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Scripture Union South Africa has a long legacy--nearly 100 years--of children's work throughout the country that has not only enabled young people to 'know and walk with God' but has pushed boundaries for community transformation. Join Tim Black as he interviews the SU family, discussing the stories that have shaped Scripture Union culture and our South African society. And more stories are being written.....

Scripture Union South Africa has a long legacy--nearly 100 years--of children's work throughout the country that has not only enabled young people to 'know and walk with God' but has pushed boundaries for community transformation. Join Tim Black as he interviews the SU family, discussing the stories that have shaped Scripture Union culture and our South African society. And more stories are being written.....

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South Africa

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Scripture Union South Africa has a long legacy--nearly 100 years--of children's work throughout the country that has not only enabled young people to 'know and walk with God' but has pushed boundaries for community transformation. Join Tim Black as he interviews the SU family, discussing the stories that have shaped Scripture Union culture and our South African society. And more stories are being written.....

Language:

English

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+ 27 824949932


Episodes

Season 2, Episode 5: Youth Month 2021: SU Sinawe (we are with you) schools workers around the country talk about the impact the program is having in South African schools

6/30/2021
COVID-19 continues to bring challenges to the school environment across South Africa. SU has been placing Sinawe (Zulu for 'we are with you') Workers in local schools to help provide psycho-social support for the learning environment. Some great stories are coming out of this program and we will talk about the experience of these SU staff as they navigate the challenges in local schools. Tim chats with SU Staff members Kwakes, Neo, Anastesia, Karen, and Mzwabantu as they discuss the Sinawe...

Duration:00:36:35

Season 2, Episode 4: Youth Month 2021: Luyanda and Kyle talk about grief and the impact it is having on young people

6/23/2021
South African young people have been struggling with grief as they deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their friends and families. The trauma that many are experiencing is amplified in the pain and loss they feel as they deal with the death of loved ones or teachers or other adults within their circles of influence. The impact is significant and needs careful, holistic processing. Where is God in the midst of this pain? Today's podcast looks at the issue of grief, but from a position of...

Duration:00:33:36

Season 2, Episode 3: Youth Month 2021: Praying for our Schools. Interview with Richard and Leearron Jumbe of Pais

6/16/2021
May was a month of prayer for our schools in South Africa. Richard and Leearron of Pais gathered organisations from around South Africa to join together in prayer for our schools and teachers. Why May, why now and what did God do in response to the united gathering of his people in prayer.

Duration:00:30:26

Season 2, Episode 2: Youth Month 2021: Shenick and Celest discuss the impact of bullying on young women and how to find a way forward

6/9/2021
One of the serious issues facing young people today is bullying, a form of unprovoked aggression that can be directed at another individual or group of individuals with the intent to cause embarrassment or pain. It used to be that you could escape a school or work bully by simply moving locations at the end of the day, but bullying can also take place online, called cyberbullying, via an app or online platform like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok. So instead of being able...

Duration:00:37:41

Season 2 Episode 1: Youth Month 2021: Covid and the challenges facing young people

6/2/2021
South Africa celebrates Youth Month throughout the month of June. Tim interviews Chicks Radise, new SU staff with a focus on team building and youth development. Chicks and his wife, Lerato, are the new leaders of Kadesh Barnea Campsite and bring with them a long history in the camping, team building and youth development spaces. Listen in as Tim and Chicks discuss the impact of Covid and other influences on the lives of young people in South Africa and some ways to empower them to move...

Duration:00:36:19

Episode 10: Stories from the Chair: Tim Interviews Anthony Ryan, Chair of Scripture Union South Africa

9/14/2020
In this episode, Ant Ryan considers his personal adventure and how an SU camping experience can change your life--and introduce you to the girl of your dreams! Tim and Ant chat through the varied experiences that have formed the Ryan family and how God has moved to craft the journey in ways that only He can do.

Duration:00:33:57

Episode 9: Weaving the Tapestry: An interview with Vivienne de Klerk

9/7/2020
The journey looks different for all of us--and we don't know how God will take what seems like insignificant moments to establish markers that create the diversity of experience that builds his Kingdom. Today's interview with Viv De Klerk is a reminder that through what appears to be random events, God weaves his plan to create a tapestry. We only see the pattern emerge later in the story.

Duration:00:46:37

Episode 8: Embodying the Kingdom of God in the World--Interview with John Scheepers

8/24/2020
Sometimes God moves through the most unlikely ways to bring change. Today's interview details John Scheeper's journey to faith as a young boy on camp that eventually led him to his work at Isiphambano engaging the deep issues around justice and the gospel.

Duration:00:32:39

Episode 7--The Impact of Leadership: A Conversation with Jeremiah Mabena

8/17/2020
You never know how the investment of time in the life of a young man or woman can change one's trajectory. Tim has the opportunity to spend time with Jerry Mabena and chat about how key events and individuals made an eternal difference in his life and his future.

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 6 - Faith through the Storm: An interview with Uel Maree

8/3/2020
What happens when everything in life changes in an instant? Tim's conversation today is with Uel Maree and how God worked through a terrible accident to bring himself glory.

Duration:00:31:05

Episode 5 - Interview with Craig Stewart and Rene August of the Warehouse

7/27/2020
Covid-19 has exposed much of the injustice that exists just below the surface that can easily get ignored in our country. Craig Stewart and Rene August of The Warehouse talk about some of the ways that SU prodded an engagement with the disparities of South African society and the role that remains for all of us to engage today.

Duration:00:53:35

Episode 4 - From Quantum Physics to Disney to SU E & W: An interview with Myles MacBean

7/20/2020
SU England and Wales is the oldest SU movement in the world. Join Tim and Myles MacBean as they talk about Myles' journey from science to entertainment and how God used those experiences to prepare him perfectly for the role of Scripture Union England & Wales National Director.

Duration:00:35:48

Episode 3-Interview with the General Directors: Peter, Jeremy and Tony

7/13/2020
In this episode, Tim has the privilege of chatting with Peter Holmes, Jeremy Clampett and Tony Nzanza as they recall their time at Scripture Union and some of the joys and challenges they faced while serving the Lord through the ministry of SU.

Duration:00:43:45

Episode 2-Tim interviews Daryl Henning and Roger Wood

7/6/2020
Today is titled 'Two Friends Share.' Tim is joined by Daryl Henning and Roger Wood as they chat about their unlikely friendship as their paths crossed at SU.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode 1: Stories that Shape Us: God Continues to write the Scripts

7/3/2020
The Book of Esther was written a long time ago, but it is always interesting how some of these ancient passages of Scripture can speak straight into the middle of our context--even during a pandemic! This episode sets the stage for the exciting weekly interviews to follow...stay tuned!

Duration:00:08:08