We're joined by Jean-Ray Knightonfitt for this episode. Jean-Ray has a ton of experience working with faith-based NGO's/NPO's such as Cape Town City Mission (http://www.citymission.org.za), Cast (https://www.cast.org.za), and is presently taking up a new role as director of U-Turn (https://homeless.org.za).
Join us as we explore Jean-Ray's early experience of God and musings on intimacy with God.
We're joined by Karl Teichert, director of OC Africa, for two episodes. In this episode we hear about the research conducted by OC Africa into the training needs of church leaders in South Africa. This work is profound in that leaders self-reported a lack of relational engagement. Church leaders are starved for intimacy with God and longing for mentors. This is a deep dive that frames the research and dials into the need for relational engagement with God.
This is the episode where we talk about our Patreon page to raise support not only for the podcast of the urban mystic but also for the broader work and vision. This is the episode to dive into if you want to hear the vision and process we're following and understand the work we're doing to get there.
Follow the links below to our updated website and Patreon page.
Welcome to Season 3 of the podcast of the urban mystic. In this episode Tim and Steve chat about the vision of the urban mystic, the value for intimacy with God, and look to the future based not on doing church but on practicing the relational presence of God.
This is our fifth bonus episode and the conclusion to Season 2 of the podcast of the Urban Mystic.
The final three guests all deconstruct as persona and people. Yet there is a depth in their sharing as individuals no longer speaking on behalf or for a group. This is the human face of deconstruction, the felt depth of living, and the vibrant and lively spirituality of those wandering in the urban desert.
This is our fourth bonus episode.
In this bonus episode Tim and Steve explore the acceptance of deconstruction as valuable to communities and the rejection of deconstructors as the norm. Its a tragic reality that believing, behaving and belonging come as a package. The result is that institutionalism and the control of people takes precedence of their growth, exploration, and evolution.
Our guest for two episodes is the author of "Why I left the church to find Jesus: A personal odyssey". She has worked in a church running women's ministries and as a worship leader. She now supports others in their journey of deconstruction.
Join us to get to know Julie McVey.
Julie's book is available online at Amazon and connect with her via her website.