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Jerry Newcombe / CP Op-Ed Contributor
How is it that the Bible is so controversial? The recent series on the History Channel on the Bible has sparked many water cooler and media conversations on various aspects of the Scriptures. One of them has important implications: Were Adam and Eve ..
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Every once in a while, we hear a false charge. A charge that has significance during this Lenten season of 2013. It's an old lie that seems to keep resurfacing. The accusation is that supposedly there is no historical reliability to Jesus as a person..
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Currently in the theatres is the movie, "Safe Haven," based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. In the book, the bad guy goes around quoting Scripture. Is quoting Bible verses indicative of a mental imbalance? To some of our cultural elites it would seem..
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In 1996, the late Robert Bork wrote a book entitled, Slouching Toward Gomorrah. But today, we're not slouching toward Sodom and Gomorrah, we seem to be in an all-out sprint.
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The high court decided Roe v. Wade without public debate, without the people's representatives getting to weigh in. And here we are, forty years later, still arguing about it. We live in what Dr. Richard Land calls "the Divided States of America." Ab..
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The founders would not agree at all with the tyranny of the current administration in enforcing this mandate---a mandate that would never have come to be unless President Obama had given what now appears to be an empty promise that ObamaCare would no..
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Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable---but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn't that make you..
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Is December 21, 2012 the end of the world? The Mayan calendar says as much. Christianity teaches that history is linear, not circular. Christ divided time in half.
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If you were a casual observer of our culture, you'd assume that the progressives are the ones full of compassion. But is that really the case? Jesus told His disciples that when you feed the hungry and clothe the naked, you do it unto Him.
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How would you like to set yourself up for almost guaranteed disappointment? Despite how much good you do, if you expect gratitude from other human beings, you will often be let down.
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When did the word "affair," which sugar coats reality, replace the word adultery? Apparently, people today can't "relate" to the old-fashioned, outmoded concept of "adultery" (sin), but they readily know what you're talking about if it's an affair (a..
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After the election results, I'm tempted to say, "Well, it was a great country, while it lasted." The results appear to be very bad for traditional values. Where were the churches? Where were the values-voters? Clearly, there is a great deal of educat..
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Like the other founders, Washington believed that for the Constitution to work, the people needed to be virtuous. As he himself put it in the Farewell Address, "virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government." Washington elaborated on..
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America is at the crossroads. In a couple of weeks, we get to vote which path we will choose---toward bigger or more limited government. Lately I've been hearing from different people who fled Communist backgrounds, warning about what they see happen..
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Now that the dust has settled from last week's VP debate, we have a better chance to assess the long term effect of the performances. Though content should remain our focus, particularly as we edge closer to the election, civil discourse is a topic t..
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I've been talking to a few conservatives lately who claim they will vote for a third party candidate for president. They would be inclined to vote for a conservative, but because the most conservative majority party candidate is a Mormon, they say th..
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In a day where your bumper sticker might get you in trouble, we should remember that tolerance should apply to all—even to those who hold politically incorrect views. True tolerance, which means respect for those with whom we disagree, seems to be di..
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