Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
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)

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.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

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)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

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.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

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


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"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


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Good Shepherd
Initiative

Always free since 1983

God's WAY is not "survival of the fittest"


SCOTTY - the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Father's Day !

- AUDIO MP3
- OUTLINE HANDOUT

WHO'S YOUR FATHER?
It determines your life,
now & forever!

John 14:1-23

As a father of SIX, there's so much my heart wants to share.
Pray for me to discern what will best honor Him & reach listeners.

Sunday June 21, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
TRINITY EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH
19380 N 10th St, Covington, LA 70433 (DIRECTIONS)
10:00 AM Sermon - Sid Galloway - guest speaker


Free Animal-Assisted Ministry
to encourage families & students
(sheeple)

in a world full of suffering,
due to predatory & parasitic people


Please stand strong FOR
vulnerable, oppressed, or abused people and animals.
(People - slaves, orphans, disabled, widows, single-moms, religiously persecuted...)
(Animals - inhumane factory-farms, cruel forms of hunting, ...)

Then stand strong AGAINST
the predatory and parasitic power-players that prey on them.
(human-traffickers, phony-pastors, pathological-politicians ...)

"Again I looked and saw all the oppression 
that was taking place under the sun:
I saw the tears of the oppressed and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors
and they have no comforter."
Ecclesiastes 4:1

“A righteous person cares for the life [nephesh - soul] of his animal,
but even the most compassionate acts of the wicked are cruel.”
Proverbs 12:10 NET

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog
Teaching safety through obedience
(Covington Police Dept. Kids Camp)

VIDEO CLIP

Do NOT believe anything,
until you have enough evidence
to make it worthy of your trust!

"faith is [based on] ...evidence of things not [yet] seen." Heb 11:1

Smelling smoke is evidence leading to belief in an unseen fire. The complex genetic information in your cells is solid evidence for your unseen Creator Christ (the Logos, Word - John 1:1-18). D.N.A. - Designed Not Accidental

Intellect is not the same as Wisdom:
IQ without wisdom often knows the data,
yet misses the main conclusion.

Jesus said:

31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching,you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” 34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

".... Before Abraham existed, I AM". John 8:58
".... I AM the way and the truth and the life,
no one comes to the father except through me." John 14:6


TELEVISION / VIDEO / AUDIO
PRESENTATIONS ONLINE ON:
Creation, Counseling, Education, & Religion



lisa_child_camp"The LORD enters into judgment
against the elders and leaders of his people:
It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people
and grinding the faces of the poor?'
declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty."
Isaiah 3:14-15

Mr Galloway's Wildlife Rescue-Zoo Classroom

NCZOO

Once a zookeeper - always a zookeeper :-)

Scotty Dog
Scotty - our classroom therapy dog

Good Shepherd
Human Training
for Your Dog

Students here's the BOOKLET you asked me to write on how Scotty trainned me, so you can train your dog.






The Good Shepherd will lead you through any trial,
if you will follow in humility.


PURPOSE? As an absent-minded professor, this personal website developed over the years simply as a place to store (remember/retrieve) my own devotional research, thoughts, gratitude, and awe for our Creator/Rescuer/Lord - Christ Jesus. It has also served as a free educational resource supplement for my students, and for families experiencing long-term struggles similar to my own family. It is also for those who want to help other suffering souls - not only suffering people but also our Creator's nephesh animals. Possibly some of my rambling ruminations in this site might deepen and strengthen your own personal relationship with Him as you actively serve others His Way - for His Honor.

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lisaReducing cruelty, restoring broken lives, exposing deception, helping seekers find the Truth (John 14:6) in an age of uncertainty, requires repairing the only foundational cornerstone on which to rebuild - His Way (Isaiah 53:6).  The cornerstone must be the consistent character of our Creator, as He has revealed Himself to be - the Good Shepherd.  For God has clearly made known that the fullness of His care extends to all of His “nephesh” creatures that He originally designed to live in peaceful harmony - all creatures great and small - both nephesh animals and especially people. (Lev 17:13-14; Pro 12:10)

God's priority repeated throughout His written Word (graphae) and seen most clearly through His only begotten Son, Jesus (John 1:1-5; John 1:18) is clear. It is His concern for the weak, vulnerable, and oppressed who suffer spiritually and physically at the hands of predatory people. This is the Good Shepherd's biblically-revealed priority, therefore consistent compassion is the only accurate reflection of His glory (Heb 1:1-3; Isaiah 1:23).

