Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Hour Is Come!

For my Bible study, my church is going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus, with Michael Card.  What I want to talk about in this blog post is an event in John 12.  Greeks are in Jerusalem to worship at … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 15

For my blog post today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972, I’ll highlight something that Ambrose says on page 440.  The subject is President Richard Nixon’s pursuit of detente, which was “a relaxation of tension” with … Continue reading

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Norman Thomas on the New Deal

In my post today about W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, I’ll talk about Socialist Norman Thomas’ views regarding President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. This will probably not be the last time that I discuss Norman Thomas’ views on … Continue reading

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Do I Write for an Audience of One?

Rachel Held Evans had a good post yesterday, entitled I don’t write for an audience of One.  Rachel was critiquing the popular Christian notion that we should write or perform our worship music for an audience of One, namely, God, … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 14

More than a couple of times in my readings for My Year (or More) of Nixon, it has been said that President Richard Nixon’s visit to the People’s Republic of China came as a shock to many people.  The claim … Continue reading

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Norman Thomas on the Soviet Union, Government, and Religion

My latest reading of W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist covered Thomas’ views on the Soviet Union, the 1932 platform of the Socialist Party, and Thomas’ changing religious views. Thomas was critical of the Soviet Union’s tyranny, favored “evolutionary … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 13

My blog post today on Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972 will focus on Cuba. President Richard Nixon had his own sort of Cuban Missile Crisis, if you will.  On September 16, 1970, a U-2 flight revealed … Continue reading

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