My View: Pilgrims’ legacy resonates still from Plymouth to Bethlehem

In October 1620, soon after the Pilgrims shoved off from England, an Atlantic tempest nearly capsized the Mayflower, causing the main joist to buckle. The passengers jerry-rigged the ship, according to Gov. Bradford, by hoisting the cracked beam with a “great iron screw.” … Mark Sargent began writing his annual Thanksgiving column for Faith + Ideas, Gordon College’s online publication, in 2008. He has been the Wenham school’s provost since 1996 and will assume the provost’s position at Westmont College in California this coming spring. He and his wife live in Hamilton. more

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