Eastern Mediterranean Mineral Rights of the New Philistia Proposal

Gas and oil reserves discovered in the Levant/Levantine Basin of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea could prove to be a huge game-changer for Palestinians if they were to adopt my proposal for the location of their desired state. The wealth they could realize, and the economic security of becoming energy independent and perhaps an energy exporter, could cause nearly all Palestinians in the West Bank to decide they would prefer relocating to this territory and letting Israel have all of the West … [Read more...]

The Bible College at Angola Prison

Today's New York Times reports that the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, has a Southern Baptist Bible College in it which is exclusively for the prisoners. When Warden Burl Cain, a Christian evangelical, first came there in 1995, he asked the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to establish the college. It is the first, four-year, accredited college program in a prison. But that's not all that is unusual about this prison. It has 18,000 acres, mostly grazing land for … [Read more...]

Chuck Smith Dies at Age 86

Chuck Smith died this morning at his home in Newport Beach, California, at 86 years of age. He was the founder and pastor of Calvary Church in Costa Mesa, California, which began in 1965. It became one of the first mega-churches which subsequently resulted in the creation of a movement of Calvary churches which now number over 1,000. The original Calvary Church in its early years had a wide impact on the youth counter-culture of that time period in Southern California, more particularly the … [Read more...]

If Christ’s Miracles Attest He Was God, Who Are the Others We Highly Applaud?

One thing that made Jesus famous was that he did miracles. The New Testament (NT) gospels often relate that he traveled in his native land of Israel from town to town and village to village preaching, healing people, and sometimes performing nature miracles such as turning water into wine, multiplying food, and walking on water. Multitudes gathered to hear Jesus utter his pearls of wisdom in parabolic form and perform his mighty feats of healing. Many traditionalist Christians—those who … [Read more...]

If Raised from the Dead Proves Jesus Was God, Then Who Are We When We Get Our New Bod?

All four gospels of the New Testament (NT) culminate with narratives about Jesus' death, his bodily resurrection from the dead, and his disciples’ discovery of his empty tomb. And all of these gospels further relate several post-resurrection appearances of Jesus which occurred during the next forty days. During those times, Jesus' disciples literally saw, touched, and talked to him, and they even ate and drank with him (e.g., Matthew 28.9; Luke 24.39-43; Acts 10.40-41; cf. John 20.27; … [Read more...]

Billy Casper (Part 2)

The media eventually gave Billy Casper the nickname “Buffalo Bill.” It happened because he had allergies, and an allergy specialist put him on a restricted, unorthodox diet that included buffalo meat. In fact, even now Casper's website has an image of a buffalo that serves as the logo for his Billy Casper Golf company. It is a business of golf course design, but mostly managing about 140 golf course facilities in 28 U.S. states. Like his putting stroke, another thing that is unorthodox … [Read more...]

What If Mother Agnes Is Right!

She's not your average Aunt Agnes. At age 15, her dad died and she turned "hippie." Says she smoked lots of marijuana. Says the best pot is in Beirut, Lebanon. But at age 19, she quit grass, returned to the religious moorings of her youth, and became a nun. For many years, Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross was the superior of the Monastery of St. James the Mutilated. It's a Melkite Greek Orthodox monastery located in Homs, Syria's third largest city, after Dasmascus and Alleppo. Although she … [Read more...]

Pope Francis’ Diconcerting Remarks in his First Extensive Interview

The new Pope Francis responded to a lengthy interview that was published yesterday in 16 Catholic journals. It was conducted at his living quarters over a period of three days by a clerical editor of a Catholic journal. This extensive interview was based on several questions submitted to him by editorial teams representing Catholic journals. Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope and the first pope from the Americas and Southern Hemisphere. He is known for his humility and being "a people's … [Read more...]


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