‘E. Pluribus Unum’ — From Many, One.

The  Caravan from Central America is lingering in Tijuana, Mexico Have we sheep have allowed a good sounding word promoted to our kind and accepting nature to become a poison pill?

If we look around we can see this happening from day to day. A very troubling read, but profound in its reminiscence of history and current facts of life. Troubling, but necessary to read and think about. Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this…

We know Dick Lamm as Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington D.C., filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor [and farmer] by the name of Victor Davis Hanson talked about his latest book, Mexifornia, explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal – was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time.

Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.’

“Here is how they do it,” Lamm said: “First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bi-cultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: ‘The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.’ Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.’

Lamm went on: “Second, to destroy America, invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

“Third, we could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: ‘The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricacy and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.’

Lamm said, “I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.

“Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, un-assimilated, under-educated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.

“My Fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.

“My Sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precept. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. ‘E. Pluribus Unum’ — From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will ‘Balkanize’ America as surely as Kosovo.

“Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bi-cultural country, having established multi-culturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America , it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said, “Last, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson’s book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate “diversity.” American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book, 1984. In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you. NOTHING to counteract this is going to happen if you don’t!

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SNTRadio.com – Streaming Christian Music For 10 Years On Sunday, May 26th.

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Memorial Day Monday 2009 is when a unique website started streaming Christian music through cyber-space. The core concept was to showcase 40 years worth of Christian Music. Listener edification and education of the many gifted artists and music that had gone before. This was accomplished by literally inventing a new format called “The Greatest Christian Music.” comprised of trending current and older “songs that you just don’t hear on the radio anymore. ” This is what SNTradio.com is all about… presenting the old with the new.

All I can say is Glory To God for His blessing of longevity. It was the Lord who directed me to begin streaming Christian Music 24/7 long before Spotify and Tidal. He downloaded the whole thing to me in about 20 minutes as I was standing in the sanctuary during worship.

James Burkhardt, Founder SNTRadio.com

Now this labor of love is rooted in the Jesus Movement and spans half a century. Like a lot of kids in those days who rejected the hippie ideal of love to freely accept God’s eternal love, I ordered my Christian Music by mail. Jesus Music on vinyl 33 1/3 record albums was not generally available in most record stores. Nor did radio stations play seminal artists like Love Song, Larry Norman, Paul Clark, and Andrae’ Crouch & The Disciples.

Despite such challenges, this music affected the culture of the day, resulting in changed lives for an entire lifetime. Youth oriented ministries like Campus Life, Young Life and Campus Crusade For Christ were key places where live concerts happened, and a Christt-center music scene slowly emerged.

Jay Truax of Love Song

SNTRadio.com was established to do the same in the new millennium, with new artists and sounds of the day, but also paying respect to those who had cleared the road for them many years ago. Excellence and Innovation are compelling us to discover new trends in Christian Music and new Artists. Our staff is constantly searching and listening to new music, new artists, and worship teams in order to stay ahead of the creative curve.

At SNTRadio.com, a HUGE variety of digitized songs (many that are out-of-print) enables us to program long 57 minute sets of uninterrupted music that flow seamlessly 24/7. That’s why we can promise our listeners ‘More Sweet Memories’.

James Burkhardt Founder, SNTRadio.com

A wow listener experience has always been top priority. SNTRadio.com always sounded better to many because I spent countless hours in his studio for 6 weeks producing the original 25 minute music blocks applying Audio Mastering techniques learned as a student at Berklee College of Music and as an intern to world-class Mastering Engineer, Bob Katz just a few years earlier. Nowadays SNTRadio.com stream everything in HD Audio.

It’s been my good fortune to create other unique radio formats. Back in 1981, I worked with some very talented radio personalities at WCRM-FM in the western suburbs of Chicago. Together, we became the first to play “praise” music mixed with Adult Contemporary & Pop. The station caught on big-time with younger adult Christian listeners.

