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One of The Best Things You’ll Hear Today: You Are Known

In a world of global connections but ever-declining intimacy, of burgeoning cities with more and more alienated souls, of billions of individuals who secretly wonder if anyone really cares, here is a truth that heals and liberates: you are intimately...
by Sheridan Voysey on Aug 9, 2016

In a World of Ideas, How Can We Find the Authentic God?

As any psychologist can tell you, our understanding of God is vitally important. Many are held captive by an imaginary deity shaped by fear, pain, past, or our own desires. These humanly-inspired gods always fail us, or forever holding us in torment.
by Sheridan Voysey on Jul 12, 2016

Where Do Your Ideas About God Come From?

As a primary-schooler I contemplated God and felt trapped. At the time my parents were in one of the world’s more zealous religious sects, I was being raised according to its tenets, and the God of this faith was difficult to please. We all hold an...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jul 5, 2016

Ever Considered Where Your Ideas About God Come From?

As a primary-schooler I contemplated God and felt trapped. At the time my parents were in one of the world’s more zealous religious sects, I was being raised according to its tenets, and the God of this faith was difficult to please. We all hold an...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jul 5, 2016

Unseen Footprints FREE Chapters

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 f...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jun 8, 2016

064 A Miracle Story I Can Believe: Sean George Raised From the Dead

Miracles can be hard for the modern mind to accept. And I can be sceptical myself about 'miracle' stories. I've heard too many that proved to be bogus or didn't last. But Dr Sean George's story is remarkable. Medically documented and verified, it's o...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 3, 2016

063 The Day I Interviewed Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen

Fans adore Joel Osteen’s positive-thinking sermons. Critics say he’s more self-help guru than gospel preacher. When I sat down with Joel at the 2009 Hillsong Conference, I met a meticulously styled man with a friendly smile and courteous spirit.
by Sheridan Voysey on Apr 5, 2016

Everything in This Cafe is Free—Just Like God’s Gifts

Imagine walking into a cafe, ordering a flat white and a piece of cake, sitting down at a table while they're brought to you, and then, after enjoying your morning tea, you go to pay the bil... and discover there isn't one. The coffee and cake is fre...
by Sheridan Voysey on Mar 24, 2016

Everything in This Cafe is Free—Just Like God’s Gifts This Easter

Imagine walking into a cafe, ordering a flat white and a piece of cake, sitting down at a table while they're brought to you, and then, after enjoying your morning tea, you go to pay the bil... and discover there isn't one. The coffee and cake is fre...
by Sheridan Voysey on Mar 24, 2016

Where Do Your Ideas About God Come From?

As a primary-schooler I contemplated God and felt trapped. At the time my parents were involved in one of the world’s more zealous religious sects, I was being raised according to its tenets, and the God of this faith was a difficult God to please.
by Sheridan Voysey on Jan 28, 2016

Redeeming Generation X (for BBC Radio 2)

Cynical, nihilist, commitment-phobic, dispassionate. Perhaps no age-group in history has had more negative labels attached to it than Generation X: that often ignored 'middle child' generation between the Baby Boomers and Millennials. As a Gen-Xer my...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 3, 2015

055 What ‘Turn the Other Cheek’ Means (and Doesn’t) in an Age of Terrorism

Friday's horrific attacks in Paris, claimed by ISIS, have left us shocked, saddened, grieving for the 150 families who've lost loved ones, the hundreds more with loved ones injured, and scrambling for solutions to jihadist terrorism. I believe Jesus...
by Sheridan Voysey on Nov 18, 2015

What a Cold Pint of Beer Can Tell Us About God

I've never had much of a taste for beer. I know some see beer as such a societal menace, it's not worth talking about too. But keep this in mind: the first breweries were started by Christians to provide a healthy alternative to either drinking dirty...
by Sheridan Voysey on Nov 10, 2015

048 Finding God in Unexpected Places (5 Great Stories)

Elijah searched for God in a whirlwind but found him in a whisper. Jacob found him in his dreams, Moses in a burning bush, and Mary Magdalene looked for him in a tomb but found him standing behind her. God always seems to turn up in unexpected places...
by Sheridan Voysey on Jul 28, 2015

Saying Goodbye to Ali, Thanking God for His Gifts

Merryn and I lost a friend this week. We first met Ali as she was battling ovarian cancer and watched her fight with remarkable perseverance, cheer, even cheekiness. And at first it looked like she'd won. But on Friday Ali left us. Here's the remarka...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 12, 2015

When God Says No. A FREE Booklet for You

The wilderness of broken dreams can be a harsh place to dwell. Thank God there’s more to it than disappointment. In this FREE ebook and companion guide I explore what God does through such wilderness moments. Whether it's infertility, singleness, d...
by Sheridan Voysey on Mar 9, 2015

When God Says No. A New FREE Booklet for You

The wilderness of broken dreams can be a harsh place to dwell. Thank God there’s more to it than disappointment and suffering. If you’ve read  you’ll know the wilderness for Merryn and me was infertility. For you it could be singlenes...
by Sheridan Voysey on Mar 9, 2015

043 How God Redeems Broken Dreams [Video]

Dreams. We all have them. As a teenager they keep us awake with excitement. As a 20-something they start shaping our decisions. By our 40s we may have seen them spring to life, or perhaps watched some die. The dreams of two families died in Sydney th...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 17, 2014

043 How God Redeems Broken Dreams [Fixed Link]

Dreams. We all have them. As a teenager they keep us awake with excitement. As a 20-something they start shaping our decisions. By our 40s we may have seen them spring to life, or perhaps watched some die. The dreams of two families died in Sydney th...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 17, 2014

An 11th Commandment?

We all know the 10 Commandments. Well, this week the producers of BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought segment asked me to come up with an 11th Commandment. I came up with this, but not before discovering an endearing fact about early morning presenter Va...
by Sheridan Voysey on Dec 2, 2014


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