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: Recommended Articles

by Non-GSI Authors

© 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?

I do not agree with or endorse every aspect of any of the following authors, speakers, or organizations (Ecclesiastes 12:12-14). However, each offers excellent, scholarly examinations of important subjects. There are many other fine groups and individuals, which will be added as time allows.
** Please also see Non-GSI Links: Organizations


Shortcuts to catagories below -

- Biblical / Spiritual / Theological / Philosophical

- Science / Scripture / Bioethics

- Counseling / Family / Marriage / Parenting / Medications

- Educational Concerns

- Oppression of Humans / Slavery / Human Trafficking

- Abuse of God's "nephesh" Animals

- God, Authority, Government, and Human Responsibility




Biblical / Spiritual /
Theological / Philosophical

 

- Dr. John MacArthur's Articles
*** One Place Listing of MacArthur's Articles
*** A selection of his writings in alphabetical order



Hollywood & New Age
Evolutionary Religious Philosophy

** "Avatar & the New Evolutionary Religion",
by Dr. Carl Wieland.
The article by my friend Dr. Wieland is an excellent expose regarding the insidious and powerful messages being fed to our children through movies, TV, video games, etc. Remember that we are social creatures that unconsciously absorb ideas, attitudes, and habit patterns from those around us - so much more from the powerful medium of video. (Rom 12:2)

* See also "Avatar" Movie Critique by Ross Douthat (Pushing Pantheism)

- ... more articles addressing biblical / spiritual issues will be uploaded soon...
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Science, Scripture,
Bioethics, etc

* Creator's Character and
Age of Earth / Evolution Questions:

- See also Resources (Science)

* AiG, CMI, & ICR below have 100's of resources available including books, DVDs, and articles on every subject you can imagine written by experts in their various subject areas.
- AiG Answers In Genesis
- CMI Creation Ministries International
- ICR Institute for Creation Research

- Biblical Creation is in sync with 1000's of respected PhD scientists:
* Dr. Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI
* Dr. John Baumgardner, World renowned geophysicist, Los Alamos
* Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist, author Earth's Catastrophic Past

(Click here for an excellent explanation on the limits & assumptions of RADIOMETRIC DATING by Snelling.)
* Dr. John Sanford, Respected geneticist, Cornell University
            -- author of Genetic Entropy: The Mystery of the Genome
* Dr. Russ Humphreys, Astrophysicist, Sandia National Labs, etc.
-- author of (Starlight and Time) (Evidences Young World Booklet)
* Dr. John Hartnett, Prof. Univ. West Australia, astrophysics, etc.
            -- author of: (Dismantling the Big Bang) (Starlight Time New Physics)
                        ? Caution: I disagree weth Dr. Hartnet's interpretation of the
                        biblical story (Judges 11:30ff) of Jephthah, his vow, and his                                     daughter. I believe his theological interpretation is incorrect.
                        Jephthah did not sacrifice his daughter.
                        (Better View: see the article on TEKTON/Jephthah)

                        (BEST View: Keil & Delitzsch OT commentary)
* etc, etc . . . . .  

* "Issue of Issues" by Dr. Carl Wieland
"Of the issues that are most important in Christianity, there is one that overshadows, engulfs and trumps them all. It is the one issue that can truly be called the “issue of issues” in Christianity—the truth and authority of the Bible. . . ."


- Creation Scientist Awarded
for making finest atomic clock possible

Dr. John Hartnett, Prof. of Physics,
University of Western Australia

". . . . Professor Hartnett developed, as lead scientist, the world’s best ultra-high-stability cryogenic sapphire oscillator (a classical ‘clock’), with performance unmatched by any other microwave oscillator, and with a fractional frequency instability about 3 × 10–16 at 20 seconds of averaging. This is equivalent to gaining or losing a single second in 30 million years, give or take a few. The ‘clock’ is based on a single crystal of man-made sapphire that is cooled using liquid helium to -267 degrees C, which is just a few degrees above absolute zero. . . ."

 

- Did Scientist Create Life (Cell) from Non-Life? Dr. Sarfati May 2010

- Why do most scientists believe the Earth is old and not young?
-- Excellent article by Dr. Russ Humphreys, astrophysicist
-"Systematic Theology Texts and the Age of the Earth"
... Foundational article by Dr. Terry Mortenson (Strongly Recommended)
... Dr. Mortenson's PhD is in the History of Geology
-Why I Reject Theistic Evolution", Dr. David DeWitt
... Dr DeWitt is a biochemist and neuroscientist
-The Relationship Between the Fall, the Curse, and the Gospel and Its Incompatibility with Theistic Evolution, Dr. David Shackelford
... Dr. Shackelford's PhD is in New Testament Greek, Theology, OT, & Hebrew
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- Global Warming

-"Climate Change Data Dumped"
(Does real science destroy evidence?)

- "Whirled Worldviews"
(A commentary on the politics of science)
- "Cooking up a Heat Wave"
(Climategate scandal political peer review)
- "Renewed Call to Truth, Prudence, Protection of Poor"
(Exam. of Theology/Science/Econ. of Global Warming)

 

Abortion / Stem Cell Research / Euthanasia

- A list of articles related to abortion / then euthanasia
- Abortion: An Indispensable Right or Violence Against Women,
Lisa Coster
- Stem Cells: Does Their Origin Matter, Dr. Georgia Purdom
- ...

