Author: Charles Heyworth

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Truth and Personhood

I am starting to remember or at least to be vaguely aware of something that was, not so very long ago, and has since faded from my view. It is not that it disappeared, but perhaps I was not yet able to see it in its full color without spending some time away. Or perhaps I simply journeyed toward this destination by some other road than I needed to. In any case, I have come full circle once again to the fundamental questions that I asked myself back in 2009. As I sit here with my head throbbing from a...

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C.S. Lewis Quote – The Great Divorce

Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him. For it doesn’t stop at being interested in paint, you know. They sink lower – become interested in their own personalities and then in nothing but their own reputations. – C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce” p.8

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Jesus Is Alive?

I finalized an essay earlier today that explores the implications of Jesus and the law. I am fascinated by Jesus and His role in the history of humanity. However, somehow I forgot that He died and came back to life. This means that He is alive, but somehow separated from his people that are on earth so that we can’t see Him. What does this mean for our interactions? Does He actually interact with us or is He busy at work doing something while the Spirit works in us. Except that the same Spirit is in us as in Him,...

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Beauty is a Journey

There is a process through which sadness must go to become a thing of beauty. While it may arise from the exuberant release of undefined and unbounded goodness, beauty more often finds its source in the hope that such goodness is possible. It is this juxtaposition of chaos and its elusive resolution, which demonstrates most clearly that beauty is an ethereal process that knows neither beginning nor ending. Rather, beauty exists in the experience of a moment; not as it is, for that is bound to change; not as it could have been, for that will never be known; not...

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The Power of an Ordinary Life – Harvey Hook

In God’s sight, there are no “little people” and no “little places” – only individuals who offer their lives in consecrated moments of obedience to God. When they do this, he gives them the power to influence the flow of an entire generation. Harvey Hook – “The Power of an Ordinary Life” (inspired by Francis Schaeffer) This morning I was encouraged by this quote from a man who invested in my life when I was ‘just another college student.’ Harvey Hook saw the value in my ordinary life and his investment continues to this day in the lives of many...

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To Write

“To describe an emotion is to feel with words. To communicate a moment of existence is to bridge the eternal and the temporal with an intellectual engagement of body, soul, spirit, and mind. To write, therefore, is to entangle the mysteries of the universe in a collection of words, a web of ideas, a single drop of ink on a page.” -Charles Morgan Heyworth