1. Faith and Spirituality

In This Rare Moment, the Whole World is Living the Same Story. How Will it End?

In this rare, historic moment, much of the world is living the same story. The streets of Paris are as empty as those of Delhi. The same anxieties are being felt whether we’re in Chicago, Glasgow or Rome. Collectively we’re searching for hope and guidance as we wonder how this global story will end. Thankfully, we’re not alone in it. More…

A Breath Prayer Exercise to Help You Face Coronavirus

It’s been a monumental few days. How are you feeling? With historians saying Coronavirus will reshape our future, with livelihoods in jeopardy and many vulnerable, you may be feeling anxious. At the same time, this pivotal moment calls for self-sacrifice for the good of strangers. How can we meet these demands? Here is something that might help. More…

Want to Feel Happier and Care for the Earth? Do This for Just 20 Seconds a Day

According to research from the University of Derby, people who take as little as 20 seconds a day to notice nature are happier, have lower levels of anxiety and depression, and are more motivated to care for the earth. Scientists are still in discussion as to why this is the case but I have an idea. Here it is, plus some simple ways you can engage nature’s beauty today. More…

Polls Say We’re a Generation Seeking Fame. Here’s Where That Will Lead Us

I recently asked my seven year-old nephew what he wanted to be when he grew up. With delightful honesty he said, “I want to be famous!” He’s not alone, of course. Lots of kids want to be famous, as did we at his age. But for some years now polls have revealed a growing hunger for fame among us adults. And that’s a problem. More…

Today We Push Out into New, Uncharted Waters. Don’t Be Afraid

A new year. A new decade. After counting down to Big Ben chiming, watching the ball drop in Times Square and seeing Sydney Harbour erupt in fireworks, today we begin a new chapter of our lives. This is a time of new possibilities and adventures, but also uncertainty for some as none of us knows all 2020 will bring. So, here’s something to hold on to as you journey forward, pushing out into these exciting, uncharted waters. More…

Stormzy, Coldplay and Kanye Reached for the Light this Year. This Christmas, We Can Too

British rapper Stormzy turns Glastonbury festival into a worship service. Kanye West announces Jesus is his king. Coldplay hope for a world of peace and perfection. It’s been a fascinating year in music. In a world growing more secular by the day, spiritual longing keeps breaking through – a longing Christmas fulfils. The Light of the World has come to interrupt our darkness. A very Merry Christmas to you. More…

NASA Sent a Message to the Universe. Here’s What Came Back

This week NASA released some fascinating facts about its Voyager 2 spacecraft. Launched forty-two years ago, the ship has given us iconic pictures of Saturn and Neptune along its 10 billion mile journey. Late last year it left our solar system and now drifts in interstellar space. Its batteries will die in 2025. After that, scientists say it will stay in orbit for billions of years—an ‘ambassador from Earth to the Milky Way.’ An ambassador carries messages. This one does too—more than we may at first realise. More…

How to Stop Work From Taking Over Your Life

Checking email at all hours. Catching up on work every weekend. Feeling like you should be doing something productive when you rest. If you’ve been caught up in the modern malady of overwork you’re not alone. In this warm conversation with Mary Hynes, host of CBC Canada’s Tapestry program, you’ll hear us explore how society has come to idolise work (it’s not about money), why playfulness is next to godliness, the simple daily practice that’s helped me interrupt the hyper-productivity cycle, and more. More…

Being Heard is the First Step to Healing

‘Being heard is the first step to healing.’ These words from Patrick Regan sum up well the TV conversation you’re about to see. In this TBN UK interview Patrick and I discuss the importance of sharing your emotions, why telling someone to ‘man up’ or ‘have more faith’ doesn’t work, how to understand God’s role in suffering, and how to see beautiful things emerge from your disappointment. I hope it brings you some encouragement today. More…

Star Dust and Lunar Buggies. An Interview with Charlie Duke, the 10th Man on the Moon

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first step on the moon. Only twelve people have set foot on that bright grey satellite we gaze at each night. Charlie Duke was the tenth. In this fascinating interview, you’ll hear him describe the experience in gripping detail. What’s it like to be strapped into a violently shaking projectile that blasts you into space, with myriad possibilities of you dying in the process? What’s it like riding lunar buggies and playing ‘Moon Olympics’ on that powdery surface? Listen in. It’s just a shame he left his boots up there. More…