 

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Scotty our service Dog


GSI TV VIDEOS / AUDIOS


Now this is more comfortable :-)

grand canyon
CanyonMinistries.COM Expedition
(with my son David when he was 12)



A consistent "Worldview" must begin at
"the beginning" with questions involving both
theology and science:
Atheistic-Evolution
(Survival of the Fittest worldview)

vs.
Theistic-Creation

(Good Shepherd worldview)

Dr. Norman Nevin PhD Professor Emeritus 
Medical Genetics, Queen's University

http://shouldchristiansembraceevolution.com/
No coherent, cohesive theology has yet been offered
that would allow Christians to embrace evolution with integrity.
Science
has uncovered a great deal of empirical evidence
that is challenging the Darwinian paradigm.
Why
then do so many want to embrace it?
It appears that the only possible reason is the fear
of appearing intellectually inferior to the academic consensus.” 
p. 220

The textbooks I use for my various science classes are excellent, SECULAR (Non-Christian) resources providing some of the finest overviews of "operational/observational" biological science available today. However, being SECULAR (Non-Christian) textbooks, their presentation of "historical/origins" science presents an atheistic, macroevolutionary worldview. This is actually good, since it allows our students the opportunity to exercise logikos, critical thinking while evaluating the evidence for a macroevolutionary vs. a Good Shepherd worldview of life origins. To facilitate this critical thinking, we integrate research from world renowned scientists that are also courageously biblical, Christian/Creationists standing against censorship and peer-pressure persecution to speak the truth about our Creator and His Good Shepherd character.  They include:

- inventor of the MRI, Dr. Raymond Damadian MD
- inventor of the Gene Gun at Cornell, professor John Sanford PhD
- inventor of the geophysics model at Los Alamos, Dr. Baumgardner PhD
- respected PhD geologists Snelling, Austin, Silvestru, Thomson, ...
- respected PhD physicists & astrophysicists McIntosh, Hartnett/Humphreys/Lisle, Faulkner, ...
- respected PhD biologists/geneticists/chemists Menton, Jeanson, Tomkins, Truman, Nevin, Barnard, Lumsden, Eirich, Kenyon, ...

* There are actually 1,000's of PhD scientists from all fields,
who accept natural selection (micro-evolution - the selection of existing genes), but reject macroevolution through mutations.

See - Logos Research Associates
See also - answersingenesis.org/Home/Area/bios/
See also - creation.com/creation-scientists#modern

See also - icr.org
See also - discovery.org/a/2732



* Who impresses you?
After decades interviewing top scholars of science, philosophy, and theology, plus examining their research and conclusions, there is one person who alone impresses me. His-story and teachings reveal him to be the greatest scholar alive today.  In fact, evidence demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that he is far more than a mere scholar.  He is our Creator, Christ, the only Self-existent "I AM" YHWH as predicted for thousands of years in 100's of detailed prophecies - His name is JESUS (Yeshua, meaning "God-Savior").
His wisdom is profound enough for any PhD, yet simple enough for any child.

"... the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"  And Jesus answered them, "Beware that no one deceive you .... many false prophets will arise and lead many astray ... lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold
.... then the end will come
." Matthew 24:3-14

"Beware that no one takes you captive
through philosophy and empty deception,
according to the traditions of men,
according to the elementary principles of this world,
and not according to Christ."
Colossians 2:8

"In the first place,
the proponents of competing paradigms
[scientific worldviews]
will often disagree about the list of problems
that any candidate for paradigm must resolve.
Their standards or their definitions of science are not the same."
Thomas Kuhn
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
p. 148 University of Chicago Press

God's priority is to protect, rescue, and restore those who are weak and vulnerable both physically and spiritually. Often forgotten is the fact that spiritual deception and abuse is far more devastating than physical. This sad reality is true not only for individuals personally, but even for whole cultures corporately - affecting future generations.

