Morning Rundown: Why Modern America and Nazi Germany Have More in Common Than You Know

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Why Modern America and Nazi Germany Have More in Common Than You Know

"The one message I want to convey today is that you will have missed the most frightening aspect of it all if you do not appreciate that [the Holocaust] happened in one of the most educated, most progressive, most cultured countries in the world."

These were some of the words of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016) during his keynote address at the annual Days of Remembrance commemoration for victims of the Holocaust in the U.S. Rotunda on May 8, 1997:

The Germany of the late 1920s and early 1930s was a world leader in most fields of art, science and intellect. Berlin was a center of theater; with the assistance of the famous producer Max Reinhardt, playwrights and composers of the caliber of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill flourished.

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Steven Curtis Chapman's Symphony of Faith and Hope to Premiere on TBN

In a candid, exclusive interview with Charisma magazine, Steven Curtis Chapman reflected on the significance of his recently recorded concert performance, which marked a celebration of his 50, No. 1 hit songs and 20 years of his organization, Show Hope.

"I think moments though like this, you know, to celebrate a milestone, a mile marker in the journey, really are just one more opportunity to just be humbled, to be reminded that it's all God," Chapman said. "That God is good, that He has been faithful, that I get to sing about what is eternally true."

The concert, which airs on TBN today, Nov. 24, features Chapman's collaboration with an orchestra to deliver beautiful arrangements of his chart-topping hits. These hits remind Chapman, with great humility and thanks to God, of the journey he has had over the years, including the time of pressure when he was unsure about the future of his musical career. Instead, this would be the time God would use to renew his strength and provide a testimony that would touch millions through "The Great Adventure."

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The Truth Behind the Puritans' First 'Thanksgiving'

As you gather together for Thanksgiving this weekend with your friends and family to participate in a feast American's have celebrated for hundreds of years, you may have questions about the true origin of Thanksgiving.

"Today when you think of Thanksgiving, you think of that festival in 1621 as the beginning of the modern American tradition, but actually, it wasn't a Thanksgiving, it was a harvest festival," says James Bake a Historian at Plymouth Plantation.

In 1995, Charisma Media did a special debunking some of the commonly believed myths that have evolved over the years. In 1621 the Mayflower pilgrims who founded the Plymouth Colony celebrated their first harvest that many now refer to as the first Thanksgiving, except their feast was never repeated.

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