Jerry Newcombe column
Jerry Newcombe is an on-air personality/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 25 books, including The Book That Made America, Doubting Thomas (w/ Mark Beliles, on Jefferson), and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & George Washington's Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback). djameskennedy.org @newcombejerry


New study: Most effective way to fight global warming? Don't have kids
Jerry Newcombe
July 22, 2017

A radical solution is being proposed by those promoting the theory that man is to blame for climate change. Their solution? Have fewer children. Humankind is . . .


Falsely accusing others of hate
Jerry Newcombe
July 13, 2017

Perhaps, the most overused word in America is "hate." All you have to do is accuse someone who disagrees with you of hate, and that's it: guilty as charged. . . .


Facebook is no replacement for church
Jerry Newcombe
July 7, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, said (6/26/17) that the organization (and phenomenon), which he founded, can play a role in society that churches and . . .


Words from our nation's founders on God and government
Jerry Newcombe
June 28, 2017

Barely a week goes by without some challenge to our nation's Judeo-Christian roots in the name of the separation of church and state. But as another Fourth of . . .


Hollywood loses out by often ignoring the family and faith audience
Jerry Newcombe
June 22, 2017

Why was the Golden Era of Hollywood (as seen in the quality of movies) way back in the 1930s and 40s? It was because of the salt from the Church, both Catholic . . .


The odds of evolution are zero
Jerry Newcombe
June 15, 2017

Zero times anything is zero. The odds of life just happening by chance are zero. This universe just springing into being by chance is impossible. It takes a . . .


Political correctness handcuffs us in the war against Islamic jihad
Jerry Newcombe
June 8, 2017

Maybe we should have a "Ramadan Alert." Every time this "holy" season comes up on the calendar, the attacks by the Jihadists increase. This year, Ramadan . . .


Is heaven really for real?
Jerry Newcombe
June 2, 2017

Recently, my long-time pastor's wife died. Anne Lewis Kennedy, the widow of Dr. D. James Kennedy, passed away on May 16. She outlived her husband by ten years.  . . .


Memorial Day 2017: "Freedom is not bought cheaply"
Jerry Newcombe
May 26, 2017

Freedom, of course, is not free. It has been bought and paid for. The freedoms we enjoy in America are ours because of those who laid down their lives in . . .


Whoa – I just agreed with Oprah
Jerry Newcombe
May 18, 2017

I must confess that I do not agree very often with Oprah Winfrey, because I find that she tends to push people away from faith in Jesus Christ, not toward it. . . .


True health care reform should put the patient first, not the bureaucrat
Jerry Newcombe
May 10, 2017

The House passed (217-213) a new bill to help repeal Obamacare on Thursday, the American Health Care Act (the AHCA). It is said that President Trump's personal . . .


Free speech for me, but not for thee
Jerry Newcombe
May 4, 2017

"Liberal censorship" is technically an oxymoron. But today liberal censorship is a common reality. Where once free speech reigned on college campuses and in . . .


The shameful suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore
Jerry Newcombe
April 27, 2017

A good man has been suspended. Again. Ultimately he's a victim of judicial activism – of judges making things up from the bench and saying it's what our . . .


Inside the Coptic Church bombings
Jerry Newcombe
April 20, 2017

As we all know, on Palm Sunday, two bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt killed nearly 50 persons and injured 120 others. I heard about two of my relatives-in . . .


Easter and the persistence of guilt
Jerry Newcombe
April 13, 2017

Recently (3/31/17), the New York Times had an article by David Brooks with a title that caught my attention: "The Strange Persistence of Guilt." Why do we feel . . .


Former atheist Lee Strobel in his own words
Jerry Newcombe
April 6, 2017

Atheist Lee Strobel served as the legal affairs editor for The Chicago Tribune, having graduated from Yale Law School. But his wife, Leslie, went to church . . .


Which view of heaven will prevail? The difference can mean hell on earth
Jerry Newcombe
March 30, 2017

Last week, Khalid Masood, a British-born Jihadist, ran over innocent people in London on the bridge close to Big Ben and then stabbed a police officer to death, . . .


