Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Is Heaven Really for Real?

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'

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 service to our country. With another Memorial Day upon us, it's good to be reminded of the debt we owe to their sacrifice.

Whoa — I Just Agreed With Oprah!

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. But I was impressed with a statement she made over the weekend — a statement that echoes one of Jesus' teachings.

Inside the Coptic Church Bombings

On Palm Sunday, two bombings at Coptic Churches in Egypt killed nearly 50 persons and injured 120 others. I heard about it from two of my relatives-in-law, who were near enough to hear and feel the blast at St. Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria.

Why Does Guilt Persist?

Our society is moving away from our Judeo-Christian roots at warp speed toward supposedly greater enlightenment. Then why do feelings of guilt remain? Isn't that an unwelcome vestige of an old-fashioned, irrelevant past?

Which View of Heaven Will Prevail?

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, before being killed by police. Where is Khalid Masood's soul right now? Presumably, he thought he was taking a short-cut to Paradise.

Donald Trump vs. Our Biased Media

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 the pontiff's hat to fly several feet away from the boat on surface of the water. Trump gets out of the boat and walks on water to retrieve the miter.

New Film Challenges Evolution Worldview

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), which was seen by some 12 million people worldwide.

When Selfies Kill

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 treatment called ours the "selfie culture."

Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman

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 displeasure with the new administration. That didn't take long.

How Many Attacks Must We Endure Before the Islamic Link Is Recognized?

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 — including the shooting in the Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim, the truck-driving attack on Christmas shoppers in Berlin, or the Ohio State student who drove his car into a crowd and then stabbed other victims.