Charlie Van Dyke
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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Jesus' Wife?
Posted April 14, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in In The News
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor


(CNN) – A team of scientists has concluded that a controversial scrap of papyrus that purportedly quotes Jesus referring to "my wife," is not a fake, according to the Harvard Theological Review.

"A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words, 'Jesus said to th... read more
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Forgiveness
Posted April 9, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Small Bites
“In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hear... read more
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By Mike Wade

Remember the game show “To Tell the Truth?” The celebrity panel had to tell who the real person was from the other two imposters. Edith Ann’s famous line? Lily Tomlin’s character would sit in that huge rocker and issue a nice slobbery raspberry after saying “and THAT’S the truth!” We’ve all watched enough Law & Order enough to know... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Daniel Darling

(CNN) – Perhaps you’ve heard that there is trouble brewing among evangelicals.

Younger Christians are weary of pitched cultural battles and are longing for the “real Jesus” – a Jesus who talks more about washing feet and feeding the poor than flashpoint issues like same-sex marriage and the sanctity of life.

If key evangelical ... read more
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