Charlie Van Dyke
by Chad Bird

We talk about having personal things. We employ a personal trainer to help us shed pounds and get that coveted beachbody. We open a personal bank account to manage our finances. And, please, keep your hands off our personal property and your eyes out of our personal diary.

Christians, especially Evangelicals, import this language int... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Rethinking Monogamy
Posted April 12, 2017 by Charlie Van Dyke in Relationships
By Ian Kerner

CNN)Could opening your relationship to others benefit you and your partner?

For many couples, monogamy -- staying sexually exclusive with one partner -- is expected and assumed. It's even included in many marriage vows. But as some people are increasingly realizing, monogamy isn't for everyone.
In fact, consensual non-monogamy can b... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Rev. Nathan Buchanan

I find myself these days running from one thing in my life to the next.

Looking back to last year, I feel like since Thanksgiving, it has been nonstop. For me and my family, we had a great time visiting with family over the Thanksgiving holidays, and then before we knew it, it was Christmas. Then in January we started our ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
It is one of the common questions of eighth-grade theology (which is generally more insightful and useful than post-doctoral theology): If God really exists, why doesn’t he just show himself in some dramatic, undeniable way?

In response, the author and minister Frederick Buechner proposes a thought experiment. What if God were to rearrange the stars... read more
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Thomas Reese | Oct. 20, 2016 Faith and Justice
Election 2016

Earlier this week at a Fordham University panel discussion on the election, I was asked, "Is there some similarity between the dissatisfaction and disengagement we see among Americans for religious institutions with the same phenomena for political parties?"
It is a thought provoking q... read more
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