Jerry Newcombe column
Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is the executive director of the Providence Forum, an outreach of D. James Kennedy Ministries, where Jerry also serves as senior producer and an on-air host. He has written/co-written 33 books, including George Washington's Sacred Fire (with Providence Forum founder Peter Lillback, Ph.D.) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.). @newcombejerry

The Bible and public policy
Jerry Newcombe
June 20, 2024

How much influence, if any, should the Bible have on American public policy? There is a wide divergence in the answer to that question, depending on who is . . .

A politically-incorrect prayer
Jerry Newcombe
June 13, 2024

This year happens to be the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the first Congress (then known as the Continental Congress). Its first session opened in . . .

Why 'Bad Faith' is a bad movie
Jerry Newcombe
June 6, 2024

Did the founders create America as “one nation under God,” or did they want Christian expression banned from the public square? A recent film seems to . . .

Historical ignorance raises flags
Jerry Newcombe
May 30, 2024

Usually, when something alarming happens, it raises red flags. But this time, it was the raising of a flag (and not even a red one) that caused alarm. The left . . .

Electoral College dropout?
Jerry Newcombe
May 23, 2024

Last week, Joy Behar of “The View” on ABC called the Electoral College "un-American." Oh my. Perhaps we could call her an “Electoral College dropout” . . .

Throwing Israel under the bus
Jerry Newcombe
May 16, 2024

Is it just me or did President Biden throw Israel under the bus, presumably because the Muslim vote for his re-election is pretty shaky? Biden threatened Israel . . .

The 'death to America' crowd
Jerry Newcombe
May 9, 2024

We’ve all witnessed the recent drama of the pro-Palestinian, anti-Jewish protests on college campuses. A recent discovery at one of the protests speaks . . .

Washington’s troops, today’s protesters
Jerry Newcombe
May 2, 2024

Many of the anti-Israel protesters at Columbia and other college campuses are dwelling in cushy tents on the quad. These tents look pretty modern and uniform; . . .

More God, more peace
Jerry Newcombe
April 25, 2024

These are crazy times. How does one retain sanity in these tumultuous days? Read the world’s best seller—and read it often—and it will give you a great . . .

Is America a 'failed historical model?'
Jerry Newcombe
April 18, 2024

Virtually every week there is some news item about the war on America’s founding ideals. In Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775, the “shot heard . . .

The Key to our national motto
Jerry Newcombe
April 11, 2024

The war on America as founded continues unabated. Recently the Francis Scott Key Bridge was destroyed and already the woke elites are calling for it to be . . .

$1 million dollar challenge to replicate the Shroud
Jerry Newcombe
April 4, 2024

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the cornerstone of historic Christianity. But is there scientific evidence it really happened? Some scholars believe . . .

Church should be about worship, not entertainment
Jerry Newcombe
March 28, 2024

Last week, an item on Fox caught my attention. It was a “this day in history” article, commemorating the first rock music concert held, on March 21 . . .

The vice president visits an abortion clinic—and the people yawn?
Jerry Newcombe
March 21, 2024

For more than 50 years, the left has promoted abortion in America. But last week we saw something new in this battle. For the first time ever, a vice president . . .

Bribing future generations for Marx?
Jerry Newcombe
March 14, 2024

Can anybody name one square inch on the planet where Communism has done anyone any good? Anywhere? Not for the ruling elites, but for the people themselves?  . . .

The smear of 'Christian nationalism'
Jerry Newcombe
March 8, 2024

It seems like everyone is talking these days about Rob Reiner’s hit job movie against the religious right, "God & Country." It makes “Christian nationalists . . .

Do manners matter anymore?
Jerry Newcombe
February 29, 2024

We have become a nation of rude people. Does that matter? I actually think it does because there is a link between manners and morals. As a grandfather of . . .

The presidents and faith
Jerry Newcombe
February 22, 2024

Since we celebrated Presidents' Day recently, I thought it might be interesting to reflect on the faith of the first six men who held that office. Most of . . .

Early American literacy versus today’s woke education
Jerry Newcombe
February 15, 2024

In recent decades the quality of American education has plummeted. When you scan the headlines related to education, you realize how far we have fallen:  . . .

The SPLC seeks to profit off of alleged hate
Jerry Newcombe
February 8, 2024

Are parents who are concerned for their children’s education “haters?” Are they bigots? Do they deserve to be treated as “domestic terrorists?” The . . .

The razor thin margin of freedom
Jerry Newcombe
February 1, 2024

Almost 250 years ago, 13 separate colonies in North America, founded mostly by the British, made a pact together to form one unit. Instead of being colonies, . . .

Pro-choice is a misnomer
Jerry Newcombe
January 24, 2024

Around this time of year, we remember the infamous Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade of January 22, 1973, which condemned some 65 million preborn people in . . .

William Penn statue—saved, for now
Jerry Newcombe
January 18, 2024

Recently, the Biden administration was going after a statue of William Penn in the city he founded, Philadelphia, in a state literally named after his family. . . .

The OTHER January 6th
Jerry Newcombe
January 10, 2024

Here’s a quick quiz. When you think of December 25th, what comes to mind? No doubt Christmas is the answer. How about February 14? St. Valentine’s Day . . .

Blessed are the persistent
Jerry Newcombe
January 4, 2024

History is filled with people who quit too early, and thus never fulfilled their key task in life. With a new year upon us, it’s good to think about how . . .

An unusual Christmas miracle
Jerry Newcombe
December 28, 2023

The idea of the United States as an independent nation was saved by an unusual act on Christmas night in 1776. It was a battle, and God in His providence helped . . .

One solitary life
Jerry Newcombe
December 21, 2023

I once asked my grandchildren, “What were the first Christmas gifts?” And one of the grandchildren showed she was on the right track...up to a point. The . . .

Hard times for Hollywood?
Jerry Newcombe
December 15, 2023

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Hollywood sign. It used to say “Hollywoodland.” But today the city is on hard times. A recent headline at . . .

An amazing story of redemption out of Pearl Harbor
Jerry Newcombe
December 7, 2023

December 7, 1941, is “a date which will live in infamy,” declared President Franklin D. Roosevelt the following day, December 8, 1941. Against that backdrop . . .

Western civilization’s most important and neglected strand
Jerry Newcombe
November 30, 2023

For the last few generations, Western civilization has been under attack. But recently there were some excellent defenses of Western civilization made by Bill . . .

Thanksgiving as a way of life
Jerry Newcombe
November 22, 2023

Another Thanksgiving has come upon us. But it’s amazing how ungrateful people can be these days. One comedian quipped, “My grandfather tried to warn . . .

A grateful nation remembers its veterans
Jerry Newcombe
November 16, 2023

Around this time of year, when we remember our veterans, grade-school children in a Washington state school won’t be taught to honor those who have served our . . .

Mike Johnson in his own words
Jerry Newcombe
November 2, 2023

After Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson was voted in as the Speaker of the House, many on the left threw a fit about him. He has been described as: an  . . .

Colleges today: Indoctrination, not education?
Jerry Newcombe
October 26, 2023

It’s amazing how, in our age of the great unraveling, we see the value of a college education imploding before our eyes. The evil that Hamas did in Israel . . .

A clarifying moment for the West
Jerry Newcombe
October 18, 2023

George Washington, the father of our country, envisioned an America where people of all faiths could enjoy peace. In 1790, he wrote to the synagogue in Newport, . . .

Armageddon? Not too fast
Jerry Newcombe
October 11, 2023

It seems that just about every time there’s a major conflict in the Middle East—such as the recent horrific attacks by Hamas on Israeli men, women, and . . .

Quoting scripture forbidden in public?
Jerry Newcombe
October 5, 2023

What’s that book those presidents swear in on every four years? Of course, it’s the Bible. Is it just a prop, or is there meaning to that tradition? One . . .

And lead us not into temptation
Jerry Newcombe
September 28, 2023

In scanning the headlines, it’s amazing how many of them chronicle the fall of those who have given themselves over into one temptation after another. We . . .

Communist goals and America
Jerry Newcombe
September 20, 2023

September 9, Communists were burning flags in Chicago. They were “trying that in a large town” in their protests at a Jason Aldean concert in the Windy City . . .

The Constitution—worth celebrating, not trashing
Jerry Newcombe
September 13, 2023

September 17th each year marks the historic moment in “the year of our Lord 1787” when the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. This was a great . . .

True history trumps ignorance
Jerry Newcombe
September 8, 2023

By now, word has gotten out about a 12-year-old boy in a Colorado school getting in trouble, temporarily, because of a small patch seen on his backpack. That . . .

Lessons from Lincoln for our current crisis
Jerry Newcombe
August 31, 2023

This is a dark hour in our country. It is a time when cultural Marxists are trying to tear down our republic. The crisis revolving around Donald J. Trump may . . .

Political Correctness, 1. American History, 0.
Jerry Newcombe
August 24, 2023

Virtually every week there is some new attack on America as founded. Each one represents more chipping away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots. As a nation . . .

The 'Rules of Civility' George Washington made famous
Jerry Newcombe
August 16, 2023

Last week, in scanning various headlines, I was delighted to see—among all the bad news—this story: “George Washington’s 110 Rules of Civility.”  . . .

