Tag Archives: Meaning

031 Discover Your Purpose by Uncovering Your SHAPE

According to Eric Rees, discovering your purpose is all about uncovering your SHAPE: your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality type and Experiences. Get your pen and notepad ready – Eric is about to coach you through the process. More…

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030 Meaning, Calling, Happiness. The Os Guinness Interview

Does everyone have a ‘calling’ in life? How does calling relate to work? How do you discover your calling? Os Guinness is the author of over twenty books, including The Call. In this interview you’ll hear him discuss the idea and how it relates to your meaning and happiness. More…

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029 A Conversation on the Meaning of Life

42. Ever since Deep Thought in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy gave it as the ‘answer’ to the meaning of life we’ve never been able to keep a straight face about the question since. And yet it’s a question we all ask. In this podcast, UCB UK’s Paul Hammond asks me for some answers. More…

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In a materialistic world, where can I find meaning?

In his book The Future Files, futurist Richard Watson outlines five current world trends, one of which he calls a ‘renewed search for personal meaning’. In this 8 minute video I look at the rise of workplace spirituality, voluntourism and consumerism, and suggest that they are part of what Richard Watson is talking about. More…

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The Chuck Colson Interview [Podcast]

Former Nixon aid, prisoner reformer, and evangelical statesman Charles Colson has died. Gaoled in relation to the Watergate scandal of 1974, Chuck went on to found Prison Fellowship and become an astute thinker on the Christian worldview. In this interview, one of the last conducted with him, Chuck and I discuss his part in the Watergate affair, the emotional events leading to his discovery of faith, and how the Christian worldview makes sense of life. More…

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The Meaning of Life? Here’s a 5th Option

What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of *my* life? In Part 1 of thise series I outlined four popular answers to the question, as seen in our films, books and stories. Here I offer a fifth option. Because, it is my conviction that God gives our lives meaning in at least three ways. More…

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The Meaning of Life? 4 Options in 4 Video Clips

Each month around 550,000 of us search the phrase ‘meaning of life’ on Google. And we’re not all looking for the Monty Python film. Does my life have any meaning? we ask. Our culture offers four main answers to the question, as reflected in our books, stories and films. 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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Open House Volume 1 Free Chapter: Max Lucado

In this free chapter from Open House Volume 1, best-selling author Max Lucado shares about his life, faith, the people who have most influenced him, and how you can find your ‘sweet spot’ to live a focussed, meaningful life.
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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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