Christian Theological Trends in 2017

Last Saturday through Monday, I attended the joint Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. This year, it was held at the downtown Hyde Convention Center in Boston. The location for this event rotates throughout the years between about ten, large, North American cities. The main qualification is that they must have a large convention center that can accommodate. Both SBL and AAR have about 9,000 members each, and perhaps half of them… Read more

Sutherland Wins Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Today, Kevin Sutherland won the Charles Schwab Cup Championship plus the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup on the PGA Tour’s Champions Tour at Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. He shot 15-under par 198 for three rounds to win by one stroke over major championship winners Vijah Singh and Lee Janzen. Until today, journeyman Sutherland had won only one tournament in 602 tries on the regular PGA Tour and the Champions Tour combined–the 2002 Dell Technologies Match Play on the regular… Read more

Donald Trump Is Full of It!

Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump said to reporters who were flying with him on Air Force One across Asia that former heads of U.S. intelligence agencies were “political hacks.” And he even named them: former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Furthermore, Trump called former FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired earlier this year, “a liar.” Baloney! I’m now am going to called this what it is: Donald Trump is a great big,… Read more

Religious Freedom Is Coming to the Middle East

That’s right! Many Muslim countries have a history of a unification of government and Islam resulting in the repression of other religions, including persecution of those adherents. But one of the fruits of Arab Spring is that this is beginning to change. It appears religious freedom is coming to the Middle East. On January 8, 2015, I posted, “Did El-Sisi Say Revise the Quran?” I tell about an important speech that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made on New Year’s… Read more

Trump Takes Advantage of Others

    In President Donald Trump’s visit to the Far East this week, he seemed to flip-flop on his constant accusations he has made about China taking advantage of the U.S. in trade negotiations for many years. He claims that is the main reason for the trade deficit of the U.S. with China. But today, he ironically praised China for this activity. He proclaimed during his speech to Chinese business leaders in the Great Hall of the People, “I don’t blame China…. Read more

Dr. Dale Tuggy and I Discuss the Protestant Reformation: Part 2

See Part 1 of this discussion posted yesterday. Here is Part 2 of this discussion. It includes an assessment of past Unitarianism and today’s Biblical Unitarianism. podcast 201 – Kermit Zarley on Reformation – Part 2 Read more

Dr. Dale Tuggy and I Discuss the Protestant Reformation: Part 1

Dr. Dale Tuggy is a friend of mine. He is a Christian theology and philosophy professor at State University of New York in Fredonia. He hosts a podcast called It often consists of interviews or discussions with guests. He has interviewed me multiple times on For the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we discussed it and Martin Luther on Skype in two parts which consist of nearly one hour each. Then Dale put this two-part discussion on… Read more

Eric Metaxas Begins the Colangelo Lecture Series

I attend meetings of Pinnacle Forum ( It is centered in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I live. It is a national, evangelical, para-church organization dedicated to the purpose of “Transforming Leaders to Transform Culture.” Phoenix-based Jerry Colangelo is also a member of Pinnacle Forum. Jerry is a former manager and owner of the NBA Phoenix Suns. “Mr. Basketball” is one of this valley’s most prominent celebrities. Jerry often speaks publicly of his Christian commitment. So, Pinnacle Forum decided to have a… Read more

Trump’s Diversions

The U.S. Justice Department’s special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. presidential election has resulted in a grand jury bringing indictments against two operatives in President Donald Trump election campaign. They are former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates. Both have pleaded innocent and are under house arrest. George Papadopolous has admitting guilt in lying to the FBI, and he is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation. Contrary to President Trump’s constant allegations that… Read more

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