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Sheridan Voysey speaking at Cornerstone Uni, 2016

Moving on from a broken dream can be one of the hardest things to do—whether it’s letting go of the dream of marriage or children, a career or ministry in tatters, a divorce, or something else. If that’s you, or if you want to help others in their journey, or if you just want to see how trials can become catalysts for new and surprising things, join me at the ‘From Broken Dreams to New Beginnings’ conference! More…

The Day Jesus Messed Up His Nice-Guy Image

Jesus Light of the World

In his famous painting ’The Light of the World’, Holman Hunt depicted Jesus in a white robe holding a lantern, knocking gently on a door that represents our heart. With blond beard, flowing hair and serene face, the Saviour is presented as a meek, mild soother of souls. Nice image—but the Holy Week of Easter really messes it up… More…

What My Great Grandmother Taught Me About Living Dangerously

Antique portrait of a woman

My Great Grandmother Alice was one brave woman who can teach us a thing or two about facing our problems. Her husband Walter was a good man, but with one vice: he liked his drink too much for her liking. Here’s the ingenious way she dealt with it. More…

The Fastest Growing Religion in the World? You Might Already be a Member

Shopping Mall

The fastest growing religion in the West isn’t Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism or Christianity. It’s something else entirely and you may already be a member. Here’s a diagnostic to find out if you are, and an eons-old remedy for it’s corrosive effects. More…

066 My Chat with William Paul Young, Author of The Shack

Image from The Shack of Mack (Sam Worthington) and Papa (Octavia Spencer)

When William Paul Young sat down to write a story for his children about a man who meets God in a forest shack, little did he know it would become a publishing phenomenon—and now a movie. In 2008 Paul dropped by the Open House show, to chat about the book’s meaning, the personal story behind it, and to answer his critics. More…

God Has a Dream for the World. And There’s a Place for You in it

Girl daydreaming by Ratiu Bia, Unsplash

God has a dream for the world. We don’t know exactly what this dream will look like, but we’ve been given a glimpse: a world of healed wounds, of radiant beauty, of restored harmony, of peace, environmental restoration. And it’s a dream that can inspire our dreams too… More…

My 7 Best Posts on Discovering Your Dreams, Calling & Purpose

Woman's hand holding a compass - pic by Heidi Sandstrom

Are you at a crossroads? At the end of one chapter and wondering about the next? As you look to the year ahead, why not grab a journal and a pen, and revisit some of these posts from the last few years of my blog. They are designed to help you find meaning, fresh dreams, purpose, and direction. More…

The Best Books I Read in 2016 (Plus 27 Others Worth Knowing About)

Books by Robert Dickow

This is something I love doing for you every year: a roundup of my best reads from 2016—from the soul-baring wit of Nick page, and Marilynne Robinson’s living, breathing characters, to the reflective poetry of David Whyte, and Tony Horsfall’s reflections on journeying through midlife. If you’re planning your holiday reading list, check in here first! More…

The One Question the Dalai Lama Couldn’t Answer. Can You?

The Dalai Lama giving a talk, pic by Bruce Bortin

I once went to hear the Dalai Lama give a public talk. He spoke on the importance of compassion, then took questions from the audience. The last question came from the MC: “Your holiness—what is the meaning of life?” The audience leaned in as he stared at the ground, quietly thinking about his answer… More…

How God Redeems Broken Dreams (New Video Live from London)

Woman walking through derelict building

Dreams. We all have them. But by our 40s, some of us have had to watch our dreams die. Yet even those broken dreams can become something beautiful. In this video I explain how sometimes the ‘wilderness’ – the dark and barren place of longing and loss – is in fact the best place for God to meet us… More…