“Let there Be Light” on the Golf Course 24/7

The Associated Press announced Monday that Quicken Loans will sponsor a night-time, one-round, golf match under the lights between popular PGA Tour pros Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler. They currently are #3 and 4 respectively in World Sony rankings. This match will include celebrities--thus Team McIlroy and Team Fowler. It will be played at Detroit Golf Club on June 7th during the week before the U.S. Open that will be staged at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh. The event will be televised … [Read more...]

Vaughn Taylor Wins AT&T

This is a good story. Vaughn Taylor shot a 7-under par 65 today for a 17-under 270 total to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke to win the PGA Tour's AT&T Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Taylor was 447th in World Sony rankings and therefore wasn't even an exempt player on the big Tour. He had been competing on the Web.com Tour and got an alternate spot in this tournament at the last moment. I'd say Taylor was on the brink of considering giving up professional golf. But he says he … [Read more...]

Do Trinitarian and Non-Trinitarian Christians Believe in Two Different Jesuses?

A reader of this blog commented on my post that was posted on October 20, 2013, and entitled "Can Christians Be Trinitarian or Non-Trinitarian?" as follows: "Kermit, I appreciate your thoughtful essay on this topic. "You said, 'The New Testament criterion, much of it quoted above, is that a person is saved by (1) believing God sent Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and Savior who died for our sins and arose from the dead, and (2) confessing Jesus as Lord and living for him.' "And here is … [Read more...]

Matsuyama Wins the Greatest Game on Grass

The Phoenix Thunderbirds, sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, call the tournament "the greatest game on grass" partly because of its amazing attendance records. This year they broke their previous record with over 618,000 people in attendance for four days of the tournament. And yesterday's 201,000+ attendance beat the previous one-day attendance set last year on Saturday by about 12,000 people. The no-clouds weather was perfect for both days with little wind and about … [Read more...]

The Red Sea-Dead Sea Project Excludes Palestinians

Ever since Jews began returning to their ancestral land during the late 1990s, they and indigenous peoples of the region have thought of some sort of project that would transfer seawater from the Gulf of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea northward to empty into the Dead Sea largely to restore its previous salinity and surface level.For thousands of years, the surface of the Dead Sea has been the lowest place on earth. Nowadays, it is over 1,400 feet below sea level and decreasing over … [Read more...]

Does Donald Trump Still Not Like Losers?

Thirteen polls had Donald Trump easily winning the Republican caucasus in Iowa this week. Most people were shocked when Ted Cruz won, beating The Donald by four points and Trump barely edging out Marco Rubio. That makes Trump a loser.Donald Trump said last year about Arizona Senator John McCain--a decorated Viet Nam war hero for spending five years as a captured U.S. Navy prisoner and sometimes brutally tortured--that McCain got caught and therefore was not a war hero but "a loser." The … [Read more...]

Does Tom Wright Believe Jesus Is God?

I am sometimes asked, "Does Tom (N.T.) Wright believe Jesus is God?" Or I am told that he does not. I'm also asked the same question about Jimmy (J.D.G.) Dunn. Wright and Dunn are Brits. I know both of them, and we have discussed this subject briefly. I regard both men as being at the top of their craft--New Testament scholarship. Both are very cordial and a total delight to talk to. When Tom Wright does public speaking, he charms his audience.For me, Wright and Dunn answer this question … [Read more...]

Dr. Harvey Cox: Leader of Liberal Christianity

Harvey Cox got his PhD in the history of religion and philosophy at Harvard University. Then he was a professor there until his retirement in 2009. As an ordained minister in the American Baptist church denomination, Harvey Cox is known as the foremost scholar in the world who advocates liberal Christianity.I met Dr. Cox yesterday after I heard him speak at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University in Tempe. Dr. Cox has authored fifteen books. He spoke on … [Read more...]


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