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…

New study validates this ancient book

by Jerry Newcombe -- I enjoy collecting information about studies that relate to some aspect of the Bible. Over and over, social science data tend to confirm the Scriptures. A new study more…

The $9 million wedding

by Jerry Newcombe -- Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, who was also the co-founder of Napster, recently got married in Big Sur, Calif. The wedding for 300 guests was estimated to cost more…

Morgan Freeman's on-air nap

by Jerry Newcombe -- There's a hilarious piece of video showing actor Morgan Freeman nodding off while his co-star Michael Caine is talking about their new movie, "Now You See Me." The more…

1st Amendment a military casualty?

by Jerry Newcombe -- On Nov. 21, 1864, President Lincoln wrote to a Mrs. Bixby of Massachusetts, who had lost five sons in the Civil War. He wrote her, "I feel how more…

Criminalizing Christian expression

by Jerry Newcombe -- Virtually every week there is some outrageous story of an alleged violation of the separation of church and state. They're becoming so frequent that they are often met more…