Our mission is to re-establish the presence and influence of the Bible into American public schools.
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The Idaho Center for Conservative Studies
The Idaho Center for Conservative Studies:
The Center for Conservative Studies (a virtual institute on the Web), would be created for the purpose of uniting private and non-profit conservative organizations efforts to educate present and future generations regarding “American exceptionalism;” and why America is the greatest hope for bringing liberty, freedom, peace and salvation to an imploding world. It would provide an understanding of what is meant by America’s moniker “The Shining City on a Hill” (a term used in the Bible; by pre-Revolution Christian leaders of America; in Alexis de Tocqueville’s works regarding the uniqueness of America; and in modern presidential speeches like those of Ronald Reagan). It would also provide an understanding of “The Great Commission” from Jesus as it relates to America’s call to go to all nations and peoples to bring Good News and peace inherent in a Biblically-based government.
Specifically, there are nine aspects of the conservative studies that are worth emphasizing:
The Center would provide four different degree possibilities:
- Most of the arguments and definitions for American exceptionalism are from the Bible (Jewish & Christian)
- America’s conservative Christian foundation is a key part of that exceptionalism and applies to both persons and to government
- Limited government per the founding fathers.
- Education should include a strong argument for constitutional thought and constitutional government
- Necessity for strong American morality to preserve these exceptional values
- Significance, from our foundations to the present, of “In God We Trust”
- Christian World View (as perhaps best defined by Francis Schaeffer)
- Importance of active church membership in sustaining our “Shining City on a Hill”
- Necessity of Christian fellowship (men and women) in the business world
- Necessity of Bible-believing churches to continue America’s exceptionalism
Our headquarters would be in the Carnegie Library in Boise, Idaho. We may develop other branches in concerned libraries throughout the USA. Much of the inspiration for this effort came from Dennis Praeger in his eight-minute DVD that is on my web site. See http://www.ourgodlyamericanheritage.com/WebPage-MessageBoard.html#DennisPrager. Also look at David Barton’s website (http://www.wallbuilders.com/). David is, in my opinion, one of our greatest historians on the subject of our nation’s Founding Fathers, the Constitution and other Founding Fathers’ documents.
- Associate Degree in Biblical Studies (or, possibly, Associate of Arts in Biblical Education), a 2-year program
- B.A. in Conservative Studies (again, Bible-based studies of conservatives and their impact on America, 4-yr)
- M.A. in Conservative Studies (5 years)
- Ph.D. in Conservative Studies (6 years, or more)
We encourage others to establish places where the Founding Fathers’ documents may be studied. Doing so may sound difficult, but with the Lord’s help the “impossible” is possible. We hope that other Bible-believing people will join us in this effort to re-educate and re-energize Americans.
Our Institute would want to involve and participate with as many churches, Christian organizations and Christian legal groups as possible. We have already joined with several like-minded organizations cited on our website, who are educating the next generations. We have several published and yet-to-be-published professors who are willing to talk to your organizations to inspire your interest and support. So, give us a call. Contact information is on this web site.
We look forward to hearing from you. My motto is borrowed from another patriot who said: “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, 1729 – 1797)
Dr. Chuck Seldon
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Biblical Studies Center
1025 Belmont Street
Boise, Idaho 83706
Phone: (208) 342-2182
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Accredited Biblical Studies - Spring 2010
Spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. Final Exams: May 10-13, 2010.
A Great Opportunity
The Biblical Studies Center offers a great opportunity for not only Boise State University Students but also for adults wanting continuing education, teachers seeking to improve teaching skills, and retirees.
Since 1971 our extension partnership with Oklahoma Christian University http://www.oc.edu provides the transfer of academic credits to higher education institutions as general elective credits.
However, students should confirm that these credits will fit into their degree program.
Register online at www.boisebsc.org. Select: BSC Courses
Call the Center - (208) 324-2182, or John Moreland, Director - (208) 571-4179
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Bible Literacy Project
- 100% of English professors surveyed at leading universities -- including Yale, Harvard, and Stanford -- agree that 'regardless of a person's faith, an educated person needs to know about the Bible.'
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American Heritage Series
By David Barton
Number of discs: 10
Studio: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2009
Run Time: 780 minutes
About the Director
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.
WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor.
In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation.
David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era.
He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.
His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation. David was named by Time magazine as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals, and he has received numerous national and international awards, including Who's Who in Education and DAR's highest award, the George Washington Honor Medal.
His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval. David and his wife Cheryl have three grown children, Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen, and reside in Aledo, TX.
Discover the forgotten and astonishing story of our nation s foundation in the American Heritage Series.
For centuries, Americans were taught a truthful view of history that recognized the Godly heroes and moral foundation our nation was founded upon.
But in recent years, a new version of history has assaulted the moral and spiritual fiber of our nation, leaving the truth of our past eliminated and forgotten. Until today.
From Separation of Church and State, to the Civil Rights Movement, the heroism of our founding Fathers to the building of our nation s monuments, this series will inspire every American to reclaim the Godly, true story of our nation. Join historian David Barton and experience the untold story of our nation s history in the American Heritage Series.
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- How Must America Practice Diplomacy?
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- Who Makes American Foregin Policy?
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