Jerry Newcombe

CP Op-Ed Contributor

The Essence of Liberalism

As the fallout from the Bowe Bergdahl swap for five Taliban prisoners of war continues to reverberate, there's a fascinating statement from one MSNBC host on the subject.

George Washington's Warning to America

George Washington envisioned an America where people of all faiths could enjoy peace. He wrote to the synagogue in August of 1790 in Newport, Rhode Island : "May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants, while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid."

Is Boko Haram's Motivation 'Mysterious'?

Here we are, a month after the kidnapping of some 300 girls by a radical Islamic group in Nigeria, and there are still many in the West who don't get it. They just don't understand the motivation of the kidnappers.

Why Are Schools Banning the Bible in the Classroom?

In our own backyard here in Broward County, Fla. has arisen a disturbing story of a twelve year old boy (Giovanni Rubeo) getting in trouble with his teacher for having the audacity of reading the Bible to himself during free time, when the children were free to read whatever they wanted to.

America's 225th Birthday; April 30

Two hundred twenty-five years ago (April 30, 1789), George Washington, the first president under the Constitution, was sworn in with his hand on a gigantic open Bible. He leaned over and kissed the book.

Jim DeMint Does Know His US History on Slavery

Recently, I interviewed Jim DeMint for my radio show to discuss his new book, Falling In Love With America Again. Some remarks he made on the show, especially about slavery, have been burning up the blogosphere. Many of the articles imply or state that Mr. DeMint, former US Senator (R-SC) and now head of The Heritage Foundation, doesn't know his US history.

'God's Not Dead': A Great New Movie

There's an old joke in Christian circles that goes like this: Someone had written in graffiti the famous quote from the 19th century atheist philosopher: "God is dead. Signed, Nietzsche." Underneath it, someone else wrote: "Nietzsche is dead. Signed, God."

What Changed the Vikings?

For two centuries the Vikings were the scourge of Europe. But what changed them? Who changed them? It's really one of the great stories in human history. However, in our highly politically correct age of multiculturalism, the truth is often obscured.

Shocked No More By Incest?

Incest is now being touted as romance and entertainment? Society seems to play a game of "Can you top this?" Or really "How low can you go?" Hollywood often leads the way, but there are many that follow.

'Hand of God'? Just Ask Sir Isaac Newton

Recently, a picture from outer space was posted that some thought looked like the "Hand of God." Writing about it, Tanya Lewis said, "The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded."

Overcoming the Sin of Sloth

At the start of the New Year, it's often good to review our life's direction and goals. One thing to consider is how much any of "the Seven Deadly Sins" (Pride, Greed, Envy, Anger, Lust, Gluttony, and Sloth) have a hold on our lives.

Celebrating Christmas Can Be Dangerous for Christians In Egypt

Our Christmas has come and gone. But for the Coptic Christians in Egypt, Christmas is commemorated on January 6; the day tradition holds the wise men (the Maji) came from the East, bearing gifts for the Christ child. But as Coptic Christians in Egypt prepare to celebrate Christ's birth, there is danger in the air.

Is the Church Winning or Losing?

Imagine two men engaged in a conversation on an international flight. These two men, presumably businessmen, are strangers to each other. As they talked with each other, it was revealed that one was a businessman. The second man was a representative of a worldwide organization with franchises in every country.