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  • FIRST-PERSON: A visit to Plymouth, Mass.

    by Paul Kim, posted Wednesday, January 09, 2019 (one month ago)

    A visit to Plymouth, Mass., stirs Paul Kim to reflect on the Pilgrims' resolve to seek freedom, peace and the right to a pursuit of happiness. Read More

  • The first Thanksgiving: myth and reality

    by Lindsay Blanken & Stephen Douglas Wilson, posted Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (BP) -- When Americans think about the first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they tend to reflect back to images of smiling Pilgrims and Native Americans huddled around a large table filled with copious amounts of food.

    In addition, there is the image of a Pilgrim elder offering an extended season of prayer over the feast. Read More

  • THANKSGIVING: Thankful Pilgrims in a new world

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    David Jeremiah recounts the Pilgrims' faith in giving thanks in their new world after weathering a fearsome ocean voyage and subsequent winter. And, noting the frequency of Jesus' thanksgiving in the Scriptures, Jeremiah suggests, "Try it right now. Start your journey each day seeking ways to thank your Heavenly Father." Read More

  • Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- If not for a Baptist church split, the Pilgrims might never have come to America.

    Sort of.

    John Smyth, who often is credited with being the first Baptist, pastored a church where many of the Christians who later came to be known as Pilgrims were members. Read More