Monthly Archives: February 2013

Six Crises 4

My latest reading of Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises, was about Nixon’s controversial fund, which became an issue in his 1952 run for Vice-President and inspired him to give the Checkers speech on national television.  While Nixon was accused … Continue reading

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Phinehas and Corpse Contamination

Phinehas was a son of Aaron, the High Priest.  In Numbers 25:7-8, Phinehas kills with a javelin an Israelite man who brazenly brought a Midianite woman into the presence of Moses and the congregation of Israel, along with the Midianite … Continue reading

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Six Crises 3

I have two items for my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises. 1.  Something that stood out to me in Nixon’s analysis of the Alger Hiss case was Nixon’s criticism of elements of the political right.  For … Continue reading

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Six Crises 2

In this post, I’ll talk some about Richard Nixon’s discussion of the Alger Hiss case in his 1962 book, Six Crises.  As I said yesterday, Nixon filled in a few of the gaps in my knowledge about the case (although … Continue reading

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Psalm 116

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will post Psalm 116 in the King James Version (which is in the public domain) and comment on select verses. 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and … Continue reading

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The Law As a Mirror

My church for its Bible Study is going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan and Jimmy DeYoung.  I got to attend last night, but I won’t be able to attend next week because I’ll … Continue reading

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Six Crises 1

I started Six Crises, which is the first book that Richard Nixon wrote.  Nixon wrote it shortly after his loss in the 1960 Presidential election.  I tried to read the book back when I was a kid, when I was … Continue reading

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Forgiving Each Day in Prayer

When I was doing my daily quiet time recently in the Book of Numbers, studying Numbers 28, I checked my notes on that chapter that I took a few years ago.  Numbers 28-29 is about the sacrifices that are offered … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 22

I finished Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician, which was the first volume of a three-volume series about the life of Richard Nixon. In my latest reading, Ambrose talks about Nixon’s 1962 race for Governor of California against … Continue reading

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Challenges to Elisha ben Abuyah’s Faith

I started Milton Steinberg’s As a Driven Leaf.  The book is a fictional story about how the first-second century C.E. Jewish figure Elisha ben Abuyah became an apostate from Judaism.  See here to read my blog post about Elisha ben … Continue reading

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