Life Lessons

Eight Lessons to Learn From the Life of Billy Graham (1918-2018)

A college dropout farm boy from North Carolina finds faith, starts to preach, travels the world, meets dictators, becomes a confidante to presidents, becomes a media entrepreneur, catalyses dozens of global ministries, and ends his days as the most influential and best-loved evangelist in history. Such is the Billy Graham story. After years of ill health, Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. Books have been written about his legacy. Whole countries and generations of Christian leaders have been shaped by his work. Here are 8 lessons I’ve learnt from Graham’s life and faith. What are yours? More…

The Gift of Listening

Just before I left Australia for the UK I was privileged to be interviewed by Simon Smart at the Centre for Public Christianity. In this short 7 minute video Simon asks me about my time hosting Open House, in particular: some of my favourite interview guests, a surprising guest, guests who displayed unusual wisdom and the role pain played in their lives. Simon and I also talk about the gift of listening. When have you been profoundly helped, simply by being listened to? More…

5 Years, 1,500 interviews and Voysey Bids Farewell

Sight Magazine profile: Sheridan Voysey’s face may not be familiar to many. But his voice? Now that’s a different story. For the past five years Mr Voysey has been the host of Open House, a weekly Christian radio show dedicated to interviewing people about, in Mr Voysey’s words “life, faith and culture”. That all changed in March when Mr Voysey recorded his last show and handed the reigns over to former Sky TV news presenter Leigh Hatcher. More…

Four Life Lessons from a Thousand Conversations

After five years hosting Open House, and another decade in broadcasting before that, I have met thousands of amazing people, heard a plethora of inspiring tales, and learnt a number of personally significant lessons about life. Here are four ‘life lessons’ on faith, dreams, change and transformation, gleaned from my conversations with Donald Miller, Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Nicky Cruz, Yazz, Ray Martin, Bryce Courtenay, Catherine Hamlin & more. More…