Van Jones – Oil – “Digging Up Death” or Pulling Up Life

Is it not true that by “Digging up Death, Van Jones walked the energy filled halls of his Ivy Leauge School and ascertained a wonderful education. Further, is it not true that by “Digging up Death” Van Jones is able to project his message to us, via fossil fuel powered energy. It would be much more impactful if Mr Jones would highlight these truths in his message espousing the virtures of renewable energy.
I hasten to add, that Mr Jones is correct in his analysis and rhetoric of the malaise of oil in our civilization. During the turn of the century I, too, wish that greed had not secured the better of our forefathers. Yes, we could have been a green clean civilization riding the flow of eletrons powered by the Sun, Wind and Water, if not for the outright corruption and sleight of hand of the powerful.
Whether or not one agrees with Van’s politics or delivery thereof, one should listen to his message for it can change, yea, even save a civilization from extinction.

Bill Clinton on “How Apostolic (Oneness Pentecostals) Changed My Life.”

Apostolics have been a powerful force in America since the turn of the 20th century. Here, President Bill Clinton is speaking at a small Apostolic church in Asheville, NC. The former president stated to the small crowd, “I am not here to ask for your vote, I am here to ask for your prayers.” Many years prior to this event and before he became president “somebody prayed” for him; it was Apostolic people praying behind the scenes and lifting him up.

It is important for us to look beyond our political bent and see the clay, which we all are. I will let the video speak to you. We report you decide.

“ The Video” Michell, Anthony ( 2016, October 21) Retrieved from

I Hear a Voice in the Wilderness





Deep in the foothills of the San Gabriel Wilderness, light is shining in the evening time. It is April of 1913 and the first worldwide pentecostal camp meeting is unfolding at Arroyo Seco. You could not have fictionalized a more fitting setting to launch the Name of Jesus movement. Named by the settlers, Arroyo Seco literally means “Dry Streams.” At the narrowest point of the Arroyo Seco river is a rock outcropping which resembles the face of a devil, called the Devil’s Gate gorgee. Now remember “Jesus was led out to the wilderness to pray, and Satan came also.” The lesson is clear, whenever you enter the wilderness the devil is there, but Jesus is an ever present being with you. Although the Arroyo Seco River meant a “Dry Stream” to the Spanish Settlers, to the Natives of the wilderness, the Hahamongna Indians, the Arroyo Seco River means, in their native language, “Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley.” It is not lost on Oneness Pentecostal’s that God chose the Arroyo Seco wilderness to launch the Jesus name movement and to show his power over the works of Satan; “God moves in mysterious ways.”

As providence would have it, three important men were in attendance at the Arroyo Seco camp meeting, these were Frank Ewart, G.T.Haywood, Glenn Cook. They would hear a revelation that, since the time of Christ on earth, had largely been silent in the annals of Christian history. Noted preacher R.E. McAlister, one of the chosen speakers for the April 1913 camp meeting, suddenly and unexpectantly announced that the disciples baptized in the Name of Jesus, and that the Name of the Father, Son and Holyghost had never been used or uttered in the bible. He also proclaimed that the bible taught that the “All” of God was in Christ Jesus as he walked the earth. This was a volcanic revelation to the hearers and the announcement caused more than an eruption among the attendees. One man, now known to be John Schepe, after hearing the announcement, spent the camp evening praying and seeking God regarding this new enlightment, and while in the midst of prayer he got a glimpse of a glorius Jesus sitting on his throne, he leaped from his knees and began running through the camp, awakening those that slept, shouting,”It is all in the name of Jesus, there is power in the name”

As a result of this revelatory word revealed at Arroyo Seco many Christian were re-baptized in the Name of Jesus. J. Ewart a powerful baptist preacher, attending the camp meeting, accepted the message of the Name and began to preach Jesus among the Baptist churches.

Ewart who became the pastor of the renowned Seventh Street Mission church in Los Angeles, founded by William H. Durham, the prominent Oneness preacher and who received the revelation of the “Finished Work” began to spread the revelation. The Baptism in Jesus Name took off like a chariot of fire in the west. G.T. Haywood returned to Indianapolois and began advancing the revelatory knowledge in the east, and fresh from his Arroyo Seco Wilderness experience founded the “Voice in the Wilderness” magazine expousing the Jesus name message. The “Voice in the Wilderness” publication is still in print, as the Arroyo Seco Holy Spirit wilderness eruption is stilling being felt around the globe today.

