The Blue Ocean

blue-oceanThere is a book in print called the ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’. It has been around for years. It is a book on business strategies and marketing. Its premise is simple. There is a red ocean and a blue ocean within the realm of marketplace competition. The red ocean is made up of the bloody waters where the vast majority of businesses viciously fight for a small handful of customers. The blue ocean is where smart business owners find a way to create a unique market, product or service that is distinct from the rest. The result is little or no competition. Those in the blue ocean stand out. They are the real entrepreneurs. They have either a unique product or service. Coupled with the uniqueness of their product or service they have a keen intuition as to what people want and need. They also have what it takes to maximize what it means to be swimming in the blue ocean. They have what is known as MOJO. And it is that MOJO, more than anything else, that got them into the blue ocean in the first place.

New Geneva is among those that swim in the blue ocean. It is not the blue ocean of red-oceanbusiness but the blue ocean of theologically applied leadership academics. While Geneva may be viewed as competing with the colleges, bible schools, universities and seminaries that are scattered across the US in multitude, it is a very unique institution. This uniqueness in addition to the MOJO that fuels Geneva is what enables it to avoid swimming in the red ocean. The red ocean is full of colleges, Bible schools, seminaries and universities that are fighting to stay afloat in a sea of tremendous competition simply because they are all similarly structured and offer the same incentives.

reading-frustratedThe educational institutions of the red ocean offer degrees many of which have been given outstanding credentials. Most of these are secular academic degrees which automatically segregates them from the Bible colleges and seminaries. Those that confer these degrees swim in the most concentrated part of the red ocean. The Bible colleges and seminaries, while distinct from the secular universities, swim in their own concentrated section of the red ocean. America is full of them. The question is “Why?” What makes these institutions red ocean swimmers and what makes Geneva a blue ocean swimmer? The answer is “Theologically Applied Leadership Academics.” Geneva is training cultural leaders for the Re-Establishment of Christendom and a Christ Centered Western Civilization.warfare

The majority of red ocean schools are academically stagnant. By not stressing the application of the knowledge they become an academic head scratching institution disseminating knowledge without the mentor-ship for its application.

Geneva swims in the blue ocean because it trains each individual student to be Christo-centric cultural warriors of Christian Reconstruction.

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A Great Opportunity

“And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.”  Mark 12:42-44

The_Widows_MiteDear Brethren,

Christianity, America and the whole of Western civilization is at a cross-roads. If we are to lay a foundation of applied Biblical Scholarship for the express purpose of cultural renovation for the next generation the time is NOW. If we miss this opportunity it may very well be too late for any progress in the years to come.

The New Geneva Academy in conjunction with its parent non-profit Theological Institution the ITR has been given a tremendous opportunity by the merciful providence of God. The ITR has just secured a substantial piece of property across from its already existing library of more than 100,000 books, pdf and microfiche documents in downtown Appomattox, Virginia. The purpose of this purchase is to build a small conference center with additional library space which will house the R.J. Rushdoony Library of 48,000 books, making New Geneva and the ITR one of the largest libraries in Virginia, if not the largest to date.

The facility will be used as a research and resource center to train cultural leaders, ministers, evangelists,200px-Genevan_Consistory gospel ambassadors and statesmen. It will be like the Geneva of Calvin’s day where Knox once commented that the school at Geneva was “The most perfect school of Christ that ever was on earth since the days of the Apostles”. We want to realize this once again as we embark on a new reformation.

While we have the property we do not have the funds to build the building. Wonderfully, however, new construction prices in Appomattox are relatively low compared to other U.S. cities. Moreover, Appomattox is located in the heart of Virginia, easily accessible from several of the East Coast States and developing quickly.

widows-mite1In order to realize this we need others to share both the vision and the passion that we have for this project. We are asking you to give like the widow gave in Mark 12. We need to raise approximately $200,000 – $225,000 for this to become a much needed reality.

This building will not only house the conference center and the library, it will be coupled with our existing building to provide a campus like atmosphere for both our students and the entire community.

Will you please consider being part of this project?

All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to the ITR.
PO Box 778 Appomattox VA 24522

You can also go onto our website to our donation page if you wish to donate via Credit Card.

Thank you for your prayers and support in this most critical time of our history.

Deo Vindice!