We need more Bible, not less
Jerry Newcombe
August 9, 2023

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, as the old saying goes. One man who is lighting many candles in our time—yea, even floodlights—is Kirk . . .

The greatest story ever distorted
Jerry Newcombe
August 2, 2023

A powerful story of forgiveness is found in John 8, involving Jesus and the woman caught in adultery, wherein He famously said, “Let him who is without sin . . .

Ashamed to be an American?
Jerry Newcombe
July 27, 2023

This is the era of the ungrateful American. This is the time when some Americans pour contempt on their country—even before the whole world. For example, . . .

Confidence in American colleges in free fall
Jerry Newcombe
July 19, 2023

At one time, America was among the best educated nations in the world. James Madison of Virginia, a key architect of the Constitution, said, “A well . . .

The war on fathers
Jerry Newcombe
July 12, 2023

A British cleric created a stir recently by accusing Jesus of teaching something wrong. Jesus told us that when we pray, we should say, “Our Father….”  . . .

'God’s children are not for sale'
Jerry Newcombe
July 6, 2023

Some people discount America on a mistaken belief that it was founded on slavery. They ignore the fact that the founders created a constitutional provision (in . . .

July 4th: Independence from Britain, dependence on God
Jerry Newcombe
June 28, 2023

Soon another 4th of July will be upon us. On July 4, 1776, 56 men voted to adopt the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. This was a milestone in . . .

Onward, Christian soldiers
Jerry Newcombe
June 22, 2023

America is going to Hades in a handbasket. A large portion of Americans agree we’re headed in the wrong direction. But when Christians try to get more . . .

Is teaching patriotism bad?
Jerry Newcombe
June 14, 2023

There is a vital battle over education in our day. And if we lose it, we could ultimately lose the country. It would seem that the Left views the idea of . . .

The gift of life
Jerry Newcombe
June 8, 2023

Every beat of the human heart is a gift from God. Our founders said in the Declaration of Independence, America’s birth certificate, that it is “self . . .

The Founders and religious liberty
Jerry Newcombe
May 31, 2023

Thanks to a misreading of the Constitution, America is becoming more and more of a secular wasteland. All sorts of ideas and ideologies are allowed in the . . .

Is America still worth fighting for?
Jerry Newcombe
May 25, 2023

With another Memorial Day upon us, we may consider the question: Is America still worth fighting for? On November 21, 1864, President Lincoln wrote to a Mrs. . . .

Trying to hide our heritage
Jerry Newcombe
May 17, 2023

An interesting event occurred last month without receiving much attention. An Arizona state representative was caught on video swiping Bibles in a House-members . . .

The Bible and the coronation
Jerry Newcombe
May 10, 2023

Millions worldwide tuned into the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey on Saturday. The full name of Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens . . .

Israel at 75
Jerry Newcombe
May 4, 2023

May 2023 marks an important historical milestone. 75 years ago, on May 14, 1948, the modern nation of Israel was born. After having been scattered virtually . . .

Basic fairness in women’s sports
Jerry Newcombe
April 27, 2023

In October of last year, in a “girls” high school volleyball game in North Carolina, a student was injured painfully. The ball was spiked by a member of the . . .

Fake oath-taking: chipping away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundation
Jerry Newcombe
April 20, 2023

The left seems to delight in chipping away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian foundation. A recent example occurred when President Biden’s appointee to head . . .

Liberty versus power
Jerry Newcombe
April 13, 2023

Every day that goes by we are seeing an America we don’t recognize. But is there a point where it could go too far? Of course. Nowhere is it prophesied that . . .

The morning that changed the world
Jerry Newcombe
April 6, 2023

Death and mayhem and bad news are nearly all we hear these days, or so it seems. It’s easy to lose hope. An acquaintance emailed me recently: “I am . . .

Does truth matter?
Jerry Newcombe
March 29, 2023

In our time, millions of Americans have shed many traditional values, including religious faith. reports, “The importance of traditional . . .

A walking miracle
Jerry Newcombe
March 23, 2023

Recently I met a man who is a “walking miracle.” A survivor of a horrible accident, 55-year-old Danny Yamashiro, a pastor’s son and native of Hawaii, is . . .

Our cultural whitewashing
Jerry Newcombe
March 16, 2023

Not too long ago, Mr. Potato Head was in trouble. In a day when even a sitting Supreme Court justice claims not to know how to define a woman, the hubris of . . .

Parents and education
Jerry Newcombe
March 9, 2023

Parents will be held responsible by God for their children’s education, says the Bible. This was a view shared by the majority of America’s founders.  . . .

Losing our future by destroying our past
Jerry Newcombe
March 2, 2023

There is a growing war against the past. Our heroes of yesteryear, even George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, are under attack. I was disheartened to see . . .

In defense of the U.S. Constitution
Jerry Newcombe
February 23, 2023

Sir William Gladstone, a British Prime Minister during the time of Queen Victoria, once observed, "The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most . . .

Communicating when free speech is curtailed
Jerry Newcombe
February 15, 2023

Free speech and a free press. It’s American as apple pie…or so it used to be. In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant, declared: “Let us all labor to add . . .

The battle over free speech
Jerry Newcombe
February 8, 2023

In a free society, why should only one political side dominate the media? Yet in the U.S., social media, the networks, the cable channels, newspapers, and . . .

No God, no rights
Jerry Newcombe
February 2, 2023

When Vice President Kamala Harris gave a speech on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade about a week ago, she infamously left out the Creator—when talking . . .

What hath 50 years of 'Roe' wrought?
Jerry Newcombe
January 26, 2023

The Declaration of Independence says we’re endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of . . .

'Amazing Grace' and the abolition of slavery
Jerry Newcombe
January 18, 2023

This month, January 2023, marks the 250th anniversary of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace.” The Museum of the Bible notes: “It was January 1, 1773. John . . .

Killing newborn babies
Jerry Newcombe
January 11, 2023

In June of 2018, the body of a little baby was discovered floating in the ocean near an inlet in South Florida. One sheriff told NBC News that he'd thought he'd . . .

Want a better life? Go to church
Jerry Newcombe
January 5, 2023

Is religion good for society? One man who would answer in the affirmative is Gouverneur Morris, the founding father who spoke at the Constitutional Convention . . .

A resolution to be more grateful in 2023
Jerry Newcombe
December 28, 2022

Well, it’s that time of year again, when many of us consider turning over a new leaf. Losing that extra weight, reading the Bible more, being kinder and . . .

The incredible, positive impact of Jesus
Jerry Newcombe
December 21, 2022

Two years ago, a doctoral student in “religious studies” at a major public university in California was asked what he would do if he had a time machine. He . . .

The humility of Christmas
Jerry Newcombe
December 14, 2022

The first Christmas was really quite humble. Perhaps that is why Christmas resonates in the hearts of many, even many non-religious people…because of its . . .

Do some climate alarmists wish us all dead?
Jerry Newcombe
December 7, 2022

What is the end-game of some extremists who believe in the threat of catastrophic, man-made climate change? The end of humanity. In contrast, the founders of . . .

Cancelling the “most wonderful time of the year?”
Jerry Newcombe
December 1, 2022

If the left had its way, there would be no Christmas, no Easter, no Thanksgiving. If they had their way, anything related to Jesus would be cancelled. In . . .

Thanksgiving on the chopping block?
Jerry Newcombe
November 23, 2022

The left seems to be dismantling Western Civilization, and in particular Christian contributions to it, one step at a time. Now, Thanksgiving, a wonderful . . .

Thankful to be an American
Jerry Newcombe
November 16, 2022

Despite some of the disappointments in last week’s election, I’m grateful to be an American—especially because of religious liberty. This month we . . .

“A City on a Hill”
Jerry Newcombe
November 9, 2022

In eight years, America will celebrate a major milestone—the 400th anniversary of Boston. I passed through Boston’s airport in 2021 and noticed that they . . .

Is it a sin not to vote?
Jerry Newcombe
November 2, 2022

In 1629, the first American balloting for an election occurred in Salem, Massachusetts. The issue? Choosing a minister and choosing a Christian teacher for the . . .

What’s on the Ballot in 2022?
Jerry Newcombe
October 26, 2022

Recently, during a debate, a U.S. Congressional candidate was asked, in effect, if he was an “election denier”—that is, did he have any questions about . . .

Christian considerations and the death penalty
Jerry Newcombe
October 19, 2022

There is a debate today over capital punishment. And that debate is taking place right now in Florida, particularly after the Parkland school shooter received a . . .

Myths about abortion
Jerry Newcombe
October 12, 2022

The Dobbs Supreme Court decision in June which overturned Roe v. Wade, notes ob-gyn Dr. Ingrid Skop, “has sent abortion advocates and their allies in the . . .

Prayer helps to weather the storms of life
Jerry Newcombe
October 5, 2022

My wife stitched a needlework for our home that says, “Life is fragile. Handle with prayer.” But to many with a secular mindset, prayer is meaningless. . . .

Is the church in America dying?
Jerry Newcombe
September 29, 2022

“We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.” So declared the U.S. Supreme Court in Zorach v. Clauson (1952). In an earlier . . .

