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Robert Tracy McKenzie On The First Thanksgiving

Five short videos on five big ideas about our perspective on the Pilgrims, the first Thanksgiving and the meaning of history. For more info, see ivpress.com/thanksgiving.

  1. Robert Tracy McKenzie, author of The First Thanksgiving, on Thanksgiving Dinner

    It's easy to picture the pilgrims eating their first meal of Thanksgiving at a long wooden table and joyfully eating turkey and stuffing along side their new friends the Native Americans. Boy do we have that scene wrong.

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  2. Robert Tracy McKenzie, author of The First Thanksgiving, on The Meaning of History

    It is common for historians to look at the past to determine what happened and when it happened but most shy away from trying to understanding why it happened and what it means today. This extra step is the most important when looking at history from a Christian perspective.

  3. Robert Tracy McKenzie, author of The First Thanksgiving, on Authority

    The early settlers may have lived admirable lifestyles in many ways but when they become the first authority on how we live our lives today we give them an authority that God has not granted and turn them into idols.

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  4. Robert Tracy McKenzie, author of The First Thanksgiving, on Being Just Like Us

    We will never be challenged and changed by the lessons of the past if we continue to only focus on what it is we have in common. After all, the past is a foreign country and they do things differently there.

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  5. Robert Tracy McKenzie, author of The First Thanksgiving, on Christian History

    Author Robert Tracy McKenzie felt a calling into history from a Christian perspective when his local Christian bookstore carried just one history book by a CCM rockstar.

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