Episode 147

Thanksgiving: Then and Now

Chelsea and I give a brief overview of the first Thanksgiving celebration in 1621. We look at how the pilgrims sacrificed their lives for religious freedom. Their example of thanking God in tough times should inspire us to be thankful for what we have, even when we don't think we have much.

We also compare what the pilgrims and the Wampanoag natives likely ate at the three days of feasting with the Thanksgiving Day staples we enjoy today.

We close this episode with another round of Thanksgiving "dad jokes."

Sources Consulted:

Sarah Pruitt, "Colonists at the First Thanksgiving Were Mostly Men Because Women Had Perished," History.com, November, 16, 2020.

"First Thanksgiving Meal," History.com, Updated November 18, 2021.

Scriptures Cited:

Proverbs 15:15

Psalm 92:1

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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.