Entries by Jerry Newcombe

Is the American Church Dying?

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 in the Federalist that showed such reports may be premature. Stanton notes, “Religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps, we […]

The Abby Johnson Story

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 name is Abby Johnson, and she was the director of the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic, which was affiliated with the greater Houston area Planned Parenthood—one of the largest markets for […]

Science and God

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 annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to ‘affirming life’s spiritual dimension,’ was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser—a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies.” Gleiser, a professor at […]

What’s This Mantra Against “Thoughts and Prayers”?

Lately, wishing someone your “thoughts and prayers” has become supposedly meaningless—as if it is a substitute for actually doing something positive. After last week’s horrific shooting in a mosque in New Zealand, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) sent out a tweet: “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe […]

No, We’re Not All Socialists Now

On Sunday, New York Post had an editorial about how many millennials embrace “socialism,” while not really knowing what it means:  “Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want.” I’m reminded of a college student who wrote his dad: “Dear Dad, […]

Humanists: Tear Down That Cross!

This week the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a large memorial cross on a busy highway in Bladensburg, Maryland. The American Humanist Association argues that it is an assault on the establishment clause of the First Amendment. The Bladensburg Cross was built primarily by a group of mothers after World War I who mourned […]

America’s Historical Ignorance

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the darling of the new socialist Democrats in this country, recently referred to the three branches of government. She said, they are the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. John Roberts, call your office. Ocasio-Cortez is not alone in a great misunderstanding of our history. Many Americans have an […]

For What Robot Did Jesus Die?

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 (AI) will one day eclipse man. There is even the claim that AI will one day eclipse God. Writing for zdnet.com, Greg Nichols (2/8/19) penned an article, “Robot Love: […]

We the Born

The settlers and the founders of this country spoke a lot about their posterity—the generations that would follow them. For example, the Constitution begins, “We the People of the United States, in Order to…secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution” (emphasis added). Long before the Constitution was […]

Thou Shalt Not Smirk

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—which happens often these days. To wit, the recent story involving the Covington kids. Every year thousands of Americans come to Washington, D. C. in the frigid cold […]