Entries by Jerry Newcombe

What Hath 50 Years of ‘Roe’ Wrought?

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 happiness. When Vice President Kamala Harris gave a speech promoting abortion over the weekend, she cited our nation’s founding document, and the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But […]

A Resolution to Be More Grateful in 2023

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 gentler. Here’s a worthwhile New Year’s Resolution. In 2023, I resolve to be….more grateful. I resolve to make thanksgiving a year-round proposition. Ingratitude is deep in our […]

The Incredible, Positive Impact of Jesus

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 answered that he would “assassinate Jesus of Nazareth.” Somehow, in his thinking, the world would be better off without Jesus and the movement He has spawned. […]

The Humility of Christmas

Winston Churchill was a man of great wit. Much of that wit came in the form of insulting barbs. It was once reported, “When Winston Churchill was told that Clement Attlee [former British prime minister] is a modest man, he said: ‘No doubt he is. And Mr. Attlee has plenty to be modest about.’” But […]

Do Some Climate Alarmists Wish Us All Dead?

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 America operated out of a Judeo-Christian framework. The Bible was by-far the most widely read and studied book during America’s founding. The framers declared that it is self-evident that […]

Thanksgiving on the Chopping Block?

The left seems to be dismantling Western Civilization, and in particular Christian contributions to it, one step at a time. Now, Thanksgiving, a wonderful American holiday, is on the chopping block among some. For example, Campus Reform reports: “University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) removed ‘Thanksgiving Closure’ from its calendar in place of ‘Fall Break’ at […]

Thankful to be an American

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 celebrate Thanksgiving, when we remember the Pilgrims who came to this new land to celebrate religious freedom—something denied them in their native England. “[E]ver since the first breaking out of the light of […]

“A City on a Hill”

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 seem to be gearing up for this milestone with lots of signs and images celebrating major events in Boston’s history. Alas, they grossly underplayed the role of the Puritans in this […]

Is It a Sin Not to Vote?

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 colony. “Such is the origin of the use of the ballot on this continent; [Samuel] Skelton was chosen pastor and [Francis] Higginson teacher.”  So writes George Bancroft, an early American […]