This 1945 history of the Pilgrims is more a collection of the individual biographies of those who settled the Plymouth Plantation and later the Boston Puritans. The “Saints” were those Pilgrims of like faith (to whom William Bradford gave this title) and the “Strangers” were those adventure seekers or ship mates who traveled with them on the Mayflower. Ironically dismissing first hand accounts, Willison is critical of Bradford’s reports, comparing them to a few contemporary letters but more to much later writing. He does, however, give great credence to the faith of the Pilgrims which saw them through tremendous odds.
John Adams on False AccusersSeptember 17, 2018
“We find in the rules laid down by the greatest English judges, who have been the brightest of mankind: We are to look upon it as more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent should suffer. The reason is, because it is of more importance to the community that innocence should […]
Thankful? Yes!November 1, 2017
It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days. The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things. I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]