The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon race eight days ago, on April 15, are 26-year old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They exploded two, homemade bombs that killed three people and injured over 200. Days later, Tamerlan was killed by Boston police in a shootout. Dzhokhar remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Authorities are now questioning him, especially regarding a motive for their attack. The older brother is suspected of having become a radical, jihadist Muslim… Read more

Part 1 Samuel Ryder was born in 1858 in Walton-le-Dale near Preston, England. He was the fourth of eight children. His father had a nursery business. Sam was educated at Manchester University to become a school teacher, but ill-health prevented him from graduating. So, he began work for his father. But Sam grew discontented because he couldn’t convince his father of his ideas on how to grow the family business. Sam therefore moved to London, worked for a rival seed… Read more

Today’s front page of USA TODAY newspaper presents quite a contrast with two headshot photos. One is of former U.S. President George W. Bush laughing at the opening celebration of his presidential library at the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, Texas. Three other former U.S. presidents and current President Barak Obama attended this event. The other photo is of 26-year old Ronny “Tony” Roma, a U.S. Marine veteran badly disfigured in his face from a IED roadside explosion he sustained… Read more

Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1.26; 3.22; 11.7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows: 1.26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in… Read more

YOU GOT TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. The U.S. doesn’t do it because of its cherished separation of church and state doctrine. That should change. The main weapon in the war against Islamic terrorism is not physical, but ideological. The U.S. should use it. The radical imams know this and take much advantage of it. They preach hatred and violence, turning young Muslim men into violent jihadists, even suicide bombers. The Qur’an (4:75) states, “true believers fight for the cause of God.” These… Read more

The four major championships in professional golf throughout the world are The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA. The following professional golfers who won one or more of these championships attended the PGA Tour Bible Study or the Champions Tour Chapel or both. Some attended regularly, and a few were leaders. * means he won that tournament before he began attending the Study or Chapel. Archer, George (*1969 Masters; d. 2005) Azinger, Paul (1993 PGA) Brewer,… Read more

Posts about professional golf are made on this blog on Mondays. Throughout 2013 and perhaps into 2014, these posts will represent brief chapters of a book I’m writing entitled Christ on the PGA TOUR. It will be about the influence Christianity has had especially on the regular PGA TOUR and its Champions Tour (formerly Senior Tour), but perhaps other pro golf tours as well. Most of these posts will be stories about (1) Touring pros who believe in Jesus Christ… Read more

I played golf with Lee Trevino the day he said “adios” to the Masters and its hallowed ground—Augusta National Golf Club. He wasn’t ever coming back. For an eligible professional golfer to pass up an invitation to play in the Masters, that’s like a pious pilgrim committing sacrilege by refusing to journey to the world’s greatest shrine or sacred place when the opportunity arises. For the world of golf during Masters Week, Augusta National is “holy ground.” The golf course is… Read more

Wednesday, on April 17th, the U.S. Senate voted against a bill that would have imposed stronger gun control legislation. It lacked seven votes to pass. President Obama had done much campaigning strongly in favor of the bill. And recent polls had shown that most Americans favored the bill’s increased gun control. It included stronger background checks, strengthening the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, and reducing the number of bullets in magazine clips for automatic weapons. This American sentiment for stronger gun control… Read more

A buyer of my RJC book just now emailed me saying, “I have been advised by David Burke that your book The Restitution of Jesus Christ “is the most comprehensive Unitarian apologetic available; you will not find a better one.” Australian David Burke is a leading pastor-teacher and sort of a spokesperson of the Christadelphian Church denomination worldwide. Although I don’t call myself a unitarian, partly because of the historical use of that term, I agree a lot with the original Socinians… Read more

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