Charlie Van Dyke
By Mike Wade

“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery.” A frustrated parent talking through clenched teeth trying to keep their kid quiet in a restaurant? Probably not what the author of Acts had in mind but kids can make you feel that way sometimes. The Gospel of Mat... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Cathy Lynn Grossman | Religion News Service July 16
WASHINGTON — We like ourselves!

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers.

Americans give their highest scores to Jews, Catholics and Evangelicals on a zero-to-100 “thermometer” featur... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
"What did you do?"
Posted July 22, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
“As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more th... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Letting Go
Posted July 22, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
Letting Go into God
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To Western or comfortable people, surrender and letting go sounds like losing. But it’s actually accessing a deeper, broader sense of the self, which is already whole, already content, already filled with abundant life. This is the part of you that has always loved God and said “Yes” to God. It’s the part... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, two years after a similar measure was controversially voted down.

The vote required passage by a two-thirds majority in the synod's three houses of bishops, clergy and laity. The House of Bishops approved of women bishops 37 to 2 with one abstention, t... read more
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