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November 26, 2020

Hour 1: History of Thanksgiving

Trying to escape persecution for their religion in the Old World, the Pilgrims crossed the ocean in a quest to find true religious freedom in a new world. Journey with an award-winning historian as he chronicles their anguishing journey filled with heroic strength, struggle and inspiration. Discover the true story of Thanksgiving and celebrate the love of religious liberty these Pilgrims carried with them across the sea.

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Hour 2: Pilgrims Chronicles

What was life like for the Pilgrims? What motivated their departure from England? How did they view the Native Americans? Was religion paramount in their everyday activities? On this Thanksgiving Day broadcast, our guest will quote from memoirs, letters, and personal accounts---some never published before---to give us a look into the world of those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America.

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Dr. Peter Lillback
Dr. Peter Lillback

Dr. Peter Lillback

Rev. Dr. Peter Lillback (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president and professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also serves as the president of The Providence Forum and senior editor of the new Unio cum Christo: An International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life. Dr. Lillback’s academic interests include church history, the doctrine of Scripture, public theology, the theology of John Calvin, Johannine Theology, and Christianity as it relates to American history. For those who are new to Dr. Lillback’s writing and teaching on his research interests, he recommends several resources as places to start. On Calvin, he would recommend starting with his work co-edited with David Hall, A Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes: Essays and Analysis, as well as his lecture “The Place of Covenant in Calvin’s Theology.” Also consider his course Covenant Theology, available free online from Westminster, which specifically focuses on Calvin’s contribution to the development of covenant theology during the Reformation.

Rod Gragg
Rod Gragg

Rod Gragg

Rodd Gragg is the Director of the United Bank Centerfor Military and Veteran Studies at Coastal Carolina University. He is a military historian and the author of more than 20 books on historical topics. Gragg's work on the Battle of Gettysburg, Covered With Glory, won the James I. Robertson Award as the best Civil War book of the year, and his history of the Battle of Fort Fisher, Confederate Goliath, earned the Fletcher Pratt Award for Civil War History from the New York City Civil War Round Table. He is a former scholarship recipient of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, has served as an adjunct professor of history and ROTC history instructor at Coastal Carolina University, and is the host and producer of “Military Memoirs,” a regional television program featuring oral history interviews with American veterans.

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Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall has been broadcasting from the nation's capital for over two decades. Her passion is to "equip the saints" through intelligent conversation based on biblical truth. When she is not behind her microphone, Janet is speaking across the country on issues impacting Christians. She has authored several books, including her latest, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.

In the Market with Janet Parshall

In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God.