Is socialism the source of Scandinavian happiness?
Jerry Newcombe
March 22, 2017

The results of a new study were announced this week, and they are consistent with previous findings. The five million or so people who live in the Scandinavian . . .


Planned Parenthood and the three percent myth
Jerry Newcombe
March 16, 2017

Planned Parenthood does not have a good record when it comes to telling the truth. First, they used to boast about the mammograms they provide for patients. . . .


"The Shack"--Biblical or New Age?
Jerry Newcombe
March 8, 2017

If you comment on the novel/movie, The Shack, you're bound to get strong opinions, either pro or con. The Shack deals with Mack, a man who has suffered a . . .


"Jesus" and the Oscars
Jerry Newcombe
March 2, 2017

Another Oscar awards ceremony has come and gone. Trump-bashing from all the limousine liberals was front and center. However, all politics aside, is there . . .


Media bias and Trump
Jerry Newcombe
February 23, 2017

Here's a variation of a joke I heard recently that is circulating among conservatives. The pope and Trump were out on a ship and suddenly a gust of wind causes . . .


"Is Genesis History?" – a must-see movie
Jerry Newcombe
February 18, 2017

Is Genesis history? That is the title of an intriguing new film, hosted by Del Tackett, who created and hosted "The Truth Project" (for Focus on the Family), . . .


Riots in the streets – the new normal?
Jerry Newcombe
February 10, 2017

One of the greatest milestones in world history was March 4, 1797. Why? What happened then? America, under the guidance of the Constitution, transitioned from . . .


Me, my selfie, and I
Jerry Newcombe
February 2, 2017

We used to be "the me generation." Now perhaps we're the selfie generation – the generation that exalts me, my selfie, and I. One article on Botox . . .


The pro-life position is the pro-woman position
Jerry Newcombe
January 26, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women descended on Washington, DC and many major cities around the country the day after President Trump's inauguration, to voice their . . .


God and the inaugural addresses
Jerry Newcombe
January 19, 2017

With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president upon us, all the usual suspects from the militant atheist crowd have been trying to block the . . .


How many attacks must we endure before the Islamic link is recognized?
Jerry Newcombe
January 12, 2017

Liberalism is putting our lives at risk. Liberalism will not recognize the link between Islam and the recent spates of attacks the West is enduring – . . .


The word of the year--"post-truth"--so fitting
Jerry Newcombe
January 6, 2017

Oxford Dictionaries has named "post-truth" its word of the year for 2016. How fitting. Oxford says it's "an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting . . .


Humility – the foundation of true greatness: a goal for the New Year and beyond
Jerry Newcombe
December 29, 2016

Early in Handel's Messiah come these enigmatic words: "Ev'ry valley shall be exalted, and ev'ry mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight and the rough . . .


Away with the manger?
Jerry Newcombe
December 22, 2016

Manger scenes were routinely shown in public places before the anti-Christian crusade that the Supreme Court unleashed, starting in the 1960s and 1970s, with . . .


From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus
Jerry Newcombe
December 16, 2016

I recently asked my three-year old granddaughter – a major joy in my life – whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. "Uh," she responded,  . . .


Ten rebuttals to the left's meltdown over Trump-Pence
Jerry Newcombe
December 8, 2016

A month after the left's meltdown over the Trump-Pence victory, it doesn't seem to slow down. For example, the Drudge Report declared (12/4/16) "Madonna still . . .


Fidel Castro before the judgment seat
Jerry Newcombe
December 3, 2016

It is appointed once for a man to die, and after that comes the judgment. So declares the Bible. As everyone knows by now, Fidel Castro's time to die came over . . .


Give thanks to the source of our national greatness
Jerry Newcombe
November 24, 2016

Why do people from many other countries try to come to America – even in some cases, risking their lives to do so? What is the source of this nation's . . .


Trump's victory and the religious right
Jerry Newcombe
November 17, 2016

"Clinton's loss at the hands of Donald Trump amounted to the most surprising outcome in the history of modern electoral politics." So writes David Catanese for . . .


Does our nation have a prayer?
Jerry Newcombe
November 10, 2016

This has been a very divisive election campaign. They usually are, but this one has seemed to be more cantankerous than previous ones. I feel like we are a . . .


