Charlie Van Dyke
Doubt As A Sign Of Faith
Posted October 11, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Town Square
BY Julia Baird

Certainty is so often overrated.

This is especially the case when it comes to faith, or other imponderables.

When the Most Rev. Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, said recently that at times he questioned if God was really there, much of the reaction was predictably juvenile: Even God’s earthly emissary isn’t sure if the ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By John Pavlovitz

If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children.

I’m not sure if other parents think about this, but I do; quite often.

Maybe it’s because I have many gay people in my family and circle of friends. It’s in my genes and in my tribe.

Maybe it’s because, as a past... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
From World Religion News

Although he passed some sixteen years ago, many people are still very interested in the life of Frank Sinatra. One of the topics that have come up from time to time has been his religious beliefs, which he was keen on sharing throughout his life. In one particular issue of Playboy in 1963, he gave a very frank interview ab... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The Pope’s 10 Tips for a Happier Life

1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”

2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yours... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Faith And Facts
Posted September 2, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Town Square
By Dave Pruett

Conflict between faith and science is as old as science itself.

In 1543, Copernicus's great work, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, laid the groundwork for a new model of the cosmos, with the sun, rather than the Earth, at its center. Attempting to preemptively defuse the controversy the new worldview would unleash, Coper... read more
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