Burnout Begins With Weariness. Here’s How to Stop it Going Further

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By: Sheridan Voysey

Robert Coles, the eminent American psychiatrist, once wrote a book called The Call of Service. Collating his work over three decades with charity workers, civil rights campaigners and community volunteers, Coles explored the reasons why people serve others and what satisfactions they get from doing so. Continue reading “Burnout Begins With Weariness. Here’s How to Stop it Going Further”

Heaven is a Symphony Playing All Around You. Here Are Three Ways to Hear it

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By: Sheridan Voysey

I was once asked to do a radio debate with an atheist. One of the criticisms my counterpart raised was that Christianity had been reduced to a faith that was only interested in getting people to heaven, instead of a faith that changed this life too. While the criticism wasn’t entirely fair (it’s hard to think of an institution today that hasn’t been founded or shaped by the faith), I had to agree that in some cases she was right. Christianity is so much more than getting people ‘up there’, even if some televangelists would have you think otherwise. Continue reading “Heaven is a Symphony Playing All Around You. Here Are Three Ways to Hear it”

The Day Jesus Messed Up His Nice-Guy Image

By: Sheridan Voysey

I have the great fortune of living in Oxford. Tolkien wrote his books not far from where I live. Shakespeare used to lodge down the road. And with a short walk to Oxford University’s Keble College, I can see one of the world’s most famous paintings of Jesus—Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World. It’s a touching painting, but the picture of Jesus it presents gets quite messed up each Easter. Continue reading “The Day Jesus Messed Up His Nice-Guy Image”