Are the 'Woke' the new Pharisees?
Jerry Newcombe
September 21, 2022

I remember a 10-year-old girl in school who came home one day proudly wearing a big button that declared, “I’m for sharing.” But when she starting . . .

DOJ tramples on the Constitution
Jerry Newcombe
September 15, 2022

The United States under the Biden administration is using the force of government to harass the late Phyllis Schlafly’s group in Alabama. In recent months, . . .

The end of the US…SR
Jerry Newcombe
September 7, 2022

Last week, the death of the final leader of the Soviet Union marked the end of an era. “Mikhail Gorbachev Meets His Maker” is the way professor and author . . .

Make 1984 fiction again
Jerry Newcombe
August 31, 2022

Well, as of last week, it’s official. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—at least for now—has dissolved its “disinformation board.” Some . . .

The comeback of God in some Texas schools?
Jerry Newcombe
August 24, 2022

Is God making a comeback in some of the public schools of Texas? A news item last week gives a glimmer of hope that it may be so. 60 years ago this summer, . . .

'Under God' is under attack…again
Jerry Newcombe
August 18, 2022

In 2002, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals created a firestorm by declaring that the Pledge of Allegiance was supposedly unconstitutional—because of the phrase . . .

Increasing inflation to fight inflation?
Jerry Newcombe
August 11, 2022

My wife just came back from a routine grocery store run. She said, “These people are destroying the country.” She wasn’t talking about the store—she was . . .

Falsely teaching our children that America is evil
Jerry Newcombe
August 3, 2022

For 42 years, American school children have been subject to a barrage of misinformation about our American history. This has caused many of them to hate America . . .

Madison—who helped create a constitutional framework for abolishing slavery—on the chopping block?
Jerry Newcombe
July 27, 2022

(Updated July 6, 2023, 11:31 pm) Tragically, slavery has been around from the beginning of time. It is still practiced even today in some places where . . .

Why does the Left seem more committed to death than to life?
Jerry Newcombe
July 20, 2022

Did you read in the news about the three mosques in the U.S. that were set on fire just the other weekend? Did you hear in the mainstream media about the . . .

Homegrown evil
Jerry Newcombe
July 13, 2022

There is evil abroad in the land, and it’s a cancer overtaking our society. Any naïve belief in the inherent goodness of man was shattered by what happened . . .

Lincoln down the memory hole?
Jerry Newcombe
July 6, 2022

Just about every week seems to bring some new attack on American history. Now at Cornell, an Ivy League School, a bust of Abraham Lincoln has been removed . . .

Celebrating America, despite our divisions
Jerry Newcombe
June 29, 2022

Why the violent reaction to Roe v. Wade being overturned? You would think that in effect the decision was anti-democracy (as many on the left claimed). But it . . .

Violence in the name of “Jane’s revenge”
Jerry Newcombe
June 22, 2022

Ever since the unprecedented leak of an early draft of the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court which may overturn Roe v. Wade, the “shock troops of . . .

The Almighty and abortion
Jerry Newcombe
June 15, 2022

As the debate over abortion rages, with the Supreme Court poised to possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 pro-abortion ruling, I find myself wondering: How . . .

Meaninglessness in art, value of old New England Primer
Jerry Newcombe
June 8, 2022

A recent visit to a museum of modern art got me thinking about how much of it is meaningless. Ecclesiastes begins with these famous words: “Vanity of . . .

Anti-Semitism on the Rise
Jerry Newcombe
June 1, 2022

Anti-Semitism is increasing in modern America—as we continue to jettison our Christian past and move further down the road of secularism and socialism.  . . .

Our open borders crisis
Jerry Newcombe
May 26, 2022

Biden’s border crisis is dangerous enough already, and it may soon get worse. But his Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandra Mayorkas, paints a rosier . . .

Demands to defrock George Washington
Jerry Newcombe
May 18, 2022

First, they came for the George Washington mural in a school in San Francisco—because our first president had been a slaveowner. Later they came for his name . . .

So much for the rule of law
Jerry Newcombe
May 11, 2022

These days, it seems that Saul Alinsky has taken over the Democrat Party. This is no longer the party of JFK—not even close. JFK said in his Inaugural Address . . .

Biden's claim about children: I WISH it were a gaffe
Jerry Newcombe
May 4, 2022

President Biden has more than his share of gaffes. But he made a remark last week on education, as he and his wife Jill hosted a Teacher of the Year event at . . .

Schools as “religion-free zones?”
Jerry Newcombe
April 27, 2022

The Supreme Court is considering a new case related to school prayer. This story began in 2015 when high school football Coach Joe Kennedy got on his knee at . . .

The hope of America
Jerry Newcombe
April 22, 2022

If you were to travel around the nation, what one thing would you find repeatedly? The answer may surprise you—especially in light of the violence rocking our . . .

The resurrection of Christ was a game-changer
Jerry Newcombe
April 13, 2022

Every week, the whole world is reminded of what happened on the first Easter 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ, who was crucified by the Roman Empire, rose from the . . .

Some Christian reflections on “the slap heard round the world”
Jerry Newcombe
April 6, 2022

The world is still reflecting on “the slap heard ‘round the world”—when Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in front of . . .

Abortion and Biden’s SCOTUS nominee
Jerry Newcombe
March 30, 2022

With a bang of a gavel in 1973, 63 million fellow Americans were condemned to die. And the number keeps growing. Now if the Senate confirms Judge Ketanji . . .

Responding to the charge that the Constitution is 'trash'
Jerry Newcombe
March 25, 2022

These days, all kinds of ridiculous things are said against America, the Pledge of Allegiance, the flag, and our history. Now, one leftist reporter calls the . . .

Distorting Florida’s Parental Rights Bill
Jerry Newcombe
March 16, 2022

Who should be in charge of what children learn at school—the parents or the state? Florida is poised to pass a parental rights law that is being distorted as . . .

Will the music go silent in Kiev?
Jerry Newcombe
March 9, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century” was the collapse of the Soviet Union.  . . .

Peaceful protests, RIP?
Jerry Newcombe
March 2, 2022

Is peaceful dissent to be shut down merely because it is politically incorrect and goes against the elite’s view of what is just and unjust? In his End of . . .

The faith of George Washington
Jerry Newcombe
February 23, 2022

We live in an era where the heroes of yesteryear are often vilified. It’s hard to believe that George Washington, “the father of our country,” has been so . . .

Cohabitation—Preparation for divorce?
Jerry Newcombe
February 21, 2022

Marriage is a gift from God. But marriage is in a sad state in America today, and we all suffer because of it. I read recently about the movie star Joan . . .

The missing link in the Whoopi-holocaust story
Jerry Newcombe
February 9, 2022

The Holocaust is a 77-year old story. Yet Whoopi Goldberg got in trouble last week for getting a major aspect of it wrong. On January 31’s edition of  . . .

Dismantling American history…one statue at a time
Jerry Newcombe
February 3, 2022

It would seem that in our day, American history is being dismantled one statue at a time. Just the other week, New York City removed a statue of Theodore . . .

Abortion is a spiritual battle
Jerry Newcombe
January 26, 2022

A national group of Satanists is putting their cards on the table. They are opposing abortion restrictions and adamantly defending abortion as worship of their . . .

'Free to vote' should not mean 'free to cheat'
Jerry Newcombe
January 19, 2022

“The bedrock of the American republic is that elections must be free, fair, accurate, and trusted.” So states Mollie Hemingway in her important book, Rigged . . .

1619 Project author gets historical facts wrong
Jerry Newcombe
January 12, 2022

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the New York Times Magazine reporter who wrote the 1619 Project, which is being used in many schools across the country. The 1619 Project . . .

Ben Franklin’s advice for a better year
Jerry Newcombe
January 6, 2022

Many of us still write up New Years’ Resolutions. Lose those extra ten pounds, read the Bible more, remember people’s names better. A friend told me, “I . . .

Trying to banish Christ at Christmastime
Jerry Newcombe
December 29, 2021

For almost 30 years, a group called Wreaths Across America has honored America’s military dead by voluntarily placing wreaths at their graves. But just in . . .

Christmas with the Presidents
Jerry Newcombe
December 22, 2021

For many of us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is special for old and young. As Charles Dickens once observed, “For it is good to . . .

Crime and no punishment
Jerry Newcombe
December 15, 2021

In the classic sitcom from the 1960s, “Get Smart,” the bad guys were from an organization called “Chaos.” The good guys, led by Maxwell Smart, were . . .

Abortion on trial
Jerry Newcombe
December 9, 2021

Last week the Supreme Court heard an abortion case out of Mississippi, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. It would appear to be the most serious . . .

Allegations of the Salvation Army going 'woke'
Jerry Newcombe
December 1, 2021

Is the Salvation Army going woke on racism? observes: “A Salvation Army guide aimed at ‘courageous conversations about racism’ asks  . . .

400 years of Thanksgiving in America
Jerry Newcombe
November 24, 2021

“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessings….” So opens a great hymn of thanksgiving that is often sung at Thanksgiving, the 400th anniversary of . . .

