John Andrews has been a leading conservative voice for American renewal from his student days during the Vietnam War to his recent years of establishing the Centennial Institute, 2005-2015, and now with several books on our heritage of faith, family, and freedom. Since graduating from Principia College in 1966, he has founded or led five think tanks, held appointments from four presidents, worked at several colleges and ministry organizations, and served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer. He was president of the Colorado Senate and the Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado. For years a Denver Post columnist, Andrews also originated Backbone Radio, TCI Cable News, the Head On TV debates, and the Western Conservative Summit. His books include Responsibility Reborn, Backbone Colorado USA, Downstream, and Discovering a Larger God. John and Donna, his wife of 54 years, near their three grown children and grandson Ian Michael, CCU Class of 2025. John is an ordained Presbyterian elder and blogs at