Puritans and Puritanism are often very misunderstood and even misaligned. The common stereotype is that they were Pharisaical, legalistic, somber, punitive, and dry. But the Puritans saw and understood life in a way that many in the world do not. The Puritans not only took the theological mantle from John Calvin, they also committed themselves to take the gospel even to the very ends of the earth. they started in England but took the gospel across the Atlantic Ocean and drove it deep into the founding of the United States.
~ Pastor David G. Barker