Jack Fleck Died. May He Rest in Peace.

Jack Fleck--"the man who beat Hogan"--died last Friday. He was 92 years old.Jack Fleck was most known for defeating the indomitable Ben Hogan in a two-man, 18-hole playoff in the 1955 U.S. Open Golf Championship at the storied Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco. I was thirteen years old at the time, and I remember attentively listening to a radio broadcast of the playoff. What made this upset so historic was that Ben Hogan was going for an unprecedented fifth U.S. Open title. Many pros on … [Read more...]

Kermit and Miss Piggy Are Getting Married Today

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The new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, is premiering today in theaters near you. In it, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy get married! CMON! Does that change everything? They almost got married in 1984 in The Muppets Take Manhattan.I guess it makes sense since they've had a relationship for forty years. Miss Piggy says, "we're the ultimate love story in Hollywood." And Kermit chimes in, "We've outlasted everyone in Hollywood." How will it be now for Hollywood's #1 power couple? Move over Brad and … [Read more...]

The Spirit of God Is Not a Real Person ‘Cause the Spirit of Man Is Made in God’s Version

The Catholic Church officially sanctioned the doctrine of the Trinity in the late 4th century. It had never been known until the Three Cappodocians formulated it in the 370s. What is it? In the English language, it is that God is one essence manifested by three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (Gr. pneuma=spirit), which means the Holy Spirit is a full-fledged Person. But what does the Bible say about this, especially about the Holy Spirit … [Read more...]

Did Jesus Cleanse the Temple by Expelling the Moneychangers Once or Twice?

The Gospel of John reports that early in Jesus’ public ministry he entered Jerusalem’s temple, got angry at its ungodly commercialism in selling animals there (which should have been outside), and made a whip to expel those merchants and moneychangers (John 2.13-16). Yet, all three synoptic gospels report a similar incident at the end of Jesus’ ministry, during Passion Week (Matt 21.12-13; Mark 11.15-18; Luke 19.45-48). Did Jesus “cleanse the temple” on two separate occasions? That’s what a compa … [Read more...]

Anthropology, the Intermediate State, and Sheol/Hades

Most Christians believe that the human soul is immortal and that when they die their soul goes to heaven to enjoy conscious bliss. The foremost Bible texts they cite for support are 2 Cor 5.1-8 and Phil 2.21-23; others are 1 Th 3.13; 1 Pt 3.18; Rev 6.9-10. Like most Christians, this is what I was taught, and I believed it for nearly thirty years.But this is not what the Bible teaches or the early Christians believed. Paul says only God possesses immortality (1 Th 1.17; 6.16). Famed William … [Read more...]

Saying Christ Is God in the Fourth Gospel Misunderstands that Spiritual Gospel

Nearly all Christians have believed Jesus is God. Scholars call them “traditionalists.” And most scholars claim that the foremost New Testament (NT) book that identifies Jesus as God is the Gospel of John. It contains the two most formidable NT texts that have been interpreted as declaring that Jesus is God. They are John 1.1 and 20.28.Even liberal and historical-critical NT scholars, such as those of the Jesus Seminar, assert that the Gospel of John presents Jesus as God. Since the synoptic … [Read more...]

The PGA TOUR Winner Yesterday: The Bear Trap

A bunch of PGA TOUR pros got caught in "the bear trap" yesterday. It was the final round of the Honda Classic on the Champions Course at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. So, the real winner was the bear trap.This golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. It's a good track, especially its last four holes: 15, 16, 17, and 18. They are called "the bear trap" because of Jack's nickname--The Golden Bear. Watching this tournament on television, the commentators kept telling … [Read more...]


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