Perhaps Thanksgiving may be the only holiday we have that is
shrinking in appeal. Ironically, with the exception of the Fourth of
July, Thanksgiving is the most peculiarly American holiday that we
recoginize. The celebration of it fits perfectly into the story of
American history. To be thankful to God for the abundance of this
great land was a natural duty for our forefathers. The ensuing
institutionalization of it made perfect sense. Let us briefly consider
some of the background and speeches that have surrounded this
most appropriate holiday.
Kerby AndersonThis nation was founded by Christians, and Thanksgiving is a time when we
can reflect upon this rich, Christian heritage. But many of us are often ignorant
of our country's origins. This Thanksgiving quiz tests
your knowledge about this nation's biblical foundations.
George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789
This historic proclamation was issued by George Washington during his
first year as President. It sets aside Thursday, November 26 as "A Day
of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer."
Washington's Original Thanksgiving Proclamation
An actual copy of The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14,
1789 containing the proclamation issued by George Washington setting
aside Thursday, November 26 as "A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and
A Theology of the Grace of
John H. Stoll
In order for us to properly develop according to God's word, we must begin with
the "bottom line" of, who God is and His relationship with us. Therefore, a
need to understand a theology of God's grace.
Jerry SolomonAs is true with many terms used among Christians, the word "worship" can
become a cliché devoid of significant content if we don't stop to consider its
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