Does your one vote count?
Jerry Newcombe
November 2, 2016

Polls. Shmolls. The only poll that counts in this highly fluid election is your vote. How important is your one vote? If we show up, values voters could make . . .


3 critical voting issues: check the platforms
Jerry Newcombe
October 26, 2016

When I consider this never-ending campaign, all I can think is: I need a bath. Have we become the Tawdry States of America? The current election is like a . . .


Is Hillary a "flat out 'abortion fanatic'"?
Jerry Newcombe
October 20, 2016

Recent revelations through the WikLeaks hacked emails show an anti-Catholic and anti-evangelical bias on the part of some of Hillary's campaign staff. For . . .


Freedom to disagree at risk in this race
Jerry Newcombe
October 14, 2016

If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In "North Carolina Governor could lose . . .


The left should stop rewriting the history of Clarence Thomas' legacy
Jerry Newcombe
October 7, 2016

There's a battle being waged that does not involve guns or bullets – the battle over history. A striking example is found in the news story declaring . . .


Satanist clubs and the First Amendment
Jerry Newcombe
October 2, 2016

Has the left finally found a religion it can defend wholeheartedly in Satanism? Because of the pro-Islamic actions of some schools, someone could have easily . . .


The alleged "Lost Tomb of Jesus"
Jerry Newcombe
September 25, 2016

Geologist Dr. Aryeh Shimron claims to have found the "lost tomb of Jesus" in Jerusalem, proclaimed the Drudge Report (9/18/16). This is known as the Talpiot . . .


Why doesn't Kaepernick protest fatherlessness?
Jerry Newcombe
September 16, 2016

The controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to die. During the National Anthem, the football player refuses to stand . . .


History repeats itself in the Venezuela tragedy
Jerry Newcombe
September 10, 2016

How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people? Look at the . . .


The supposed lost words of Jesus
Jerry Newcombe
September 2, 2016

I keep seeing people touting the idea that there are supposedly "lost words of Jesus" – for example, in pop-up ads. But the reality is that these are . . .


Ryan Lochte kerfuffle underscores the need for self-control
Jerry Newcombe
August 25, 2016

How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the good. . . .


Ben-Hur: the story behind the book that inspired the movies
Jerry Newcombe
August 19, 2016

A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. What's fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies  . . .


Reflections on the purpose of life
Jerry Newcombe
August 12, 2016

I just turned 60. This milestone causes me to think about the rest of my life and specifically what life is all about. I've received numerous well-wishes and . . .


God, abortion, and Nancy Pelosi
Jerry Newcombe
August 4, 2016

Sometimes the mask comes off, and people are just honest about what they really think. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, had one of those moments last . . .


Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky, Ben Carson, and Lucifer
Jerry Newcombe
July 29, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson raised some eyebrows last week at the Republican National Convention when he mentioned Hillary Clinton and Lucifer. At first blush, it may have . . .


Mike Pence in his own words
Jerry Newcombe
July 21, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his VP. Pence is notable among social conservatives. In 2 . . .


Jesus is the answer for our racial divide
Jerry Newcombe
July 14, 2016

Is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream turning into a nightmare? America has a deep, racial divide. Despite having elected a black man to the highest office of . . .


The coming battle over the Supreme Court
Jerry Newcombe
July 8, 2016

Here's a true Rip Van Winkle story. Jeremiah Denton, an American pilot who was captured in Vietnam in 1965, returned to a virtually different country when he . . .


Good without God? Not in the long run
Jerry Newcombe
July 1, 2016

I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: "Good Without God." And I think....well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). . . .


At least Bush kept us safe at home
Jerry Newcombe
June 23, 2016

I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for all of his problems, . . .


The new three branches of government
Jerry Newcombe
June 11, 2016

We have transitioned away from the traditional three branches of government – the legislative, the executive, and the judicial – to a new form . . .


"Centuries of marriage"
Jerry Newcombe
June 9, 2016

The cover story of the upcoming TIME magazine (6/13/16) is "How to Stay Married (and Why)." Marriage does matter, despite what the liberal culture says, . . .


10 reasons state-sanctioned atheism is out of step with our American traditions
Jerry Newcombe
June 3, 2016

The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God . . .