Children, women, and men are being oppressed spiritually and physically by predatory power players here in America & across the world. This escalating problem of "survival of the cruelest" at the expense of the weak in society should be a top priority of ours just as it is for God.
(Psalm 82:3-4; Jude 3-4)

God's Way = Using yourself to meet the needs of others
Man's Way = Using others to get the desires of self
(survival of the fittest, selfish competition, suffering, fear, and death)


"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,”
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body,
what does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
James 2:15-17



"But whoever has this world’s goods,
and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him,
how does the love of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue,
but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18


Children & animals have a lot in common?


(In memory of my leopard friend Mandy - who saved my life)
(Yes students, that's Mandy & me over 30 years ago - only gray hair now)


 

 

Both are
vulnerable
to abuse
by people in power.

 

Yawning is contagious . . . so are cruelty & compassion

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
to visit [to personally help] orphans and widows in their suffering,
and to keep oneself unstained from the world [system].
James 1:27

"A Father to the fatherless, a Defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling."
Psalm 68:5

Cruel is becoming culturally cool

The WAY of "selfishness" subtly saturates every aspect of society.

People are being abused & enslaved like sheep by predators,
especially wolves in shepherd disguises - parasitic pastors.

The Good Shepherd said:
"... whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea
." (Matthew 18:6)

The way of the Anti-Shepherd
(the way of "survival of the fittest") . . .

. . . has replaced Judeo-Christian values:
(the way of the Good Shepherd)
- the way of the Cross

The worldview of "survival of the fittest"
is spiritual deception, which always leads to disorder, dysfunction, devolution, and death.

Think - Would a "good" God have designed violent competition as His WAY?


The Good Shepherd
is the perfect protector - not the pinnacle predator

"... With righteousness He will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth
. . . .
... the wolf will lay down with the lamb
... and a little child will lead them

... the lion will eat straw like the ox ....

... they will not hurt or destroy in all my Holy Mountain,
for the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD."
Isaiah 11:6-10

The "image" of our GOOD Shepherd Creator-RESCUER
is seen throughout His creation and His creatures,
like this monkey trying to save his little puppy friend.
(yet creation is now infected with sin, separation, & suffering)

"Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver out of the hand of the wicked.”
Psalm 82:3-4

Logikos Apologetics

Defending Our Father's Honor &
the Character of Christ our Creator

BELOW is a 7 Part Apologetic Presentation Series
= 7 separate power point presentations
- total varies from approximately 700 to 1000 powerpoint slides
- Evidence supporting a biblical worldview
-
100's of quotations from scholars in science & theology
- 100's of visuals illustrating & critiquing concepts, evidence, & conclusions
- Scores of video clips featuring internationally respected PhD's

The BLUE BOX outline below summarizes the 7-Part Series:
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Each of the 7 Power Points is linked after the blue box.

7-PART-APOLOGETICS

7 Separate powerpoints below:

1. Logic verifies God
2. Science verifies Creation
3. History verifies Scripture
4. Religion verifies Christianity
5. Prophecy verifies Jesus
6. Time verifies Judgment
7. Action verifies Faithfulness


Kathleen & my elephant friends from my zookeeper days


Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistants Lizaboa & Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistant Jean: my elephant friend from zookeeper days


Animal-Assistant Moses - Uromastix Desert Lizard


Animal-Assistant Moses - Uromastix Desert Lizard


Animal-Assistant Candy: Albino Cornsnake


Animal-Assistant Lisaboa - 12 ft Redtailed Boa Snake


Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog


Animal-Assistant Amos the bearded-dragon


Animal-Assistant Pierre the cajun gator


Treatment for NDD: Nature-Deficit-Disorder

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