Christianity

Why Believe? In the End, Christianity Rises or Falls on These Two Things

Some days I wonder why I’m a Christian. In a secular age, it isn’t great for your career; in some countries, following Jesus can sign your death sentence. With so many spiritual alternatives, why believe? I got thinking about this recently. A memory of a close call in the Dominican Republic helped bring my reasons down to two. More…

Open Your Eyes to God’s Presence in Your Life

“Once in a while a book comes along that changes your life. The beauty and power of the words in Unseen Footprints touched me so deeply I was moved to tears. It marked a turning point in my life, not just spiritually, but in all aspects of it” ~ Alison. Today I’m excited to announce that the fourth edition of my book Unseen Footprints releases worldwide. Here’s a little about the book, what it has done for readers like Alison, and how God might use it in your life. More…

005 One Hilarious Chat with Adrian Plass [Podcast]

I’m often asked to name a favourite radio interview I’ve done and this 2001 conversation is always on the list. Adrian Plass is a British writer, speaker, poet and humorist. In this interview we talk about finding the funny side of life and church. Little did I know in 2001 just what this interview would lead to. More…

The Chuck Colson Interview [Podcast]

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 Watergate affair, the emotional events leading to his discovery of faith, and how the Christian worldview makes sense of life. More…

An Easter Parable

Imagine for a moment that you’re a member of an organised crime ring with connections to corrupt city authorities. Imagine that you discover someone who knows your gang’s every deed—every scheme, every secret, every deal, all the money trails. One night you decide to round him up. He has to be silenced.
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The Sacred Heart of Sacre-Coeur

For me, one of the great tragedies of modern life is that one can visit a cathedral and not be moved. We visit these grand places of worship, marvel at the architecture, admire the artworks and look at the pretty flickering candles but feel little more than admiration. I have experienced this many a time. But not at the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris. More…

Unseen Footprints

Simply by observing the world and the people in it, we may catch unexpected glimpses of the divine. Unseen Footprints is a reflective walk through pain, yearning, and doubt; a journey that highlights the ways God whispers to us through our surroundings. If you are searching for a deeper reality, follow Sheridan Voysey’s lead and “open your eyes” to the things that are right in front of you. You may just discover God was there all along. More…

Losing My Religion: Dialogue with an Ex-Christian [Podcast]

In a previous post I shared some thoughts on how to converse across the Christian-atheist divide, following my dialogue with ex-Christian Rebekah Bennetch on Premier Christian Radio’s Unbelievable? program. Like all good conversations, I walked away from the interview with much to ponder. Here are three reflections I scribbled down after the recording. You can listen to and download the full Unbelievable? interview here too. More…

How to Talk to an Atheist (or a Christian)

I love it when Christians and atheists come together to talk. Recently I was invited to be a guest on Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable? radio show to dialogue with an ex-Christian named Rebekah. We heard her story, discussed some of the assumptions Christians make about atheists, then explored ways Christians and atheists can better converse together. Here are 5 points from that discussion. More…

6 Lessons from the Life of John Stott

Next to Billy Graham, perhaps no one has defined modern evangelical Christianity like John Stott. On Wednesday afternoon, July 27 2011, Stott finished his race – dying in the presence of friends, with Scripture being read to him and Handel’s Messiah playing in the background. Stott lived a remarkable life, left a remarkable legacy and set a tremendous example of integrity and faithfulness to millions. Here are 6 lessons we can learn from this humble man of God. More…