"The other side of the Vietnam story"
Jerry Newcombe
May 26, 2016

Another Memorial Day is upon us. Interestingly, President Obama just visited Vietnam to help solidify our formerly strained relations. The Vietnam War still . . .


The lost art of Bible meditation
Jerry Newcombe
May 21, 2016

We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, . . .


The blessings of "Christian hegemony"
Jerry Newcombe
May 11, 2016

Recently, I wrote an article about a presentation at the White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia last month. In response to that piece, I was accused of . . .


Before the ACLU comes knocking
Jerry Newcombe
May 4, 2016

In America, you should be free to disagree. But under a new form of tyranny, that is no longer the case. The left is saying in effect, "Do it our way or we'll . . .


Is Christianity to blame for everything bad?
Jerry Newcombe
April 29, 2016

Earlier this month in Philadelphia, there was the 17th annual "White Privilege Conference," which a friend describes as a "liberal confab devoted to self . . .


The war on the cross
Jerry Newcombe
April 20, 2016

There is a war being waged against a major symbol of Christianity – the cross. In 1925, a large cross was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor . . .


The high price of freedom
Jerry Newcombe
April 13, 2016

Nowhere is it written that America will always remain free. In fact, Thomas Jefferson and other founders warned about threats to our freedom. Jefferson noted . . .


Are the unborn "less than human"?
Jerry Newcombe
April 7, 2016

Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said over the weekend, "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights." She made her remarks on . . .


The answer to Muslim violence: Jesus
Jerry Newcombe
March 31, 2016

Virtually a week does not go by without some headline of a Muslim attack somewhere in the world. The latest stories involves the alleged crucifixion of a . . .


On the resurrection--just the facts, ma'am
Jerry Newcombe
March 25, 2016

If Jesus Christ walked out of His tomb after His death, then certainly everything He said about Himself – that He is the Lord, the way, the truth, and the . . .


Liberals are the true censors
Jerry Newcombe
March 17, 2016

There's an old story that my pastor, Dr. D. James Kennedy, used to tell. On Monday morning, the janitor found the preacher's notes. It said in the margin at one . . .


Widespread ignorance threatens our republic
Jerry Newcombe
March 10, 2016

"Who is our nation's capital named after?" seems like an easy question for any fifth grader to answer correctly. But a man named Mark Dice went out to the . . .


The Gods of Egypt
Jerry Newcombe
March 3, 2016

The title of a recently released film caught my attention: The Gods of Egypt. This column is not about the film, but rather it addresses God's judgment on the . . .


Rhett Butler for President?
Jerry Newcombe
February 24, 2016

Is anyone concerned that a casino owner is a major candidate for president? Not too long ago casinos were only legal in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and on . . .


How Scalia stood strong for decades
Jerry Newcombe
February 19, 2016

A great man has died, Antonin Scalia. Imagine his great homecoming to be with his Lord, whom he ultimately served. If there is not a battle royale over the . . .


The irony of banning God from the public square
Jerry Newcombe
February 11, 2016

Last week, I wrote a column noting that the Bible is being unconstitutionally banned in the public schools far too often – and even being treated like . . .


Is the Bible like "asbestos" in the public school?
Jerry Newcombe
February 5, 2016

It is amazing that people today want to treat anything from the Bible as if it's asbestos (to borrow a line from Christian attorney Jordan Lorence) if it . . .


Who are the real terrorists?
Jerry Newcombe
January 28, 2016

Imagine sacrificing to send your children off to college – forking over thousands of dollars, so they can have a future. Then they end up in an . . .


How Christianity benefits even "angry humanists"
Jerry Newcombe
January 22, 2016

Why has America been blessed in many ways in the past? At its core, the answer has to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition. We are living off of the residue of . . .


More Jesus, less crime
Jerry Newcombe
January 15, 2016

One of America's greatest liabilities is crime, not only in the cost of property loss and damage but the lives impacted by lawless acts. The best solution for . . .


Four myths about church to avoid, lest they become self-fulfilling prophecies
Jerry Newcombe
January 6, 2016

Are our churches dying? Are young people leaving the church in droves? Is evangelicalism in America all but dead? At the start of a new year, it's good to take . . .


