Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Art of Living-on sex and amusements

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Here is another of my reflections on Sharon Lebell’s free translation of the Stoic philosoopher, Epictetus, The Art of Living. The quotes below seem to be from pages 56-58 of the print edition.  I am reading…

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Reinventing Richard Nixon 4

On pages 116-117 of Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession, Daniel Frick talks about the book Born on the Fourth of July, a memoir that was written by Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic.  The book was later … Continue reading

Posted in History, Movies, Television

Puzzled about Baptism

We had a baptism at church this morning!  And, as has happened more than once when my church has had a baptism (see, for example, my post here), I became confused about baptism! Here are two items: 1.  The liturgy … Continue reading

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Reinventing Richard Nixon 3

On page 69 of Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession, Daniel Frick states: “The ‘completely pragmatic’ and ‘cynical’ reactions of the Watergate president do not harmonize with the young man whose Quaker family taught him the … Continue reading

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Reinventing Richard Nixon 2

On page 46 of Reinventing Richard Nixon: A Cultural History of an American Obsession, Daniel Frick says the following: “When, in the days before his resignation, Henry Kissinger tried to console Nixon with the thought that history would rank him … Continue reading

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Psalm 127

For my blog post today about Psalm 127, I will post the Psalm in the King James Version (which is in the public domain), then I will make three comments. A Song of degrees for Solomon.  Except the LORD build … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Mary, Martha, and the Bible

My church had some interesting discussions last night at our Bible study.  We’re still going through our study on the Gospel of Luke.  I’ll use as my starting-point a question on page 35 of the curriculum that we are using, … Continue reading

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