What Name Did God Give the Messiah?

Most Christians probably would think that this is a stupid question. For the most part, I would agree with them. But in the history of Christianity, for many Trinitarian Christians the most important biblical text they have cited for their belief that Jesus is God is Philippians 2.6-11. Modern scholars identify it as a hymn, calling it "the Philippian hymn." There is no consensus among them on whether or not Paul crafted this hymn himself or he merely adopted it as one probably known to his … [Read more...]

How Offensive Can Donald Trump Get?

Donald Trump is a very arrogant, offensive man who doesn't deserve to become a nominee for the election of the president of the United States of America. Read these public quotes by him, which don't even contain the additional offensive remarks he has made on television in the past month: http://presidential-candidates.insidegov.com/stories/5187/23-ridiculously-offensive-donald-trump-quotes?utm_medium=cm&utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=ao.cm.ob.dt.5187&utm_term=dt#22. … [Read more...]

What Will Be Jesus’ Footstool?

When Jesus ascended to heaven, King David prophetically stated that God said to him, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool" (Ps 110.1 NRSV). Both Jews and Christians have believed that this is a messianic text. In fact, it is the most quoted Old Testament text in the New Testament. Jesus quoted it to interrogators, asking them what the first part of the verse meant (Matt. 22.43-44). The psalm begins, "The LORD said to my lord." Jesus then asked them, "If David then calls … [Read more...]

Davis Love III Wins Greensboro–2015

Davis Love III, 51-year old PGA Tour veteran, just now won the Wyndam Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Davis has now won 21 PGA Tour tournaments. By one stroke he defeated Jason Gore, who has been missing-in-action for some time. Tiger Woods finally got himself into contention after two rounds. But he failed to muster a charge, finishing even par the weekend.Nice guy Davis Love III has a great, classic golf swing. He also was known as a long hitter in … [Read more...]

No “Jesus Is God” in the Acts of the Apostles

If you want to know what the first Christians believed about God and Jesus, check out The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible. Most Christians think the most important thing to believe about Jesus is that he was and is God. In fact, since the fourth century the church has said that if a person does not believe Jesus is God, he or she is not a genuine Christian. But the book of Acts doesn't say that.For twenty-two years I believed in the church doctrine of the Trinity, thus … [Read more...]

Pro Golf Is in Good, Young Hands

I was glad for Jason Day on Sunday when he won the PGA Championship by three strokes. It was his first time to win one of the four majors in international professional golf: the Masters in April, U.S. Open in June, British Open in July, and the U.S. PGA Championship in August. It surely capped off one of the most exciting years for the four majors in the history of professional golf.Jason Day is a dark and handsome, muscular yet slender, six-foot tall, 27 year-old Australian who now lives … [Read more...]

Thump Trump!

I mean that Republicans need to politically thump Donald Trump. Get him off the stage. However, then he'll run as an independent and probably pull the Ross Perot trick again. Even though the Republicans have got some mojo and lots of pretty good candidates for president, I think, they are getting thumped by Trump.USA TODAY reports today that Donald Trump flew into Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday, to begin his campaign in the primaries for the Republican nomination for the presidential election … [Read more...]

Trump is History

As for being a candidate for U.S. president, Donald Trump is history with women, the Republican party, and Evangelicals.Thursday night, in the first CNN televised debate of most of the candidates who are running for the Republican nominee for the U.S. presidential election next year, Trump blew it. He was being questioned by Megyn Kelly, a former attorney and current Fox News political commentator. Besides being good looking, she is intelligent, articulate, quick-minded, and therefore … [Read more...]