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October 30, 2021

Faith of our Founding Fathers

Political polarization and questions about the trustworthiness of government, have been around since the time of the Founding Fathers. But Wheaton College History Professor Robert Tracy Mckenzie says they subscribed to the biblical principle that humans are fallen, and wrote the US Constitution to frame a republic intended to handle our weaknesses. He sits down with Ed Stetzer to talk about what the Fathers would say to us today.

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Robert Tracy McKenzie
Robert Tracy McKenzie

Robert Tracy McKenzie

Robert Tracy McKenzie joined the History Department at Wheaton College after twenty-two years on the faculty of the University of Washington, where he held the Donald W. Logan Endowed Chair in American History. For most of his professional career, his research has focused on the effects of the American Civil War on the economy and society of the Upper South. Since coming to Wheaton, Professor McKenzie has turned his attention to the ways in which American evangelicals have remembered their national heritage. He's written many books, including The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History and We the Fallen People.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and a hurting world. Join Ed Stetzer in an engaging discussion of todays cultural trends.