Would Pilgrims frown on today’s festivities? Maybe not.

In case you haven’t already, I’d encourage you to read, practice, and share material from the brief CT article Eat, Drink, and Relax* with colleagues, family, friends, and house parties.

Bonus:  how about this life vision?  More on it after Thanksgiving, unless you’d like to make a comment before then ;-)

Worldy SaintsPuritanism was impelled by the insight that all of life is God’s. The Puritans lived simultaneously in two worlds — the invisible spiritual world and the physical world of earthly existence. For the Puritans, both worlds were equally real, and there was no cleavage of life into sacred and secular. All of life was sacred.   Leland Ryken. Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were.  Zondervan, 1986.

*Note:  Written by Elesha Coffman who was managing editor of Christian History & Biography. She is now working on a Ph.D in church history from Duke University.

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Tom Grosh IV

Enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa, four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he hosts the Christian Scholar Series), on campus as part of InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministry (serving fellowships such as the Christian Medical Society/CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine), online as the Associate Director of the Emerging Scholars Network, in the culture at large, and in God's creation.

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