Former architect of American abortion industry speaks out against it
Jerry Newcombe
November 17, 2021

A one-time notorious abortion doctor and key architect of the abortion movement, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, is speaking from the grave. His message: Embrace life.  . . .

The American experiment
Jerry Newcombe
November 10, 2021

Is the Biden administration governing in a way that takes into consideration the will of the American people? Based on his plummeting poll numbers and the crude . . .

The pilgrims learned of socialism’s worthlessness: Why can’t we?
Jerry Newcombe
November 3, 2021

Socialism, one of history’s worst ideas, has been disproved repeatedly and without exception. Yet it keeps rearing its ugly head—constantly being rebranded . . .

The conversion of the great C.S. Lewis—captured on film
Jerry Newcombe
October 27, 2021

America’s founders said our rights come from God. This is enshrined in our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence. And yet many of the . . .

The Marxist move to cancel Jefferson
Jerry Newcombe
October 20, 2021

In our age of historical revisionism, the city officials in New York City have set their sights on a statue of our third president—Thomas Jefferson. This is a . . .

The primary stakeholder in schools: Parents or educrats?
Jerry Newcombe
October 15, 2021

Someone I know from California told me recently that he has decided to pull his child out of public school and enroll him instead into a private, Christian . . .

An important church and state battle in Seattle
Jerry Newcombe
October 6, 2021

We have all seen the horrible violence in Seattle in the last year or so. But now there’s a new battle, virtually under the radar.  . . .

The Constitution under fire
Jerry Newcombe
September 29, 2021

By God’s grace, the American experiment has lasted for 232 years now, since the Constitution went into effect on April 30, 1789. Every political leader who is . . .

An overlooked controversy in California
Jerry Newcombe
September 22, 2021

The Babylon Bee has done it again. After the California governor’s blowout victory in the recall election, the Christian satirical site had a meme noting the . . .

Rewriting the history of 9/11?
Jerry Newcombe
September 15, 2021

In recent years, we have seen the phenomenon of historical revisionism being taught in our schools. Usually, this deals with events centuries ago. But what . . .

America’s work crisis
Jerry Newcombe
September 8, 2021

With another Labor Day come and gone, it’s fascinating to note that America’s work ethic is in trouble today. And the coronavirus has made it worse.  . . .

Harvard: From promoting Christ to promoting an atheist chaplain
Jerry Newcombe
September 1, 2021

The Reverend John Harvard must be rolling over in his grave. America’s oldest and most prestigious university, named in the Congregational minister’s . . .

Karl Marx’s favorite quote
Jerry Newcombe
August 25, 2021

It is incredible how a failed theory—Marxism—continues to make inroads into the hearts and minds of millions of fellow Americans. A new poll out the other . . .

What makes the Taliban tick?
Jerry Newcombe
August 18, 2021

It is horrible to see the collapse of Afghanistan and thousands trying to flee the country before the Islamists take complete control there. What motivates the . . .

Is the open border compassionate?
Jerry Newcombe
August 11, 2021

We are often led to believe that it is the Christian thing to do to keep the southern border open. But is that really the case? This question is all the more . . .

The crying need for self-control in our time
Jerry Newcombe
August 4, 2021

Virtually every day we see examples of men and women who are out of control in modern society. And they are making life miserable for many. For example, 51 . . .

Saving our national Hyde
Jerry Newcombe
July 28, 2021

Watch out whenever a politician says, “I’m a devout Catholic, but.…” Whatever follows the “but” shows where their true allegiance lies. So it is . . .

Apologists for Communists
Jerry Newcombe
July 21, 2021

As the Cuban crisis unfolds, we are seeing an unprecedented number of protesters. Some of these dissidents could lose their lives for their bravery. A friend . . .

The time for school choice is now
Jerry Newcombe
July 14, 2021

An old story tells of a big, successful store with a plaque in the employees’ lounge which read: “Rule #1. The customer’s always right. Rule #2. If you . . .

$100,000 gone with the wind
Jerry Newcombe
July 7, 2021

Some people have money “to burn.” Others seem to have enough to throw into the ocean or down the toilet. Such was the case the other day with a 24-year-old . . .

The flag under attack
Jerry Newcombe
June 30, 2021

As America approaches another birthday on the 4th of July, we find that there are many in our society that want to tear the flag down. These fellow citizens . . .

Fatherlessness can be fatal
Jerry Newcombe
June 23, 2021

There were more shootings in Chicago over the weekend. The irony of these shootings, in which 52 were shot and 5 died (Chicago Sun-Times Wire, June 21), is the . . .

'One nation under Allah'?
Jerry Newcombe
June 16, 2021

Recently, a student of Justice High School in Fairfax, Virginia, led the graduation ceremony in the Pledge of Allegiance. In this public school setting, when . . .

NYC needs a positive transformation
Jerry Newcombe
June 9, 2021

When our first president under the Constitution was sworn in on April 30, 1789, it was in New York City. Back then it was our capital city. Today it is often . . .

Progressive is a misnomer
Jerry Newcombe
June 2, 2021

It has been said that he who frames the debate wins the debate. I think the “progressives” were brilliant to coin the term. But in reality, it’s one big . . .

Did U.S. soldiers die so Marxism could rise in the military?
Jerry Newcombe
May 27, 2021

Can anybody name a square inch spot on the planet anywhere where Marxism has brought anything good? Anywhere? Certainly not in China, Russia,  . . .

“Free” government money is the opposite of compassion
Jerry Newcombe
May 19, 2021

In his book Was Jesus a Socialist? author Lawrence W. Reed writes, “Almost everybody wants to help those in need. The crucial question is how to help. Let’s . . .

How do you leave God out of prayer?
Jerry Newcombe
May 12, 2021

First, the good news. President Joe Biden recognized the National Day of Prayer last week. Now, the bad news. Although he marked the day with a written . . .

Teaching kids that America was always racist
Jerry Newcombe
May 5, 2021

If there are riots now in America, what will it be like 20 years from now if the New York Times gets its way? The New York Times sponsored the 1619 Project, . . .

Humanizing the victims of abortion
Jerry Newcombe
April 28, 2021

One of the great blessings of the United States is that written into our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, is the acknowledgement . . .

Has socialism harmed no one?
Jerry Newcombe
April 21, 2021

George Santayana famously said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. That was demonstrated when a Florida representative made a . . .

Exacerbating racism in America
Jerry Newcombe
April 14, 2021

While America has unquestionably had deep racial problems and an agonizing history of oppressing Black people through slavery, Jim Crow, and other outrages, it . . .

The Sabbath—a gift from God
Jerry Newcombe
April 8, 2021

One of the saddest things I saw on Easter Sunday was Amazon delivery trucks on the road. Having to work on Sunday is bad enough, but Easter? Amazon drivers . . .

The significance of the empty tomb
Jerry Newcombe
March 31, 2021

These times are uncertain. Many people struggle sleeping through the night. Many people have serious financial struggles because of the response to Covid-19. . . .

A Lenten meditation on Cancel Culture
Jerry Newcombe
March 24, 2021

Every day seems to bring new examples in the news of our cancel culture. Cancel culture is a cancer to our culture. The examples border on the ridiculous:  . . .

Will California schools mandate pagan religion?
Jerry Newcombe
March 17, 2021

In California schools, it would seem that Jesus is out, but worshiping human-sacrifice-requiring Aztec deities may soon be in. In a 1996 book I wrote with D. . . .

'In God We Trust'?
Jerry Newcombe
March 11, 2021

Is recognition of God in the public arena today just a meaningless construct? It reminds me of politicians swearing in on a Holy Bible, but not having the . . .

Learning the wrong lesson in Texas?
Jerry Newcombe
March 3, 2021

As we all know, terrible ice storms recently in the Lone Star state froze many of their wind turbines and froze some of the gas pipelines, knocking out . . .

Frittering away our grandchildren’s future?
Jerry Newcombe
February 24, 2021

Ronald Reagan once observed, “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”  . . .

Yesterday’s heroes, today’s villains
Jerry Newcombe
February 17, 2021

Just in time for Presidents Day comes the announcement from the school board of San Francisco that they are renaming 44 of their public schools (about one-third . . .

Trump Impeachment II
Jerry Newcombe
February 11, 2021

Maybe it’s just me, but I am starting to come to the conclusion that Nancy Pelosi just doesn’t like former President Donald Trump. She seems to have been . . .

Biden’s excessive Executive Orders
Jerry Newcombe
February 3, 2021

Within his first two weeks in office, President Biden has signed an unprecedented number of executive orders—47. Writing for Quartz (1/31/21), Amanda . . .

Won’t know much about history
Jerry Newcombe
January 27, 2021

The old song said, “Don’t Know Much About History.” But if Joe Biden gets his way, we could revise the title to “Won’t Know Much About History.”  . . .

Abortion—The issue that will not die
Jerry Newcombe
January 20, 2021

Another anniversary of Roe v. Wade is upon us. And in recent days, the pro-life movement has suffered some serious political setbacks.  . . .

Law and disorder
Jerry Newcombe
January 13, 2021

Americans were shocked by the assault on the U. S. Capitol that took place on January 6th, ostensibly by Trump supporters. The US Capitol Police Chief, who . . .

