Chris Fabry Live! - The First Thanksgiving // Black Friday
Air Date November 21, 2012
Hour 1 - The First Thanksgiving
The chair of the history department at Wheaton College, Dr. Tracy McKenzie, tells us the real story of that First Thanksgiving. What are the things we’ve romanticized about the day? How did we get from the pilgrims to our current feast? And what are the Christian or religious implications of the day? Learn about the First Thanksgiving on Wednesday.
Hour 2 - Black Friday
America’s Family Financial Expert Ellie Kay talks about those Black Friday sales. Ellie is the consummate shopper, but I have a feeling she’s going to tell us you can sleep in because some of those sales are not what they’re cracked up to be.
To read Ellie Kay's blog about "Black Friday: Fact or Fiction?", please visit her website.
R. Tracy McKenzie
Dr. R. Tracy McKenzie is professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College. Before coming to Wheaton in 2010, Tracy served for twenty-two years on the faculty of the University of Washington, where he received the university’s distinguished teaching award, was a member of the U.W. Teaching Academy, and held the Donald A. Logan Chair of American History. Along with dozens of scholarly articles and book reviews, he is the author of two books pertaining to the American Civil War (published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press) and a forthcoming book from Intervarsity Press on the history of the “First Thanksgiving” called The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us about Loving God and Learning from History. Tracy is married to his best friend of twenty-seven years, Robyn. He and Robyn have three children: Callie, who is a senior at Wheaton College; Margaret, who is a junior at Wheaton College; and Robert, who is in the twelfth grade.
For more information about Tracy, please visit his website.
Ellie Kay is a financial expert on Good Money (ABC News) and best-selling author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles. She’s a regular media guest on CNBC, CNN, and Fox News, and has been featured on ABC Nightline, Your World with Neil Cavuto and Fox and Friends. Her radio commentary for Focus on the Family airs on more than two thousand radio outlets around the world. She and her husband are the parents of seven children and live in Southern California.
For more information about Ellie, please visit her website.
Chris Fabry is the host
of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual
encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges
listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris
is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel
Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book
Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in
the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and
his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.