Charlie Van Dyke
By John L. Allen, Jr. and Daniel Burke

(CNN) - On Sunday, for the first time in history, the Catholic Church will canonize two popes on the same day.

Pope Francis will preside over a special ceremony that is expected to draw upwards of a million pilgrims, who will gather in St. Peter's Square to witness Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII enter... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
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
Charlie Van Dyke
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
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
Charlie Van Dyke
How would your life change if you found its purpose and if every minute of it was full of meaning? All dissatisfaction would disappear, all depressive feelings and all fatigue would vanish and fear would be replaced with courage and determination. In other words, finding one’s purpose is tantamount to finding one’s personal holy grail.

Many people... read more
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