Jerry Newcombe

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.

Posted September 18, 2014

A disturbing story came and went, barely noticed a few weeks ago. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is being unceremoniously booted off the campuses of Californias 23 state universities. This begins with a process of derecognizing these as legitimate campus groups.

Posted September 11, 2014

Did you know that since 9/11, there have been 23,780 separate deadly terror attacks carried out by Islamic extremists, according to

Posted September 04, 2014

Quick quiz: What started World War I? An anarchist in Serbia shot and killed a visiting Austrian leader. But why would that shooting trigger the killing of millions, including one out of two young Frenchmen, in what we now know as World War I, which began a hundred years ago?

Posted August 28, 2014

Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died.

Posted August 21, 2014

Here we are 51 years to the month after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. articulated his vision for a color-blind society, and some things seem to be worse. While America elected and re-elected the first African-American president, something virtually unimaginable in Dr. Kings time, the incident in Ferguson shows that deep divides remain.

Posted August 14, 2014

Everything about her looks normal, except that her head is gone. This photo makes you sick. It's right out of a horror movie. Something within you dies when you look at it.

Posted August 07, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It appears that poverty won that war.