'You reap what you sow' is a powerful principle describing the way much of life works. Plant a seed of goodness, kindness or faith, and a harvest of it will follow later. But the metaphor assumes the seed is sown into healthy soil. What if it's not? What happens when we keep trying to get
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.
"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
Could we have had encounters with the divine that we haven’t yet recognised as such? Could God be written into the drama of our lives as if played by a secondary character or an extra that we haven’t paid much attention to? Read or download the first three chapters of the new edition award-winning
The story of the Wise Men following a star to find the Christ child is one of the most retold stories at Christmas time. And for good reason. Beyond being a nice tale, it can be a paradigm for discovering a rich spiritual life. Many people have subscribed to my blog since this talk was
Researchers into resilience are agreed: there are mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that help build inner strength in us. In my book 'Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life' I share how I discovered these factors in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. In this accompanying ebook, I invite you to explore five practices implicit
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.
In a world where travel is affordable, jobs are disposable and overseas friends are just a mouse-click away, it’s easy to become lured by the greener grass of 'elsewhere'. According to Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, all this moving means we’re missing out on one of God’s best gifts.
We live in a world confused about meaning, guidance, liberation and love—as this video series has been exploring. Is there a story that can interrupt that confusion, open our eyes, and help us find some clarity? I believe there is, and in this 9 minute video I tell it.
In a broken world, where can I find liberation? In this 5 minute video, I look at trends like ‘secular confessionals’, the rise of counselling centres and the discovery of forgiveness by the healing professions as signs of our search for personal freedom.