Is Donald Trump Hurting the PGA Tour?

If he is, it look like the Tour is fighting back.Doral was always one of my favorites tournaments on the regular PGA Tour. I've blogged about this before. It was at Doral Resort and Country Club, in Miami, Florida, where I had my first good chance to win a PGA Tour tournament. It was in 1966, my second year on Tour. I led wire-to-wire until I three-putted the 71st hole to go one stroke behind. On the toughest finishing hole on the American pro golf tour then and ever since to the … [Read more...]

Trump Still the Same

Wake up, America. A lot of political pundits and Trump voters have been saying that when Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for U.S. president, he would tone down his rhetoric to become more appealing to the broader voting public. Not so! Donald Trump is still the same, still being his old vitriolic self.Yesterday at a press conference, he said to an ABC reporter, "You're a real sleaze." And he spoke sarcastically to a CNN reporter, saying, "You're a real beauty." The … [Read more...]

Spieth Wins at Colonial

Today, twenty-two year old phenom Jordan Spieth won his eighth PGA Tour tournament--the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas. That's where the great Ben Hogan used to hang out. Spieth's childhood home is in nearby Dallas. He had finished second in three PGA Tour tournaments in Texas, but never won one. This victory also put him ahead of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods who won seven PGA Tour tournaments before they turned twenty-three, which was the modern … [Read more...]

Tom Wright’s Faulty Eschatology

I like N. T. (Tom) Wright, whom I know personally. He is one of, if not the, leading New Testament scholars in the world. He also was a bishop in his Anglican church, which makes for a rare combination. Besides all that, Tom is a captivating and humorous public speaker and a very prolific author. For example, his six-volume series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is half finished with three volumes published, and they average nearly a thousand pages each in rather small print.Tom … [Read more...]

Sergio Garcia Wins Byron Nelson as Jordan Spieth Struggles

Today, Spaniard Sergio Garcia won the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament on the PGA Tour at Dallas, Texas. Garcia won on the first playoff hole with Brooks Koepka. Koepka drove into the water while Garcia drove safely into the fairway and made an easy par for the win. It was his second Nelson title, winning twelve years ago, in 2004.Number 2 world pro golfer and Dallas native Jordan Spieth continued his poor play by shooting a 74 Sunday. The big talk about Jordan Spieth right now is that he is … [Read more...]

I’m Worried If Trump Triumphs?

I'm afraid Donal Trump is going to be president of the United States of America. It almost nauseates me saying it. I have blogged about this months before. Back then, I didn't think it could happen. Now, polls show he has gone from having no chance to win against Hilary Clinton in the general election to being tied with her. He's got the momentum. He's like a steam roller heading straight for White House, and Hilary Clinton is in his way. Look out Hilary! She says she won't do any mud slinging … [Read more...]

Should the Apostles’ Creed Have the Phrase “Descended into Hell”?

Gene Veith has a patheos blog on the Evangelical Channel named Cranach The Blog of Veith. On May 12, 2016, he posted "Deleting 'He descended into Hell' from the Apostles' Creed." He informs therein that in church history some Methodists and other Christians have recited the Apostle's Creed in their gatherings, but omitted the phrase about Jesus descending into hell. Veith objects to this by saying that if you are going to associate with historical Christian doctrine, you should include it. I … [Read more...]

Israelis Celebrate Statehood while Palestinians Despair with Nakba

I am for the existence of the State of Israel. I think it is a just concept for Diaspora Jews who suffered so much while living for centuries in Gentile lands. But I also am equally for the Palestinian people. So, I am not a respecter of persons, and I don't God is either. I say this even though he chose the people of Israel to perform a certain task among the nations--to be a testimony to him. Therefore, I believe Palestinians are entitled to their own land and nation just as much as Israeli … [Read more...]