Abortion and the Georgia runoffs
Jerry Newcombe
January 7, 2021

It is no exaggeration to say that the future of the nation is in the balance with the vote this week for the two Senate seats in Georgia. And abortion is a . . .

A worthy goal for the new year
Jerry Newcombe
December 31, 2020

Apparently fewer Americans are reading the Bible daily. A Barna study on behalf of the American Bible Society came out a few months ago (during the time of . . .

Is church “high risk, low reward”?
Jerry Newcombe
December 23, 2020

Some leftist government officials, in the name of trying to fight the spread of COVID-19, have come down hard on churches. For example, California Governor . . .

“Always winter, but never Christmas”
Jerry Newcombe
December 17, 2020

In C. S. Lewis’s book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, he describes a beautiful place (Narnia) under the spell of an evil character (the White Witch) . . .

Is it 'dangerous' to fight voter fraud?
Jerry Newcombe
December 9, 2020

I feel disenfranchised with last month’s vote because of such apparent widespread voter fraud in six key swing states. But the media says, “There’s . . .

American history down the memory hole?
Jerry Newcombe
December 2, 2020

Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving, but is this holiday becoming so politically incorrect that one day it will be doomed to be sent down the “memory hole” . . .

America: 'A church relocation project'?
Jerry Newcombe
November 26, 2020

There is a war on history in our time. There is an all-out effort to cut us off from our past—presumably to make us into a nation in the image of what the . . .

Religious freedom at risk
Jerry Newcombe
November 18, 2020

400 years ago this month, a weary band of Christians from England came ashore in New England after a grueling 66-day voyage aboard the Mayflower. The . . .

Election integrity
Jerry Newcombe
November 11, 2020

This is not a banana republic. This is the United States of America. Here we are on the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Compact (November 11, 1620)—the . . .

Power versus empowerment
Jerry Newcombe
November 4, 2020

On the ballot this election season are two different visions for America: government power vs. empowerment of people. The choice is ultimately between . . .

Why I’m a one-issue voter
Jerry Newcombe
October 28, 2020

The issue of abortion has barely come up in the debates of Election 2020. But for many of us, it is still the issue that matters most. I am a one-issue voter . . .

The threat of court packing
Jerry Newcombe
October 21, 2020

One of the most substantial issues of Election 2020 is the Left’s pledge to pack the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) if they win—a scheme neither Joe Biden nor . . .

We have forgotten God
Jerry Newcombe
October 14, 2020

It’s a cliché to say that this is the most important election in our lifetime. But I really feel strongly that this is the most important election in our . . .

Scapegoating “white Christians” for climate change
Jerry Newcombe
October 7, 2020

California, Oregon, and Washington State are burning—and it’s all the fault of “white Christians.” So says a professor at Oregon State University . . .

Christians need not apply?
Jerry Newcombe
September 30, 2020

Should being an active Christian bar you from public service? Yes, say many pundits today. It would seem that the left wants to impose a religious test to bar . . .

Abortion and the battle over the Supreme Court
Jerry Newcombe
September 23, 2020

Now that Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) has passed on to her eternal state, there will be an intense debate over whoever President . . .

The durability of the U.S. Constitution
Jerry Newcombe
September 16, 2020

"The American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." So said 19th . . .

Does your work matter to God?
Jerry Newcombe
September 9, 2020

Since many of us spend so much time and energy in our work, it’s good to reflect on vocations (and avocations, that is, voluntary work)—since we recently . . .

Good riddance to the “Summer of Love”
Jerry Newcombe
September 2, 2020

When I was a kid, I loved summer and dreaded the fall, because fall meant returning to school, with playtime over. But this year, I am glad to see summer is . . .

The dangers of 'Sexxx Ed'
Jerry Newcombe
August 26, 2020

Because of the virus, there is a current debate between opening up the schools or only using online instruction. Online instruction allows parents to hear what . . .

George Washington’s admonition to America
Jerry Newcombe
August 19, 2020

Last Thursday night (8/13/20), the statue-topplers tore down another statue of the father of our country, just after they defaced it. This statue of George . . .

The irony of Bible-burning on behalf of BLM
Jerry Newcombe
August 12, 2020

Bible-burning on the streets of Portland may be old news by now, but there is an irony lost to many in burning the Scriptures. All these protests are . . .

The attack on Christ in modern America
Jerry Newcombe
August 5, 2020

With violence in the streets of many of our most prominent cities, there is an underlying subtheme that is also troubling. Christophobia, which attacks anything . . .

Church of the woke: “Hands up, don’t shoot”
Jerry Newcombe
July 29, 2020

During these days of COVID-19, when many churches remain closed by government mandate to keep the virus from spreading, a new religion has arisen in the country . . .

The war on Western Civilization
Jerry Newcombe
July 22, 2020

During one of the darkest periods of World War II, Winston Churchill asked aloud, “Will Britain surrender too?” Never. At the time, in the summer and . . .

The antidote to Cancel Culture
Jerry Newcombe
July 15, 2020

Each week brings more bad news on “cancel culture”—primarily individuals losing their jobs for one alleged offensive statement. Cancel culture is about . . .

Alternative anthem and Jesus
Jerry Newcombe
July 9, 2020

America is undergoing its cultural revolution right now, obliterating as much of the past as possible. Over the weekend, we saw “social justice warriors” in . . .

Is America a “failed” experiment?
Jerry Newcombe
July 1, 2020

The barbarians are at the gates. Actually, the barbarians are inside the gates and on the streets. They are tearing down statues left and right. As we . . .

So many statues—so little time
Jerry Newcombe
June 24, 2020

Ronald Reagan once noted, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be . . .

The catastrophe of fatherless America
Jerry Newcombe
June 17, 2020

Much of the mayhem we see today is linked to fatherlessness. Around this time we celebrate Father’s Day. But fathers in our culture have not recently . . .

Actress falsely puts a Bible in Hitler’s hand
Jerry Newcombe
June 10, 2020

Last week, during some of the race-related protests, President Trump famously held up a Bible in one hand outside of an historic D.C. church that rioters had . . .

The way of Christ is not violent
Jerry Newcombe
June 3, 2020

America needs Jesus. No greater reminder of that fact can be seen than the recent protests in the streets of the nation. The anger against what happened to . . .

Did “Roe” really recant?
Jerry Newcombe
May 27, 2020

A new FX documentary, AKA Jane Roe, raises many questions about the real Jane Roe. Jane Roe, who pseudonymously sought an abortion in Texas, was at the heart . . .

Freedom versus tyranny on display
Jerry Newcombe
May 20, 2020

Dr. Richard Land once called our country “the divided states of America.” How apt—especially when we survey the various responses to the coronavirus. They . . .

Greasing the skids toward socialism?
Jerry Newcombe
May 13, 2020

One fallout of the Covid-19 crisis is its severe thrashing of our economy. Not only have all the impressive economic gains of the Trump administration . . .

Does America still have a prayer?
Jerry Newcombe
May 7, 2020

As of this writing, tens of thousands of Americans have reportedly died from the coronavirus. Also, 30 million have abruptly lost work. Scan the headlines . . .

The communists lied and the people died
Jerry Newcombe
April 29, 2020

Worldviews have consequences. The pandemic that grips the whole world is symptomatic of the deadly grip that the ungodly leadership in China holds over a wide . . .

The cheating factor in the elections
Jerry Newcombe
April 22, 2020

There’s an old joke that goes like this: How does a lifelong conservative voter in Chicago switch to being a liberal voter? He dies. If the left is so . . .

How can we have two systems of justice in this country?
Jerry Newcombe
April 15, 2020

There should not be two standards of justice in this nation – a slap on the wrist for the politically correct who do wrong, while Gen. Michael Flynn's . . .

Covid-19 and Easter hope
Jerry Newcombe
April 8, 2020

These are very trying times. There is an enemy out there at the microscopic level, wreaking all kinds of havoc in people's hearts and minds and lives. The . . .

The NYT blames Christians for poor coronavirus response
Jerry Newcombe
April 1, 2020

The religious right is anti-science. The religious right supports Donald Trump, and he welcomes their support. Therefore, America is doing much worse in our . . .

Controversy over days of prayer
Jerry Newcombe
March 26, 2020

President Trump, who is doing everything he can to fight the coronavirus, called for a Day of Prayer recently. He proclaimed, "We are a country that, throughout . . .

Keeping your head during the coronavirus crisis
Jerry Newcombe
March 18, 2020

Some wag once changed the opening line of Rudyard Kipling's classic poem "If" this way: "If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs and . . .

Chuck Schumer and judicial activism
Jerry Newcombe
March 11, 2020

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an abortion case out of Louisiana. The law in question mandates that an abortionist have access to a . . .

Pence doesn't believe in science?
Jerry Newcombe
March 4, 2020

After President Trump named Vice President Pence last week to lead nation's battle against the coronavirus, many in the media decried the choice because . . .

1619 vs. 1776
Jerry Newcombe
February 26, 2020

We are in trouble in America because we have millions of uneducated young people who think they are "woke" – who believe America is basically evil – . . .

Washington: hero or villain
Jerry Newcombe
February 19, 2020

Ours is an historically illiterate age – despite our technological advances.  . . .

