Archive for November, 2008

Hello again…

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Thanks to my new son-in-law, I am now trying to blog more easily and regularly. (However, unfortunately, in the transition we have lost comments on previous posts.) We will see. The problem is that I am technologically challenged…But now a thought and question.

Recently Martin Marty has raised the question (not the first to do so) whether Thanksgiving is in any sense a Christian “holiday.”

Is it? Or is it simply a sample of American civil religion, with a generic God who blesses extravagantly but does not demand anything like commitment or covenant or allegiance? If that’s what it is, can we redeem it and Christianize it somehow? Through specific practices?