Monthly Archives: June 2013

Drawing Back from a God of Unconditional Love?

At church this morning, the pastor’s sermon was about God being a God of relationship.  The pastor said that God was sufficient in himself, but God’s love overflowed, as God created human beings to have a loving relationship with them.  … Continue reading

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Nixon in Winter 3

What stood out to me in my latest reading of Monica Crowley’s Nixon in Winter was something that Nixon said on pages 71-72, about a speech that he gave concerning the Soviet Union when he was campaigning for U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Nixon in Winter 2

On page 49 of Monica Crowley’s Nixon in Winter, Richard Nixon tells Monica Crowley about a recent interaction that he had with George McGovern, who was his opponent in the 1972 Presidential election: “‘Well, I’m sure you know about the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Psalm 119: Peh

I have two items for my blog post today on Psalm 119: Peh. 1.  V 132 states (in the KJV): “Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.” … Continue reading

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Nixon in Winter 1

I started Monica Crowley’s Nixon in Winter.  In April, I blogged through Monica’s Nixon Off the Record, which is about Monica’s time working for Richard Nixon in the 1990’s.  Nixon in Winter is about that, too, only it has a … Continue reading

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John of Gischala vs. Josephus, and the Book of Revelation

For my blog post today on Lee Harmon’s Revelation: The Way It Happened, I will focus on Lee’s argument that the Jewish rebel John of Gischala was the John who wrote the Book of Revelation, and that this John had … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 20

I finished Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990.  On page 586, Ambrose asks questions about Nixon that a number of people have asked: “What made Richard Nixon what he was?  How could a man who had so much talent, … Continue reading

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