Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on November 23, 2017
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Thanksgiving
4:20 – Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience
We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. Melanie Kirkpatrick joins us with a look through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation’s best-loved holiday. Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents and cookbooks, she’ll bring to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: Thanksgiving
5:20 – The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History
The Pilgrims’ celebration of the first Thanksgiving is a keystone of America’s national and spiritual identity. But is what we’ve been taught about them or their harvest feast what actually happened? And if not, what difference does it make? Robert McKenzie joins us with a look at the origins of the holiday and looks at its meaning for Christians past and present.