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Journal of a New Generation

Episode 6

Does DISORIENTATION have to lead to deconstruction?

18th December 2023

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Kyung Chul (Charlie) Kang is your host for this podcast, joined by Dr Jason Clark in the studio as they discuss learning and unlearning as Christians. At the start of the episode, Charlie shares his own personal story of an extremely disorientating moment in his life. From dreams of becoming a lawyer, to unexpectedly becoming a pastor, to suddenly having it all come to an end – how could he respond? In solitude all he could do was say, “God I’m here and that’s all I have”, and God spoke. In this episode we discuss: – Silence and solitude as valuable spiritual practices. – How crisis can lead us to learn more of God. – What does healthy deconstruction look like? – What’s the purpose of learning and unlearning? – How there’s more of God, not less of God, in these moments. – The difference between dogma and doctrine. – Finding space for honesty and openness.

Episode 5

Does PRAYER really change anything?

18th December 2023

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Kyung Chul (Charlie) Kang is your host for this podcast, joined by Dr Jason Clark in the studio as they discuss prayer, spiritual practices and walking with God when life gives us curveballs. Later in the episode, we’re joined by Alicia Chapman who shares her story of disorientation following the end of a relationship. Feeling a sense of grief following this, she realised how the chapters of her life’s story don’t always look how she imaged they would. But in this, she discovered the power of daily surrender and yielding to Jesus, and how she would rather walk these times with him than without him. In this episode we discuss: • How can we make decisions with God? • The role of spiritual formation. • Spiritual practices that help us in daily life. • What actually are spiritual exercises? • Alicia’s story of disappointment and walking daily with Jesus. • Pressing into the will of God while receiving from Him. • Asking God, “Where are you at work within me and around me?” • Forming deep roots.

Episode 4

Is there more to HOSPITALITY than a dinner party?

18th December 2023

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Kyung Chul (Charlie) Kang is your host for this podcast, joined by Dr Jason Clark in the studio as they discuss hospitality and what it means to truly open our hearts to others. Later in the episode, we’re joined by Sarah Yardley who shares her experience of hospitality, loneliness and prioritising time spent with Jesus. Originally from Orange County, California, Sarah moved to the UK 9 years ago only to move 14 times in just 5 years. In the face of this disorientating time, Sarah learned valuable lessons about hosting the presence of God and welcoming others. In this episode, we discuss: · What does it truly mean to be hospitable? · How did Jesus approach hospitality? · “But my diary is so busy.” · Living in the present and responding to God’s invitations. · What does welcoming Jesus into our lives really look like? · How when we are hospitable to others, Christ is present as well. · Is hospitality centered around our homes or hearts? · Being guided by the Holy Spirit.

Episode 3

What do you do when JUSTICE gets you stabbed in the back?

18th December 2023

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Kyung Chul (Charlie) Kang is your host for this podcast, joined by Dr Jason Clark in the studio as they discuss mission and how we’re called to participate in it. Later in the episode, we’re joined by Pete and Sarah Portal who are part of the 24-7 Prayer Community in Manenberg, South Africa, an area of poverty, high crime, and high unemployment. They speak about the ups and downs of ministry, having made the bold decisions to follow the leading of Jesus yet facing incredible amounts of betrayals and disappointments. In this episode, we discuss: • Dealing with disappointments • Finding Jesus in the places where injustice is rampant • What does it mean to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly? • How justice might cost us in terms of time, effort and reputation • The difficult balance between justice and mercy • ‘It’s all just a bit overwhelming’ • Not evaluating success on results but instead living in obedience • How do we truly see the people in front of us through the eyes of God? • Seeing the fruit of our ministry years later.

Episode 2

Is CALLING true when life gives you curveballs?

18th December 2023

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Kyung Chul (Charlie) Kang is your host for this podcast, joined by Dr Jason Clark in the studio as they discuss mission and how we’re called to participate in it. Later in the episode, we’re joined by Damilola Makinde who shares about her journey of understanding her calling and navigating a huge curveball. At the age of 10 she was given a prophetic word about becoming a barrister, but how did she respond when years later things didn’t work out as planned? In this episode, we discuss: • What mission is and how we can be involved in it • How do we reconcile both being disciples and making disciples? • What we can do with our doubts and how this links with mission • Discovering who God made you to be • Damilola’s journey of mission, calling and identity • Responding to curveballs as we seek to join in with God’s mission.

Episode 1

“My Counsellor Said To Me…” Pete Greig

18th December 2023

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A series from Waverley Abbey, exploring some of the paths that Jesus walked whilst here on this earth. Join Charlie and Jason as they speak with friends, old and new, who will be sharing their own experiences of disorientation and how the ancient ways of Jesus such as prayer, living missionally and embracing creativity, amongst other things, have helped place a guardrail in remaining faithful to Christ.