September 3, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau just won the Dell Technologies Championship on the PGA Tour by two strokes over Justin Rose. Moreover, it was his second consecutive win in the second of the four-tournament, season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs. And it surely gives him a place on the U.S. Ryder Cup team for those soon-coming playoffs. It is also his fourth win on the PGA Tour in only 70 events, not bad for a guy who is 24 years old. If Bryson DeChambeau keeps… Read more

August 30, 2018

Tiger Woods is a friend of U.S. President Donald Trump. Over the past several years, they have played numerous rounds of golf together and had meals together. Many Americans now think President Trump is racist, including leading, black, sports figures such as the NBA’s LeBron James and Stephon Curry and many NFL players who disagree with President Trump about not standing at the playing of the national anthem prior to games as a silent protest to mistreatment of U.S. black… Read more

August 27, 2018

Months ago, the U.S. President Donald Trump administration stopped providing tens of millions of dollars in financial aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency which assists Palestinian refugees who have lived for decades in UN refugee camps for Palestinians. Then, months ago the Trump administration overthrew decades of past U.S. policy by acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s legitimate capital and moving the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv in defiance of international norms and according to the wishes of Israel’s… Read more

August 26, 2018

I’ve lived in Arizona for nearly twenty years now. Our U.S. Senator John McCain died yesterday at age 81 after suffering from brain cancer. He became a war hero during the Vietnam War as a fighter pilot when the plane his was piloting was shot down. He suffered broken bones and then much torture as a POW for the next 5.5 years, which included 2 years in solitary confinement. When the Vietnamese learned that his father was a Navy Admiral,… Read more

August 26, 2018

Bryson DeChambeau just won his third PGA Tour tournament–the Northern Trust–to take the lead in the FedEx Cup Playoffs as the first of four successive tournaments. The unorthodox, twenty-four year old is surprising a lot of PGA Tour armchair quarterbacks, including myself. DeChambeau has all of his irons the same length and lies, which hitherto has been unheard of and unseen unless somebody from a psychiatric ward has done it before. But I will say one thing in Bryson’s favor… Read more

August 24, 2018

I know the following three, Evangelical, Trinitarian scholars who I am about to cite: N.T. Wright, James D. G. Dunn, and Larry Hurtado. I have had christological discussions with all three. It’s because I’ve been a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) for 20 years and Dunn and Hurtado were keynote speakers at the Kermit Zarley Lectures at North Park University in Chicago in years 2000 and 2008. Britisher N. T. (Tom) Wright is generally regarded by his… Read more

August 23, 2018

Today, President Trump in an interview said “the market would crash” if he is impeached by Congress. That is a sobering thought. Trump has a serious trade war going on with especially China and the European Union. There are many factors to consider. In the Watergate crisis, after President Nixon was pretty much forced to resign under threat of impeachment, the U.S. stock markets went down 30%. Several things have happened this week that are causing talk about impeaching President… Read more

August 20, 2018

Last week, the Mormon church officially ended calling itself “Mormon” and its worshippers “Mormons.” It’s official name has always been “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.” So, the church’s 93-year old president, Russell M. Nelson announced that “Mormon,” Mormonism,” and “L.D.S.” are no longer acceptable identifications. According to church doctrine, its founder, Joseph Smith, gave the church this name, “the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” in 1838. President Nelson has has a campaign going since 1990… Read more

August 16, 2018

Pope Francis has changed Roman Catholic policy regarding its previous endorsement of the civil death penalty. Now, saying this, I’m not going to get into the important and big discussion about jurisprudence on how convictions ought to be decided. Pope Francis’ main argument is that the death penalty always “attacks human dignity.” I think he’s quite wrong about that because the Bible teaches otherwise. If a person clearly commits first degree murder, that person automatically forfeits his or her human… Read more

August 15, 2018

President Donald Trump says, “If you’ve seen me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear.” Trump, how do you do in a fight with a special counsel?” He said it because of Omarosa and her new book. And oh yes, that’s a guy fighting a woman, now calling her a “lowlife” and a “dog.” Why don’t you pick on somebody like Joe Biden instead of a woman. BTW, you didn’t do so well about fighting as a… Read more

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