April 22, 2024

Vocal Point-Stephen McDowell

Topic: Christianity Seen in the Eight Paintings of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Does America have Christian roots? Critics say no. But often the stones speak. That is, you can go around parts of Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia and Boston, and, if you know what you’re looking for, you can find all kinds of examples of the powerful role the Bible and the Christian faith played in the creation of our nation. Author Stephen McDowell is the president and co-founder of the Providence Foundation, and he often leads tours on our nation’s Christian roots. Stephen McDowell joins Jerry Newcombe to discuss America’s Christian heritage that can be gleaned from faith and freedom type tours. In a previous discussion, we focused on things to be seen in the greater D.C. area. But this discussion focuses on what can be found in the people’s house, that is, the U.S. Capitol. Here we focus on the significance of the eight giant paintings in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. In this discussion, McDowell refers to the last wills and testaments of some key early Americans. Here is where his research on that can be found.  www.providencefoundation.com