10 Commandments for These Divided Times
A few years ago, researchers did a fascinating experiment. Wanting to know when people would step in to help a stranger, they asked participants to watch a woman named Elaine experience a series of mild electric shocks. The observers were told a little about Elaine beforehand, including her personal values and interests. The experiment began. But
How to Deal With Trolls (Hint: Don’t Get Even and Don’t Give In)
The surprising thing about talking publicly about childlessness, is the level of abuse that's come alongside the messages of gratitude. While many have thanked me for bringing it into the open, an equal number have seen fit to get nasty. I could let it get to me, or I could hit back – but I’ve
There’s Not a Lot That’s Stable Right Now. Here’s How to Stay Strong (Video)
Almost daily we hear another reason to be alarmed at the state of our world—from war, famine and terror, to our own personal storms. In troubling times like these, some of the world’s greatest leaders have gained strength from one famous speech: the Sermon on the Mount. In this video filmed in Melbourne, I explore
What My Great Grandmother Taught Me About Living Dangerously
My Great Grandmother Alice was one brave woman who can teach us a thing or two about facing our problems. Her husband Walter was a good man, but with one vice: he liked his drink too much for her liking. Here’s the ingenious way she dealt with it.
The Fastest Growing Religion in the World? You Might Already be a Member
The fastest growing religion in the West isn't Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism or Christianity. It's something else entirely and you may already be a member. Here's a diagnostic to find out if you are, and an eons-old remedy for it's corrosive effects.
God Has a Dream for the World. And There’s a Place for You in it
God has a dream for the world. We don’t know exactly what this dream will look like, but we've been given a glimpse: a world of healed wounds, of radiant beauty, of restored harmony, of peace, environmental restoration. And it's a dream that can inspire our dreams too…
The Resilient Audiobook
How can you stay strong when the storms of life hit? To find out, plug in your headphones, and take a 90-day AUDIO journey with me through Jesus' Sermon On the Mount. Yes friends, after weeks of recording and editing, the 'Resilient' audiobook is here—an unabridged recording of my devotional that will recalibrate your callings,
055 What ‘Turn the Other Cheek’ Means (and Doesn’t) in an Age of Terrorism
The stories come almost every day: terror groups like ISIS destroying lives and using every form of intimidation to get implement their radical vision for the world. How should we respond? I believe Jesus has something powerful to say to the problem, but his words need to be carefully understood before being applied.