WCRM-FM became an influential reporting station for Christian Record charts nationwide, especially the one for CCM Magazine. It was noticed by local secular media and profiled by local CBS station WBBM-TV, Channel 2 and featured in the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section of the Chicago Tribune during my tenure there from 1981 – 1985. I mention this because they probably wouldn’t be a SNT if there wasn’t a WCRM-FM first.

In the beginning, streaming was done by loading 12 hours of pre-recorded 25 minute Music and Worship sets into a Windows Media player. Five minute breaks were reserved for commercials and promotional announcements. Then in 2011 a new Internet streaming software was installed which allowed individual mp3s to be played as a playlist. That began years of tweaking to get the mix of songs just right.

Sundays have always been programmed exclusively with Worship and Praise songs and zero commercials. We can do this because we remind listeners of this fact daily and mention the sponsor. The Bible Channel as it is now known, aka. (WatchWord Video Bible) was the first. SNT Coffee has been sponsoring Sundays since 2018. This Sunday for the 10th Anniversary will be like always… commercial-free Worship & Praise all day long.

Thanks for a wonderful first decade. It is a tremendous joy to be streaming the Greatest Christian Music around the world via the Internet.

Bracing for Blowback: Giving Christ’s Love to 8 Burned Iranian Children. part 1

You’ve probably heard reports about Jesus appearing in dreams to many of the Islamic faith, including Iraqi, Iranian, Saudi and Syrian clergy, and they are embracing Christianity in droves. So have I and it has me prayerfully pondering, “What is God up to here and what can I do to come into alignment with what He is doing? That is why I am compelled to share the story of 8 burned Iranian children.

First, I was reminded of the 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (King James Version) The phrase “not willing that any should perish” really resonated within me as the full meaning of its inclusiveness sunk in… meaning every human being who is/was upon the earth throughout the ages.

Wow. Very profound and gives me pause to reflect on how I should be treating others, especially those who hold different beliefs. First Corinthians 13 states “1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,a but have not love, I gain nothing. 4Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;b 6it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. 7Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (English Standard Versions)

The ministry of Jesus was guided by “doing the will of His Heavenly Father.” If Jesus is reaching out to Muslims the shouldn’t we as the Church be doing the same? So God was preparing my heart to accept a shift in perspective. That is exactly why I am bracing for blowback. Because not everyone with whom I will share this opportunity will have the same mindset. I will share more next week in Part 2.

SnTradio.com has its fair share of requests for acts of charity. But I was ready to jump in with both feet when my friend and colleague, Jacqueline Gibb approached me with the plight of 8 burned Iranian children being advocated by Internationally respected Author and Human Rights Activist, Ghazal Omid. This is such a timely opportunity to give pure Christian love to some very needy people and make a powerful statement to refute accusations hurled at us as “Islamophobic” and “deplorable.” Watch the ABC Houston News Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWVi3wrG7c

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The first of these 8 burned Iranian children, Mohammad Shiroyeh and his father are going to be in the USA beginning in December for 7 months while Mohammad receiving reconstructive surgery at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Please help us promote our publicity plans to utilize his arrival to get other children in need of reconstructive surgery what they need the most for Christmas. There is a GoFundMe campaign where donations are being accepted:

www.gofundme.com/8-burned-iranian-children

Plus, my friend and SnT Records recording artist, Caspar McCloud  and I have agreed to donate $2.00 from each CD sold of Faithfulness the Caspar McCloud Anthology 1988 – 2016 to help the 8 burned Iranian children. Order copies at http://www.sntrecords.com/. These make a great gift and support an even greater cause.Album cover featuring Caspar McCloud holding a blue guitar.

Btw, the 12 Days of Keeping Christ in Christmas music starts this Monday, December 12th.

Warmest Christmas Greetings and Blessing for the New Year. Jesus is the reason for the season.

Jesus is the reason for the season.

James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What?? Live-Streaming is the future of SnTRadio.com. Huh??

