What was Vision Forum?

“From 1997 to 2013, Vision Forum was a catalog company which encouraged families with books, audio messages, films, and toys for boys and girls.”

– Current description of the Vision Forum Facebook Page

The Voices of Vision Forum

A non-exhaustive list of the authors & speakers which Vision Forum promoted, published, or platformed.

This page is a work-in-progress. Please excuse the mess.

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

Voddie Baucham

“A lot of men are leaving their wives for younger women because they yearn for attention from younger women. And God gave them a daughter who can give them that.”

– Voddie Baucham

Elizabeth & Anna Sofia Botkin

“Christians across the nation are cheering the entrance of Mrs. Palin, forgetting that, according to the biblical qualifications for a civil magistrate, she as a woman is not qualified to hold this office (Ex. 18:21, Pro. 31:23, 1 Tim. 2:12). We believe that Mrs. Palin’s appointment as civil ruler, and indeed the feminist strides that made it possible, are a judgment from God (Isa. 3:12). We’re already suffering from one consequence of this judgment more severely than America realizes.”

Anna Sofia Botkin & Elizabeth Botkin

Screenshot from the 2007 Vision Forum Catalog

Geoff Botkin

“Isaac Botkin and his team are not in Egypt to criticize, but to learn. They want to develop their skills in seeing what must be seen about culture. They are looking for the wisdom required to interpret culture. On this journey, they will examine an environment rich with four thousand years of cultural retreat, surrender, and reorganization. They are determined to find out why God preserved Egypt as a nation for more than four millennia. They are determined to find out why God warns all other nations about Egypt, and why those warnings are valid today.

“The Navigating History team are not the first Westerners to examine the complexities of Egypt. But they may be one of the first teams in a long time to apply a careful theological lens to what they see. They intend to discover why the worldview that still haunts Egypt is so similar to the one that shaped Egyptian culture during the life of Noah and his grandson Mizraim. Yes, there are many ancient ideas, circa 2200 BC, that still have consequences today. This gives us a rule of cultural analysis: there is never cultural neutrality and never an inconsequential idea.”

– Geoffrey Botkin

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Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

Scott Brown

“…Unfortunately, none of these noble statements or logical conclusions exempts men from the responsibility that God has given to all fathers. Never in the Bible, do we find encouragement for fathers to find better teachers for their children. On the contrary, we find clear commands for them to personally fulfill the roles of personal teacher and trainer to their children. We also find them being called to engage their families in the teaching of the apostles doctrine.”

– Scott Brown

Jennie Chancey

Daughters need to be taught how to add to the riches of their father’s household as a preparation for enriching their own future homes. If a daughter is not called to marry (the Lord gives her no desire to do so), she should serve in her parents’ home or help other Christian families in theirs (like the servant girls in Proverbs 31 or like Dorcas). She should never venture out from under her father’s authority and protection. This sounds so backwards and servile in today’s society, but we musn’t care what the world thinks. We must cling to God’s truth and rejoice in it! The gospel is beautiful. It is health and life to meditate upon it. It is death to reject it.

-Jennie Chancey

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

G.A. Henty

“‘They are just like children,’ Mr. Goodenough said. ‘They are always either laughing or quarrelling. They are good-natured and passionate, indolent, but will work hard for a time; clever up to a certain point, densely stupid beyond. The intelligence of an average negro is about equal to that of a European child of ten years old. A few, a very few, go beyond this, but these are exceptions, just as Shakespeare was an exception to the ordinary intellect of an Englishman. They are fluent talkers, but their ideas are borrowed. They are absolutely without originality, absolutely without inventive power. Living among white men, their imitative faculties enable them to attain a considerable amount of civilization. Left alone to their own devices they retrograde into a state little above their native savagery.’”

– G.A. Henty
“By Sheer Pluck” (page 118)

James & Stacy McDonald

“In our modern culture, girls tend to be referred to in a variety of ways. Someone may occasionally ask, ‘How many daughters do you have?’ but you will never hear anyone ask, ‘how many virgins do you have?’ or ‘how many maidens are in your family?’ Is it that our contemporary dictionaries don’t have room for these outdated terms or is it that our culture embraces gender neutrality and spurns titles that signify innocence or purity?”

-Stacy McDonald
“Raising Maidens of Virtue” (Page 28)

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

William “Bill” Potter

“Join noted historian and storyteller Bill Potter for twelve tales of escape, battle, chase, and capture from America’s un-Civil War. Meet Christian warriors Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and others, and discover exciting stories of heroism and God’s providence often missing from our modern history books.”

Landmark Events’ catalog description of “Heroes, Villains & Character Lessons from The War Between the States”

R.J. Rushdoony

“Love is total acceptance of everything. It means then that you have to accept everything, tolerate everything, it means that there is no discrimination with respect to good and evil, right and wrong. This is the modern definition of love, and of course it is thoroughly anti Christian.”

-Rousas John Rushdoony

Screenshot from the 2008 Vision Forum Catalog

Screenshot from the 2007 Vision Forum Catalog

R.C. Sproul, Jr.

“I grant that I haven’t devoted sufficient study to your deconstruction tales to write a dissertation. I can say that one prominent feature is that you don’t much care for people like me. You looked at the evangelical church and found there people who not only believe sexual sin is what the Bible says it is, but who are willing to say so, out loud, without embarrassment. You’ve found there people who treated those under their care as sexual toys, and others who, for the shame of it all, covered up and enabled. You found people who not only believe that husbands are to be the heads of their homes, that elders should be men but also who have treated some women less than respectfully. You found porn addicts, mansion dwellers, prideful academics, bullies and brand builders. You found all manner of sin, which surprises me not in the least. It’s how we got in the church to begin with, confessing our need for grace.”

R.C. Sproul, Jr.

Kevin Swanson

“The return of fatherhood is the fundamental solution to the problem before us…

“We already have plenty of egalitarian Feminists (male and female).
We have Angry Patriarchs.
We have Irresponsible Men who Leave 37% of Children Fatherless.
We have Spineless men.
We have conservative men, who would never stand uncompromisingly, or give their lives (let alone their re-election) for a single principle.
We have liberal men, who would be happy to give up Other People’s lives and money for some worthless cause.
We have heartless and treacherous men who won’t keep their covenants.
We have Homosexual Evangelical Preachers who have confessed to national media they CAN’T Overcome their sin.
We do have 3X more homosexuals than we had in 1990.
And we have 70% of little boys not grown up by 30 years of age, per Newsweek Magazine.
We have 80% of missionaries – women.
We have plenty of conservatives running for Political Office with Lesbian and Fornicating Daughters.
We have men who refuse to sacrifice for their wives.
We have men who lack the courage to repent of their own sin before their families in humility and tears.
We have men who have learned to insulate themselves from relationships that demand reservoirs of wisdom, courage, and love.
We have men who spend their days smoking peyote, playing video games, and engaging in tribal warfare.
We have macho men who couldn’t lead a poodle on a potty walk.”

-Kevin Swanson

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