John Winthrop left Europe and sailed across the ocean to become one of the first governors of Massachusetts. Before the group of Puritans left for the New World this was the final message they heard. And in it was much of the hope for what America could become.
The sermon is actually titled, “The Model Of Christian Charity,” but is famous for the line, “City on a Hill.” This line would go on to become popular in political discussions of the United States of America. But in this sermon, it meant so much more than that.
Special thanks to Chris Staron for reading this sermon. Chris Staron is the host of the award winning Truce Podcast — the Christian history show that Podcast Magazine called “reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell”. He’s also the author of the novel “Cradle Robber” and the writer/ director of the Christian films “Bringing up Bobby” and “Between the Walls”. You can learn everything you need to know about his work at trucepodcast.com.
If you’d like to financially support the show, go to our Patreon! It helps us continue making the show best we can for you. 3 bucks a month gets you access to special episodes, the RT bookmark, and more! You can also check out our recent Revived Thoughts Deep Dive episode and access to our next “Behind The Scenes” coming out this week! Important announcement in this episode!
If you’d like to narrate a sermon, send us an email at [email protected]
And if you enjoy the show, sharing with friends and a 5 star rating on Apple Podcasts helps a lot! These ratings help a ton and we are incredible grateful for them.
Follow us for more content throughout the week!