Christmas came in July when my wife received her new Sony production suite of a pro-SnTRadio.com logo blue leters on a blue and white gradient background.grade digital video camera, lights, and accessories. This is all part of her Digital Cinematography degree from Full Sail University where she is an honor student. I love the fact that she now has the means to make films, videos and do live streaming events. There is an exciting new chapter in the future at SnTRadio.com that will be built on innovative live-streaming. I know many listeners will thrill to the news that our economic base is not dependent upon commercials, but upon revenues generated by live-streaming events including concerts, conferences, and original programming that is “kingdom building” in nature.

The bottom line is when you buy a ticket to a SnT live-stream event, you are helping to support the work of SnTRadio.com. It is a win-win, double blessing situation. You get to see a concert or teacher from the comfort of your home and bless us by buying a ticket. So when you see our posts on Facebook about a live-streaming event, please like and share it with your friends even if you don’t buy a ticket. You can also be a blessing by helping get the word out!

SnT is short for “Spirit and Truth”. The music selections we play conveys the Holy Spirit anointing upon many styles of worship. The informative content of SmT’s social media, like “View From The Wall” with Greg Polla and quality live-streaming event programming will provide the biblical “Truth” to our audience.

Our vision is to eventually live-stream some of our future Internet radio broadcasts that currently being developed. Live, interactive and in HD with the goal of telling the truth and nothing but the truth to the whole world in an engaging and relevant manner. There may even be some original prime time programming dealing with discipleship concepts and signs of the end times. With the multiple channels available to distribute our video content including Roku, YouTube, Facebook Live, Periscope and our SnTRadio.com website, there are virtually no limits or boundaries. Our current production crew includes several individuals who make the live-streaming for Disney’s Night of Joy happen. Quality and excellence are core values.

SnTRadio.com presented its first “Live from Orlando” streaming Concert event to the Album cover featuring Caspar McCloud holding a blue guitar.world in June of 2014, which featured Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill. Viewers logged in from over 38 countries outside the USA. A Netflix quality delivery platform was built on the net for that event with an eye to bringing additional live-streaming events. Since then SnTRadio.com has live-streamed three more including the  “ground-breaking” Southern Appalachian Prophecy Conference from Freedom’s Light Church of God in Ball Ground, Georgia  featuring LA Marzulli, Bill Flynn and Pastor Caspar McCloud in October 2015.  Tickets to attend the October 21 -23, 2016 2nd SAPC event are available here: http://www.freedomslightchurchofgod.org/#!sapc/f0c2b  Live-streaming tickets go on sale Monday, August 22nd.

But we are really excited to be partnering with the Chrisagis Brothers to bring you the Legends 2016 Concert live from South Hills Assembly of God in Bethel Park, PA on Saturday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. A live-streaming ticket is only $10 and you will see five legendary artists. Scott Wesley Brown, Bruce Carroll, Leon Patillo, Steve Camp, and Dave Boyer. This is a line-up that lives up to the name, Legends. Thanks for reading this blog. Please be sociable and share. See you on the Internet. James Burkhardt

 

 

 

Jesus Music and Hot Dog Evangelism

Recently, I had the task to select special Jesus Music for the new Jesus Music Radio show, which will begin streaming Saturday nights on SnTRadio.com from 6 p.m. until Midnight all summer long in advance of launching 10710981_951480128202616_49497769441206796_nJesusMusicRadio.com in the of Fall 2016. Seeing classic Jesus Music album covers and hearing songs from groups like Prodigal and Fireworks caused me to remember The Harvest Rockfest which happened in June of 1982. It was held in outdoors on a Saturday in the parking lot of the Odeum in Villa Park, Il. The artists I remember being there wereProdigal, Marty McCall and Fireworks, Rick Cua, Denny Correll and DeGarmo & Key. I know there were one or two others that I forgot because I missed them when I left around Noon for Ohare Airport to pick up Denny Correll whom I had met on several other occasions and his band who flew in from Los Angeles. I was pretty psyched because I was finally going to meet a bass player from Love Song that I really admire1700317_origd, Jay Truax. He was playing with Denny Correll’s band.  Accompanying them was a drummer and lead guitarist who appeared to be LA session musicians.

