Jerry Newcombe discusses his book, How Would Jesus Vote?, in which Mr. Newcombe and his co-author, the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, offer their Christian perspectives on issues in the 2008 presidential election.
Among his remarks, Mr. Newcombe argues that Christianity was fundamental to the founding of the U.S. After his talk, he is interviewed by radio producer John Rabe- CSPAN
Jerry Newcombe has a B.A. in history from Tulane University (cum laude) and an M.A. in communications from Wheaton Graduate School (summa cum laude). He currently serves as the senior TV producer for the nationally-syndicated The Coral Ridge Hour (on 600+ TV stations nationwide).
Newcombe has produced or co-produced more than thirty documentaries for Coral Ridge Ministries, several of which are among the ministries' most successful programs, including one that won a Silver Medal (the highest in its category for that year) from the International New York Film and Television Festival.
He hosts a weekly radio talk show in Ft Lauderdale. He is the winner of numerous public speaking contests with Toastmasters; he is a past president of the Early Bird Toastmasters Club in Ft. Lauderdale. For five years, he served as a TV talk show host for Miami's affiliate of the Home Shopping Club.
John Rabe is part of Coral Ridge ministries and a radio producer on WAFG in south Florida.
This is an important sermon because it helps define the battle lines in our information war. Those who choose to ignore the warning signs that have fueled the growing "global warming alarmist" movement are most definitely under attack.
Put this "attack" you speak of in perspective. My family's evangelical roots begin long before I was born in 1960. In every way I can conceive, my father has lived out a near perfect "christ-like" example before my eyes. I've happily followed his moral lead all my life. He doesn't call me a "global warming alarmist", nor does he quote scripture citing how "stable" god created the universe. Regarding my comittment to eliminate my carbon footprint he says; "Environmentalism, it's your thing."
I have three children and 2 grandchildren. Environmentalism is not "my thing". This awful feeling of guilt, inevitable when one becomes convinced that global population, energy reserves, and climate disruption are indeed legitimate concerns, is certainly not the result of overindulgence in a hobby. Unless you consider education a hobby.
Perhaps scepticism's most valuable tool is "Pascal's Wager". I invite all "global warming sceptics" to play it safe by taking the time to investigate the claims made by a growing number of scientists, religious leaders, and energy industry experts regarding these critical issues.
I'm confident that if you are wise enough to avoid limiting your investigation to conservative media you will come face to face with the fears of the growing number of "global warming alarmists".