Archive | Jerry Newcombe

The Tragedy of Abortion

Guest essay by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe “Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.—Jeremiah 1:4-5 Since January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court […]

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The Pro-Life Position Is the Pro-Woman Position

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe Hundreds of thousands of women descended on Washington, DC and many major cities around the country the day after President Trump’s inauguration, to voice their displeasure with the new administration. That didn’t take long. But only those who are committed to abortion rights were allowed to participate. It has been […]

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How Many Attacks Must We Endure before the Islamic Link is Recognized?

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe Liberalism is putting our lives at risk. Liberalism will not recognize the link between Islam and the recent spates of attacks the West is enduring—including the shooting in the Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim, the truck-driving attack on Christmas shoppers in Berlin, or the Ohio State student who drove his […]

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe I recently asked my three-year old granddaughter—a major joy in my life—whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. “Uh,” she responded, “Santa Claus?” D’oh! Some people think Santa Claus is upstaging Jesus. I remember a controversial cover of Christianity Today long ago, showing Santa Claus crucified on a cross, hung […]

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3 Critical Voting Issues: Check the Platforms

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe When I consider this never-ending campaign, all I can think is: I need a bath. Have we become the Tawdry States of America? The current election is like a Soap Opera. We’re becoming shell-shocked by allegations of womanizing and by charges of alleged voter fraud and intimidation—e.g., hiring homeless people […]

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Freedom to Disagree at Risk in this Race

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In “North Carolina Governor could lose election over bathroom bill” (adn.com, 10/9/16), Dana Millbank writes, “North Carolina’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory, was a good bet for reelection earlier this year….Since […]

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Mike Pence in His Own Words

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his VP. Pence is notable among social conservatives. In 2008, as a Congressman from Indiana, he was a recipient of the “Christian Statesman of the Year” award from the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in […]

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The Irony of Banning God from the Public Square

Guest Essay by Jerry Newcombe Last week I wrote a column noting that the Bible is being unconstitutionally banned in the public schools far too often—and even being treated like asbestos, to borrow a line from Christian attorney Jordan Lorence. A reader responded to that article negatively, raising a common objection that the founders supposedly […]

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Have “We the People” Stopped Being “Our Own Rulers”?

Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe Once the Supreme Court has ruled, that’s it. Case closed. Right? Not necessarily. Last week (10/8/15) a group of scholars issued a “Statement Calling For Constitutional Resistance To Obergefell V. Hodges” in reference to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision. The statement begins: “We are scholars and informed citizens deeply […]

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