Charlie Van Dyke
Wonder is one of our favorite practices in the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy. It begins in the senses, comes alive in the imagination, and flourishes in adoration of the Divine. Wonder directs us to the feeling textures of life — to what Diane Ackerman calls "the sense-luscious world."

In an enthusiastic article in Aeon Magazine, Jesse Prinz,... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
In his bestseller Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander recounts his journey to heaven during a near-death experience. But a recent blockbuster Esquire story by Luke Dittrich casts profound suspicion upon Alexander's account. Alexander, Dittrich reports, has a documented history of altering patients' records when facing malpractice litigation. Moreov... read more
John Cross
Mud Flat Musing: "No Better Time Than Now"

The human journey is so short. We no sooner realize that we are here than it is already time for us to be leaving. The brevity of life gives a subconscious urgency to our desire to know ourselves. One of the greatest tragedies is that so many people live their lives without ever finding themselves - in ... read more
John Cross
"Logos and Rhema"
Posted June 24, 2013 by John Cross in Beyond Religion
Mud Flat Musing: “Logos and Rhema”

I am pretty much like anyone else. There have been times in my life when I am tuned in to hearing the voice of Jesus ~ and other times when I am so distracted by the hectic pace of life and the noise of the world, that I wonder where Jesus has gone?

One of the benefits of being a little older and now living i... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Succinctly, that's the difference between the spiritual and the religious. The two aren't merely dissimilar. They're often polar opposites.

“Spirituality is man’s relationship with the Divine. Religion is crowd control.” Succinctly, that’s the difference between the spiritual and the religious. The two aren’t merely dissimilar. They’re often pol... read more
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