The ride to the event was pretty uneventful with Denny chatting away as he caught me up on the going’s on in his life and was intrigued why a successful Christian retailer like me had left that for a risky career in Christian radio. I told him that “the Lord works in mysterious ways.” Once we arrived and unpacked, I finally had a chance to talk with Jay. The drummer pretty well kept to himself and attended to his prized drums… a snare and set of cymbals.

Midway through our conversation, the guitarist wandered over and joined in, telling us about the struggles of trying to make a living in the LA music scene. He spoke fondly of his young wife and brand new baby at home. There was a quiet desperation about him so I told Jay that I’d catch him later and concentrated on my attention on him. It was about 2 p.m. and the sun was bearing down on us so I asked if he wanted a bottle of water or something. He said, “No” but his body language told me otherwise. “It’s my treat. Have you eaten anything yet?”,  I asked. He shook his head from side-to-side. I pointed to the portable concession stand. “Come on, I’ll get you whatever you want to eat,” I said as we made our way from the side of the stage to the back of the enclosed audience area. “But you don’t know me,” he said incredulously. “I just want to share the love of Jesus with you. It is my honor to do this.”  So he ate his Chicago -style hot dog between sips of Coca-cola and he thanked me. Then we parted company as I went to visit with another friend backstage as Rick Cua was about to do his set. Together we marveled at the incredible slide guitar work of Dave Perkins.

At the end of Denny’s early evening set, as he gave an altar call, this guitarist laid down his guitar, leaped off the stage, and gave his life to the Lord in front of everyone without hesitation. I found out later that he had no money nor food for the day. The simple act of buying an obviously hungry musician something to eat was the tipping point where he had a personal experience with the Lord in the form of someone putting the gospel into action. I have never forgotten this lesson of hot dog evangelism.

The last time I spoke to Jay Truax a few years ago he reported that this man was a still a solid believer and serving the Lord in studio music industry on the West Coast. Amazing grace, indeed!

Glory to God, James

Speak Up and Be Counted.

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

So goes the Adlai Steveson adaption of an ancient Chinese proverb from an address he gave to the United Nations General Assembly in 1962. Darkness is growing and it’s time to light a candle by finding our collective voice, speak up and be counted in the national debate. But do so with love, mercy, and compassion or else risk being identified as a “hater” or even worse, as a terrorist.

Have you seen the video by Lisa Haven that reported FBI of recruiting Pastors and ministry leaders to report “suspicious behavior” in a manner like social workers and nurses do to report cases of neglect and physical abuse? Even so, it is time for Believers to rise up as one with unity and speak up for the Biblical principles and core family values that shaped moral standards in America until the 1960’s. My assessment is that it’s now or never. We can no longer remain silent because chaos will be our harvest if silence is what is sown, especially if we get more laws like the bathroom brouhaha (Can you imagine the treatment Steve Taylor could give this concept?) that is based strictly on a subjectivity that is designed to make people feel comfortable rather than objective laws designed to make people safe.  Kudos to Texas and North Carolina for speaking up.

I know it has been a while since my last blog, but some health issues and a hospital stay interrupted my life. Now we’re back on track and rarin’ help you speak up and be counted. The forced respite gave me plenty of time to think ahead and ask, “what if?” As a result, I had a major “aha” moment when I seriously pondered how to make SnTRadio.com the best Internet radio destination ever.

So we decided to give our listeners the opportunity to speak up and be counted… first in social media and eventually on-the-air.

We began by launching relevant and new pages on Facebook like VIEW FROM THE WALL with Greg Polla and adding the daily devotional MORNING MANNA to our SnTRadio.com fan page to spark conversation and provide valuable content designed to make you think. This is just the beginning. New high-touch programs are in development and will come to light in the Fall of 2016 providing for the truth to be told and hurting people to be helped.  Plus, SnT will make the act of listening, even more, fun and personal.

Thanks for allowing me to speak up and be counted. Now it’s your turn. Please share your comments below.

James Kevin Burkhardt