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April 04

The Role of Scriptural Wisdom in Shaping Educational Policies

Today on Foundations of Freedom Thursday we focus on some listener questions- Can the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion be reconciled with a Christian worldview? We analyze this  intriguing inquiry, scrutinizing the complexities of DEI through a biblical perspective. We're unraveling the tapestry of diversity quotas, equity's quest for identical outcomes, and the nuanced concept of inclusion—each thread examined against the backdrop of scripture. Our discourse reveals the occasional discord between DEI's group-centric approach and the Bible's individual focus, emphasizing the importance of character and intentions over mere external attributes. The American trinity of unity, trust in God, and liberty stands at the forefront as we contrast these values with the historical consequences of prioritizing equality, drawing lessons from the French Revolution. Not all inclusions are created equal, especially when they sideline Christian tenets; hence, we delve into the critical role of biblical literacy and discernment in comprehending the true nature and implementation of DEI in society. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's an exploration of the soul of these concepts and their real-world applications that so profoundly shape our cultural landscape. Finally, we cast a light on the urgent need for reform in public education, considering competition as a catalyst for systemic improvement. Are we witnessing a secular progressive stronghold over our children's minds, and can strategic funding alterations liberate our educational institutions? We dissect the potential for competition to drive excellence, recognizing that the heart of the issue isn't the educators but the system itself. This potent episode is a call to action for parents and policymakers to awaken to the transformative power of choice in education, safeguarding our national and spiritual values. 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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Influence of the Bible on America, part 3

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