Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits. Kevin has 43 years of experience in the homeschooling movement and serves as the Director of Generations– a ministry he founded to strengthen homeschool families around the country. As a father who wants to leave a godly heritage for his own five children, Kevin's passion is to strengthen and encourage the homeschooling movement all over the world, and to cast a vision for generations to come. For the last 13 years Kevin has hosted a daily radio program – Generations Radio – the world's largest homeschooling and Biblical worldview program that reaches families across the US and in over 100 countries.
Kevin has also served as the Executive Director of Christian Home Educators of Colorado for the last nine years. He has also authored several popular books for homeschoolers, including Freedom, Apostate, Upgrade-10 Secrets to the Best Education for Your Child, the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and others.
Kevin Swanson also serves as a teaching elder at Reformation Church of Elizabeth.
MARS Express Talk Speakers
Martin SelbredeVice-President of the Chalcedon Foundation
Martin is the senior researcher for Chalcedon’s ongoing work of Christian scholarship, along with being the senior editor for Chalcedon’s periodicals -- Faith for All of Life (2010-2018), The Chalcedon Report, and Arise and Build -- and supervising editor for the upcoming Journal of Christian Liberty. He is considered a foremost expert in the thinking of R.J. Rushdoony. A sought-after speaker, Martin travels extensively to lecture on behalf of Christian Reconstruction and the Chalcedon Foundation, where he has served as vice-president since 2002. He is also an accomplished musician and composer.
John EidsmoeAuthor & Constitutional Attorney
John Eidsmoe is a frequent lecturer and debater at colleges, universities, churches, and civics groups. As a constitutional attorney, he has successfully litigated court cases involving First Amendment religious freedom and has defended home education and Christian schools, championed the right of students and teachers to study the Bible in public schools, debated ACLU attorneys on radio and television, and served on the Ten Commandments Legal Defense Team. He has authored 12 books, including Christianity & the Constitution, Columbus & Cortez, and the video series titled The Institute on the Constitution. He is an ordained pastor in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, and with his family (he and his wife have been married over 30 years and have three children: David, Kirsten and Justin) he lives in rural Pike Road, Alabama.
Mark RushdoonyPresident of the Chalcedon Foundation
Mark succeeded his father, R. J. Rushdoony, as President of Chalcedon in 1998. He oversees Chalcedon's publishing arm of Christian Reconstruction literature, under the banner of Chalcedon/Ross House books and Storehouse Press. Mark has ensured that his father's works remain in print and remains committed to publishing the remaining unpublished works. He manages the Chalcedon ministry and preaches at Chalcedon Chapel in Vallecito, CA.
Hal ShurtleffCamp Constitution
Mr. Harold "Hal" Shurtleff is co-founder of Camp Constitution, an all-volunteer association first formed in 2009. The camp offers classes and workshops on a number of subjects including U.S. History, the U.S. Constitution, current events, and how to be a freedom activist. Mr. Shurtleff was and is an integral part of the founding of this increasingly effective organization. Hal serves as the Camp Director while in session. Throughout the remainder of the year he operates the Camp Constitution Radio Show, delivers addresses to groups large and small, publishes books and other material under the Camp Constitution Publishing division, hosts the Camp Constitution blog, YouTube channel, Facebook page and other social media sites, raises money to fund the various efforts and carries out various other duties related to this organization.
Tom ErtlZurich Publishing
Tom Ertl is a home builder and publisher living in the Tallahassee, Florida area and is a member of a local Presbyterian Church . For over three decades Tom has worked with various Christian political organizations, including Freedom Council in the 80s. He is a former member of the Council for National Policy and has sat on various Christian ministry and political boards. He is also the publisher at Zurich Publishing, an organization that produces Christian historical and theological works. He also is a political columnist for NewsWithViews.
Peter HammondDirector of Frontline Fellowship
Peter Hammond has been a pioneer missionary to some of the worst war zones in the world. For over 34 years Dr. Hammond has served persecuted churches and pioneered evangelistic outreaches into Mozambique, Angola, Sudan, Rwanda, Congo and Nigeria. In the course of his missionary activities Peter has been ambushed, come under aerial and artillery bombardments, been stabbed, shot at, beaten by mobs, arrested, imprisoned and tortured for Christ. Dr. Hammond is the Founder of Frontline Fellowship, the Reformation Society, Africa Christian Action and the William Carey Bible Institute. He has authored many books including In the Killing Fields of Mozambique, Holocaust In Rwanda, Faith Under Fire In Sudan, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam, Putting Feet To Your Faith and Practical Discipleship. Peter, and his wife Lenora, are home schooling parents of four children. Peter has helped establish over 100 Christian schools and numerous Bible Colleges throughout Africa. He has smuggled and distributed hundreds of thousands of Bibles, New Testaments and Christian books into communist and muslim nations.