Review of The First Thanksgiving

I confess that I accepted with some reluctance the invitation to participate in the Patheos Book Club about Robert Tracy McKenzie’s book The First Thanksgiving: What the Real Story Tells Us About Loving God and Learning from History. It wasn’t that I thought it wouldn’t be interesting. I just wondered whether I could really afford [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Travel

HT Ben Witherington   [Read more...]

Grief at the Loss of Absolutes

David Hayward shared the above cartoon. The title uses “deconstruction” in its popular rather than its technical sense. It is really about the application of Kübler-Ross' famous “five stages of grief” to the grief we experience when we realize that our conviction that we have the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth [Read More...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Visit Mark Anderson’s blog for more cartoons of this sort!   [Read more...]

How Not To Celebrate Thanksgiving

HT IO9 [Read more...]

The Cycle of Thanksgiving

This moving gif was sent by the John Templeton Foundation in a Thanksgiving e-mail. I like that it can be understood in more than one way – as saying that “thanks leads to giving” twice, or as illustrating the cycle of gratitude, as giving thanks leading to giving thanks.   [Read more...]

Have a Happy Thanksgivukkah!

So apparently Thanksgivukkah is what they are calling the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in just a couple of days from now. This is not merely a once in a lifetime event, but a once in a civilization event, as the next convergence will be many tens of thousands of years in the future. So [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Evolution

And for a more negative view of the same evolutionary reality:     [Read more...]

Turkey Theology for Thanksgiving

David Hayward offers the above cartoon with a different perspective in the theology of Thanksgiving. Below are a few other cartoons in a similar vein by other cartoonists.   [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!*                     *Some restrictions apply. This wish does not constitute a contractual obligation to provide you with happiness. Turkeys, yams, and cranberries are not eligible for this offer. Offer not valid on this date outside of the United States – especially in Canada. For more [Read More...]

Happy Black Thursday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. The name of the holiday is self-explanatory – or it should be. But in fact, it sits oddly beside the custom of “celebrating” Black Friday – i.e. making the day after Thanksgiving a day of special sales in which people have been trampled to death trying to get [Read More...]


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