Charlie Van Dyke
To be loved...
Posted April 24, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
*To be loved but not known, leaves us wanting. To be known, but not loved, is our deepest fear. But to be deeply loved and truly known, is well, like being loved by God.*... read more
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What Is Unseen
Posted April 24, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Mike Wade

Percy Sledge sang the original version of “When a Man Loves a Woman.” The story goes that he was heartbroken after his girlfriend left him. That night when he went on stage he started improvising what would become the lyrics to his biggest hit. “Lovin’ eyes can never see” he sang. And ain’t THAT the truth!

Reminds me of the way ... read more
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By Dr. Steve McSwain


The Pathway to Spiritual Growth...

It's not difficult but we make it so.

The pathway to spiritual growth unfolds naturally.

It is the path of letting go. In the last blog, What Is Faith? I made the point that faith is the Divinely-given capacity to let go - to live in uncertainty, to give up control. The ego in you will al... read more
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Opinion by Candida Moss, special to CNN


(CNN) - It’s that time of year again: the time when chocolate comes in pastels, cherry blossoms start to bloom and well-marketed religion exposés are released to the world.

In other words, it’s Easter.

Among the rash of sensationalist stories we can expect through the season, the annual “Easter was stolen... read more
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By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

(CNN) We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like – brace yourself – eyeball licking.

But is it also a culprit in helping us lose our religion? A new study suggests it might be.

Allen Downey, a computer scientist at Olin College of Eng... read more
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