Jerry Newcombe

Posted January 29, 2015

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal did something supposedly controversial. He called for a national revival.

Posted 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 They seem to lack a political bias one way or another, and they are discerning in terms of religious rumors. They don't throw the baby out with the bathwater---particularly the baby in the manger.

Posted January 15, 2015

In the Bible is a remarkable statement: Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord, I will repay. This means that Gods honor is not up to us to defend in the ultimate sense---not that we should not lovingly, graciously speak out when we can, if He is dishonored.

Posted January 08, 2015

Recent events have raised the issue, Should the pulpit always avoid politics?

Posted January 01, 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 requests from prisoners for the book. Perhaps that had something to do with the title.

Posted 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?"

Posted December 22, 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 myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowned in a river, the average depth of which was 6 inches?"

Posted December 19, 2014

Just in time for Christmas, a season of joy and giving spawned by the birth of Christ, one can now buy a gold necklace fashioned by a fancy designer, celebrating male genitalia, in the form of a cross.

Posted 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 matter).

Posted December 04, 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 bathwater. I remember years ago when somebody called the Christmas season, "The Advent of Controversy."

Posted 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?

Posted November 21, 2014

Recently, I had the privilege to visit the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Someone asked me, "What were you doing there?" My response: "Worshiping Jesus Christ."

Posted November 14, 2014

Some skeptics today like to argue that the founding fathers purposefully left God out of the Constitution. They say that a Godless Constitution was the intended design of the document---and theyre wrong.

Posted November 06, 2014

Many elitists today interpret the First Amendment in such a way as to turn it into a search and destroy mission for any sneaky vestiges of religion left in the public square, as one Christian law professor put it. Thats what separation of church and state means nowadays.

Posted October 30, 2014

In polite society, youre not supposed to talk about politics, sex, or religion. Sorry, but this column will discuss all three, directly or indirectly.

Posted October 23, 2014

This culture is obsessed with sex. Even burger ads sometimes use sex to sell their product. Pornography is rampant. Gender confusion rules the day. Some even want laws to let men use the ladies room. And if you are a pastor and dont agree, they may subpoena your sermons.

Posted October 16, 2014

Recent events have brought the debate on so-called death with dignity and assisted suicide into the spotlight again. And yet, the argument is not really a new one. No less a light than William Shakespeare extensively dealt with the subject in his writing.

Posted October 10, 2014

Political correctness infects virtually every aspect of our culture, our thinking, our heritage.

Posted October 02, 2014

I opened a recent TIME Magazine (9/29/14) today and saw in big bold words a quote from British Prime Minister David Cameron on ISIS: They are not Muslims. They are murderers. With all due respect to the Prime Minister---they are Muslims, and they are murderers.

Posted September 26, 2014

The man who co-created PayPal helped solve a big problem, how to make trustworthy payments on the Internet. This successful solution has enriched the lives of everyone---himself included.