Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Charlottesville Tragedy: The Real Robert E. Lee

If we start to tear down all statues of Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, why stop there? What about the nine presidents of the United States who owned slaves? We should be honest about our history, but not try to revise it with a giant eraser.

When Words Can Kill

Jane Hodgson, who died about a decade ago, was celebrated in liberal circles as a pioneer of abortion rights. She was a master at justifying the killing of human life in the womb.

Words from Our Founders on God and Government

Barely a week goes by without some challenge to our nation's Judeo-Christian roots in the name of the separation of church and state. But as another Fourth of July is upon us, it's interesting to note what the founders said in their own words.

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.