UPDATE: Battle for the American Mind
Thanks be to God
I plan to release a more substantive piece soon, but I just arrived home from 3 weeks of activity, much of it for Battle for the American Mind. Here are some highlights:
New York-- On June 14th Battle released. FOX had me join Pete Hegseth for a few "hits" as I've learned they call them. I was on Fox and Friends a couple of times. My kids (22, 21, and 16) joined me in New York and enjoyed seeing how FOX works behind the scenes.
Stanley, ID: June 16-18-- I joined other board members of The Ambrose School for strategic planning. Much of our discussion was how to meet the needs of a growing waiting list at the school. I appreciate Wade Ortego’s leadership through this growth.
Dallas, TX: June 21-- I joined the ACCS Board Meeting as we set our 3-5 year strategy for the coming year. Demand is high, and we're seeking resources to meet it. “The restoration of school” is underway! A special thanks to Keith Phillips for his leadership on our board (Schaeffer Academy in Minnesota).
New York: June 22-- Battle for the American Mind became the #1 nonfiction book in the country according to the New York Times. Soli Deo Gloria.
Dallas, TX: June 23-- “Repairing the Ruins,” the annual conference of the ACCS, set a record with over 1320 in attendance. Several people told me they had read Battle and registered for the conference to learn more. I was humbled by the response. One headmaster of a CCE school told me a donor showed up, unknown to him, Battle in hand, and made a significant donation. Grateful!
Dallas, TX: June 23rd-- I joined a panel on Battle on the main stage and appreciated the comments of Jeremy Tate of the CLT, Louis Markos of Houston Baptist and key contributor to “Miseducation of America” on FOX, Ty Fischer of the ACCS Board, and Bill Stutzman who moderated. I signed 300 books before we sold out. Special thanks to Eighth Day Books, who also sold many at the conference. I was humbled by the many grassroots workers in CCE who were encouraged by the book.
June 25th-- My wife and I hit the road en route to a packed house at Costa Glen in San Diego, CA for a talk on Battle.
June 29th-- Stormy and I returned home and it’s time to get to work. We have much to do to transform education, and I'm grateful for the thousands of independent Classical Christian co-laborers in our membership that provide a truly distinct, Kingdom education for students across the country. May Christ be glorified.
Please pray for our work as we try to be faithful to the call. And, please spread the word: Read the book and join the movement. We're seeking faithful Christians as we embark on a 100 year mission to reclaim education. Without Christ, we are lost. With Him, we cannot lose.
If you know others who would like to get involved, a place to start is to forward this and have them join this substack. Here, I’ll continue to connect the news of the day to the wisdom of the past.