Prescription for a truly happy new year
Jerry Newcombe
January 1, 2016

Do you want this next year to be happier than the last? A first century letter written in prison by the Apostle Paul to the Philippian Christians has much . . .


Disputing the Pagan roots of Christmas
Jerry Newcombe
December 25, 2015

If Jesus had never been born, to borrow a phrase from C. S. Lewis, it would be "always winter, but never Christmas." But some Christians, even today, think . . .


Is Cruz like Goldwater or Reagan?
Jerry Newcombe
December 19, 2015

Ted Cruz is beginning to surge significantly in the polls in Iowa. Surely the evangelicals in Iowa are the key factor. Already, some of the political pundits . . .


The real goals of the climate alarmists
Jerry Newcombe
December 6, 2015

A relative plans to come down to Miami in January to run the marathon. He called me recently and asked, "Hey, Jerry, am I going to be able to run in the streets . . .


Christian leaders speak out against violence in the name of pro-life
Jerry Newcombe
December 2, 2015

Killing in the name of being pro-life is an oxymoron. This includes last Friday's tragic shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood. As of this writing, . . .


The Pilgrims and the U.S. Constitution
Jerry Newcombe
November 25, 2015

As we get ready to celebrate another Thanksgiving, there's one more thing to be grateful to God for – the U.S. Constitution and the political freedom it . . .


Unjust new abortion law in California
Jerry Newcombe
November 20, 2015

I remember many years ago there was a bumper sticker that asked, "What do you choose when you're pro-choice?" In reality, most "pro-choice" advocates often . . .


Europe's only hope is Christian revival
Jerry Newcombe
November 11, 2015

Europe is on the eve of changing forever. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been leaving the tumult of the Middle East and Northern Africa to stream into . . .


Does science disprove God?
Jerry Newcombe
November 5, 2015

A Pew Research Poll released last week reports that fifty-nine percent of Americans see science and religion in conflict. But they also found that, "highly . . .


Is religion box office poison?
Jerry Newcombe
October 30, 2015

It has been said that "religion is box office poison." Mel Gibson disproved that 11 years ago with The Passion of the Christ. But what about Noah? What about . . .


Threats to freedom in "the land of the free"
Jerry Newcombe
October 22, 2015

Every week there is a new story of Judeo-Christian values under fire. A high school football coach in trouble for saying prayers. A Christmas program at school . . .


Have "we the people" stopped being "our own rulers"?
Jerry Newcombe
October 15, 2015

Once the Supreme Court has ruled, that's it. Case closed. Right? Not necessarily. Last week (10/8/15) a group of scholars issued a "Statement Calling For . . .


Pro-lifers and violence
Jerry Newcombe
October 7, 2015

Are pro-lifers violent? No. But there are those who accuse them of such. Recently I had the privilege of meeting Troy Newman, the president of the . . .


Fighting media bias--and winning
Jerry Newcombe
September 28, 2015

A shocking new series of videos exposes Planned Parenthood's gruesome practice of harvesting body parts of babies they had aborted. Yet for the most part these . . .


False issues cloud real threat of radical Islam
Jerry Newcombe
September 26, 2015

When it comes to Islam, sometimes it seems as if the media lets non-essentials crowd out the truth. Consider the brouhaha raised by the media in the wake of . . .


Multiculturalism is disproven by Europe's immigration crisis
Jerry Newcombe
September 17, 2015

Masses of people are leaving countries in the Middle East and North Africa and streaming into Europe for the chance of a better life. It's an enormous tragedy. . . .


The Christian and civil disobedience
Jerry Newcombe
September 10, 2015

Recent events have called into question the issue of obeying the government in all ways – even in all circumstances. In the 13th chapter of Romans, . . .


Is work a curse or a gift?
Jerry Newcombe
September 4, 2015

As another Labor Day approaches, how are we doing when it comes to work? Millions of Americans are perpetually unemployed. Writing for Pew Reports (11/14/ . . .


A hymn for our time
Jerry Newcombe
August 27, 2015

"Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world," wrote Yeats in "The Second Coming." He penned those words in 1919, but as David Lehman observes, those words provide a  . . .


