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...]

Remembering Payne Stewart During U.S. Open Week

This is U.S. Open week, and pro golfer Payne Stewart will be warmly remembered. The tournament is being held in Pinehurst, North Caroline, at Pinehurst No. 2, one of the world's most celebrated championship golf courses. It was designed by the famous golf course architect Donald Ross. Payne won the U.S. Open there the last time that prestigious tournament was held there, in 1999. It was his last tournament win, and he did it in style. Some of the top pros in the world were in the hunt that last … [Read more...]

Did a Gambler Sabotage Miami with Heat?

Thursday night, the Miami Heat were beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But during the first quarter of the game the air conditioning system malfunctioned at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. During most of the game, television commentators said the temperature inside the arena was at 90 degrees or a little more. It greatly affected Miami's superstar LeBron James, causing him to have severe leg cramps. Twice he asked coach Erik Spoelstra to take him out of the game for re … [Read more...]

Palestinians: Recognize Israel or FAWGETABOUTIT!

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said last week that on Monday, today, the PA and Hamas would announce details about a unity agreement between them to govern all Palestinians. The PA governs Palestinians in the West Bank, and Hamas governs the Gaza Strip. Hamas is on the U.S. terrorist list, so that the U.S. refuses to talk to Hamas. If this agreement happens, that could jeopardize Palestinians receiving over $100 million dollars per year in aid from the U.S.Abbas has been … [Read more...]

Phil Mickelson an Insider Trader? I Doubt It.

Last Friday at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament at Columbus, Ohio, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) intercepted PGA Tour professional golfer Phil Mickelson for questioning about their investigation of insider trading involving three people: Phil, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, and leading sports gambler William ("Billy") Walters. It is about Mickelson and Williams purchasing stock in the year 2011 in two companies: Clorox and Dean Foods. The investigation is being conducted … [Read more...]


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