Did Mark Get his Gospel from Peter?

I doubt the tradition that John Mark got the information for his Gospel of Mark in the New Testament (NT) from listening to the Apostle Peter. Several church fathers attest to this in their writings, but they all may have gotten it from Clement. If so, it could be regarded as flimsy evidence.I doubt this because most people who state this tradition do not examine the Gospel of Mark itself to see if it could corroborate or perhaps oppose this patristic tradition that Mark got his gospel from … [Read more...]

North Sinai Turmoil and Future Palestine

Current events in the Middle East increasingly support what I proposed for a Palestinian state 25 years ago in my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990). (Actually, I wrote a magazine article about it in 1981, but I could not get it published.) Recent evidence supporting my proposal has been the continuing turmoil in the northern Sinai Peninsula between the Gaza Strip and the Wadi el Arish basin 25 miles to the south.An Islamic terrorist group called Sinai … [Read more...]

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Is Evidence of The Apostasy

Last Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage. Previously, marriage had always been restricted to a male and a female human being. But the nine justices ruled in a split decision, 5 to 4, that from now on in all fifty states same-sex couples can legally marry and will have the same equal rights as do hetero-sexual marriages. For me, this is the worst decision the U.S. Supreme Court has made in my lifetime.Granted, we Americans and much of the world have been changing in recent … [Read more...]

Jason Day’s Vertigo Last Week

Jason Day is a much-liked, dark-haired, handsome, fit PGA Tour player from Australia with a super golf swing. He has been knocking at the door repeatedly to win his first major championship. In the third round of the U.S. Open last Saturday, he was walking on a fairway and all of a sudden he fell over, hit the ground, and his head bounced on the turf. At first he lay there rather motionless and people didn’t know what was wrong.Jason was having an instant bout of Benign Positional Vertigo ( … [Read more...]

Jordan Spieth Wins the 2015 U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth is the new kid on the block on the PGA Tour. This 21-year old Texan is now headed for superstardom by winning the Masters in April and the U.S. Open yesterday. Those are the first two of the four major championships in the world of professional golf. Only six pros have ever won the first two majors of the years Plus, Spieith is the youngest to win the first two since Gene Sarazen, called The Squire, did so in 1922 at age 20 by winning the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.This … [Read more...]

Will Ancient Philistia Be Revived?

My book, Palestine Is Coming, was published in 1990. Since then, events have continually transpired that make my subtitle for this book look like it might happen--The Revival of Ancient Philistia. When the book was being written, in 1988-89, it was illegal for a U.S. politician or government diplomat to even speak to member of the political organization that had represented the Palestinian people for decades, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), even though the UN had officially … [Read more...]

Hail to Pope Francis for Attacking Us Global Warmers

Pope Francis issued his first encyclical today.  Papal encyclicals are letters issued by the Roman Catholic pope to the Church's leadership, especially the bishops, but sometimes restricted only to the bishops of a particular nation or diocese. This ambitious encyclical, entitled Laudato Si, meaning "Praise Be To You," is a 184-page tome calling on the world to reduce what Pope Francis regards mostly as human-induced global warming.Like many non-Catholic Christians, I have serious … [Read more...]

Christian-filled Golden State Wins!

I"m an NBA fan. Tuesday night, Golden State won the 2015 NBA Finals and thus the Championship, defeating the NBA sensation Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. There are some interesting stories about this NBA Finals and these two teams.Lebron James had started his NBA career at Cleveland, Ohio, located up the road from his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The Cavaliers went to the NBA finals once in James seven years there. But the 6', 8", 280 pound guard who can ply multiple positions then … [Read more...]


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