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...]

Not Only Muslims, But Christians Need to Be Reached, Too

My friend Ben Witherington III posts today here at patheos about the book entitled Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? (Thomas Nelson, 2012). Ben says it "is one of the more moving and eye-opening books I have read in quite a long time, and I say that as a person whom has spent a lot of time in the Middle East." I have not read the book, but I've been hearing and reading various reports about this. The book tells many recent stories, country-by-county in the Middle East and N … [Read more...]

How to Unite Christians, Muslims, and Jews

Christians, Muslims, and Jews professedly believe in one God. And most of them believe there are no other gods. That is why Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are identified as "the three monotheistic religions of the world." All three are based upon a sacred text: the Christian Bible for Christians (Old and New Testaments), the Qur'an for Muslims, and the Jewish/Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) for Jews. Muslims respect the Christian Bible, though they allege it suffers from corruptions introduced in … [Read more...]

Will Holy New Jerusalem Be Cube-shaped?

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The eternal destiny of the people of God will be holy new Jerusalem. John the Revelator informs concerning a vision he had, "I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband" (Revelation 21.2 NRSV). When will this happen? I think it will occur at the second coming of Christ. This is indicated by mention of the bride, which is the church, being made ready for her husband, who is Jesus Christ. Thus, this holy city is associated … [Read more...]


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