[Photo of the SPLC by Jerry Newcombe] Perhaps, the most overused word in America is “hate.” All you have to do is accuse someone who disagrees with you of hate, and that’s it: guilty as charged. Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean even famously said recently that “hate speech” is not protected by the First Amendment. This is like the modern equivalent of the horrible anti-witch hysteria in Salem in […]

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Barely a week goes by without some challenge to our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots in the name of the separation of church and state. But as another Fourth of July is upon us, it’s interesting to note what the founders said in their own words. Consider the following sampling:   Thomas Jefferson, author of the first draft of the Declaration, said, “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at […]

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, said (6/26/17) that the organization (and phenomenon), which he founded, can play a role in society that churches and organizations like little league used to play. He noted that membership in various groups has fallen by about 25 percent in recent years. Perhaps Facebook can help overcome that drop by getting people plugged into various groups. And yet, those who excessively use social media (of […]

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Why was the Golden Era of Hollywood (as seen in the quality of movies) way back in the 1930s and 40s? It was because of the salt from the Church, both Catholic and Protestant, influencing the outcome of the content. So the writers had to be clever. The actors couldn’t swear, yet they could act out their frustrations in such ways that the idea of swearing was conveyed. From the […]

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Zero times anything is zero. The odds of life just happening by chance are zero. This universe just springing into being by chance is impossible. It takes a leap of blind faith to believe in evolution, unguided or guided. Of course, there are tiny changes within kinds. It seems to me usually when the evolutionists make their case, they point to these tiny changes. The analogies to the improbability of […]

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Maybe we should have a “Ramadan Alert.” Every time this “holy” season comes up on the calendar, the attacks by the Jihadists increase. This year, Ramadan began with a bang—actually several of them, as a number of Christians in Egypt were killed on their way to a monastery. On 5/26/17, they were murdered in cold-blood by Islamic Jihadists who asked them to renounce Jesus Christ or die. The Christians refused—God […]

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Recently, my long-time pastor’s wife died. Anne Lewis Kennedy, the widow of Dr. D. James Kennedy, passed away on May 16. She outlived her husband by ten years. Ironically, as a young person, she had said, “I’ll never marry a minister.” She later recounted, “My older sister married a Presbyterian minister, and I did not want to live that kind of ‘fish-bowl’ life. God does have a sense of humor.” […]

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Freedom, of course, is not free. It has been bought and paid for. The freedoms we enjoy in America are ours because of those who laid down their lives in service to our country. With another Memorial Day upon us, it’s good to be reminded of the debt we owe to their sacrifice. On Memorial Day 1982 at Arlington National Cemetery, Ronald Reagan said of those who died in service […]

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In Loving Memory of Anne Kennedy-Born, July 2, 1925; Died, May 16, 2017 Mrs. Anne Kennedy was a faithful servant of the Lord. She labored alongside her husband, Dr. D. James Kennedy, for decades. In fact, when they first came to minister at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in 1959, the congregation was meeting at McNab Elementary School. Mrs. Kennedy was the pianist and the choir leader. She sort of was the […]

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I must confess that I do not agree very often with Oprah Winfrey, because I find that she tends to push people away from faith in Jesus Christ, not toward it. But I was impressed with a statement she made over the weekend—a statement that echoes one of Jesus’ teachings. The Daily Mail from the UK (5/13/17) had a headline, “’Having a closet full of shoes doesn’t fill up your […]

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