One surreal morning some months ago, Merryn and I woke to the news that her father had been taken to hospital following a serious car crash, and my father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To complicate matters, my dad is also my mother’s full-time carer, and they all live in Australia. With both parents
In his insightful little book The Second Journey, Gerald O'Collins divides life into three phases. The first is from childhood to adulthood, the third from old age to death. In between is the 'second journey': a path of great restlessness, questioning and even disillusionment that can nonetheless transform us for good. Here's an overview of
A college dropout farm boy from North Carolina finds faith, starts to preach, travels the world, meets dictators, becomes a confidante to presidents, becomes a media entrepreneur, catalyses dozens of global ministries, and ends his days as the most influential and best-loved evangelist in history. Such is the Billy Graham story. After years of ill
If you’re anything like me, you've probably been in a reflective mood as the New Year begins, contemplating all you’d like to achieve in 2016. I've spent the last few weeks pondering not just my goals for the year ahead, but re-thinking my life mission and what I'd like to achieve in my time on
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.
Have you ever noticed that Jesus, at first, didn’t call his earliest followers to pray, do justice, heal the sick or share the gospel? Instead, he called them to do two things and two things alone. Here they are. If we grasp this simple rhythm, it will result in a transformative spiritual life.