Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Ryan Lochte Kerfuffle Underscores Need for Self-Control

How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the good. Denying yourself in terms of what you eat. Forcing yourself time and again to exercise, whether you feel like it or not.

Ben-Hur: The Incredible Story Behind the Movie

A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. What's fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies — the 1925 silent version and the 1959 movie-of-the-year, starring Charlton Heston. That version won 11 Oscars, more than any other movie before it and has only since been tied by Titanic (1997).

Mike Pence: 8 Quotes From Trump's VP Nominee

I had the privilege of doing a television interview for the broadcast ministry of Dr. D. James Kennedy in the same month as the historic 2010 mid-term elections, which favored conservatives. Here are portions of that 11/30/10 interview.

Bush Stopped Domestic Terrorist Attacks; Obama Doesn't

I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for all of his problems, the Bush Administration kept us safe in America after 9/11. The Bush/Cheney team put into place all sorts of policies that kept the bad guys from doing harm.

3 Major Crises Caused by Christianity?

After He rose from the dead, Jesus told His disciples that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. Therefore, He commanded them to go and make disciples of all nations. In this sense, the idea of "Christian hegemony" gets back to Jesus Himself. After all, Christianity is Christ.

The Qur'an Teaches Truth About Jesus

Virtually a week does not go by without some headline of a Muslim attack somewhere in the world. The latest stories involves the alleged crucifixion of a Christian priest on Good Friday, as well as an Easter suicide bombing targeting Christians in Pakistan, which killed 71 at last count.

Liberals Are the True Censors

If ideas are so good, then they should be allowed to be heard in the marketplace of ideas. While conservatives get accused of censorship, it seems to me that in our day, the liberals and what I call "the shock troops of tolerance," are the real censors.