The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again.

You know the time I’m referring to. Christmas trimmings are going up. Lights are being strung. Neighborhoods are decorating their signs with boughs of holly. People are donning gay apparel. It must be… Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving can sometimes feel like a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it holiday the way we rush past it into Christmas. Even Black Friday sales for Christmas presents have encroached into the actual day in which our nation is supposed to give thanks.

And what exactly are we giving thanks for? Why? Why do we even give thanks? What’s the point?

On this episode of The DBC Podcast, I sit down with occasional co-hosts Jeff Reams (Minister of Missions) and Katie Phillips (famous blogger, supermom, and director of 1 Family Foster Care Ministries) to discuss how all thanksgiving, including our national holiday, is predicated on the concept of generosity. A person cannot give thanks until he or she recognizes just how much has been given generously. And when it comes to Christianity, our very gospel message is wrapped up in the theological foundation that our God is generous. 

So, how would focusing on this, and on our call to live unto godliness (which would include generosity of spirit) change the way we interact with others, the way we spend our time as well as our money, and the way we think about giving thanks?

Click on the image below to be directed to the iTunes page where you can download/stream this episode as well as every other episode. Or listen via the media player below.

Episode 21 - The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

Episode 21 – The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving


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