Open House

011 Being Heard in a Secular World [Podcast/Video]

In this video and podcast I outline the four commitments that drove the Open House radio show I and the Hope Media team created in 2006 to engage ‘spiritual but not religious’ people. If you’re interested in communicating faith to a secular world, these four ideas might help you too. More…

Andy Sorenson Sang and Everyone Cried

Throughout the 1990s Andy Sorenson was one of the most in-demand Christian artists in Australia. Then he slipped away from the live music scene. There were a number of reasons why—the more serious of which you’re about to discover in this interview. Watch as Andy talks about the sexual abuse he encountered as a child and its later effects. He then performs a powerful song announcing his newfound freedom.
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Open House Volume 3

In this third volume of conversations drawn from Sheridan Voysey’s national Open House radio program, we read the stories of some of his most thought-provoking guests, including Donald Miller, Joel Osteen, Ray Martin, Caroline Jones, Michael Franzese, Catherine Hamlin, Bryce Courtenay, Mark Driscoll, Alain De Botton, Marilynne Robinson, Yazz, and many more. 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…

New Beginnings, and a few Questions Answered

On Sunday March 27, 2011, I handed over the Open House radio show to its new host, veteran journalist and Sky News presenter Leigh Hatcher. As this video shows, the moment marked a new beginning for me, for Leigh, and for the Open House program. The night was filled with laughter, lessons, gifts, tears and some wonderful insights from my guests.
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My Open House Announcement

I remember the night the idea of the Open House show was conceived. I was sitting by the Brisbane River, sometime in 1995. I dreamt of a show that explored life and faith with authors, artists and activists; a show with a national audience and live music. The dream became a reality. That’s why I’m a little sad to make this announcement. More…

Why This Christian Radio Show Talks to Atheists

Why would a ‘Christian’ radio program invite an atheist on to talk? Or hear the experiences of someone who visits a psychic? Or talk to someone involved in the adult entertainment industry? In this interview with Greg Newman for the broadcast industry publication Jocks Journal, I explain some of the thinking behind the Open House radio show. More…

Open House Volume 3 Free Chapter: Nick Vujicic

Imagine entering life without arms or legs? In 1982 Nick Vujicic was born with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder, a condition which still baffles doctors today. Yet, with one small foot and a lot of faith, Nick is living a most extraordinary life. This is a free chapter of Open House Volume 3. More…

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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