Monthly Archives: November 2013

President Nixon: Alone in the White House 16

On page 371 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves talks about President Richard Nixon’s belief that the U.S. Government under President John F. Kennedy was complicit in the overthrow of President Diem of South Vietnam, and … Continue reading

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Psalm 136

Psalm 136:10 states in the King James Version (which is in the public domain): “To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever…” Jimmy Swaggart tries to argue that God’s smiting of the Egyptian firstborn … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

SBL and social memory

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Book Review: Edward Klink III and Darian R. Lockett, Understanding Biblical Theology

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Klink III, Edward W. and Darian R. Lockett. Understanding Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich. Zondervan, 2012. 193 pp. pb; $17.99. Link. Defining biblical theology has always been a difficult problem. First, everyone who works with…

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President Nixon: Alone in the White House 15

On  page 301 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves tells the following story: “On February 3, Nixon canceled an NSC meeting and called in Kissinger, Haldeman, Mitchell, and Connally.  After more than an hour, the President … Continue reading

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President Nixon: Alone in the White House 14

On page 456 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves talks about a night during President Richard Nixon’s trip to China when Nixon “could not get to sleep, he was too keyed up.” I’ve had that sort … Continue reading

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President Nixon: Alone in the White House 13

On page 422 of President Nixon: Alone in the White House, Richard Reeves comments on Richard Nixon’s approach to criticism: “The President’s defensiveness was a personal thing, a measure of his extraordinary introversion.  In fact, Richard Nixon was a man … Continue reading

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