What is the real story of Thanksgiving? To whom were the Pilgrims offering their thanks? What role did religious liberty and the spreading of the Gospel have to play in their perilous and sacrificial journey to a new world? Join us as we separate fact from fiction surrounding that first Thanksgiving.
After more than two decades of missionary work in Turkey, our guest was arrested in October 2016 and accused of espionage. Join us as he describes ministering to marginalized people in a Muslim land; the attention, suspicion, and risks he and his wife, Norine, felt but accepted; and his story of imprisonment, brokenness, and eventual freedom. Don’t miss this fascinating story of what it means to say, “Yes, Lord.”
Craig Parshall is a senior legal counsel to Washington-based groups, including the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), where he focuses on free speech and religious liberty issues. He is also the founding Director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech and is a leading strategist on matters of free speech on the Internet. Craig is also a columnist and a New York Times best-selling fiction author.
Andrew Brunson is an American pastor. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Andrew and his wife, Norine, were involved in starting churches, training believers, aiding refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for twenty-three years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016. Following this, Andrew was held for two years in Turkish prisons. Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the US government, he was finally sentenced to time served and dramatically released in October 2018.