What Others Are Saying

The following comments and testimonies are from individuals who have either partnered with IPS to host an event, attended a class or event themselves, or collaborated with IPS in some fashion.

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  • “A criticism of evangelicals has been that we are a mile wide but only an inch deep, but Mike offers the antidote of this rich application of Scripture to all realms of life and the fostering of a Christian worldview.  He begins us on that journey by applying it specifically to the realm of government.”

    – Dr. Ray Stamps, Pastor of Lone Hill Church

  • “…I was trying to think, with so much talk right now about the deconstruction of the Constitution, ignoring the Constitution, the imbalance and the balance of powers, who could I go to who would be an expert and I didn’t take long for Mike Winther to come to my mind…”

    – Mike Douglass, President of Advancing Vibrant Communities

  • “For 28 years, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy has conducted an annual series of debate workshops for high school students across the state of Michigan. This effort is our institution’s longest-running program and has served thousands of participants.

    A vital component of our success has been the contribution of IPS and Mike Winther. ”

    – Michael Reitz, Executive Vice President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

  • “I am a widowed senior citizen on social security, yet I feel that I should do what I can to see that this message gets to as many people as possible.  Therefore I would like to commit to sending you $10.00 a month.  I realize that is not very much at all compared to what you really need.  However, I find that there are times when an extra $10 can make a big difference.

    I also know that God can (and will) multiply a small amount so that it becomes sufficient to meet a need.”

    – Joyce Shearin

  • “Our church has been pleased to host IPS for several events; and we look forward to continuing that partnership.  I urge you to consider scheduling IPS for your church in the upcoming months.  It will be time, effort, and energy well spent.”

    – Charlie Eldred, Pastor of Fairway Park Baptist Church

  • “Mike speaks knowledgeably on an often-misunderstood topic: The Biblical Foundations of Government.  He does so in a winsome way, allowing the Bible to speak as clearly without forcing it into a pep rally for American nationalism.  He presents the Biblical view of government and allows the listener to draw their own conclusions.”

    – Charlie Eldred, Pastor of Fairway Park Baptist Church

  • “Your passion for teaching American history and government based on Biblical principles has infected us all. You have not only taught us God’s Truth, but your have also given us an important perspective about our responsibilities as citizens of the United States, and motivated us to take action to honor these Truths!”

    – Mark Calcagno, Executive Pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship

  • “I admire and respect the work Mr. Winther and the Institute for Principle Studies do for the community. The seminars are informative, enlightening, and expands my appreciation and understanding of the principles I hold dear.”

    – N.S.

  • “We dig even deeper I would argue than the liberty movement in general because we’re focusing on the fundamentals, biblical truths that are really the foundation of liberty, and that’s where I see IPS going.”

    – Colin Gunn, Documentary Filmmaker
  • “…What I like about the Institute for Principle Studies is that you get practical answers because the answers are based on reality, the reality of creation.”

    – Dr. Shawn Ritenour, Professor at Grove City College

  • “Mike Winther’s Constitution Class gave us a better understanding of the Constitution, its biblical roots and our founding fathers. The course kept introducing new information… I highly recommend the Institute for Principle Studies’ classes to anyone who wants to become better informed about the Constitution and our history.”

    – Les Palocsay, Coordinator of Los Banos Tea Party
  • “Mike Winther does a great job in explaining the Constitution and how it was based on biblical principles. Mike breaks it down in such a way that even a child can understand it. Turlock Tea Party has hosted Mike twice and we have packed the venue each time.”

    – Marie Roberson, Turlock Tea Party Patriots

  • “As a pastor who prizes principles over systems when it comes to the Church, I admire the commitment that IPS has to analyze issues, not from a pragmatic perspective, but from the perspective of God’s timeless Word. ”

    – Steve Walker, Pastor of Central Valley Presbyterian
  • “I would recommend [Biblical Principles of Government] to every Christian who is serious about understanding what God’s word specifically says about government and what our role should be in it.”

    – Henry Dotinga

  • “Biblical Principles of Government was an invaluable, eye-opening experience. The material was engaging and easy to understand without being watered down. Gaining a deeper understanding of the biblical principles behind economics, government, history, and other subjects has allowed me to more critically evaluate issues in every area of life.”

    – M.D.

  • “If you are undecided on whether the Bible has anything to say about our current society, [Biblical Principles of Government] will help you come to a positive conclusion. An enjoyable, easy to understand and very needed series – I can enthusiastically promote this for students of all ages! Come to learn – you won’t be disappointed!”

    – Larry and Karen Anderson

  • “What you are sharing is invaluable and I want you to know how much I appreciate your stepping out in faith into this ministry full time.”

    – J.L.

  • “[Biblical Principles of Government] challenged us to be biblically transformed by the renewing of the mind. Mike’s stories, anecdotes, and examples bring seemingly complex issues into biblical focus and clarity. Powerful, bold, and convicting!”

    – Sherwin Heyboer, Government Teacher