Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Campbell on the Trinity

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the USA, and Alexander Campbell, co-founder of the Christian Restoration Movement that divided into the Christian Church denomination (my mother's church) and the Church of Christ denomination, were contemporaries from the State of Virginia. Both men were opposed to the historic church teaching of the doctrine of the Trinity. The following are two statements by them taken from Jefferson: "When we … [Read more...]

Adam Scott Wins Two in a Row

Australian pro golfer and PGA Tour player Adam Scott just won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami today by one stroke to make it two wins in a row. He had won the Honda Classic last week in West Pam Beach. This guy is on a roll.Adam Scott comes across as a really nice guy. He's handsome, 35 years old, and recently became a father. Plus, he's got an absolutely terrific golf swing. I almost never see a Tour pro's swing that I can't find something to criticize. Not so with this … [Read more...]

Is Israel Moving Away from Democracy?

Israel's Knesset (Parliament) is considering a controversial bill that would empower it to suspend any of its own members for the rather vague "inappropriate" behavior. This certainly looks like a move away from democracy. It is happening because of what some Palestinian members of the Knesset are saying and doing. (Israel's population consists of 21% Palestinians, though Israel refuses to call them that and thus calls them "Arabs.")The Knesset has 17 Palestinian members out of a total of … [Read more...]

Shootout at OK Corral (=OKC)

I'm an NBA fan. Tonight at Oklahoma City, the two best offensive teams in the NBA--the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma Thunderbirds--with the two best offensive players in the NBA--Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant--duked it out in overtime. The two teams were tied in overtime as Curry made a 32-foot swisher at the buzzer for the Warriors to get the W.It was one of the most thrilling regular season games to be seen. And it was truly a shootout at the OK corral. Prior to overtime, OKC's … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead 2

I am involved with Pure Flix. It is the world's largest distributor of faith-based films. The company was started in 2006 by Russell Wolfe, R. H. White, and Michael Cooper. Country singer and actor Randy Travis and his wife were significant, early investors in the company. Pure Flix also produces their own low-budget films now, about one per month.Pure Flix is becoming successful. They released God's Not Dead almost two years ago. The budget for it was about $2 million, and in less than four … [Read more...]

Dr. Tuggy Interviews Me About My New Book, Solving the Samaritan Riddle

My friend Dr. Dale Tuggy is a Christian philosophy professor at State University of New York in Fredonia. He has now interviewed me four times on four different subjects, at 45 minutes each, and published them on his podcast blog at The most recent, fourth, interview is about my unique new book, Solving the Samaritan Riddle: Peter's Kingdom Keys Explain Early Spirit Baptism. Here is the URL for listening to this … [Read more...]

Should a Religious Leader Question a Person’s Faith?

In the recent Pope Francis versus Donald Trump standoff, which I recently posted about, both men appeared to have backed off a little from their previous remarks against each other. Francis implied Trump was "not Christian" for advocating the building of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out illegal immigrants, and Trump said it was "disgraceful" and "unbelievable" for him to make such a judgment. The pope, of course, advocates for the poor who are trying to immigrate to the U.S. to … [Read more...]

The Main Event: Pope Francis Vs. Donald Trump

I've blogged a few times about my opposition to Donald Trump as U.S. president. I've only done this because I think Mr. Trump, who is an avid golfer and owns many fine resort golf clubs, would not be a suitable man as the U.S. president due to his arrogant, narcissistic, bombastic character. And I think it would be very difficult for such a person to conduct a successful foreign policy, especially because his platform slogan is Make America Great Again, which is a reflection of his own self ego. … [Read more...]