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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A weekly roundup of life, faith and spirituality stories. This week (11 May, 2011): prayer in a digital age, losing the art of friendship, the sexism of the hook-up culture, furniture for the kingdom, finding your true self and more.
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
A weekly roundup of life, faith and spirituality stories. This week (20 April, 2011): The Hunger Games, belief about God rises and falls, the new conversion, the gift of service, divine absence, and Silicon Valley's tactics of compulsion.
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
A weekly roundup of life, faith and spirituality stories. This week (20 April, 2011): the delusion of the infallible mind, starting the day well, the Passion, adoption, suffering and