Third Round of The Players Championship–2017

The Players Championship is held every year at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is owned by the PGA Tour and the home of the PGA Tour headquarters. The Players, as they now often call it, has pretty much always been recognized as the unofficial fifth major championship in professional golf. Since all of the best professional golfers in the world compete in The Players, this tournament probably always has a slightly stronger field than… Read more

Is Jesus God in the Gospel of John?

Nearly all Christians have believed Jesus is God. Scholars call them “traditionalists.” And most scholars claim the foremost New Testament (NT) book that identifies Jesus as God is the Gospel of John. It contains the two most formidable NT texts that have been interpreted as declaring that Jesus is God, which are John 1.1 and 20.28. And this is the only gospel that includes two narratives in which Jesus was accused of “making himself equal to God” and “making yourself… Read more

Did President Trump Commit Bribery?

NBC News broadcaster Lester Holt interviewed President Trump Wednesday, and it was televised. Trump said of his firing of FBI Director James Comey, “And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.’ It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.” Sounds like a line out of a Mafia mobster flick. Trump has… Read more

The Black White House Is Turning Me into a Democrat

I used to always vote Republican. But lately, I’ve been calling myself an independent. Now, President Donald Trump is causing me to favor Democrats. Trump is doing all kinds of things that I think make him look unfit to be our president. But then, that’s what I kept blogging about him last year during the presidential campaign. Since Trump has been president, he hired Michael Flynn as national security advisor. But during the vetting process, Flynn lied of his involvement… Read more

Jesus Is Not God Bible Verses

Nearly all Christians believe Jesus was and is God. That is what the institutional church has always taught. Christians professedly rely strongly on the Bible for this belief. Yet there is not a single Bible verse which states unequivocally, “Jesus is God,” or the like. Moreover, the New Testament (NT) gospels have no statement by Jesus in which he identifies himself as God. In fact, there are many Bible verses which indicate Jesus cannot be God by declaring that only… Read more

Jesus Is God Bible Verses?

Most Christian Bible scholars claim the Bible identifies Jesus as “God.” Yet they cannot cite many passages that do so. The word for “God” in the Greek New Testament (NT) is theos. Scholars refer to the few NT texts they think call Jesus God as “the theos texts.” Moderately traditionalist (=believes Jesus is God) John Macquarrie admits, “it may strike us as rather odd that such an apparently central Christian affirmation as ‘Jesus Christ is God’ is so minimally attested… Read more

Brian Harman and John Daley Are Winners

Yesterday, left-hander Brian Harman won the Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was his second win on the PGA Tour. (His first win was the 2014 John Deere Classic.) Harman had to make a 28-foot putt on the last hole to edge out superstar Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez by one stroke. It was Johnson’s first time back on Tour since the Masters, in which he spent six weeks nursing his back to health. At the Masters, the… Read more

Review of Strobel’s Book, “The Case for Christ:” Part 2 of 2

Lee Strobel begins his mega-selling book, The Case for Christ, by relating that he was an atheist who said (p. 13), “As for Jesus, didn’t you know that he didn’t claim to be God?… that thought never occurred to him!… the divinity of Jesus was nothing more than the fanciful invention of superstitious people. Or so I thought.” Strobel thus sets forth this characterization of Jesus—whether or not he claimed to be God—as though it is to be the primary… Read more

Haniya to Lead Hamas

Yesterday, Ismail Haniya, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2006, was selected as chief of the Hamas political bureau, which exists in Gaza and other Middle Eastern countries. This is a move in the right direction for Hamas. For the past few years, I have somewhat followed the career of this handsome, 53-year old father of thirteen children. There have been several things he reportedly has said over the years that I like. However, I don’t think… Read more

Trump Is “Supporting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”

Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order so named. It repeals the Johnson Amendment. Named after Lyndon B. Johnson–who was a senator from Texas at that time and later became president–this amendment was added to a Congressional bill in 1954. Until then, the Treasury Department exempted all religious organizations from paying taxes. But this amendment required it to disavow a tax exemption to any religious organization that promoted or endorsed a politician. Yesterday I posted, “Should Trump Relax Rules… Read more

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