A Brief Political History of the Caucasus Mountains and their Future

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon race eight days ago, on April 15, are 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They exploded two, homemade bombs that killed three people and injured over 200. Days later, Tamerlan was killed by Boston police in a shootout. Dzhokhar remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Authorities are now questioning him, especially regarding a motive for their attack. The older brother is suspected of having become a radical, … [Read more...]

Samuel Ryder: Founder of the Ryder Cup Matches (Part 1)

Part 1 Samuel Ryder was born in 1858 in Walton-le-Dale near Preston, England. He was the fourth of eight children. His father had a nursery business. Sam was educated at Manchester University to become a school teacher, but ill-health prevented him from graduating. So, he began work for his father. But Sam grew discontented because he couldn’t convince his father of his ideas on how to grow the family business. Sam therefore moved to London, worked for a rival seed merchant, got married, and h … [Read more...]

Did President George W. Bush Use the Bible in Deciding that the U.S. Attack Iraq?

Today's front page of USA Today newspaper has quite a contrast in two headshot photos. One is of former President George W. Bush laughing at the opening celebration of his presidential library at SMU campus in Dallas, attended by three other former presidents and President Barak Obama. The other photo is of 26-year old Ronny "Tony" Roma, a U.S. Marine veteran badly disfigured in the face from an IED roadside explosion he sustainned in the Iraq War. A big question Americans are still asking is … [Read more...]

If God Is Three Persons That’s Rather Odd, Since We Were Made in the Image of God.

Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1.26; 3.22; 11.7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows:1.26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our li … [Read more...]

The USA’s Separation of Church and State Binds Its War on Islamic Terrorism

YOU GOT TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. The U.S. doesn't do it because of its cherished separation of church and state doctrine. That should change. The main weapon in the war against Islamic terrorism is not physical, but ideological. The U.S. should use it.The radical imams know this and take much advantage of it. They preach hatred and violence, turning young Muslim men into violent jihadists, even suicide bombers. The Qur'an (4:75) states, "true believers fight for the cause of God." These cl … [Read more...]

Major Pro Golf Championship Winners Who Attended the PGA Tour Bible Study and/or Champions Tour Chapel

The four major championships in professional golf throughout the world are The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA. The following professional golfers who won one or more of these championships attended the PGA Tour Bible Study or the Champions Tour Chapel or both. Some attended regularly, and a few were leaders. * means he won that tournament before he began attending the Study or Chapel.Archer, George (*1969 Masters; d. 2005)Azinger, Paul (1993 PGA)Brewer, Gay … [Read more...]

The Purpose of Most of these Golf Posts on Mondays through at least 2013

Posts about professional golf are made on this blog on Mondays. Throughout 2013 and perhaps into 2014, these posts will represent brief chapters of a book I'm writing entitled Christ on the PGA TOUR. It will be about the influence Christianity has had especially on the regular PGA TOUR and its Champions Tour (formerly Senior Tour), but perhaps other pro golf tours as well. Most of these posts will be stories about (1) Touring pros who believe in Jesus Christ and (2) incidents that happened to … [Read more...]

“It’s double tough playin’ with John the Baptist”–Lee Trevino

I played golf with Lee Trevino the day he said “adios” to the Masters and its hallowed ground—Augusta National Golf Club. He wasn't ever coming back. For an eligible professional golfer to pass up an invitation to play in the Masters, that’s like a pious pilgrim committing sacrilege by refusing to journey to the world's greatest shrine or sacred place when the opportunity arises.For the world of golf during Masters Week, Augusta National is “holy ground.” The golf course is the architectural … [Read more...]


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