Monthly Archives: July 2013

Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 4

In my latest reading of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician, Roger Morris talks about an oratorical contest that the teenage Richard Nixon won in 1929. The aim of these oratorical contests was to extol the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, History, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, Religion, School

Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 3

On page 87 of Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician, Roger Morris narrates Richard Nixon’s public conversion to Christ at the age of thirteen: “On a sultry night after he began high school in September 1926, his … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Religion, Television, Waltons

Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 2

For my blog post today about Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician, I’ll use as my starting-point something that Morris says on page 56.  Essentially, Morris expresses skepticism of Richard Nixon’s claim that he grew … Continue reading

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Review of the Apologetics of West and Littleton (and Rogers)

I’ve said a couple of times that I would do a write-up about the Christian apologetic works of Gilbert West and George Littleton (see my posts here and here).  Gilbert West was an eighteenth century thinker who attempted to disprove … Continue reading

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The Chronicler’s God: A Loving Father?

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about the Lord’s prayer.  He noted that it starts with “Our Father.”  The pastor talked about how our image of God will influence how we interact with God.  If we see God … Continue reading

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Roger Morris’ Richard Milhous Nixon 1

I started Roger Morris’ tome, Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician.  Morris’ book covers Richard Nixon’s life up to and including 1952.  It also talks about people, places, and events prior to Richard Nixon’s birth. I was … Continue reading

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In the Arena 7

I finished Richard Nixon’s In the Arena.  I have four items. 1.  On page 325, Nixon talks about the use of linkage when negotiating with the Soviets: “How we structure and approach talks with Moscow will largely determine our success … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Shin/Sin

I have three items for my write-up today on Psalm 119: Shin/Sin. 1.  Psalm 119:164 states (in the KJV): “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.” Some believe that the Psalmist praised God seven … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Prayer, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

In the Arena 6

On page 233 of In the Arena, Richard Nixon quotes Senator Frank Carlson saying to him in 1952, “Dick, you’re controversial, but everybody likes Pat.”  Pat Nixon was Richard Nixon’s wife. In my blog posts thus far for My Year … Continue reading

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In the Arena 5

I have three items for my blog post today about Richard Nixon’s In the Arena. 1.  On pages 147-148, Nixon talks about the importance of remembering people’s names and their backgrounds.  Nixon refers to Jim Farley, who “remembered not only … Continue reading

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