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A lot of parents lament profanity, sex, and violence in modern entertainment, but those, as I’ve lamented recently, are all found even in the Bible — in a context that explains their place. How do you tell the story of Jesus without cutting off the centurion’s ear and seeing the Master restore it? Would Samson lose his hair, and strength, to a homely girl, dressed head to ankles in a pressed denim dress? Continue Reading »
I’m trying to get a sense of what a New Hampshire Thanksgiving might have looked like in November of 1770. Bear in mind, how particular I am about the date itself. 1770. There’s a tendency to lump “the colonies” into a big basket containing everything from Jamestown in 1607 to the conclusion of the Revolutionary War in 1783.
Although Thanksgiving was officially designated a national holiday during the Lincoln administration, it was never a purely invented holiday. It has a long, long history in New England, however much secular revisionists may wish to deconstruct it. Continue Reading »