The Beloved Champagne Tony Lema

The worst tragedy to strike the PGA Tour during the fifty years between the 1949 Ben Hogan bus crash and the 1999 fatal Payne Stewart airplane tragedy was the 1966 fatal plane crash involving Tony Lema and his wife Betty. Tony had just finished his last round in the PGA Championship at Akron, Ohio. He and Betty were flying in a chartered, small, single-engine airplane to Chicago’s O’Hare airport when the pilot either encountered engine trouble or ran out of fuel.  He tried to ditch the plane on a … [Read more...]

Is Unconditional Love a Biblical Concept?

Yes and no. First of all, what is it? Unconditional love is the acceptance of a person without him or her meeting any conditions. In other words, it means having affection for someone without establishing limitations. So, unconditional love means loving someone irrespective of that person’s behavior. This popular idea of unconditional love is quite contrary to much of what God says in the Bible. It’s because humans are flawed, evidenced by our unseemly acts. That’s why God provided laws that he … [Read more...]

Stephen Hawking Is Boycotting Israel’s Conference, and I Would Too

The world's most famous, atheistic physicist is protesting Israel's mistreatment of Palestinians by boycotting a major, international science conference to be held there next month. That seems inconsistent to me, since he has already visited Israel four times. I've been boycotting Israel for the same reason for over thirty years, and I've been consistent about it. But then, who cares! No one's asking me to come there.In about 1980, I discovered in some Old Testament prophecies that there … [Read more...]

Incarnation and Trinity Give Us a Clue–They Aren’t in the Bible so It Isn’t True (Part 1)

Part 1: Incarnation The Apostle Paul wrote to his missionary associate, Timothy, about those who taught in opposition to Paul's teaching. He said, "If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with sound word, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words" (1 Timoty 6.3-4 NASB). And Paul wrote similarly in a later letter to … [Read more...]

Samuel Ryder: Found of the Ryder Cup Matches (Part 2)

In 1921, a few days prior to the British Open a golf competition was waged at Gleneagles, Scotland, between British professionals and American professionals. But its purpose was simply to help attract more American pros to come across the pond and play in the British Open. For 1926, Samuel Ryder suggested a serious golf match between the best British professionals and the top American professionals who would sail the Atlantic Ocean to participate in the British Open. It was arranged and … [Read more...]

If Jesus Emptied Some of His Deity, He Could No Longer Be in the Trinity

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Philippi, exhorting them to be humble and love one another (Philippians 2.1-4). Then he added what all modern scholars insist is a pre-existing hymn that probably was known to his readers and whose composer remains unknown to us. Paul introduces this hymn by telling readers, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (v. 5 NASB). Then he relates this hymn about Jesus as follows: “who, although He existed in the form of God, did no … [Read more...]


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