Defunding Humanism

Sadly, over the past many years, Christianity has played a passive role in reclaiming the culture, especially in the economic sphere. With so many churches, Christian colleges and seminaries, and the increasing number of Christian businesses, it is a wonder why Christendom has not found a way to be sufficiently funded as the secularists.

Until just recently there seemed to be no concrete, tactical strategy to defund  the anti-Christian humanist agenda while at the same time properly stewarding Christendom’s one-dollar-bills

But that time has passed.

As Christians we need to be consistent in who and what we support. Paypal and most other on and off line credit card services are not only expensive, but by supporting ungodly companies and services they are the enemies of Christ and His Kingdom.

Cornerstone Credit Card processing systems is a family based Christian company which services many Christ Centered ministries, churches and businesses across the United States and Canada.

In an effort to support Christendom, Cornerstone guarantees a significant savings on all existing credit card processing fees for churches, ministries, colleges and businesses.

In addition to these savings Cornerstone will donate 10% of each purchase back to the ministry, or church, of your choosing in keeping with the commanded Tithe of the Old Testament. That is a 10% donation to your church or ministry of your choosing on each purchase from Cornerstone. In this way your business can support the Lord’s work through your local church. For any Christian educational ministry, such as schools, colleges or seminaries, Cornerstone will donate an additional 5%.

There is no contract or obligation. The transition is free, fast and easy and comes complete with a support team ready to build your Web Sites’ donation page, or tuition page along with any further assistance you may need while you labor in the Lord’s Vineyard.

In order to combat the ravages of humanism, while at the same time increasing Christianity’s financial strength, please consider switching to an explicitly Christian credit card processing company that supports the Kingdom’s advancement.

Please join us in stripping humanism’s antichristian agenda by Biblically stewarding your church or ministry’s economy through Cornerstone.

Please contact me with any questions at: and I will have my team contact you immediately. OR you can call me at 434 941 1895

Deo Vindice!

Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond
Cornerstone’s Direct Line: 800.508.9030 ~

The Hamster Wheel

The Clock Dial

The Clock Dial

One of the strategies of the Monolithic State is “Time Appropriation.” If the State can commandeer the Christian’s time by forcing him to devote all of his time to mere survival via making just enough money to live, the State then can thwart any move for Christian Reconstruction from being realized. Read More

A Call To All Governing Officials

ancient-greece-governmentWithin the halls of government, local, state and federal there are those that profess the religion of Christ. Many of them hold to the authority of scripture and the basic doctrine of the Faith.  Yet, they fail to conduct their legislative and governing decisions according to Scripture. This is due in part to their allegiance to a Two Kingdom mentality which divorces Scripture from everything but personal faith.

Those who understand the problems behind such an idea must address it and call those in government to take a careful re-assessment of what they truly believe.

One way is to publicly state the obvious; that these officials have not acted Biblically. They must be exposed as hypocrites whether they are conscious of their hypocrisy or not they are to be taken to task.

The following is such a letter. We must challenge governing officials who claim to be Christians that to deny their faith in policy making, especially when it comes to taxation is unacceptable. The tree is always known by its fruit.

Non Christian thought, especially when it is exhibited within the institutions of government, law and tax saddnesspublic policy, assumes that the State cannot survive, nor thrive, except at the expense of the individual. Sadly, local government is not exempt from this assumption. In order to support a bloated government and its insatiable desire to spend beyond what the community can bear and what is Biblically acceptable, oppressive taxation becomes the norm, for both citizen and governing official.

When this happens property taxes soar along with licensing and regulation fees which are simply another method of taxation. We’ve just experienced this with the County’s desire to add an already high meals tax to our eating establishments. So instead of burdening the people with more property tax hikes, which they knew would cause serious blow-back, they targeted the restaurant industry along with its customers.

Collection time for Uncle Sam!

Collection time for Uncle Sam!

This Godless system of raising revenue via taxation every time more money is needed undermines the very reason for government, i.e. the citizens protection and prosperity by stimulating a societal model of liberty rather than slavery. Instead of stimulating the county’s economy taxes are constantly raised in one form or another as if there isn’t a solution beyond legalized plunder.

Whenever the principles of unjust taxation are forced upon a society it is tantamount to a declaration of war by the government against its own people. And although it is not a war waged by military might it is a war nevertheless waged in dollars enforced by the threat of military might.

