Mike Pence in his own words

by Jerry Newcombe -- Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice president. Pence is notable among social conservatives. In 2008, as a congressman from more…

The answer for our racial divide: Jesus

by Jerry Newcombe -- Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream turning into a nightmare? America has a deep, racial divide. Despite having elected a black man to the highest office of the more…

Think 'Supreme Court' -- then cast your vote

by Jerry Newcombe -- Here's a true Rip Van Winkle story. Jeremiah Denton, an American pilot who was captured in Vietnam in 1965, returned to a virtually different country when he was more…

'Good without God'? Not in the long run

by Jerry Newcombe -- I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: "Good Without God." And I think … well, maybe for a while one can be good (before men) more…

I miss George W. Bush

by Jerry Newcombe -- I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for more…

King Obama's 3 tools of terrifying power

by Jerry Newcombe -- We have transitioned away from the traditional three branches of government – the legislative, the executive and the judicial – to a new form under President Obama. Gary more…

Your marriage: A gift from on high

by Jerry Newcombe -- The cover story of the upcoming Time magazine (June 13, 2016) is "How to Stay Married (and Why)." Marriage does matter, despite what the liberal culture says, because more…

10 reasons atheism is out of step

by Jerry Newcombe -- The University of Miami has now announced an academic chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of more…

The other side of the Vietnam story

by Jerry Newcombe -- Another Memorial Day is upon us. Interestingly, President Obama just visited Vietnam to help solidify our formerly strained relations. The Vietnam War still brings up many painful memories more…

My friend Charlie and Bible meditation

by Jerry Newcombe -- We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at more…