Charlie Van Dyke
WASHINGTON (RNS) While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the president’s plans to keep about 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported.

Evangelicals are a key voting bloc for the GOP, but on immigration some are taking a pragmatic... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
U.S. Bishops & The Pope
Posted November 18, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in In The News
BALTIMORE (AP) — America's Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.

Last month's gathering in Rome on more compassionately ministering to families featured open debate — alarming many traditional Catholics, who argued it would und... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Was Jesus Married?
Posted November 14, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Town Square
LONDON (AP) - A researcher who has attracted attention and criticism with his revisionist Biblical theories says he has found new evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and that early Christians considered her a deity.

Canadian-Israeli documentary-maker Simcha Jacobovici says an ancient manuscript in the British Library offers a glimpse... read more
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Ghosts Are Back
Posted November 6, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Town Square
By T. M. Luhrmann

IN 1628, a young woman in the town of Dole, in what is now eastern France, believed she was visited by a ghost. The young woman was ill in bed. At first she saw an ordinary woman who had tidied up and taken care of her. She began to think that her nurse might be a spirit after the kind woman appeared at her side without opening t... read more
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Apple CEO Comes Out
Posted November 4, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in GLBTQ
From The Blaze

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he is gay in an op-ed published Thursday, noting that he considers being a homosexual “among the greatest gifts God has given” to him.

Cook, who penned his very personal column in Bloomberg Businessweek, opened the article by claiming that he has always maintained privacy in his professional life a... read more
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