Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. August 5, 2022 America’s foreign policy has always been a tricky thing, but the recent policy decisions of the current administration are downright unsettling. In addition to myriad domestic and social challenges like high gas prices, historic inflation, an open southern border, angst over abortion rights and aggressive transgender activism, our leaders … Continue reading AMERICA’S FOREIGN POLICY: Feeling Safe Yet?
March 24, 2022 Philip C. Johnson The media, both mainstream and social, is filled with information about the current war between Russia and Ukraine. The media tells us that the entire world is against Russia, but that isn’t true. It is not even close to being true. In fact, the war itself, while tragic, is … Continue reading Ukraine and Russia are at War, But that’s not the Real Story
March 16, 2022 Philip C. Johnson While the world worries that World War 3 could begin at any moment, it seems that the world has already decided to head to Ukraine to join the war effort. There are lots of people heading to Ukraine at the behest of Ukrainian President Zelensky from a variety of … Continue reading Al-Qaeda Fighters Join the War in Ukraine
March 10, 2022 Philip C. Johnson Two weeks ago, Russia invaded, without provocation, a neighboring country. There’s no defending that. There is no way to spin it in Russia’s favor. The impact on Ukrainian citizens is unimaginable and all decent people should acknowledge how devastating war is. Most Americans, in my experience, process global conflict … Continue reading Russia vs. Ukraine: And the Winner is: CHINA
Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. February 27, 2022 I have only been to Moscow once. I am not an expert on Russia or Vladimir Putin. I have been to Ukraine twice. Once in 2014 to cover the Maidan Revolution that ousted the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. And again in 2020 to visit and write about Chernobyl. … Continue reading RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE: WHERE IS THIS GOING?
By Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. “Sir, your breakfast is here.” I opened the door of my room in the faculty building of the Swiss University in Kabul (UMEF). A man stood just outside my door with a tray of food. Behind him were two Afghan deer who barged into my room, without invitation I might … Continue reading Afghanistan: Testing God’s Patience
My brand new book is available for preorder starting now! This 379-page epic is filled with stories, absurdities, observations and insights from around the world. I have spent the last 20 years collecting these stories, filtering them through God's Word and trying my best to make sense of them in an ever-changing world. I can't … Continue reading Pre-Order the new book, “BEFORE IT GETS DARK: THE STORY OF LIGHT”
The Arch of Titus is indisputably my favorite arch in the world. There are some pretty fine arches here and there, commemorating a variety of triumphs for history’s victors, but Titus’s arch has always engaged me in a unique way because of the story of why it was built. The arch has a connection to … Continue reading ROME: ARCHES AND PROPHECY
Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. If you didn't get a chance to read the first part of Chapter One, click here. Otherwise, enjoy as the story continues! ...Speaking of regime change, I did get the opportunity to witness the Arab Spring up close and in person. On December 17, 2010, Tunisian officials arbitrarily confiscated the roadside … Continue reading CHAPTER ONE (PART 2) EGYPT: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ARAB SPRING
"BEFORE IT GETS DARK" EXCERPT by Phil Johnson, Ph. D. “Do you think you could gather a few Egyptian university students who would be willing to join in a panel discussion with American students?” “What would be the topics?” queried the Egyptian representative from The American University in Cairo. “Oh, this and that. Impressions of … Continue reading CHAPTER ONE – EGYPT: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ARAB SPRING