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Nov 29, 2019

John Stonestreet and Shane Morris recover from their Thanksgiving feasts to discuss the concept of America as "a city set upon a hill."  What did John Winthrop mean when he used this phrase in his famous sermon to his band of intrepid puritans in 1630 as they set out for the new world? John and Shane debunk the standard...


Nov 29, 2019

Black Friday has certainly given America’s cultural reputation a black eye. The day after we pause to give thanks as a nation for God’s provisions, we trample security guards for iPhones and flat-screen televisions. It’s now an annual tradition: America’s big-box stores drop their prices and in response,...


Nov 28, 2019

The year was 1630. The location was the ship Arbella, which, like the Mayflower ten years earlier, was headed to what’s now Massachusetts. Like the Pilgrims before them, the Arbella’s passengers were devout Christians who came to the New World seeking to practice their faith as they believed God commanded.  

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Nov 27, 2019

A new holiday trend, as evidenced by Google searches, is “Friendsgiving.” Instead of having to talk politics or religion with that opinionated parent, aunt, or uncle over Thanksgiving dinner, some folks – especially younger adults – are choosing friends over family on turkey day. After all, why risk an...


Nov 27, 2019

What does the Thanksgiving holiday say about the American character? As Christianity retreats in the public square, are we in danger of losing an authentic sense of gratitude? And can Thanksgiving become a holiday that once again unites Americans in this divided political age? Author Melanie Kirkpatrick joins...