Corruption in the Heartland
Jerry Newcombe
February 12, 2020

In the heartland of America, there is corruption. At Indiana University last week they celebrated the 4th Annual "Sex Fest." They defended this foray into . . .

Is America "the Evil Empire"?
Jerry Newcombe
February 5, 2020

Last week movie director Oliver Stone told the television program Russia Today that America is now "the evil empire." This is in reference to President . . .

A socialist for president?
Jerry Newcombe
January 29, 2020

How is it that a communist, for all practical purposes, is winning in the Iowa caucuses at present? If there is anything that history shows repeatedly, it is . . .

Hundreds who survived abortion represent millions who didn't
Jerry Newcombe
January 22, 2020

The anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court abortion decision, Roe v. Wade, is upon us again. And here we are, 61 million abortions later. Some of the most . . .

Go to church, live longer and happier
Jerry Newcombe
January 15, 2020

I don't go to church to live longer or to be happier. I go because I am commanded to go by the Bible (Hebrews 10:25). But study after study shows that those who . . .

And Then There Were None
Jerry Newcombe
January 8, 2020

In 2008, Abby Johnson, the manager of the Bryan, Texas (100 miles from Houston), Planned Parenthood, became that organization's Employee of the Year. By 2009 . . .

A worthy New Year's resolution
Jerry Newcombe
January 1, 2020

Teddy Roosevelt remarked in 1914: "A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." If that was true then, it is truer today – . . .

The incredible impact of Jesus Christ
Jerry Newcombe
December 26, 2019

Twenty-five years ago, D. James Kennedy and I came out with a book called What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? It ended up becoming a best seller. The message . . .

A Christmas meditation on Christ as "The Prophet"
Jerry Newcombe
December 19, 2019

When it comes to prophesies and predictions, have you ever noticed how often the "experts" get it wrong? Winston Churchill quipped, "I always avoid prophesying . . .

A timeless warning from William F. Buckley, Jr.
Jerry Newcombe
December 12, 2019

How politically diverse is the Yale faculty today? According to an article by James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal: "0%." He notes, "Nobody looks to the Ivy . . .

The Salvation Army a 'hate' group? Preposterous!
Jerry Newcombe
December 4, 2019

I feel like I lost a friend when Chick-fil-A apparently decided to throw Christians under the bus to curry favor with the LBGTQ crowd. Not that they could ever . . .

Thanksgiving – to be practiced year round
Jerry Newcombe
November 27, 2019

There are valuable lessons to be learned from the first Thanksgiving but the first grade class of Stone Bank Elementary School in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, won't . . .

Journalism is not a crime
Jerry Newcombe
November 20, 2019

The First Amendment took a major beating in a California courtroom last week. On Friday, 11/15/19, a jury in San Francisco's U.S. District Court found David . . .

Revolutionary war silhouettes cause freakout
Jerry Newcombe
November 14, 2019

The English poet Steve Turner once observed, "History repeats itself. It has to. No one is listening." I think this applies very well to American history.  . . .

The left targets nuns – again
Jerry Newcombe
November 7, 2019

The founders of America would be aghast at today's assault against religious freedom and against what they called "the sacred right of conscience." Right now . . .

Loss of religion is society's loss
Jerry Newcombe
October 30, 2019

Pew Research Center recently wrote about "the decline of Christianity" at a "rapid pace." Pew stated: "More than eight-in-ten members of the Silent . . .

Is America becoming an atheist nation?
Jerry Newcombe
October 23, 2019

Somewhere Bill Maher is smiling. A new Pew Survey (October 17, 2019) has come out, reporting a decline of Christianity in America and the rise of the "nones." . . .

Political correctness turns heroes into villains
Jerry Newcombe
October 16, 2019

With another Columbus Day recently over, it is obvious that Columbus, a former hero, has been vilified – primarily because of some of the terrible things . . .

The power of forgiveness
Jerry Newcombe
October 9, 2019

An atheist group has filed a complaint against a judge in Dallas, Texas, who supposedly violated their understanding of church and state relations. The black . . .

No greater love
Jerry Newcombe
October 3, 2019

One of the greatest themes in art, literature, and sometimes even real life is when a person sacrifices his or her own life that someone else might live. In my . . .

Marriage on the Rock or marriage on the rocks
Jerry Newcombe
September 25, 2019

Many years ago, when "Dear Abby" was in many newspapers, there appeared this interesting exchange: "Dear Abby, I am 44 and would like to meet a man my age with . . .

Does the Hong Kong protest have a prayer?
Jerry Newcombe
September 18, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong have been going on for months. Is there a Christian element to these protests that has been widely overlooked? Hong Kong has a . . .

Prominent Christians falling away
Jerry Newcombe
September 12, 2019

Recently, we have been hearing about some well-known professing Christians leaving the faith. What causes a seemingly solid Christian to walk away from the . . .

Did Jefferson really edit out the miracles from his Bible?
Jerry Newcombe
September 4, 2019

Once in a while, the myth that Thomas Jefferson edited down the Bible in order to remove the miraculous, resurfaces. He supposedly did this because he was . . .

Saving sex for marriage is good for marriage
Jerry Newcombe
August 28, 2019

A few weeks ago, there was a professing Christian lady on the television reality program "Bachelorette" who has been fooling around. One headline, for . . .

Socialism is theft – Why are candidates espousing it?
Jerry Newcombe
August 21, 2019

I recently preached a sermon on the subject of stealing in our church's series on the Ten Commandments. And one of the points I made is that socialism is a form . . .

Protesting the National Anthem
Jerry Newcombe
August 15, 2019

First it was a football quarterback, then it was a woman's soccer star, and now it's a fencer. And others in-between. These are American athletes protesting the . . .

It's the morality, stupid
Jerry Newcombe
August 7, 2019

Everyone is scratching their heads trying to figure out what has gone wrong when disturbing stories break of more attacks by young men killing strangers at . . .

The deadly sin of anger on display
Jerry Newcombe
July 31, 2019

America has an anger problem. There was another random shooting – this time in a city east of Santa Cruz in California. The Mercury News (7/28/19) . . .

The searing of the conscience over the issue of abortion
Jerry Newcombe
July 25, 2019

Four years ago, citizen journalist David Daleiden shocked the civilized world by releasing a series of undercover videos that documented the trafficking of baby . . .

The first meal on the moon
Jerry Newcombe
July 17, 2019

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon, a major milestone in human history. As Neil Armstrong noted, as he stepped on the lunar . . .

Was George Washington really a Christian?
Jerry Newcombe
July 10, 2019

In a San Francisco high school named after the father of our country, George Washington, a large mural of him that has been around for decades is now being . . .

The era of the ungrateful American
Jerry Newcombe
July 3, 2019

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I can't fathom the ingratitude of American soccer star Meghan Rapinoe's attitude toward America. Writer Warner . . .

The cross in the crosshairs
Jerry Newcombe
June 26, 2019

Last week's cross decision was a major case for religious liberty. Perhaps it even spells the death knell of the so-called Lemon aptly-named decision . . .

What is this love affair with socialism?
Jerry Newcombe
June 19, 2019

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it," said Santayana. Many young people today claim to prefer socialism – and in some cases, even . . .

The effort to add God to the WW II Memorial
Jerry Newcombe
June 12, 2019

Now that the dust has settled from the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, it's interesting to reflect on a piece of unfinished business related to our . . .

Hey, Hollywood, pick on someone your own size
Jerry Newcombe
June 5, 2019

I find it ironic that Hollywood is bullying the state of Georgia to protest its new law to protect unborn children. The heartbeat law stipulates that an . . .

Don't let climate change alarmism ruin your future
Jerry Newcombe
May 29, 2019

Many people today, especially the young, are making some terrible long-term decisions, and it's because they assume that the "experts" are right when it comes . . .

A forgotten voice in the Alabama abortion debate
Jerry Newcombe
May 22, 2019

The goal of the new, strict Alabama abortion law is to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade. The law would penalize abortion doctors, and it contains no exception . . .

On oaths and God
Jerry Newcombe
May 15, 2019

The attempt to remake our country into a secular wasteland continues unabated. Even the U.S. House of Representatives has begun leaving God out when swearing . . .

A tale of two revolutions
Jerry Newcombe
May 9, 2019

Could a contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution be relevant to today's conflicts? I think so. The attempt to demote historic icons, . . .

Campus commandment: Thou shalt not be offensive
Jerry Newcombe
May 1, 2019

Question: If you believe in the traditional Judeo-Christian sex ethic – that no one should have sex apart from the bonds of holy matrimony (between a man . . .

On the targeting of churches and Christians
Jerry Newcombe
April 25, 2019

The Easter bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka remind us that it is dangerous to be a practicing Christian today in many parts of the world. The . . .

Is the American church dying?
Jerry Newcombe
April 18, 2019

One often hears dire reports in the media about the impending doom of the Christian church. But Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family recently wrote an article . . .

A friendship that changed history
Jerry Newcombe
April 10, 2019

Thirty years ago, the good guys won the Cold War, yet today we have a frontrunner candidate for president, Bernie Sanders, who is an out-of-the closet socialist . . .

