Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 4

For my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, I’d like to highlight Ambrose’s quotation on page 120 of something that Richard Nixon said in a speech when Nixon was running for Congress in 1946: “[Nixon] … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 3

A question I had in my latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician is how Richard Nixon and the lady he would marry, Thelma (Pat) Ryan, fit so many activities into each day.  I think particularly … Continue reading

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Psalm 113

For my weekly quiet time this week, I’ll blog about Psalm 113. According to Psalm 113, God dwells above the nations and even above the heavens, yet God looks at what is going on below Him in heaven and on … Continue reading

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Rome and Spiritual Emptiness

For its Bible study, my church is going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung. We watched the DVD for the lesson last night, and the picture that I got from it … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 2

I have two items for my write-up today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician. 1.  In Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie Nixon, Richard Nixon’s brother Harold dies of tuberculosis, and Harold’s death allows the Nixon family to have … Continue reading

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John 20:17: Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ Ascension

In John 20:17, Jesus says to Mary Magdalene shortly after his resurrection: “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1

I started Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962.  This is the first volume of Ambrose’s trilogy about Richard Nixon.  I have two items for today’s post. 1.  Richard Nixon’s father, Frank, was quite opinionated.  In my first … Continue reading

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A Random Tomb (Without a Stone and Guards)?

In my latest reading of John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, Lee Harmon discusses the tomb in which Jesus was placed in the Gospel of John.  Lee states the following on page 316: “John’s Gospel gives the impression that Jesus … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 16

I finished Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952.  I have a couple of items to discuss, then I’ll give my overall impression of the book. 1.  In my write-ups on Gellman’s book, I haven’t gone into … Continue reading

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What Kind of Jesus?

In my last post on Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, I mentioned Lee’s view that John was John of Gisclala, who was influential in a Jewish revolt against Rome that led to the destruction of the Temple … Continue reading

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