Si Woo Kim Wins His First PGA Tour Event

Today, twenty-one year old Si Woo Kim won his first PGA Tour tournament--the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the youngest PGA Tour winners ever, he was just little older than when current superstar Jordan Spieth won his first Tour event. Kim had been knocking at the door. Seven weeks earlier, he lost in a playoff to Aaron Baddeley in the Barbasol Championship.Kim shot 60 the second round to take a three-shot lead. On the back nine in his … [Read more...]

“Palestine Is Coming” Goes Digital

My book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990), is now digital. Over half of its fourteen chapters are now available as a shortened version for free at my website kermitzarley.com by clicking here. The full book will be available for purchase as an e-book at amazon.com soon. The printed book is available at my website.Palestine Is Coming is a three-part book: First Part: The Past, Second Part: The Present, and Third Part: The Future. This free, shortened, e-book … [Read more...]

Americans No Long Dominate Golf

Even though golf started in the old country--Scotland--the U.S. has been the most golfing nation in the world after the twentieth century got under way. And this was always proved by Americans dominating the sport in competition, especially in professional tournaments. But no more.Case in point: in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio last week, golf was re-introduced for the first time in 108 years. The format was individual competition in a standard tournament format of four rounds, thus 72 … [Read more...]

Unofficial Status of Some PGA Tour Tournaments

I used to have two official wins and one unofficial win on the regular PGA Tour. I once blogged about how the unofficial status of this one win, the 1972 PGA Team Championship, was changed forty years later to official status. That tournament had been official for several years, starting with its inception in 1965. Then the Tournament Policy Board made it unofficial for two years, which included the year 1972 when my close friend Babe Hiskey and I won that tournament. I had never known of such a … [Read more...]

Review of J. Richard Middleton’s book “A New Heaven and a New Earth”

Dr. J. Richard Middleton is professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. He is the author of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014, pp. 332). It has received critical acclaim and has stellar endorsements, including from Walter Brueggemann and Donald A. Hagner. One of them says, “this sorely needed volume is the best book of its kind.” In 2014, it received the Word Guild Award as the best b … [Read more...]

Lock Up the USA Olympic Swimmers Until They Confess

It' a serious thing to falsely report an incident that can spoil the reputation of a nation. That's what appears to have happened this week at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Four, decorated, U.S. male swimmers who won medals in the Games were arrested by police after the young men left a party at France House, a restaurant and bar that was set up for the Olympics. The arrest apparently occurred at a gas station because security or employees there called in the police. The police … [Read more...]

When Jesus Hung on the Cross, God Suffered Too

I think the great untold secret about the God of the Bible is that he voluntarily suffers with his righteous people when they suffer. Yes, some people know and believe this. Martin Luther, who started the Reformation, taught this. But Christians do not know about it, as was the case with me. I was indoctrinated with Christian systematic theology, much of it having been taught by church fathers. But some of their teaching was heavily influenced by their Hellenistic environment.Dr. Dennis … [Read more...]

Review of Tom Wright’s “Jesus and the Identity of God”

“Jesus and the Identity of God” by N. Thomas Wright in Ex Auditu, 1998, 14, 42-56Tom (N. T.) Wright is a very cordial and unusual fellow in that he is a leading New Testament (NT) scholar and now a retired Anglican bishop. You don’t see that combination of scholar and churchman much.Tom begins this 1998 article by saying that when he began his higher theological education, most NT scholars were saying Jesus was not God mostly for two reasons: (1) no sane man could possibly think or say he … [Read more...]