Is the Two-State Solution Dead?

This question about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is getting a lot of attention lately. I think the answer is "yes" if you're talking about the two-state solution that has been the focus of the two parties involved as well as the international community for so many decades now. But I don't think another two-state solution is dead, one that would accord with Israel's Proclamation of Independence. It seems hardly anyone thinks about it. But that's what my 1990 book, Palestine Is Coming, is … [Read more...]

Did God Forsake Jesus on the Cross?

After Jesus hung on the cross for six hours and was about to die, he cried out with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mt 27.46/Mk 15.34). When he said that, Jesus was quoting the beginning of Psalm 22 in the Bible’s Old Testament. King David wrote this psalm, and the New Testament often applies portions of it to Jesus’ crucifixion. A good study reference Bible shows this. There are two theological issues which arise concerning this outcry by the crucified, dying Jesus. … [Read more...]

Three Exciting Pro Golf Wins Yesterday

In the world of professional golf, two new faces, a rising star, and an old runnerup arose to the top to win exciting tournaments yesterday.Little-known American Mo Martin won the Women's British Open at famed Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. Although a short hitter, on the last hole of the tournament, the par-five eighteenth hole, 31-year-old Ms. Martin smashed her second shot and it hit the pin, stopping six feet from the hole. She made the putt for an eagle to win by one stroke. It … [Read more...]

Michele Wie–You Go Girl

LPGA Tour player Michele Wie won her first major professional golf championship 2.5 weeks ago at 24 years of age. She won on a great golf course--Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina--the week after the men's U.S. Open was staged there. So, the course was in tip top, major championship condition. And Michele won it in grand style. She held off No. 1 LPGA player Stacy Lewis to win the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship. She's finally coming into her own with her first major win.Michele Wie … [Read more...]

The Middle East Is a Mess that’s Getting Messier

The Middle East is a mess. And it seems everywhere you turn, it's getting messier. Just consider these sobering facts of late:Syria's three-year old civil war is spilling out into Iraq due largely to ISIS/ISIL that are a part of the rebellion. Sunni insurgents in Syria's war are being financed by Sunni governments in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia. The Syrian rebellion is losing against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military forces. ISIS's goal is to create a Muslim … [Read more...]

Talk About Jesus, Not Christ, to Non-Believers

Many Christians have a bad habit of talking about "Christ," instead of "Jesus," to the non-believing world. What's bad about it? It is a failure to be sensitive to other people who are not Christians, who therefore don't believe what they do about Jesus. The man's name is "Jesus." The title we apply to him is "Christ." Yes, early Christians called him "Jesus Christ" by dropping the article in the phrase "Jesus the Christ." But actually, the Apostle Paul's New Testament letters have "Christ … [Read more...]

Are Children Taking Over the Sports World?

Look at all the young athletes who are breaking records in their sports, turning pro at such young ages, and making a mark for themselves even against the best pros in the world. It's astonishing. The LPGA is a prime example. In today's issue of USA TODAY, they've got the cutest picture of an eleven-year old girl golfer named Lucy Li. With that name and her golf swing, she's going to go places. First off, she's playing in the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. (See my other … [Read more...]

Martin Kaymar Has the Best Golf Swing on the Planet

There are a lot of really good golf swings on the PGA Tour nowadays. Some of it is because golf swing instruction has improved through the years. Adam Scott sure has a good swing. Tiger Woods used to have a great swing, but I think he's lost it somewhat. But I think Martin Kaymar probably swings the club the best of any PGA Tour players now. He sure proved it last week, leading all the way from start to finish at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. What a start: 65 and then another 65, and in the … [Read more...]


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