The Abby Johnson story
Jerry Newcombe
April 3, 2019

One day, about a decade ago, a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director saw something at her own clinic – and it made her instantly pro-life. Her . . .

Science and God
Jerry Newcombe
March 27, 2019

An award-winning scientist recently told the world that science and religion are not incompatible. The Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports (3/19/19), "The . . .

What's this mantra against "thoughts and prayers"?
Jerry Newcombe
March 20, 2019

Lately, wishing someone your "thoughts and prayers" has become supposedly meaningless – as if it is a substitute for actually doing something positive.  . . .

What part of "no religious test" don't we understand?
Jerry Newcombe
March 13, 2019

The Constitution says there can be no religious test applied to those seeking office at the federal level (Article 6, clause 3). But lately some on the left are . . .

No, we're not all Socialists now
Jerry Newcombe
March 6, 2019

On Sunday, New York Post had an editorial about how many millennials embrace "socialism" while not really knowing what it means: "Millennials – ignorant . . .

Humanists: Tear down that cross!
Jerry Newcombe
February 27, 2019

This week the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a large memorial cross on a busy highway in Bladensburg, Maryland. The American Humanist Association . . .

America's historical ignorance
Jerry Newcombe
February 20, 2019

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the darling of the new socialist Democrats in this country, recently referred to the three branches of government. She . . .

For what robot did Jesus die?
Jerry Newcombe
February 13, 2019

Recently, amazing claims have been made about robots. One of them is that people will start to fall in love with robots. Another is that Artificial Intelligence . . .

We the born
Jerry Newcombe
February 6, 2019

The settlers and the founders of this country spoke a lot about their posterity – the generations that would follow them. For example, the Constitution . . .

Thou shalt not smirk
Jerry Newcombe
January 30, 2019

We live in a time when tolerance is just a one-way street. Those who clamor loudest for tolerance are the most intolerant people around if they are offended  . . .

Planned Parenthood and the African-American community
Jerry Newcombe
January 23, 2019

Does Planned Parenthood target blacks? That is what Dr. Martin Luther King's niece thinks. Recently, I spoke on my radio show with Evangelist Alveda King, . . .

Fighting for green justice leads to yellow vest protests
Jerry Newcombe
January 16, 2019

Paris is burning. That is because the new president of France has bought into the message of climate change alarmism – that man's activities are wreaking . . .

The irony of refusing to swear in on the Bible
Jerry Newcombe
January 10, 2019

Last week, the first openly bisexual U.S. senator was sworn in...and she refused to be sworn in on the Holy Bible, as is customary. She instead opted for a law . . .

Exercising your options in 2019
Jerry Newcombe
January 2, 2019

Every year, millions of Americans make a New Years' resolution to lose weight and keep it off. If you want to achieve that goal, common sense exercise should be . . .

Some presidential reflections on Christmas
Jerry Newcombe
December 20, 2018

In the last few decades, we have somehow been conned into the idea that there is a strict separation of God and state in the public square of America. But that . . .

Did missionary die from arrogance or from altruism?
Jerry Newcombe
December 13, 2018

Since last month's killing of 26-year-old missionary, John Allen Chau, a lot of ink has been spilled. On November 17, 2018, Chau of Washington state died at . . .

Was Jesus a historical figure?
Jerry Newcombe
December 5, 2018

Two separate sources recently questioned the historicity of Jesus. But let us set the record straight. First, on a comedy show on TBS, "The Guestbook," just . . .

Gary Hart, Donna Rice, and Jesus Christ
Jerry Newcombe
November 28, 2018

There's a new movie out based on the Gary Hart scandal of 1987. It's called "Front Runner" and stars Hugh Jackman. You may recall that Gary Hart, a handsome . . .

Thanksgiving – all year round
Jerry Newcombe
November 21, 2018

Being grateful is good for you. It's good for your health. Even recent studies at Columbia and Yale found that belief in God can make your brain healthier.  . . .

Are Alinskyites trying to steal these elections?
Jerry Newcombe
November 14, 2018

Well, here we go again. Is there something in the water of Broward County that causes these post-election ballot battles? I write this as a Broward resident for . . .

Thomas Jefferson and the myth of a secular America
Jerry Newcombe
November 7, 2018

The contentiousness of the recent elections underscores how there are conflicting visions of what our nation should be. Are we a brave new world in a secular . . .

The midterms: "Free stuff" or freedom?
Jerry Newcombe
October 31, 2018

It sounds like a cliché, but this may well be the most important mid-term election in our lifetime. On the ballot, at least indirectly, will be socialism. Will . . .

GOSNELL is the movie Hollywood does not want you to see
Jerry Newcombe
October 24, 2018

There is an incredible movie with pro-life implications in the theaters right now, Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer, starring Dean Cain, . . .

A new battle in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Jerry Newcombe
October 17, 2018

My Irish-American blood recoils whenever I hear the word "Fredericksburg." So many young Irishmen were sent to a needless early death because of the slaughter . . .

Integrity: What else do you have?
Jerry Newcombe
October 10, 2018

The recent Kavanaugh kerfuffle underscores an important lesson for all of us: Your integrity is your most important asset. Period. What else does anyone have, . . .

The hypocrisy of the left and what they've done to Judge Kavanaugh
Jerry Newcombe
October 3, 2018

September 27, 2018 was a low point in our country. In the morning Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified that, when she was in high school in the early 1980s, . . .

If accusation equals guilt, the Bill of Rights is dead
Jerry Newcombe
September 26, 2018

Someone recently posted this comment on the Ford-Kavanaugh controversy in (9/20/18): "PLAYING WITH FIRE. Do we really want to live in a world were . . .

Saul Alinsky does the Supreme Court
Jerry Newcombe
September 19, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was on track – and hopefully remains on track – to become the next Supreme Court Associate Justice. But then came a last minute . . .

Are they burning the Bible in China?
Jerry Newcombe
September 12, 2018

At the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, they have a display of many burned Bibles. This is the book that, down through the centuries, has been burned more . . .

Happiness: The Christians' vindication
Jerry Newcombe
September 5, 2018

Many in our society seem to do everything they can to squelch Christianity, as the following examples illustrate: A retired Lutheran minister might get . . .

Social media censorship is out of control
Jerry Newcombe
August 29, 2018

The New York Times' slogan is famously, "All the news that's fit to print." I guess Facebook's slogan should be, "All the liberal news that's fit to print." And . . .

New left slogan? 'Hey, let's turn America into Venezuela'
Jerry Newcombe
August 23, 2018

When you see Bernie Sanders, remember Venezuela. When you see Elizabeth Warren, think Caracas. When you see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, think of the plight of . . .

The media is generally ignoring the other story out of Charlottesville
Jerry Newcombe
August 15, 2018

The one-year anniversary of the melee in Charlottesville, Virginia came and went recently. A poll found that most Americans feel that race relations in this . . .

As a nation, we have forgotten God
Jerry Newcombe
August 8, 2018

When I was a kid, there was an expression: "Stop the world. I want to get off." Glancing at the headlines sometimes make me feel that way. For example, here . . .

Immigrants: Turn back – America stinks, according to the left
Jerry Newcombe
August 1, 2018

Those poor people at the southern border. So many of them are risking their lives to try and get what they think is a better life here in America. They don't . . .

A compassionate response to the transgender issue
Jerry Newcombe
July 25, 2018

Barely a week goes by without some news about the transgender issue. Recently, some declared that babies should be called "theybies" – since we don't know . . .

Don't let them Bork Judge Kavanaugh
Jerry Newcombe
July 18, 2018

Soon the Senate will hold hearings as to whether or not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. One can only imagine the fireworks to come.  . . .

Five reasons I think "Roe v. Wade" should be overturned
Jerry Newcombe
July 12, 2018

Soon we can expect another contentious battle in the Senate over a Supreme Court nominee. For the last few decades, in all such battles, there has been one . . .

Who died and made the Supreme Court God?
Jerry Newcombe
July 4, 2018

To hear some liberals tell it, you would think that America is finished as a nation with the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. One such . . .

"Suffer the little children"– Are kids just pawns in the immigration crisis?
Jerry Newcombe
June 27, 2018

The Bible is being used by both sides in the current immigration debate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is quoting Romans 13 on how we should obey the . . .

Marriage is the dream that will not die
Jerry Newcombe
June 21, 2018

June is the month of weddings. Now that the dust has completely settled from the mid-May wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's interesting to note . . .

Supreme Court cake decision aligns with most Americans
Jerry Newcombe
June 14, 2018

To hear some liberals discuss the Colorado baker case last week, you would have thought it was "Cake-ageddon." The effect of the Supreme Court's ruling is that . . .

Has Connecticut betrayed its rich contribution to the Constitution?
Jerry Newcombe
June 6, 2018

There are plans afoot, including by politicians in Connecticut, to effectively abolish the Electoral College. It's a plan for liberals to hitherto control the . . .

Shall the geeks inherit the earth?
Jerry Newcombe
May 30, 2018

Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth. But today, could it be that the "geeks" of Silicon Valley are instead trying to inherit the earth? Brent Bozell, . . .

God and the Santa Fe School District
Jerry Newcombe
May 23, 2018

About twenty years ago, I produced a story for D. James Kennedy Ministries on the subject of a school prayer case in Santa Fe, Texas. On the one hand, many . . .

