Tag Archives: Trends

The Story of God

We live in a world confused about meaning, guidance, liberation and love—as this video series has been exploring. Is there a story that can interrupt that confusion, open our eyes, and help us find some clarity? I believe there is, and in this 9 minute video I tell it. 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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In a broken world, where can I find liberation?

In a broken world, where can I find liberation? In this 5 minute video, I look at trends like ‘secular confessionals’, the rise of counselling centres and the discovery of forgiveness by the healing professions as signs of our search for personal freedom. More…

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In a confusing world, where can I find guidance?

Where is my life heading? What does the future hold? All of us ask such questions. In this 6 minute video I look at the popularity of life coaching, Mind-Body-Spirit festivals and the Dalai Lama as ways our ‘secular’ societies are searching for spiritual guidance. 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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An Anxious Woman in a Faded Floral Dress

George Bernard Shaw once said that if you want to see how a society thinks, look at what it searches for. In this 6-part video series I explore a variety of social trends and suggest that four questions are bubbling up from the Australian soul, questions which I believe hint at a spiritual search. 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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