Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dickens!

Today is Charles Dickens’ birthday!  The only Dickens book that I have ever read is A Christmas Carol (see my write-ups on that here and here).  I watched movies for David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver … Continue reading

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2/7/2012 Links

I’ve got two awesome links for today! 1.  My friend Felix brought to my attention an excellent article on the late and great Jack Kemp.  Kemp was a conservative Republican who gave a rip about the urban poor and sought … Continue reading

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Gnostics Who Knew Someone Who Knew…

I started Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.  I’ll start with something that Bauckham says on page 35: “…what concerns us here is not the fact but the model of transmission of Gospel traditions from … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Nixon’s Civil Rights 7

For my write-up today on Dean Kotlowski’s Nixon’s Civil Rights, I’ll using as my starting point something Kotlowski says on pages 68-69: “Nixon, Ford, and Carter all confused ethnicity with race.  Preserving the ethnic purity of neighborhoods signaled more than … Continue reading

Posted in Black History Month, Politics, Race