The politically incorrect Rev. Dr. King

by Jerry Newcombe -- Surely the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Aug. 28, 1963) is a major milestone in our more…

The scapegoating of Christians in Egypt

by Jerry Newcombe -- In the Bible, on the Day of Atonement, the high priest was instructed to sacrifice one goat for the forgiveness of sins (for a year). He laid his more…

Obamacare threatens charitable hospitals

by Jerry Newcombe -- 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" more…

The most overused word in our time

by Jerry Newcombe -- Some atheists took offense recently to a military chaplain's quoting of the old saying, popularized by Dwight Eisenhower, "In battle, they learned the great truth that there are more…

Pride: The sin behind the headlines

by Jerry Newcombe -- In scanning the headlines today, I noticed how there's an untold story that lies at the root of so many of the developments in the news – human more…

Explaining 'Darwin's Doubt'

by Jerry Newcombe -- Every time I log into a computer and have to enter my password, I'm reminded of how impossible evolution is. One little mistake on the keypad and I more…

Should Christian charities take gov't cash?

by Jerry Newcombe -- There is a strong link between faith, the Christian faith in particular (in all of its various stripes), and doing good – including feeding the hungry, clothing the more…

Making the 21st a 'happier' century

by Jerry Newcombe -- One of the religious leaders of our time who often makes news is the Dalai Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He was born in 1935 and celebrated more…

Happy 237th birthday, America

by Jerry Newcombe -- Here's a trivia question for you. The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand. What is she holding in the other? It looks like a book, more…

The mind-boggling miracle of birth

by Jerry Newcombe -- Carl Sandburg famously said, "A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Well, life should go on. Last week, for the first time in my life, more…