Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.
values, and culture of the United States?” The young people she queried didn't know a great deal about the history of Thanksgiving, but they were pretty sure “the Pilgrims' story mirrored
The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did
And other facts about Bible translation that transformed the world.
Bible. It was the Bible of choice for William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Bunyan, John Donne, and the pilgrims when they came to New England.
How we respond to the church in exile?
together and looked to religion for answers. We have to learn how to relate to our culture as an exiled church full of pilgrims. The problem is that a significant
My Own Pilgrim's Progress
Summoned by God, I learned to follow him in trust and vulnerability, even when I felt displaced.
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But one thing is sure: The call came from outside them. Abraham and Sarah did not take a personality or spiritual gifts test and then decide to become pilgrims.
The Colonists’ New Religious Mystery
Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown’s spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating.
Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown's spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating. Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown's spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating.
Weekend Edition: October 9, 2015
Pope Francis Paradoxes, ethics for church leadership, and more.
We who believe are here on temporary assignment. We are pilgrims on a journey — passing through as we head towards our eternal home. Our God is on His throne.
On Israel, Most Hispanic Christians Are Ambivalent
Survey finds efforts to diversify Christian Zionism have a ways to go.
Bob Smietana - Facts & Trends. June 22, 2017 3:36 PM. Image: Gali Tibbon / AFP / Getty Images. Evangelical pilgrims march in a Jerusalem parade to express solidarity with Israel.
20 Truths from Pioneering Movements by Steve Addison
Jesus founded the greatest movement this world has ever seen. How do we join in?
(28). 8. Peter preached the first missionary message in Jerusalem to the pilgrims gathered from around the world. He told them the last days had begun.
Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves
Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier.
In 1945, she claimed, Rickey visited Fifield's Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, where he prayed for assurance from God that signing Robinson was the right move to make.
Do This in Remembrance
Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully.
What unites such pilgrims, he believes, is their common commitment to freedom, democracy, peace, and tolerance, “ideals that Americans perennially pursue, and often fail to attain.
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
were Christ. Benedict emphasized the gracious reception of the poor and of pilgrims because “it is especially in them that Christ is received.”. How easily
Lent Is Here to Throw Us Off Again
Finding healing in repetition, community, and art.
We are invited, rather, on a 40-day pilgrimage, alongside other pilgrims, much like ourselves and sometimes decidedly unlike ourselves, in memory of the ragtag people of God who, in
A Journey as Old as Humanity Itself
What’s behind our timeless fascination with religious pilgrimage?
Truth is, Christians are “pilgrims” (1 Pet. 2:11). Chapter 9, for example, entitled “On the Road,” goes into great detail on how pilgrims would make “preparations” for their journeys.
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
students to write personal essays. How many pilgrims never get to write of their progress? How many stories like these will never be told? Our Bibles are full
This Thanksgiving, Stop Idolizing the Pilgrims
An evangelical historian teaches us how to think critically about the heroes of our past.
This Thanksgiving, Stop Idolizing the Pilgrims. Surviving records from the Pilgrims actually tell us little about the "first Thanksgiving," tempting folks to fill in details where they don't exist.