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WallBuilders Live!

Christian talk radio with David Barton

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December 20, 2023

Grace, Mentorship, and Leadership: Stories from the Past Shaping the Future

Are you ready to travel back in time and explore the captivating lives of some of America's founding fathers and transformative biblical figures? Buckle up, because we're about to take you on a fascinating journey through history, exploring the life and contributions of John Quincy Adams, who began serving his country at the tender age of 10, later becoming the sixth president of the United States, Adams was a beacon of dedication and service. We'll delve into his unique interpretation of the judiciary's role, providing a stark contrast to modern views. We'll look at the profound influence Adams had on a young Abraham Lincoln, illustrating the immense power of mentorship. We'll also consider the story of David, a flawed biblical figure, known for his monumental achievements as well as his failures, highlighting God's grace in using imperfect people for great things. Join us in this intriguing journey into the past, as we highlight the importance of history, mentorship, and divine grace in shaping the present and the future. Support the show

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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February 23

Charting the Course for Truth – Bold Leadership in the Education Sector

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February 21

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February 20

Navigating America's Founding Legacy: Faith, History, and Principled Leadership

Discover the profound connections between faith, history, and the founding principles of America with David and Tim Barton, as we celebrate the release of their latest book, "The American Story: Building the Republic. " Our conversation spans the epic journey from the era of Columbus to the end of slavery, and illuminates the lives and leadership of the first several presidents. Their stories, often clouded by misconceptions, are brought to light, offering a blueprint for leadership that resonates in today's world. This episode peels back layers of history, challenging the modern "cancel culture" that threatens to erase the complexities of our nation's founders. We indulge in a satirical twist, imagining Andrew Jackson in the age of social media, to underscore the folly of judging the past by current standards. Our dialogue also touches on the lingering influence of George Washington's ideals  and on the emergence of the "spoils system" under Jackson, drawing parallels to contemporary political practices as election season approaches. Finally, we consider the critical role of education in perpetuating the values upon which our Republic was built. "The American Story" emerges as an indispensable resource for families and educators alike, setting the stage for a deeper appreciation and understanding of American history. Join us as we explore the power of historical education in shaping the minds of future leaders. Support the show

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