Charlie Van Dyke
by Karl Giberson, Ph.D.

I have seen the same question posed by three very different people in the past few days, so I thought I might use this more public forum to answer it. The most recent catalyst for the question was an NPR piece on the controversy over the historicity of Adam and Eve. In my segment of the program, I compared that controversy ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
by David Lose

Cards on the table: 1) I read the Bible -- not as much as I should, I'm sure, but still pretty regularly. Moreover, I get paid to talk about the Bible with folks all across the country and have written a popular book to help people read the Bible with more confidence and enjoyment. So, you could say, I'm a pretty big fan of the good ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The Hebrew Scriptures

The Hebrew scriptures constitute the major portion, volume wise, of our Bible. In total, there are 39 books we call the Hebrew scriptures, Genesis through Malachi. These Hebrew books span a period of time of over 4, 000 years. They include two important dispensations or periods of time known simply as Patriarchy (G... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The Koran
Posted July 24, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in The Good Books
What is the Koran? A view from within
by Professor Mohamed Elmasry
[Professor Elmasry is a faculty member of Middle East Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada]

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1. The Koran is believed by Muslims to be The Word of God revealed to Prophet Muhammad in Arabic ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Actually, that's not in the Bible
By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) – NFL legend Mike Ditka was giving a news conference one day after being fired as the coach of the Chicago Bears when he decided to quote the Bible.

“Scripture tells you that all things shall pass,” a choked-up Ditka said after leading his team to only five wins during the previous season... read more
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