Learning from the Pilgrims & Puritans

FinishWell Radio, Podcast #077, Learning from the Pilgrims & PuritansIn “Learning from the Pilgrims & Puritans,” episode #077, Meredith Curtis takes you on another Life Lesson in American History. At Thanksgiving, we celebrate God’s blessings with a big feast and usually make little pilgrim hats for the children to wear. Who are those pilgrims? Are they Puritans? Who are the Puritans anyway? Are you ready to meet some folks who helped lay a Christian foundation in the New World? As we give thanks this year, let’s remember the true story of the first Thanksgiving and those early settlers who gave our nation a godly heritage.

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Pilgrim Salt Shakers. Pilgrim Hats. Mayflower Models.

Let’s talk about the little congregation from England that dressed like Dutchmen who sailed on the Mayflower.

The Separatists

Church of England

Puritans vs. Separatists

“You are the salt of the earth!  But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven,”  (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV).

One Local Church

Scrooby

Sherwood Forest

John Robinson

William Brewster

William Bradford

Move to Holland

Trip to New World

Suggested Reading to Learn More about the Pilgrims

Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford

A wonderful book for reading aloud with your children is Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphrey (Liberty Press).

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Meredith Curtis

Puritans

City on a Hill

John Winthrop

Arabella

Massachusetts Bay Colony

Our Heritage from Pilgrims & Puritans

Not Freedom to Follow Their Own Ways, but Freedom to Serve God the Way His Word Commanded

Zealous for God’s Ways

Willing to Risk Lives, Money, Property, & Honor to OBEY the Lord

Saw Bible as the Authority to Govern Men

Puritan Work Ethic

City on a Hill

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A Hero For All Times

Finish Well Radio, Podcast #059, A Hero for all TimeIn “A Hero For All Times?” Episode #059, Meredith Curtis introduces you to a brave war hero, gallant gentleman, devout Christian, and enthusiastic farmer. George Washington is a hero for all times with his unwavering faith, kindness, and humility. God spared his life so he could be at the helm in the early days of our beloved United States of America. Join us to learn more about this great man.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Show Notes:

Boyhood

Copybook

Heart to be good

Dying to Dreams on the High Seas

His first dream

Why he gave it up

Why God was closing the door

The White Warrior Who Wouldn’t Die

Why the Native American Chief wanted to meet George Washington

The horses shot from under him

Colonial Virginian

Mount Vernon

Church

Hospitality

House of Burgess

Revolutionary War

Crossing the Delaware

Valley Forge

Constitutional Convention

A Peacemaker

A New Nation

Two enemies working together in his cabinet

People above Parties

His advice: “Do not get entangled in Europe’s mess”

 

American History Resources

Families Learning Together: American History Art Appreciation

American History Cookbook

American Literature & Research

American History Timeline

Families Learning Together: American History Art Appreciation

American History Cookbook American Literature & Research American History Timeline

 

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Current Issues & the Constitution

CurrentIssuesConstitutionJoin moderator Felice Gerwitz and Host Woody Wilson as they discuss current issues and current events happening in the world today. From a conservative Christian perspective and always exciting – hot topics are discussed and questions taken from the live audience. Join us live to have your questions answered.

 

Current Issues & the Constitution

CurrentIssuesConstitutionJoin moderator Felice Gerwitz and Host Woody Wilson as they discuss current issues and current events happening in the world today. From a conservative Christian perspective and always exciting – hot topics are discussed and questions taken from the live audience. Join us live to have your questions answered.

 

Current Issues & the Constitution

CurrentIssuesConstitutionJoin moderator Felice Gerwitz and Host Woody Wilson as they discuss current issues and current events happening in the world today. From a conservative Christian perspective and always exciting – hot topics are discussed and questions taken from the live audience. Join us live to have your questions answered.

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Gun Control, The Law & More

Gun Control

Gun control and so much more in this week’s episode.

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Debt Crisis

CurrentIssuesConstitutionThe debt crisis — is anyone listening? This session discusses one of the most pressing problems in Professor Wilson’s opinion that is undermining the US Economy here and abroad. Other issues are discussed as well!

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American Family – Values – Freedom – Faith

CurrentIssuesConstitutionWhat does the constitution have to do with it – allot! In this session Professor Wilson discusses the IRS attempt at regulating non-profit organizations such as the American Family Association in order to squelch fliers, tracks, and pamphlets with voting records and other kinds of handouts that help tax payers.

Terminology such as “writ of certiorari” and more

The articles and amendments discussed:

Article 2: Section 2

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Article 1: Section 5 – Clause 4

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Income & Equality – Legalization of Pot – Impeach Obama

CurrentIssuesConstitutionProfessor Wilson tackles the current administration’s tactics to steer voters away from the failed roll out of the health care system by using distracting tactics such as “Income and Equality.” He discusses the current states and the legalization of pot and attempts by some to gather support for the impeachment of Obama. Play the audio to listen …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Issues & The Constitution

Ron PaulJoin your host, Felice Gerwitz and our teacher and presenter, Professor Wilson who interview Dr. Ron Paul, past Congressman and currently an advocate for home education.

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