Is God mad at America because of abortion?
Jerry Newcombe
May 16, 2018

Is America shaking its collective fist at God through the wholesale slaughter of the unborn? Some people virtually celebrate abortion. •Cecile Richards, . . .

"Uncle Joe" is back?
Jerry Newcombe
May 9, 2018

I can't believe the depth of ignorance of many modern people in the West. Mass murderer Joseph Stalin, ruthless dictator of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953, . . .

Spreading the gospel globally – through healthcare
Jerry Newcombe
May 2, 2018

Throughout the centuries, the Christian church has been involved in health care. Jesus healed the sick, showed compassion to the needy, and told us to go and do . . .

Do you have to go to church to be a good Christian?
Jerry Newcombe
April 25, 2018

From time to time, someone objects to the need to attend church regularly. They say they can be good Christians without participating in church. I don't agree.  . . .

Confessions of a "Christian Constitutionalist"
Jerry Newcombe
April 18, 2018

After my recent column on "fake news," someone sent me an email accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with the founding of . . .

"Fake news" and "our democracy"
Jerry Newcombe
April 12, 2018

One of the most interesting videos I have seen lately shows broadcasters from the Sinclair network all reading the same script about the threat of "false news," . . .

God's not the box office
Jerry Newcombe
April 6, 2018

In the late 1800s, Horace and Daeida Wilcox decided to create a nice, quaint Christian community in southern California. It would serve no booze, and it would . . .

Jesus was rejected that we might be accepted
Jerry Newcombe
March 30, 2018

What are Good Friday and Easter all about? In a sentence: Jesus was rejected that we might be accepted. When I was a child, I attended a parochial grade . . .

What was the "crime" of Jesus that got him crucified?
Jerry Newcombe
March 22, 2018

Soon another Holy Week will be upon us, beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating with Easter Sunday. It was "the week that changed the world." The week . . .

Warnings from a survivor of communism
Jerry Newcombe
March 14, 2018

"I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans." So declares a lady who grew up under Communism. Her . . .

Abortion – child sacrifice?
Jerry Newcombe
March 8, 2018

Recently a crisis pregnancy center was visited by a church-going girl who was disappointed to find out she was pregnant. The center tried to help the girl, who . . .

The danger of disarming
Jerry Newcombe
March 1, 2018

Before my wife-to-be left her native Norway in the late 1970s to earn a master's degree at Billy Graham's alma mater, Wheaton, a friend of hers gave a gift  . . .

The price of kicking God out of the schools
Jerry Newcombe
February 22, 2018

Tragically, there have been more school shootings in America. Our prayers are with the survivors and with the families of the victims. Reports even indicate . . .

Warnings from the Founding Fathers on our reckless national spending and debt
Jerry Newcombe
February 15, 2018

U. S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky is beginning to sound like a lone voice in the wilderness. He's decrying the recent budget deal that will add . . .

Who are the real fascists?
Jerry Newcombe
February 8, 2018

The Huffington Post reports (2/5/18) that a member of the American Nazi Party is running unopposed as a GOP candidate in Illinois for an upcoming primary. A . . .

A school shooting and the Ten Commandments
Jerry Newcombe
February 2, 2018

Another school shooting has taken place – this one in Kentucky. Our prayers are with the families of the victims, including two dead 15-year olds and . . .

Why suicide is a tragedy all around
Jerry Newcombe
January 24, 2018

Suicide has been in the news lately. An internet-video star explored a forest in Japan where people go to hang themselves. And he showed (at least partially) . . .

Roe v. Roe: Women hurt by abortion speak out against it
Jerry Newcombe
January 20, 2018

Recently a group of abortion advocates, as part of the National Network of Abortion Funds, set out to solicit people to speak out on behalf of abortion through . . .

Phil Robertson declares 'open season on political correctness'
Jerry Newcombe
January 10, 2018

I saw an ad recently for the new television program of Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame. It airs on CRTV (the same network Mark Levin and Michele Malkin . . .

Communism and Millennials
Jerry Newcombe
January 4, 2018

In mid-December, a science editor for BuzzFeedUK, Kelly Oates, tweeted, "All I want for Christmas is full communism now." Once this tweet was noticed, she . . .

Are Christmas and Jesus "fake news"?
Jerry Newcombe
December 27, 2017

Just in time for Christmas 2017, an atheist group put up a billboard in Dallas with the message: "Just skip church. It's all fake news!" This is right next to a . . .

Loving God with our MINDS – A tribute to the late R. C. Sproul
Jerry Newcombe
December 21, 2017

The greatest command, said Jesus, is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sometimes missing today among many professing Christians . . .

Some good news out of Charlottesville
Jerry Newcombe
December 14, 2017

Bad news gets press. "If it bleeds, it leads." Good news tends not to spread as well and as far. We all know about the horrible events of August 12, 2017 in . . .

Millions miss out on joys of grandparenting by following liberal lies on abortion
Jerry Newcombe
December 7, 2017

An acquaintance once asked Winston Churchill if he had shown the statesman a picture of his grandchild. Churchill replied, saying something like: "No. And I . . .

Are more Americans turning to the stars instead of to the one who made the stars?
Jerry Newcombe
November 30, 2017

Many Americans, declares an article in the New York Times (11/24/17), are "Leaning on the Stars to Make Sense of the World." Personally I'd rather "lean" on the . . .

The pilgrims gave thanks – despite a multitude of difficulties
Jerry Newcombe
November 22, 2017

With another Thanksgiving upon us, it's good to consider what the Pilgrims endured and how they thanked God through it all. I just finished reading a . . .

2017---The year of the sex scandals
Jerry Newcombe
November 19, 2017

The beleaguered Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore has not has day in court to address accusations of alleged sexual impropriety 38 years ago. For World . . .

Pray for the persecuted church--abroad and at home
Jerry Newcombe
November 10, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017, has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. I planned to write about this topic and focus on . . .

Martin Luther at 500
Jerry Newcombe
November 3, 2017

The namesake of Martin Luther King, Jr. was an Augustinian monk who lived 500 years ago. On October 31, 1517, he revolutionized history by disagreeing with some . . .

What hath Kaepernick wrought?
Jerry Newcombe
October 25, 2017

I'm so out of touch with some aspects of contemporary culture that some friends have suggested I'm from a different planet – they've even created a name . . .

Pro-life videos garner 85 million views
Jerry Newcombe
October 19, 2017

Note: the following column contains some sensitive material. Reader discretion is advised. Support for abortion can be undercut when people learn what an . . .

Polish people pray for protection from Islamic invasion
Jerry Newcombe
October 12, 2017

The Polish people have proven to be some of the greatest God-fearing, freedom-loving people on earth. Many of them proved it again just this past weekend. An . . .

The pursuit of happiness: joy is a state of mind
Jerry Newcombe
October 5, 2017

For millions of Americans, what they spend their time on is what they think will make them happy. And being happy turns out to be good for you. TIME Magazine . . .

10 reasons I'm grateful to be an American
Jerry Newcombe
September 28, 2017

I'm not proud to be an American – I'm grateful. I didn't do anything to become a citizen of this country. I was just born. But in appreciating America . . .

Coping with hurricanes
Jerry Newcombe
September 21, 2017

Dealing with a hurricane is bad enough, but add on top of it the promotion of the myth that it's all because of man-made climate change – that makes it . . .

44 years of one man's remarkable and costly pro-life engagement
Jerry Newcombe
September 16, 2017

On January 22, 1973, with the bang of a gavel, seven men in Washington, D.C. consigned tens of millions of future Americans to an incredibly premature death. . . .

The Bible and the school
Jerry Newcombe
September 7, 2017

With school back in full session around the country, it's interesting to think about how the Bible is often banned directly or indirectly in schools. The 2016 . . .

A lesson from Korea for the whole world
Jerry Newcombe
August 30, 2017

There's barely a week that goes by without North Korea being in the news. It seems that the Stalinist dictator there enjoys rattling his saber, even threatening . . .

What is hate and who defines it? The SPLC?
Jerry Newcombe
August 24, 2017

A headline on Drudge (8/21/17) declares that Google is teaming up with "liberal groups to snuff out conservative websites." Apparently the search-engine giant . . .

Commenting on the tragedy in Charlottesville
Jerry Newcombe
August 17, 2017

On a sunny morning in the summer of 2012, I visited Charlottesville, Virginia (Jefferson's hometown). My host was a local pastor, Dr. Mark Beliles. He and I . . .

When words can kill
Jerry Newcombe
August 11, 2017

Jane Hodgson, who died about a decade ago, was celebrated in liberal circles as a pioneer of abortion rights. She was a master at justifying the killing of . . .

America abandons marriage at its own peril
Jerry Newcombe
August 6, 2017

I attended an unusual wedding this past weekend. The minister presided over the wedding in a cow patch. We were driven to the pasture on a hay ride. The best . . .

Is Bible prophesy being fulfilled in our time?
Jerry Newcombe
July 26, 2017

There's an item in the news that caught my attention and made me wonder if Bible prophesy is possibly being fulfilled in our time. Having written a book . . .

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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