Tag Archives: Love

Resurrection Year FREE Chapter: Making Love in Paris

Read chapter 7 of Resurrection Year FREE. The ‘wilderness’ season of infertility and loss is behind us, Merryn and I are into our ‘Resurrection Year’, and here we learn some lessons on what to be grateful for while wandering the streets of Paris. More…

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In a lonely world, where can I find love?

In a lonely world, where can I find love? In this 5 minute video I look at trends like single-person households in Australia, the phenomenal rise of social networking sites, and ‘sexting’ as signs of our deep longing for love. More…

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Jean Vanier on Welcoming the Humiliated

In this moving 7 minute film, Jean Vanier tells the story of Pauline, a woman who arrived at his L’Arch community suffering from epilepsy, paraplegia, and anger due to decades of humiliation. As Jean explains, Pauline needed more than professional help. She needed to be loved, listened to and helped to discover that ‘she is more beautiful than she dares believe.’ More…

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Hearing the Whispers of God

God is calling us, trying to get our attention. But he rarely shouts to make himself heard. Instead, he whispers to us. Before we’ve even opened a Bible he has been drawing, beckoning, whispering. Will we stop to hear him? Will we even attempt to hear his voice? Here are four ways he whispers to us and how we can learn to listen. Episode 4 in the Unseen Footprints article and podcast series. More…

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How to Talk to an Atheist (or a Christian)

I love it when Christians and atheists come together to talk. Recently I was invited to be a guest on Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable? radio show to dialogue with an ex-Christian named Rebekah. We heard her story, discussed some of the assumptions Christians make about atheists, then explored ways Christians and atheists can better converse together. Here are 5 points from that discussion. More…

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Seeing God in the Everyday

Could experiences of beauty, goodness, reason and love give us a glimpse of God’s face? In this second video introducing my new book project More Than This, I suggest the answer is Yes. The notion of ‘seeing’ God in everyday life will make up the second half of More Than This and Simon Smart from the Centre for Public Christianity here asks me some great questions to test the idea. More…

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Your Heart’s Longings

Today I am excited to introduce my new book project to you and invite you to be part of the writing team! Tentatively titled More Than This: Searching for God in a Secular Age, the book will be the culmination of five year’s thinking on, speaking about and research into the ways we search for that ‘something more’ in our lives. In this 8 minute video I introduce the first part of the book’s message – human longing – and offer some prizes for getting involved. More…

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Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul [Podcast]

Recorded at the Mural Hall of Australia’s Parliament House for the Christian Schools Australia National Policy Conference, this was my most enjoyable keynote presentation for 2009. In it I examine social trends like Mind-Body-Spirit festivals, life coaching, voluntourism, ‘secular confessionals’ and more to discern four spiritual questions asked by today’s Australians. More…

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Long-Term Love: When Desire Meets Devotion

A little while back, Fairfax newspapers’ Good Weekend magazine asked this question: ‘Could infidelity save your marriage?’ The shock headline pointed to an excerpt from a new book by a controversial marriage therapist who suggests that a third person—either real or imagined—could re-boost flagging desire in a relationship. More…

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