Wikipedia contributors. “Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 Oct. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2016. Garrett, Gary (2016, September) Retrieved from apostolic Ellis, E. n.d., ‘Haywood Beyond Comprehension’, unpublished draft

In Business, Like Life; we are all connected

A little known fact is that Liberia, Africa was founded by Freed American Slaves. James Monroe being the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) was also the person for whom Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, was named. It is important to note that President Monroe, a slave owner, supported the return of these freed blacks back to their place of origination; Africa. These early African American’s were delighted to return and became the first African American Global Entrepreneurs. One of the top gross domestic product for the young start-up Nation was rubber. These freed slaves cultivated rubber farms and then sold and exported it for the country’s early gross revenues. As it occurred so often in Africa, in came the extrapolators to rape and pillage the budding country. Robbing and stealing the rubber farms from the African people. The first to enter was Firestone Tire and Cooper Tires.

This is a part of my family’s story…”From the childen of Europeans and Africans were born ‘Mulatoos’, meaning half white and half black” I have lifted this as an excerpt from my book, ‘Haywood Beyond Comprehension.’ (December 2016) I have included pictorial information below.

Here again, some of my family members. Early leaders in Liberia, Africa.(1921-1973) Harvey Firestone Jr (no relation) (Firestone Tire) is at center right pic. James Cooper, I (Pictured; Cooper Tires). My uncle, James Cooper, married Bishop GT Haywood’s Grand daughter (Ida). William Clay Ford, Sr. (no relation) married Martha Firestone. Their son William Clay Ford, Jr is Chairman of Ford Motor Company. Iman Cooper pictured below (stranding next to Bill Clinton) is the Grand Daughter of James Cooper and Great Grand Daughter of G.T. Haywood.

Ellis, Ellington (October, 2016) Retrieved from ellingtonellis/facebook

Cultural Diversity Is Developing Countries

What naturally occurs when you put four millennial’s together that, combined, have lived and traveled to 22 countries? “Magic Bus Ticketing” Well, its not magic, it’s genius, its a universal phenomena. When diversity reigns greatness rules. When youth are engaged in global efforts change for the better happens.

Indicative to this truth is the recent award of $1,000,000 in funding to Magic Bus Ticketing, an Earlham College technology start-up. From an applicant pool of 25,000 entrants, the $1 million Hultz prize was presented last month to the Magic Bus Ticketing founders by former President Bill Clinton in New York.

The company was launched by four college classmates. The co-founders, Iman Cooper, Sonia Kabra, Leslie Ossete and Wyclife Omondi, are from the U.S. India, Congo and Kenya respectfully. This team with its cultural diversity created an innovative technology system that will change the lives of millions across the globe. In short, the innovation is a proprietary application and system that brings transportation efficiencies to bus systems in developing countries.

Part of the group’s mission statement is, “We are driven by the belief that every person deserves access to economic opportunities.” According to the company’s website, Cooper calls winning the Hult Prize a “whirlwind” and very rewarding. She says moving forward, the team plans to move to Nairobi to officially launch Magic Bus and scale up operations. She says the ultimate goal is to be in 29 cities throughout Africa and reaching more than 24 million commuters by 2022.

A culturally diverse economy is a strong economy.

Please click on the video to hear in the words of Iman Cooper on the Magic Bus Ticketing system.

You can also learn more about the company by clicking here.

The Trump has no Clothes

 “The Emperor has no clothes!”

“A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two weavers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “hopelessly stupid”. The Emperor’s ministers cannot see the clothes themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the weavers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor suspects the assertion is true, but continues the procession.” Unfortunately, this is a funeral procession leading American to its Cemetery.



Lithium-ion cell batteries are safe


Expert on Lithium Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are getting a bad rap. Hysterics are actions of the ignorant. When an auto gas tank catches fire, no one screams in the street, “Gas tanks are horrific, ban them now.”

“Even as Samsung has stopped production of its Galaxy Note 7 after its lithium batteries sparked fires, another company, Roylco, is recalling toy educational light cubes because their lithium battery can overheat and catch fire.

