Don Swenson has been a self starter and independent thinker from his early days in Minnesota, his adult years in Wisconsin, and now his senior years in Arizona.
Don was born in Roseau, Minnesota in 1943; graduated from high school in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1961; completed his Navy duty in 1966; and graduated from college in 1968 with a degree from Moorhead University, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Upon graduation from college, Don, worked as a mortgage lender, mortgage broker, real estate appraiser, and teacher. He obtained his MAI certification in 1974. His passion has been learning and sharing his knowledge in the areas of economics, philosophy, and theology. Learning and sharing meaningful ideas keeps Don’s passion alive and active.
His knowledge and understanding has been acquired from reading, teaching, and sharing information with a diverse group of persons who have desired to learn and grow in all areas of life. Special credits go to the following (for creating meaningful understanding about issues of life): G. Carl Weigand, professor emeritus, economics, Southern Illinois University; John Exter, central banking; Vern Meyers, economic philosophy; Willard Cantelon, monetary history; Eckhart Tolle, philosophy of now; Carl Frederick, psychology of now; Elsa Swenson, personal values and life’s challenges, and Peter Russell, science and consciousness. All the above have contributed ideas which have changed Don’s view of life and reality to some degree. And there are many more which could also be named.
The ultimate goals for mankind to achieve seem to be world peace, personal freedom, economic prosperity, personal happiness, and a sense of meaning that transcends ordinary human challenges. The message from many past spiritual persons (Jesus, Mohammad, Moses, Billy Graham, Budda, Martin Luther King, and countless others) who have contributed their passion for a human destiny which might produce the goals mentioned above is a message of seeking spiritual reality. And the one spiritual reality which has not been achieved to date is theKingdom of God. The concept has been preached for thousands of years; however, the reality of this concept has not been internalized as relevant for our planet at this present moment. Most have viewed this concept as relevant for some distant future time period…not a NOW reality.
The reality of the Kingdom promises all humanity the goals which we all desire and seek. The message or gospel of Jesus centered on this immediate reality. If we all seek and desire ultimate personal freedom, world peace, material abundance, and spiritual meaning then we all need to promote God’s Kingdom for our planet. It’s a reality that has not been achieved to date; however, it is a reality which can arrive NOW if we seek this reality NOW. The Kingdom can be present in the NOW if we collectively start living this reality NOW. This web site is just one person’s effort to start the process of thinking which will then lead to a desire for this Kingdom here on Earth. Kingdom economics could be the replacement for Capitalism or any other ism if promoted as such. Our thinking and philosophy could help create the foundations for a new economic system for our planet. THINK: Kingdom ofGod now!
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