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
Written by in Religion

Etiquette in the Greek Orthodox ChurchThere is a certain standard of behavior that needs to be followed while inside a Greek Orthodox Church. Even if you’ve been attending the church for some time, it’s easy to forget some of these basic rules of etiquette. Here’s an overview of some of the things you need to... 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
Quito, Ecuador (CNN)In the outskirts of the Ecuadorian capital, Pope Francis' planned visit brought much excitement -- especially among the poorest of believers.

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church was expected to land Sunday afternoon in Ecuador. It is his first stop on an eight-day tour of the continent, which will also take Francis to Boliv... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Paul Fidalgo is communications director of the Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy and research organization. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)The conventional wisdom has long held that despite the constitutional guarantee of "no religious test" for public office, there could be no great... read more
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