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
John Cross
"A Sus Ordenes"
Posted July 14, 2015 by John Cross in Town Square
“A Sus Ordenes”

It is not easy serving other people. In working my way through college and seminary I had many jobs – ditch digger, plaster tender, apple picker, snow shoveler, lawn mower, camp counselor and director, and…(don’t get me started!!).

But I never tried being a waiter. I think it takes a special kind of person to serve food and drink... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Herb Silverman

When it comes to discussions about heaven and hell, I prefer Mark Twain’s quip: “Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.” Since OnFaith has published a few pieces lately from evangelicals on their theologies of hell (see here and here), I figured I’d throw my 10 cents into the ring and ask: What the hell is going on?
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Charlie Van Dyke
By K J Dell'Antonia

Do you still practice the faith you grew up with? More and more young adults now identify as nonreligious, with no affiliation to any religion, according to a large new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Nearly one in four Americans is now religiously unaffiliated – that means they describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or “... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Washington (CNN)
Until recently, if you sat in church on Sunday mornings, pollsters could predict where you stood on same-sex marriage.

What a difference a decade makes.

In 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Court became the country's first to legalize same-sex marriage, less than 30% of religiously affiliated Americans supported gays' and lesb... read more
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