But Hank Sybesma, who some call the foremost expert on this subject in West Michigan and whose company tests lithium batteries, says he doesn’t think there’s a cause for great concern.

“There are millions and millions of these batteries being used every day, and they’re safe,” he said. “There is obviously something going on with some of the batteries out there. I think in an effort to make a battery have more power … it’s possible that we’re seeing some companies that are maybe doing some incorrect steps to get to get to that point where we can get more power. More bang for the buck — well, unfortunately, the bang is going the wrong way.”

Overall, he said, the batteries are stable and don’t just self-destruct. Managing systems, he said, are usually the problem. That being said, he said he doesn’t yet have enough evidence to know what’s causing the fires in the Galaxy Note 7s.”

News 8, Web Staff ( 2016, October 13) Retrieved from


Is Trump the embodiment of a Biblical Fool? He is, according to Andy Crouch.

trumpA biblical fool is Donald Trump; written in Christianity Today magazine by Andy Crouch.

I have digressed from my beat at the Huffington Post as a blog contributor of social entrepreneurship reporting to highlight the article below by Amy Willams of Yahoo News. Critical times call for critical reporting.

Williams, Amy ( 2016, October 11) Retrieved from

“As conservative religious voters grapple with how to respond to an audio recording of Donald Trump lewdly boasting about groping women, Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of American evangelicalism, released on Monday a blistering critique of the GOP presidential nominee.

The editorial, written by executive editor Andy Crouch, was accompanied by a subtitle that minced no words: “Evangelicals, of all people, should not be silent about Donald Trump’s blatant immorality.”

For the magazine founded more than 50 years ago by famed evangelist Billy Graham as an alternative to mainline Christian publications, the editorial amounts to a grenade tossed into the presidential campaign. Roughly 70 percent of white evangelicals in the most recent Pew Research polls support Trump, and few conservative evangelical leaders have criticized him, even following the release of the recent tape.

But Crouch, who spent years as an Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship campus minister before coming to the magazine a decade ago, used the editorial to channel the growing concern among younger evangelicals that the political deals cut by previous generations have compromised the integrity of their faith.

Noting that the magazine is a nonprofit organization and does not endorse candidates, Crouch nonetheless writes: “Just because we are neutral, however, does not mean we are indifferent. We are especially not indifferent when the Gospel is at stake. The Gospel is of infinitely greater importance than any campaign.”

As for Trump, Crouch says, “There is hardly any public person in America today who has more exemplified the ‘earthly nature’ … that Paul urges the Colossians to shed: ‘sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry’ (3:5). This is an incredibly apt summary of Trump’s life to date.”

“That Trump has been, his whole adult life, an idolater of this sort, and a singularly unrepentant one,” he continues, “should have been clear to everyone.”

Crouch does not spare Trump’s evangelical supporters, who have proposed a variety of theological justifications for making him their candidate. He is particularly dismissive of the argument put forward by many high-profile conservatives, including Graham’s son, Franklin, that because the Bible includes examples of God using flawed men to accomplish His will, evangelicals shouldn’t be concerned about Trump’s personal morality.

And he calls out the long-standing conservative evangelical reasoning behind backing Republican candidates simply out of concern over the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.

“There is a point at which strategy becomes its own form of idolatry — an attempt to manipulate the levers of history in favor of the causes we support,” writes Crouch. “Strategy becomes idolatry, for ancient Israel and for us today, when we make alliances with those who seem to offer strength — the chariots of Egypt, the vassal kings of Rome — at the expense of our dependence on God who judges all nations, and in defiance of God’s manifest concern for the stranger, the widow, the orphan, and the oppressed.”

Crouch’s indictment of Trump is not dissimilar from complaints lodged by Trump’s secular critics as well, but the language he uses may remind many of Christianity Today’s 130,000 subscribers of Old Testament prophets: “He has given no evidence of humility or dependence on others, let alone on God his Maker and Judge. He wantonly celebrates strongmen and takes every opportunity to humiliate and demean the vulnerable. He shows no curiosity or capacity to learn.”

“He is,” Crouch concludes, “the very embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool.”

Williams, Amy ( 2016, October 11) Retrieved from