Is evolution just a shell game?
Jerry Newcombe
August 21, 2015

As the school year begins to gear up again, it's a given that in classrooms across the country, evolution will be taught virtually everywhere and virtually . . .


Is evolution just a shell game?
Jerry Newcombe
August 20, 2015

As the school year begins to gear up again, it's a given that in classrooms across the country, evolution will be taught virtually everywhere and virtually . . .


George Washington worshipped here
Jerry Newcombe
August 17, 2015

It used to be a joke to see signs in historic places boasting "George Washington slept here." But I think in a very real sense, a handful of churches could . . .


What part of "death to America!" don't we understand?
Jerry Newcombe
August 6, 2015

No deal at all is better than a bad deal. I think that is especially true with the recent deal with Iran that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are . . .


Are you ready for the test?
Jerry Newcombe
July 30, 2015

As I read the news, I am dismayed to see how few people seem to be preparing for the only day in their lives that matters more than any other – the day . . .


Seven questions for abortion supporters in light of the Planned Parenthood scandal
Jerry Newcombe
July 22, 2015

Unless you've been in a cave the last few days or you only get your news from the mainstream media, I am sure you are well aware of the Planned Parenthood . . .


The hundredth anniversary of a tragedy--eerily familiar
Jerry Newcombe
July 16, 2015

A hundred years ago around this time a terrible massacre was taking place against Christians. It was the Armenian massacre, where literally hundreds of . . .


America without religious freedom is unthinkable
Jerry Newcombe
July 10, 2015

To conceive of America apart from religious liberty is almost unthinkable. But recent events have shown us the unthinkable may be right around the corner, with . . .


So much for the Constitution
Jerry Newcombe
July 3, 2015

In 1819, Jefferson spoke out against judicial activism, saying: "The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and . . .


Hollywood and the siren song of socialism
Jerry Newcombe
June 24, 2015

Mr Sanders Goes to Hollywood. And he got a good reception too. That is, super-liberal Bernie Sanders, Democrat from Vermont who believes in socialistic policies . . .


Tracing the Marxist roots of the assault on the family
Jerry Newcombe
June 18, 2015

Aristotle once said, "Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives." Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure . . .


On consulting psychics
Jerry Newcombe
June 11, 2015

I just read in the news an Associated Press (6/6/15) story: "A New York man who sought help from a fortuneteller to fix a romantic relationship says she scammed . . .


On avoiding scandalous sin
Jerry Newcombe
June 5, 2015

It is so sad to read the news about the latest sex scandals involving prominent Christian leaders. I pray for them, and I pray for their victims. I also pray . . .


When chaplains can't discuss the Bible
Jerry Newcombe
May 28, 2015

I believe that America is kept safe by the military, which has had a spiritual shield held over it from before we were even a country – by the chaplains. . . .


Is the atheist population skyrocketing?
Jerry Newcombe
May 21, 2015

Will the last true Christian in America please turn out the lights on the way out? A recent study on religion and America that has received much attention has . . .


What good is the right of free speech if you can't exercise it?
Jerry Newcombe
May 13, 2015

By now, gallons of ink have been spilled on the recent meeting (over the May 2-3 weekend) in the Dallas area where the contest was held on who could draw the . . .


The alternative media--a lifeline of freedom
Jerry Newcombe
May 7, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, thousands marched in Indianapolis in favor of same-sex marriage rights. On Saturday, April 25, 2015, thousands marched in . . .


Land of the free? Not with same-sex marriage
Jerry Newcombe
April 30, 2015

The other day I was with a group singing the National Anthem. When we got to the part about "the land of the free," the word didn't come out. I got as far as  . . .


Why did Robert E. Lee serve the wrong side?
Jerry Newcombe
April 23, 2015

April 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S.Grant, effectively ending the U.S. Civil War, the bloodiest conflict our nation . . .


Omnipresent: video cameras--and the Lord
Jerry Newcombe
April 16, 2015

If it weren't for a short video-clip captured on a cell phone, the recent shooting of an unarmed, fleeing black man by a white police officer in South Carolina . . .


