Redemption

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…

062 How Your Words and Art Can Create Hope In A Broken World [Video]

In a world where there is brokenness and decay at every turn, how can Christians be a voice of hope? How can we ensure our words, messages, conversations and art bring hope that is inspiring yet practical at the same time? At the 2015 Premier Digital Conference, I spoke on the topic of creating hope, by comparing the works of three different artists: one who focusses on overt sentimentality, one who specialises in despair, and a third who uses redemption to turn the ugly into the beautiful. More…

050 How to Turn Pain into Strength

Researchers into resilience say we bounce back from adversity better when we can turn our weakness into strength and our pain into power. It’s a nice thought, but how can it happen? Here are four ways I’ve seen God do it by seeing pain as a challenge to be fulfilled, a gift to be embraced, a story to be shared, leading to a tribe to be served. More…

Can You See all the Broken Beauty? (30 Photos)

Merryn and I have just returned from a holiday to southern Italy. It was a trip filled with both beauty and decay. Yet even in the decay a subtle beauty was found – a ‘broken beauty’ which can help us see our own lives in a new way. Here are 30 photographs to show you what I mean. More…

003 The Nick Vujicic Interview [Podcast]

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 and bringing hope to millions. More…

The world sends us garbage. We send back music

Cateura, Paraguay, is a town built on a garbage tip. Locals browse the trash each day looking for items to sell in order to earn a living. But something special is happening in Cateura. While the world is sending them garbage, they are sending back music. More…