Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Obamacare Threatens Charitable Hospitals

It's a good thing our current administration wasn't around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls "the first non-ambulatory hospital" in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds.

Pride; The Sin Behind Many Headlines

In scanning the headlines today, I noticed how there's an untold story that lay at the root of so many of the developments in the news---human pride. I'm not talking about pride in the sense of self-dignity or self-respect, but in the sense of arrogance, hubris, and haughtiness.

Remembering Those Who Died for Our Nation

Memorial Day is a good time for all Americans to give thanks for our hard-fought freedoms. Think of the bloody footprints in the snow at Valley Forge from our soldiers who endured that savage winter of 1777-1778. They did it for us. Jesus said it best; "No greater love has anyone than that he lay down his life for his friends." But are we using this freedom well?

Does the SPLC Really Foster Hate?

There are millions of evangelical Christians in this country, as well as Catholics. To label them as haters and as dangerous boggles the mind. Many of them pray daily, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Or "…where there is hatred, let me sow love…" Where's the hate?

Go to Church, Live Longer

The quest to live longer is an old one. Around this time, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first known European discovering Florida---Ponce de Leon.

The 'Unstompable' Jesus Christ

By now, it seems most everyone has heard about an inane assignment that boggles the mind. Earlier this month a professor at FAU, Florida Atlantic University (the Davie campus, near Ft. Lauderdale), had his students participate in a bizarre exercise.

Are Adam and Eve Just an Allegory?

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 real people?

The Historical Jesus

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. That is so false.

Is Scripture-Quoting a Sign That You're Nuts?

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 so.

Sprinting Toward Gomorrah

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.

Former Fetuses, Unite!

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." Abortion is one of the most divisive issues.