Monthly Archives: December 2013

The historicity of the nativity stories

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Retired preachers get to preach on Sundays that full time pastors take off–like the Sunday after Christmas. The gospel reading for this week is from Matthew 2 about the massacre of the innocents and the flight…

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The Ends of Power 5

On page 145 of The Ends of Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) states: “Ironically enough, given my own involvement in the White House taping system, I hate wiretapping because I hate prying into anyone’s private life.  I remember when … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Scripture and Tradition, by Edith M. Humphrey

Edith M. Humphrey.  Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says.  Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013. I would like to thank Baker Academic for my review copy of this book.  See here for Baker’s page about it. According to Edith … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 4

On pages 110-111 of The Ends of Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) offers an opinion as to why President Richard Nixon did not have personal friends, such as Herb Klein and Bob Finch, close to him in his Administration, … Continue reading

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The Whole World Was At Peace?

I went to midnight mass last night.  The priest was saying that the people in the world put aside their resentments and divisions when Jesus was born.  I had no idea where he was getting that.  Herod certainly didn’t put … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 3

On pages 106-107 of The Ends of Power, H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona) talks about President Richard Nixon’s social awkwardness, contrasting Nixon with President Lyndon Johnson: “The awkwardness was sometimes also a problem for the President in the conduct of … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 2

My main topic for my blog post today on H.R. Haldeman’s (and Joseph DiMona’s) The Ends of Power will be change. The topic of change came up more than once in my latest reading.  Disputing biographies about him, Haldeman narrates … Continue reading

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Review of Christ’s Prophetic Plans: A Futuristic Premillennial Primer

John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue, ed.  Christ’s Prophetic Plans: A Futuristic Premillennial Primer.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about the book. Christ’s … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 1

I started H.R. Haldeman’s The Ends of Power, which Haldeman co-wrote with Joseph DiMona.  Haldeman was White House Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon. Why did I decide to read this book?  Well, Haldeman has somewhat fascinated me.  I … Continue reading

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Departing from Serving the Lord?

I had an interesting discussion before church this morning.  Someone was walking into the church, and he said to the ushers that he went to church for fifty years, and he was tired of serving.  The lady sitting in front … Continue reading

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