Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Would Jesus Approve of Same-Sex Marriage?

It was one thing for President Obama to call for the legalization of same-sex marriage. But it was quite another to say that it's Jesus who causes him to embrace this position. Today people sometimes say that Jesus never condemned homosexuality.

Pastors and the IRS Bogeyman

Some fear that to preach on the moral issues of the day, like abortion or marriage, might be construed as "preaching on politics." But they are moral issues addressed in the Bible. But I recognize that elements of our culture may have turned them into political ones.

Did the Devil Make Him Do It?

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is getting a lot of flack right now for some remarks that he made at a Catholic college in 2008. He said that Satan is out to get America.

Pray for the Persecuted Church

Worldwide, about 200 million Christians are at risk, simply for being Christians. This is true in the dominant Muslim countries and the remnant Communist countries, e.g., China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba.

Since When Is Marriage a Joke?

Marriage is becoming a joke in our society. Take the example of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian and her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, which lasted all of 72 days.

Houston, We Have a Problem

Political correctness in modern America continues to run amuck. The latest front is at the Veterans Administration’s Houston National Cemetery. Can someone pray in the name of Jesus at a public event? Apparently not

All Gay All the Time

A Martian who visited modern America today might well think that half the population was homosexual—and the other half wished it were.

'Don't Know Much About History'

A recent survey finds that many of our young people are failing to learn basic facts of our nation’s history. That’s scary because if we don’t know where we came from, we don’t know where we are going.

He is Risen, Indeed!

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest fact in human history. Yet throughout the centuries to our present time, skeptics have argued against the historical reliability

Global Warming or Crucifixion Day?

To the believer, Good Friday marks the day that Jesus Christ died for sinners. But wait. There’s something else to commemorate this year’s Good Friday, says a group of liberal religious leaders in the Episcopal Church. We should also honor Mother Earth.

Is the New Testament Forged?

A new book by a major New Testament scholar is sure to make mincemeat of many people's faith. Needlessly. The book is called Forged: Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. Ehrman said on a radio broadcast that about 75 percent of the New Testament documents are supposedly forged. They're frauds.