It all began in Indiana anyway
Jerry Newcombe
April 9, 2015

Recently, we have seen many lies told in and about Indiana. First, there was a noble attempt to ensure that religious freedom continue there – using . . .


A challenge to skeptics: an Easter message
Jerry Newcombe
April 2, 2015

Have you ever heard of Theudas? How about Judas of Galilee? They were would-be messiahs in the first century. How many followers do these men have today? Zero, . . .


Passover and Good Friday
Jerry Newcombe
March 24, 2015

There is a great hunger to be forgiven – it is a universal need. In the classic book by Karl Menninger of the Menninger Clinic, Whatever Became of Sin? . . .


The price paid to get the Bible into English
Jerry Newcombe
March 19, 2015

This month, March 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's classic Second Inaugural Address. Historian, author, and college professor Daniel Dreisbach has . . .


Four reasons why the Supreme Court should not redefine marriage
Jerry Newcombe
March 12, 2015

The Supreme Court is slated to rule on the subject of same-sex "marriage" this term. Here are four questions I want to ask same-sex marriage supporters: 1) . . .


No God, no American freedom
Jerry Newcombe
March 5, 2015

On Friday morning, February 27, 2015, I saw Chris Cuomo pontificating on TV with a fellow CNN host, Michael Smerconish. They were talking about the annual . . .


Roy Moore, a man for all seasons
Jerry Newcombe
February 25, 2015

In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, I've had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. . . .


Faithful unto death
Jerry Newcombe
February 19, 2015

The AP reports that 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded in Libya. They were faithful unto death. Their murderers were Islamic State (IS) members, in affiliation . . .


Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa
Jerry Newcombe
February 11, 2015

Osama bin Laden, meet Mother Teresa. Salvation Army, meet the Taliban. After all, you're just different sides of the same coin anyway, or so says President . . .


"Truth" in a post-Christian West
Jerry Newcombe
February 5, 2015

A great quote attributed to George Orwell, author of 1984, is, "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." In poring . . .


How is calling for national revival "controversial"?
Jerry Newcombe
January 29, 2015

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal did something supposedly "controversial." He called for a national revival. As a Washington Post article by Rosalind S. . . .


Hiding from the cross like Dracula
Jerry Newcombe
January 22, 2015

I try to make it a practice to vet the circulating-emails I receive before I forward them on. I think one of the best sources to vet email rumors is . . .


Vengeance is ours, says the Islamist
Jerry Newcombe
January 15, 2015

In the Bible is a remarkable statement: "'Vengeance is Mine,' says the Lord, 'I will repay.'" This means that God's honor is not up to us to defend in the . . .


Ten reasons why the church should not abandon politics
Jerry Newcombe
January 8, 2015

Recent events have raised the issue, Should the pulpit always avoid politics? It depends on what we mean by "politics;" it demeans the pulpit to use it for . . .


7 resolutions for 2015
Jerry Newcombe
January 1, 2015

Many years ago, my wife and I wrote a book on the subject of the 7 deadly sins. It was called "A Way of Escape." It was not a bestseller, but we did get many . . .


Is the American dream really dead?
Jerry Newcombe
December 29, 2014

Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a . . .


Which side of history are you on?
Jerry Newcombe
December 25, 2014

I saw a recent hand-held sign from a protester on television with the words: "Which side of history are you on?" With another Christmas approaching, I can't . . .


A new low in the war on Christmas
Jerry Newcombe
December 18, 2014

The depths of anti-Christian depravity found among some of the intelligentsia in our post-Christian culture has reached a new low. As if that were possible.  . . .


This Christmas, defy the atheists--worship the truth
Jerry Newcombe
December 11, 2014

In years past, atheists have put up billboards in places like New York City to discourage people from attending church at Christmas time (or any time, for that . . .


"The Advent of Controversy"
Jerry Newcombe
December 4, 2014

Another Christmas season begins. Get ready to read the headlines of the new lawsuits by the "civil libertarians" ready to throw the baby-in-the-manger out with . . .


The sin of ingratitude
Jerry Newcombe
November 27, 2014

Joey Adams told a joke that goes like this: Did you ever hear about the ungrateful lady at the beach who had a little child with her? She was too close to the . . .


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