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Mr. Geoffrey Botkin:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Botkin, Geoffrey

Western Conservatory
P.O. Box 181
Centerville, Tennessee (TN)  37033
United States of America (US)
Keynote Speaker?Yes
Keynote Presentations
Featured Presentations2013 CHEF of Missouri 29th Annual Convention (CHEF-MO) (2013, MO)
2011 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2011, WA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The Wonders of Embryology
How God fashions a baby from a tiny handful of stem cells. A scientific look at Psalm 139:16. The discipline of embryology reveals a process of careful and continuous order, purpose, and love. “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16). Experience visually stunning journey through the mysteries and wonders of the human embryo: How do two cells come together, and then divide, and then multiply to make a baby? The stunning story of fetal development is not simply a wonder of God’s mighty and providential creation. It is a record of biological information that is crucial in understanding the pressing bioethical issues of contraception, abortion, stem cell research, fertility, cloning, and surrogate parenthood. Geoffrey Botkin takes us from the moment of cellular conception to birth, tracking specialization of the cells, organs and systems that make man fearfully and wonderfully made. A message for the whole family. An important message for home educators or anyone who wants to better understand both how to rejoice in the gift of life, and defend life against the arguments of modernity and post-modernity.

Surviving the First Fifty Years of The Pill: How Reproductive “Freedom” Destroyed Not Only our Culture, But The Christian Church
This year, as the birth control pill turns 50, America is discovering lethal side-effects. In just 50 years, the pill has altered a nation’s ability to think. And there appear to be other side effects. Both men and women are mentally different, morally different, and even physically different from the preceding generation. The pill has spread from a utopian dream to a staple in the medicine cabinets of 110 million homes. But the pill is not another medicinal tablet. It cures no medical ailment. Fifty years ago, it was endorsed by the government as a drug that would change society. It has. Dramatically. Geoffrey Botkin tracks the red-letter dates in the deployment of this history-changing drug, and gives an inside, first-person account of what the pill did to the first generation of Americans who accepted everything the pill represents.

Children as Pets
In the mid-20th century, America’s pursuit of materialistic affluence led a Christian nation away from Biblical practices, even within American homes. Once parents lost the vision of multigenerational family life, then family life came to be seen in terms of personal fulfillment, temporal affluence or conformity with popular trends. In some social circles, children became lifestyle accessories, status symbols or temporary nuisances to be managed by the experts. In just two generations, parents have lost the vision of biblical parenting in ways that must be recovered by a conscientious recovery of some basic Biblical doctrines that can return joy the home and blessing to the nation. Geoffrey Botkin compares the deepest weakness of the American Dream with the grand vision of Biblical family life.

How to Practice Biblical Discipline in the Home
We live in a nation of extremes. Some parents perpetuate patterns of anger and wrongful, unbiblical violence against their children. A larger group of parents altogether fail to discipline, to admonish and to lead their children. In both cases the results are disastrous, and they are all around us—angry children, rebellious children, wild children, broken children—children that rule over their parents, and parents who are at war with their children. But the Bible speaks extensively to this issue of discipline within the home, and it provides hope that when we obey what the Scriptures say, and by God’s sovereign grace, we can hope to raise delightful children for the glory of God and to see peace reign within our homes. In this crucial symposium, we will examine the critical issues of biblical discipline within the home, the challenges of wisely employing such discipline in a world which is driven by the false religious worldview of modern psychology, and a professing church which has largely embraced the same. A very helpful theological, practical and social overview of one of the most important issues facing the family.

The Father and Biblical Leadership

Preparing Children for Marriage

How You Can Have Hope For The Future

What Every Young Man Needs to Know About the Quadrivocational Vision

Geoffrey's Achievements
  • Author: The Great Escape
  • Former director: First Pacific Ltd. Senior consultant to the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences.
  • Creator and primary author on the Battle For Civilization television project.
  • Lecturer at Hillsdale College, the Heritage Foundation, and The Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy.
  • Producer or executive-producer of more than 100 documentary films, television productions, and other media projects viewed around the world.
  • Teacher at Deerwood Studios in the US, at the Family Television Network of New Zealand, and at the San Antonio Christian Film Academy.
Botkin's Bio

Geoffrey Botkin is married to Victoria Botkin and is the father of Anna Sofia Botkin and Elizabeth Botkin who wrote "So Much More."

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