What Does Maranatha Mean?

Yesterday, I posted about "your kingdom come" in the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6.9-13 and Luke 11.2-4. The Aramaic word maranatha is similar. Here is an excerpt from my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ, about maranatha:The Apostle Paul uses the Aramaic word maranatha only in 1 Corinthians 16.22.[1] This use indicates that Greek-speaking Christians borrowed this transliterated word from the early Aramaic-speaking Jewish Christians of Judea and Galilee and made it a part of their own … [Read more...]

Talking to Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry about Aliens, God, and Sci-Fi

(This post is an excerpt from a book I'm writing.)I met Gene Roddenberry in 1979. We were flying through the air with the greatest of ease. But it wasn’t on a spaceship. We were on a big, 747 Boeing jet airliner. We were traveling from New York City to Morocco, North Africa, to play in a golf tournament hosted by the king of Morocco.I was told that Mr. Roddenberry was on the plane to participate in the king’s golf tournament. So, I located him and introduced myself. We shook hands and I s … [Read more...]

I Asked Billy Graham, “What’s It Like for You to Attend Church?”

I was one of the many friends of Evangelist Billy Graham. Ever since he was a teenager, he liked to play golf. When I played the regular PGA Tour, sometimes Billy participated in the pro-amateur event preceding the Atlanta Classic and the Kemper Open at Charlotte. Those tournaments were close to his home in Montreat, North Carolina.One year I first met Billy Graham on the practice putting green at Atlanta Country Club, where the Atlanta Classic was held. Billy played golf cross-handed. So, … [Read more...]