Patrick

My name is Patrick Rooney. I'm the Founder of Old School™, a site dedicated to keeping the old school spirit alive and well in a new generation. I blog and podcast about health and fitness, success, and freedom. Find us at https://OldSchoolUs.com.

The HARDEST LESSON of All

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** “Pray without ceasing”1 Thessalonians 5 (King James Bible) I have been on a journey since choosing to “come clean” about a wrong relationship I participated in with a man in authority. The journey has not ended. Maybe far from it. It ends… Read the rest

What if JESUS Was One of US?

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** I must confess that I have often doubted that Jesus could somehow relate to us. I mean–with my “descent into Hell” as I’ve described–how could he relate to THAT? …Of course, he did descend into Hell, didn’t he? So he certainly knows… Read the rest

CLOSURE: I Should Have Said “Hell, No!”

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** A friend set me straight this week. He did that by shaming me. We think of shame as a bad thing in today’s society. It’s actually a very good thing. I’m not talking about people going around attempting to hurt and humiliate… Read the rest

A MODEL for a NEW Kind of CHURCH

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** Our world needs good churches more than ever! Yet, unfortunately, from my experience, they seem to be in short supply. I have a fair amount of experience with churches. I’ve experienced the good, the bad, the ugly, and the in-between. I’ve finally… Read the rest

The SYSTEM Won’t Fix ITSELF!

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** First, let me get this out of the way: My posts are NOT for everyone! Last night a friend called and yelled at me, saying I have bad motives for posting some of the things I do. I didn’t have this answer… Read the rest

SHOCK is the Proof Of DELUSION

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** The most common response to my last post, WHAT Made Me CONTINUE In SEXUAL SIN, was shock. Shock that they (we) had put so much trust in an authority figure only to find out that that person was, indeed, not God (far… Read the rest

WHAT Made Me CONTINUE In SEXUAL SIN

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”Isaiah 5:20 KJV I have been in the midst of unloading a burden, and sending… Read the rest

Bruce Lee’s Spiritual Influence in Martial Arts

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Hey All! Just a quick post to let you know I’ve posted my first YouTube video in a couple of months–it’s a short segment from my first podcast in a couple of months! 🙂 (Martial Arts–The Spiritual Connection with Jack Toufenkchian). I hope you enjoy! Why so long between videos and podcasts? I’ve been busy making a living! I’ve had… Read the rest

Podcast #11: MARTIAL ARTS–The SPIRITUAL Connection, with JACK TOUFENKCHIAN

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https://media.blubrry.com/oldschoolpatrick/p/oldschoolus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Podcast-11-Jack-T-martial-arts-AUDIO-11-17-21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:54 — 84.8MB)Subscribe: Google Podcasts | RSS | More Hello Old Schoolers! I recently sat down with long-time friend and martial arts expert Jack Toufenkchian to discuss the spiritual connection in the martial arts. I think you’re really going to enjoy this one! To Contact Jack Toufenkchian The FULL VIDEO VERSION of… Read the rest

When All Goes SILENT (After Disclosing SEXUAL CRIME)

***Help Old School TODAY to continue our critical work promoting natural health, success, and freedom. Please DONATE NOW! Thank you!*** Recently I decided to get something off my chest that had been eating me for a long time (Sexual MOLESTATION–The Secret CRIME). What I didn’t fully realize when I wrote it was that this crime is secret for a reason: It’s not… Read the rest