What has become an added insult to the injury of the County’s taxation frenzy is that most, if not all, of those who sit in the County’s seat of supervisory power profess the Religion of Christianity. How can an individual profess one thing and act contrary to that same profession? Do we chalk it up to Ignorance? Arrogance? Indifference? Or the philosophical heresy of vicious self seeking Autonomy?

Perhaps these men and women in government are simply trying to be moderate in their approach to government. These seek to stay in the middle of the issues trying desperately to keep a balance between them in order to come to “right” conclusions. We call these people Centrists. And while that might seem a safe and noble position it isn’t.

87984-004-5ADE9ACALike these modern officials the Greek Philosopher Aristotle also thought he had the answer in centrism. His answer to these issues was the anti-Christian doctrine of the “Mean”, or what is known today as the “Middle of the Road Solution.” Aristotle’s “Mean” was a political solution based on some sort of moral consensus. Aristotle saw the centrist as the one who could bring about sobriety and practical solutions to the many ills of the culture by maintaining a middle of the road policy in governing.

The Middle of the Road man was the Virtuous man. He was neither left nor was he right. He was in the “Mean”. Supposedly this would insure that everyone was represented by a sober consensus. What Aristotle failed to understand is this position is a deviation from, and a denial of, any real moral standard since it assumes that to insure virtue and liberty one must merely keep a balance between two evils. He was wrong.

For the Christian magistrate, however, only the principles of government derived from God’s Holy word is acceptable. This is where all too many governing officials who claim to be Christian fail miserably. And this is where our governing officials have failed as well.

What is perhaps more egregious and frustrating than these officials implementing policy via the “Mean” 130719165130-04-jesus-christ-horizontal-large-galleryis that their unbiblical actions are implemented with impunity right under our noses and under the oversight of their pastors many of whom haven’t the insight or spiritual fortitude to take these individuals to task for their unrighteous governing practices though ecclesiastic sanctions.

I encourage all pastors and citizens of their county to keep a close watch upon their local governing officials, especially those who have recently ascended to the office of County Supervisor and those who already hold that seat. They must be kept in check by limiting their addiction to OPM (other people’s money). It’s time that they begin to solve the county’s problems without caving to the default taxation solution.


In the next couple of months New Geneva will be offering free lodging for any student (or students) that desires to study at the Academy.

Internship programs will also be available for students who desire to work at the Geneva Research Library and coffee shop while taking classes. We have 2, 3 and 4 week slots available.

For a limited time in house interns will be able to take any course for up to a 50% discount in addition to working as a volunteer at the school.

Call or Email Dr. Raymond for full details.

Laxity & Defeat Or Action & Victory

battle warriorMuch of the Postmodern Christian sentiment is one of laxity and indifference. Unlike historical Christendom, today’s church has sequestered itself within the four wall of their building apparently insensitive  to both the world around them and/or the Divine commission to take dominion over the earth for the glory of God. [1]

For those remnant saints who repudiate this “two-Kingdom”[2] mindset, their passion is for the establishment of Christ’s Kingdom Majesty and His crown rights “On earth, as it is in Heaven.” Theirs is a theology of action; doing the Word, not being hearers only. They are not deceived since they understand that Christianity is an applied faith and God’s Law is the only Righteous construct for all of civilization.

The New Geneva Academy seeks to perpetuate this truth through scholarship and training for the application of God’s Law word for every institution of the societal order.

Geneva is not for everyone. It is only for those that desire to learn as to do. [3]
It is for those who want to change the way things are to the way things ought to be.
It is for the studious and the courageous.

What is taught at Geneva, and the way in which it is presented, is unique in that it follows the Biblical model of education.

Geneva offers a myriad of options from a full scale undergraduate and graduate education to specialized scholarship training in targeted areas of study. Tailored to fit any schedule, Geneva offers real solutions to real cultural problems. If you really want to change the world you have to start somewhere. Why not Geneva? Be a part of the vision. Be a part of the victory.


[1] Ge 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Jos 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Mt 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:

[2] The Two Kingdom heresy states that the physical world belongs to Satan and therefore, since the saint is not of this world, and the Kingdom of God is not of this world, he should not be involved in any affairs in of the world. For this heresy the Gospel is only about saving individuals and not establishing the Crown Rights of King Jesus on earth as it is in Heaven. For more on this see:

[3] James 1:22