 

 



Counseling / Family

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CAUTION re: Psychatric Labeling
- The New DSM5 Manual (excellent article by World Magazine reporter, Daniel Devine, on the 900+ page, updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders used by psychiatrists to label people according to subjective assumptions and theories. Note the following quote:

"The problem is that for every patient accurately identified, at least three or four, and as many as seven, eight, or nine people will be misidentified . . . ." Dr. Allen Frances, former Chief of Psychiatry at Duke Univeristy Medical Center about the new DSM5

 


CBMW Resources:

* "Feminism the Culprit for Family Breakup? A Controversial UK Study Says So"


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* I strongly urge you to read the article/chapter below:

"Myth of Mutual Submission"

by Wayne Grudem PhD - renowned biblical scholar

  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Experience

Dr. Grudem became Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in 2001 after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He has served as the President of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as President of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He also served as the General Editor for the ESV Study Bible (Crossway Bibles, 2008).

Leadership Positions

Here is the BOOK from which the chapter was taken:
Foundations for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

 

* "Patriarchy and Abuse: No Direct Link"
* "Wife Abuse: Evangelical Feminists' Stalking-Horse"

TMC Resources:

- MASTER'S College & Seminary
* "TMC Philosophy of Counseling"
* ...


HOMOSEXUALITY:

- (American College of Pediatricians Statements on Homosexuality & Children)
* "On the Promotion of Homosexuality in the Schools"
* "Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time for Change?"
-
(Book) Homosexuality & the Politics of Truth, by Jeffrey Satinover, MD
Dr. Satinover (MD in psychiatry and a PhD in physics) Dr. Satinover is a brilliant, internationally respected (now retired) professor of psychiatry at Harvard & Yale. In retirement he went back to graduate school and earned a second doctorate, a PhD in physics (summa cum laude) at the University of Nice, France.
- (Book) Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting,
by Dawn Stefanowicz, a survivor of a family fragmented by homosexuality.
- (Organization) PURE LIFE MINISTRIES


Family Values

- David Kupelian
* The War on Fathers



Educational Concerns

- A Christian Philosophy of Education, by Dr. Gordon Clark
- What American Education Needs, by Dr. Walter Williams
- School Choice, by Dr. Walter Williams
- ...

 



Oppression of Humans /
Slavery / Human Trafficking

- International Justice Mission (publications)
- Shared Hope International (research)
- Children's Hopechest (Newsletter, books)

** Why was IRAN voted onto the UN Women's Right's Body?
(Friday, April 30, 2010), by Patrick Goodenough, Int'l Editor CNSNews)
an example of the rampant corruption in the pseudo "United" Nations

** American Revival Begins with the Catholic Church,

by Armstron Williams


(a conservative, "African-American" "baptist")
a call to correct corrupt coverups
of pedophiles in the name of Christ

 

 

 



Abuse of God's "nephesh" Animals

-

- "Going Ape About Human Rights: Are Monkeys People Too?", Lisa Cosner
- "Fear Factories: Case for ... Compassionate Conservatism", Matt Scully
- "
Inflicting Pain on Animals Besmirches Humans' Higher Nature", by Wesley J. Smith
- Humane Society's Faith Outreach
- ...

Unnecessary Suffering Caused by Predatory People

 

DOMINION: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy,

by "Matthew Scully,

a former editor at National Review (who has contributed to NR frequently in subsequent years), was most recently a speech writer for President George W. Bush . . . .

The book has received rave reviews from the likes of the New York Times and mixed reaction from conservatives. It's a fascinating — and disturbing — read, whether you come out agreeing with it or not."

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

God / Authority / Government,
Human Responsibility

(Geopolitical Security Issues)

 

 

Dr. John MacArthur

- The Government on His Shoulders, by Dr. MacArthur (scroll down that page)

- Why the Government Can't Save You: An Alternative to Political Action (This is a book by MacArthur emphasizing responsible attitude and action.)


- Prof. Walter Williams
(Syndicated Columns, Books, Journal Articles, etc)
* Liberty versus the Tyranny of Socialism
* Dr. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario. Dr. Williams has served on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, as John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, since 1980; from 1995 to 2001, he served as department chairman. Dr. Williams is the author of over 150 publications which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, Georgia Law Review, Journal of Labor Economics, Social Science Quarterly, and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

- Dr. Thomas Sowell
* Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago, 1968
* Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, September 1980 - present
* Professor of Economics, U.C.L.A., July 1974 - June 1980

** U.S. Now on Slippery Slope to Tyranny? 6/21/10
"When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics.Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions. '"Useful idiots"' was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.
Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it. . . . (more)"

- Marvin Olasky
* Citizen Action: The faithful in America should defend liberty, but not under a Christian banner

- Shelby Steele (Wall Street Journal)
*
Israel and the Surrender of the West: One of the world's oldest stories is playing out before our eyes: The Jews are being scapegoated again.


Martin Kozlowski


TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL NETWORKS & Government Corruption

- "(TCN) Transnational Criminal Networks (TCN)", by Phil Williams

- (TCN) and Security Issues, by Dr. Melvin Levitsky (Syracuse Univ.)

- ICE Doc "Keeping Foriegn Corruption out of the U.S."

- *** (TCN) "A Multi-Pronged Approach"

 

See also Geopolitical Resources, etc


 

Many more articles will be uploaded as time allows.

 

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 . .