What Will Be Jesus’ Footstool?

When Jesus ascended to heaven, King David prophetically stated that God said to him, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool" (Ps 110.1 NRSV). Both Jews and Christians have believed that this is a messianic text. In fact, it is the most quoted Old Testament text in the New Testament. Jesus quoted it to interrogators, asking them what the first part of the verse meant (Matt. 22.43-44). The psalm begins, "The LORD said to my lord." Jesus then asked them, "If David then calls … [Read more...]

Davis Love III Wins Greensboro–2015

Davis Love III, 51-year old PGA Tour veteran, just now won the Wyndam Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Davis has now won 21 PGA Tour tournaments. By one stroke he defeated Jason Gore, who has been missing-in-action for some time. Tiger Woods finally got himself into contention after two rounds. But he failed to muster a charge, finishing even par the weekend.Nice guy Davis Love III has a great, classic golf swing. He also was known as a long hitter in … [Read more...]

No “Jesus Is God” in the Acts of the Apostles

If you want to know what the first Christians believed about God and Jesus, check out The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible. Most Christians think the most important thing to believe about Jesus is that he was and is God. In fact, since the fourth century the church has said that if a person does not believe Jesus is God, he or she is not a genuine Christian. But the book of Acts doesn't say that.For twenty-two years I believed in the church doctrine of the Trinity, thus … [Read more...]

Pro Golf Is in Good, Young Hands

I was glad for Jason Day on Sunday when he won the PGA Championship by three strokes. It was his first time to win one of the four majors in international professional golf: the Masters in April, U.S. Open in June, British Open in July, and the U.S. PGA Championship in August. It surely capped off one of the most exciting years for the four majors in the history of professional golf.Jason Day is a dark and handsome, muscular yet slender, six-foot tall, 27 year-old Australian who now lives … [Read more...]

Thump Trump!

I mean that Republicans need to politically thump Donald Trump. Get him off the stage. However, then he'll run as an independent and probably pull the Ross Perot trick again. Even though the Republicans have got some mojo and lots of pretty good candidates for president, I think, they are getting thumped by Trump.USA TODAY reports today that Donald Trump flew into Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, to begin his campaign in the primaries for the Republican nomination for the presidential election … [Read more...]

Trump is History

As for being a candidate for U.S. president, Donald Trump is history with women, the Republican party, and Evangelicals.Thursday night, in the first CNN televised debate of most of the candidates who are running for the Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election next year, Trump blew it. He was being questioned by Megyn Kelly, a former attorney and current Fox News political commentator. Besides being good looking, she is intelligent, articulate, quick-minded, and therefore … [Read more...]

Why Jesus Can’t Return “Soon” and Wasn’t Wrong About It

Most distinguished, New Testament scholars in the twentieth century alleged that Jesus and his disciples believed that after Jesus' heavenly ascension he would return "soon" to earth with his glorious kingdom. These scholars include Rudolf Bultmann, Werner G. Kummel, Joachim Jeremias, E. P. Sanders, Hans Kung, Geza Vermes, John P. Meier, G. R. Beasley-Murray, James D. G. Dunn, and Dale C. Allison. It is almost as if no outstanding NT scholar disagrees with this. Some of these men even admitted … [Read more...]

Who Hits the Ball: You or God?

People are often perplexed or amused when I tell them that during my professional golf career, the most asked question in the PGA Tour Bible Study was always, “Who hits the ball: me or God?”Presbyterians would answer confidently, “God hits the ball.”Methodists would answer triumphantly, “You hit the ball.”Anglicans-Episcopalians would answer ecumenically, "Both hit the ball."Baptists would answer exhortingly, “You guys are so heavenly-minded you’re no earthly good. Fuhgeddaboutit! … [Read more...]