Trump Travel Order Still Fails to Cite the Qur’an

U.S. President Donald Trump’s Travel Ban against Muslims from six nations suffered a second rejection by our court system yesterday. The full Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 10 to 3 in upholding the lower court’s decision. It had barred Trump’s executive order to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. who are residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. In this appeal, lawyers removed from this second executive order “Iraq” and some language mentioning... Read more

The Worst Disease in Golf Has Hit the PGA Tour

The most dreaded disease in golf is the shanks. In the game of golf, nothing worse compares to it except swiping at that little white sphere and missing it altogether. I don’t know which is more embarrassing–a shank or a miss. It depends on how bad the shank is and the course layout. If it’s a really bad shank, and there’s a boundary to the right, the ball might go out-of-bounds. Same for a water hazard. Either way, both shots... Read more

What Do Americans Believe About the Trinity?

LifeWay was one of the largest providers of Christian publications in the world. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, LifeWay declared bankruptcy in 2015 and closed its hundreds of Christian bookstores throughout the U.S. Its LifeWay Research remains in business. Last fall, LifeWay Research published a survey it took of religious faith in the U.S. NOT THIS In this survey, LifeWay reports concerning the church doctrine of the Trinity, “Seven out of 10 Americans (69 percent) agree there is one true God... Read more

Senior PGA at Trump National This Week

The Senior PGA Championship is being hosted this week at Trump National Golf Club, located on the Potomac River twenty-five miles northwest of Washington D.C. Law enforcement officials expect protests, at least along the river. Will The Donald show up for the tournament? He returns to Washington Saturday from his ten-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. So, the only day he could visit the tournament is Sunday. I doubt it will occur. He used to fly into Doral,... Read more

The Ultimate Deal Is Not Palestine in the West Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump is on his merry way out of this country, away from his troubles about firing FBI Director James Comey and then getting Robert Mueller, former 12-year FBI Director as a special prosecutor, to investigate the alleged Trump-Russia collusion. President Trump is visiting the Middle East and Europe. Especially since he ran for president, Trump has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The self-proclaimed deal master calls it “the ultimate deal.” Like so many U.S. presidents before him,... Read more

Is Jesus God If He Has a God?

Most Christians believe Jesus is God because that is what the institutional church has taught. And it has asserted that if anyone does not believe Jesus is God, that person is not a genuine Christian. But the Bible never supports this assertion. For example, the Bible states repeatedly that Jesus had a God, he prayed to his God, and he worshiped his God. Since the Bible constantly proclaims that there is numerically only one God, Jesus having a God is... Read more

Is Jesus God or Subordinate to God?

The church doctrine of the Trinity says God is one essence existing as three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. But the New Testament (NT) repeatedly describes Jesus as subordinate to God to Father, which seems to conflict with them being equal. Some scholars label this a paradox. Raymond E. Brown acknowledges that “even in the New Testament works that speak of Jesus as God, there are also passages that seem to... Read more

Is Jesus Yahweh?

Most Christians have believed that Jesus was and is God. One type of biblical evidence some of them cite for support is the supposed identification of Jesus as Yahweh, which is God’s name. (YHWH appears over 7,000 times in the Hebrew Bible, and it is traditionally translated in full capitals as “LORD” in English Bibles.) The Gospel of John is unique in that it has several sayings of Jesus in which he says, “I am,” which is ego eimi in... Read more

Si Woo Kim Wins the 2017 Players Championship

South Korean Si Woo Kim won the Player’s championship today at 21 years of age, the youngest to ever win it. Even though he missed ten greens today, he got it up-and-down all ten times to finish with a ten under par total 274 to win by three strokes over two second place finishers: Englishman Ian Poulter and South African Louis Oosterhuizen. Where were all the Americans? Kyle Stanley, of Gig Harbor, Washington, got back in the limelight since his... Read more

500 Years Since Martin Luther Hatched His Protestant Plot with 95 Theses

This year will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This Fall, it will be a major celebration in Europe and much of the western world. A guy named Martin Luther started this protest movement against the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Roman Empire that forever split the church. Yet Luther was a priest in this church. Martin Luther has been one of the world’s most significant figures. He was born in 1483 in Eisleben, Saxony, in what... Read more