Calling

What Autumn Tells Us About Life and Work: There’s a Time to Bring Something Good to an End

Autumn is a time of beauty, of harvesting and of shedding the old. I think it has something powerful to tell us about our careers and callings too: autumn isn’t just a time of productivity, but of completion and transition. It asks us to consider if our work is done and it’s time to move to something new. More…

049 Life With God: The Richard Foster Interview

Richard Foster is one of the most significant spiritual writers of our day. The author of bestselling books like ‘Celebration of Discipline’ and ‘Life with God’, his life is dedicated to helping us live deeply in a superficial world. In this personal interview you’ll hear Richard share his formative experiences, his spiritual highs and lows, and give some wonderful insights on living a ‘with-God’ life that results in joy. More…

This 7th-Century Saint Can Help You Discover Your Gifts

St Hilda of Whitby by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Saint Hilda was a woman ahead of her time. A profound teacher, patron of the arts and spiritual guide to both peasant and king, the story I love most about her is her interaction with a farmhand named Caedmon. As Hilda helps Caedmon test his unexpected calling, we too can learn how to discover our God-given dreams and gifts. More…

Encore Episode: Six Tests for a God-Given Dream

We all have dreams for our lives, families, businesses or church ministries. But how can we know whether our dream is God’s dream? Here are 6 test to try in this ‘encore’ episode of More Than This, one of the most popular this year. More…

042 Three Ways to Focus Your Life, with Tony Campolo

Man looking through binoculars in desert landscape

None of us want to reach the end of our lives and feel we’ve achieved little. Listen to my conversation with speaker, sociologist and prolific author Tony Campolo as we talk about his life, work, influences, and the three things we can do to focus our lives and leave a profound impact on others. More…

037 Recovering Your Creative Calling with Andy Crouch

Culture isn’t a word reserved for artists. If you plant gardens, plan towns, cook, sew, play sport or do business, you are also involved in culture-making. In this interview with Andy Crouch you’ll learn how to recover your creative calling as someone who shapes the world for good, whatever gifts and interests you have. More…

032 Six Tests for a God-Given Dream

We all have dreams for our lives, families, businesses or church ministries. One thing is sure: God’s dream for us is better than our own. But how can we know whether the dream we have for our lives is God’s dream, or simply the product of our own ego-driven imaginations? Here are 6 tests to try. More…

031 Discover Your Purpose by Uncovering Your SHAPE

According to Eric Rees, discovering your purpose is all about uncovering your SHAPE: your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality type and Experiences. Get your pen and notepad ready – Eric is about to coach you through the process. More…

030 Meaning, Calling, Happiness. The Os Guinness Interview

Does everyone have a ‘calling’ in life? How does calling relate to work? How do you discover your calling? Os Guinness is the author of over twenty books, including The Call. In this interview you’ll hear him discuss the idea and how it relates to your meaning and happiness. More…

029 A Conversation on the Meaning of Life

42. Ever since Deep Thought in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy gave it as the ‘answer’ to the meaning of life we’ve never been able to keep a straight face about the question since. And yet it’s a question we all ask. In this podcast, UCB UK’s Paul Hammond asks me for some answers. More…