Charlie Van Dyke
By Mike Wade

Coaches study film. They come up with a game plan based on the other team’s strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. The days of the QB drawing up the play in the dirt inside the huddle has gone the way of the marching band halftime. You don’t see it anymore. If the offensive coordinator isn’t ensconced in the nosebleed section of the pr... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
CNN)
The Episcopal Church, long the church of the establishment in the United States, has been suspended by the international Anglican Communion over its acceptance of same-sex marriage.

The decision was made Thursday at a meeting in Canterbury, England, where leaders of the Anglican Communion's 38 provinces are gathered. For three years, the Epis... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
(RNS) Eight in 10 Americans say it’s very or extremely important for people like themselves to be allowed to practice their religion freely.

However, support for religious freedom plummeted when people were asked about other traditions, according to a survey released Wednesday (Dec. 30) by the National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Re... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Jimmy Carter

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. S... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Gate A 4
Posted November 18, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Town Square
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye:
Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in fu... read more
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