A pope named Francis – it's about time

by Jerry Newcombe -- One thing amazed me about the new pope being appointed last week. For the first time in Church history – after about 800 years – a pope chose more…

Adam and Eve – just an allegory?

by Jerry Newcombe -- How is it that the Bible is so controversial? The recent series on the History Channel, "The Bible," has sparked many water cooler and media conversations on various more…

The canard of Jesus' nonexistence

by Jerry Newcombe -- Every once in a while, we hear a false charge. A charge that has significance during this Lenten season of 2013. It's an old lie that seems to more…

Is Scripture-quoting a sign you're nuts?

by Jerry Newcombe -- Currently in theaters is the movie "Safe Haven," based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. In the book, the bad guy goes around quoting Scripture. Is quoting Bible more…

Love, commitment and Valentine's Day

by Jerry Newcombe -- There's nothing very romantic about a man being beheaded because of his politically incorrect views. But Feb. 14 marks the 1,744th anniversary of when, tradition tells us, St. more…

Sprinting toward Gomorrah

by Jerry Newcombe -- In 1996, the late Robert Bork wrote a book entitled, "Slouching Toward Gomorrah." But today, we're not slouching toward Sodom and Gomorrah; we seem to be in an more…

Former fetuses, unite!

by Jerry Newcombe -- On Jan. 22, 1973, seven robed men in Washington, D.C., decreed that abortion on demand is the new law of the land in these United States. With the more…

Heartbreaker at the National Cathedral

by Jerry Newcombe -- While I enjoy a variety of Christian worship styles, I find particularly beautiful high-church Anglican (Episcopalian) worship. I've been enthralled worshiping Christ at St. Paul's in London, at more…