in this book actually exists in a nation founded on the principles of religious liberty, but it is even more sorrowful to know that, short of a miracle, the very Christian parents and other Christian leaders who need to read this book the most will probably pass it by. For those, however, with courage and a desire to know the truth this monograph will be an incredible blessing."
-- Paige Patterson, President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, Texas

"Everyone truly interested in our children, our homes, and the future of our beloved America should read and study this book."
-- Chaplain (Col.) E. H. Jim Ammerman
U. S. Army Retired, Endorser for over 500 Chaplains representative to the U. S. Military for over 15 million independent church members.

"Bruce Shortt clearly and forcefully sets forth overwhelming evidence of the anti-Christian bias in parts of our public school system. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the future of the United States."
-- Judge Paul Pressler

"Bruce Shortt’s new book, _The Harsh Truth About Public Schools_, is clear evidence that concern over the catastrophic meltdown of public education in the United States is being felt in every segment of American society."
-- Dr. John C. Lundt
Professor of Education, University of Montana, and coauthor of _Leaving School: Finding Education_, Matanzas Press, 2004

"All parents are ultimately responsible for how their children are educated. This book not only shows forcefully why Christian parents must revolutionize education through homeschooling and Christian schools, it also helps guide parents on their journey into the adventure of Christian education."
-- Eric and Joyce Burge
Co-founders of the National Black Home Educators Resource Association

"Bruce Shortt has produced a devastating indictment of our public school system, which he believes is not only destroying the intelligence of our children, but is wreaking havoc with our moral and spiritual future. The book is a veritable encyclopedia of educational failure, corruption, and malfeasance by those who run the system"
-- Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Author of eight books on education, including NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education, How to Tutor, Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers, and Homeschooling: A Parents Guide to Teaching Children.

"Anyone considering the possibility of placing their child in a government school should read this book first. Anyone who has already made that choice should read this book and reconsider. Bruce Shortt has exposed the proverbial elephant in the middle of the room and we can ignore it no longer."
-- Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr.
National Bible Teacher Author of The Ever-Loving Truth

"Harsh truths with enough humor to make it a fun read. Presenting this compelling book in discrete chunks made it easy to start anywhere."
-- Marshall Fritz
President, Alliance for Separation of School & State
Founder, GetTheKidsOut.org 

"A graphic and well-documented reference source that provides a host of compelling arguments for taking Christian kids out of public schools. Dr. Shortt casts no aspersion on the motives of most teachers, but his examples of destructive practices and curricula nevertheless illustrate that, indeed, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
-- Dr. Arnold Burron
Professor Emeritus: University of Northern Colorado

"In a readable and enjoyable fashion Bruce Shortt’s book combines the best Biblical, academic, and social arguments for Christians to abandon K-12 public schools. The postscript addressed to our Christian public school teachers is a unique challenge."
-- E. Ray Moore, Jr.
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) US Army Reserve, Retired 
Director and Founder, Exodusmandate.org


Recommended Video

"INDOCTRI-NATION: Public Schools & the Decline of Christianity in America"
Only a little over 90 minutes

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PRAISE FOR MOVIE - INDOCTRINATION

"Every Christian parent with a child in a government school should see this [movie] and be forced to confront their unwillingness to do what Scripture requires for the children on loan to them by God. A mass exodus from government schools is the only way to preserve the souls and minds of our children, whether it gets the attention of politicians or not…and it would."
—Cal Thomas, syndicated Columnist and Fox News contributor

“This is the most important issue facing the Body of Christ, an issue that must be addressed and put to rest forever. IndoctriNation is an extremely important movie. Every church in America should show IndoctriNation. Every Christian should show IndoctriNation to their friends.”
—Ted Baehr, founder of MOVIEGUIDE®

"If you’re not ready to take a hard look at the true state of public education, you will want to avoid this unflinching and highly controversial documentary. And, if you think you already know all that’s necessary about education in America, think again. That would be a mistake!" (VISION FORUM)

Travel with Colin as he asks:

Featuring interviews with whistleblower teachers, administrators, students, parents, and others, this film is part documentary, part testimonial, and completely captivating. Hear from Samuel Blumenfeld, Col. John Eidsmoe, John Taylor Gatto, Ken Ham, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Doug Phillips, Howard Phillips, Bruce Shortt, R.C. Sproul, Jr., Kevin Swanson, and many more. Be encouraged by what God’s Word says about the discipleship and training of the next generation.