Monthly Archives: September 2013

Negative and Positive about Religion

I had negative and positive feelings about religion while I was watching ABC News last night. One story that ABC News was reporting was actress Leah Remini’s claim that the Church of Scientology is rooting for her to lose on … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 32

On page 1011 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “The real problem had been the endless smearing of the president, the war of a thousand cuts over taxes, Cambodia, CREEP financing, dirty tricks, home improvements, … Continue reading

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Evangelical Christianity and the millennial need to be special and important

Originally posted on Mercy not Sacrifice:
First, I realize evangelicals or millennials are popular punching bags, and I’m not interested in bashing either. The words are utterly imprecise social labels that somehow capture a dual identity I find in myself,…

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Gabriel Vahanian’s The Death of God

I’ve decided to get back into reading about religious studies and theology.  It’s not that I ever stopped doing that, per se, but I’ve been reading materials for my dissertation.  I’d like to expand my knowledge about religious studies and … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 31

On page 977 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black characterizes Nixon’s typical political strategy as follows: “Nixon’s courage…depended on him being alone, on feeling entirely deserted, on going to ground and then surprising the adversary with … Continue reading

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Why Sin Matters (McMinn): a book review

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
Why Sin Matters: The Surprising Relationship Between Our Sin and God’s Grace, by Mark R. McMinn, 179 pages, was published in 2004—almost ten years ago. How I First Encountered Why Sin Matters I was…

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 30

On page 957 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “Nixon’s plucky and generally very popular daughter, Julie Eisenhower, had gone out speaking in support of her father.  She invariably made a very good impression, and … Continue reading

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A Man Who Just Keeps Praising the Lord!

At church this morning, the pastor was talking about a handicapped man who keeps on praising the Lord.  When a ramp was set up at his house, this man was just praising the Lord! Why am I reluctant to be … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 29

On page 912 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black calls Nixon “This most suspicious, morose, generally joyless of men…”  I thought about this characterization as I was reading Don Fulsom’s anti-Nixon book, Nixon’s Darkest Secrets.  Fulsom … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 28

On page 902 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “Nixon would have done better with a more credible and substantial spokesman than [Press Secretary Ron] Ziegler, but as [White House Chief of Staff Alexander] Haig … Continue reading

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