The self appointed, unordained, and non-credentialed Overseer of the Continuing Church of God is very subtle in his advertising about himself. He regularly posts to an online "newspaper" The Examiner where he gives the impression he is a scholar. A highly educated scholar!
The self appointed prophet is advertising that he has extensive theological education and a Th.D.from TCU. Most Americans when they see TCU think immediately of Texas Christian University. Why shouldn't they! That is what prophet Thiel is hoping for. Theology and TCU go together and that makes it look impressive on his advertising. Most people do not realize he got his "theological" education through the discredited baloney of Armstrongism.
Dr. Bob Thiel has studied theology and prophecy for decades, and possesses a Ph.D. (UIU) and a Th.D. (TCU). He has also traveled extensively, and has visited sites of religious interest in Rome, Greece, Central Europe, Asia Minor, Cappadocia, Constantinople (Istanbul), Africa, Asia, North America, and Latin America.
Traveling to biblical sites around the world does not make one a scholar either. A world traveler, but certainly not a biblical scholar.