Connecting with Soul Edge alumni and friends from around the world
Missional Community- An interview with Ollie Jeffs
Josh chats to Ollie, 2010 Soul Edge Alumnus, about his journey as the Project Manager of the Pelham. "The Pelham is a 100 year old railway hotel turned Community Center. Starting life in the early 1900s, it ceased trading in 2009 and the Victorian building, left empty for a number of years fell into considerable disrepair. The charity was formed to purchase the property in 2012 with a vision to renovate the building and create a community hub in an area which is officially one of the 10 per cent most deprived areas of the country."
The Path Less Taken
In this interview, Josh and Kiri talk with Emily and Peter who are two of our incredible Soul Edge Alumni. They share with us their unique story, complete with the sort of joys and disappointments we can all associate with. They also happen to live on a boat- which coincided with both COVID and their first year of marriage! Emily and Pete are creatives, share big Kingdom vision and are willing to take the path less taken.
If you want to follow Pete and Emily on Instagram, check out @littlefloartinghome
Risk and Childlike Wonder
This week I have the privilege of having Justin Wiesinger with me a former Soul Edger who did the course back in 2011. Justin runs his own media company, creates amazing videos. He is also a published writer and a singer-songwriter In this podcast we talk about his journey in taking risks and what it looks like to recover childlike wonder. We talk in-depth about what stops us from taking risks and being creative.
Interview with Rich and Lydia Di Castiglione - Worship and Justice
In this interview, Josh talks with Rich and Lydia Dicas. Rich is a Soul Ege Alumni and currently the Director of Davids Tent in the UK. You will get to hear Rich and Lydia's story, how they met and starting doing ministry together. We also talk about how David's tent started and the heart behind why they do what they do. Finally, we finish off by talking about the things they feel Jesus is teaching his Church about worship during this current season.
In this episode, Kiri and I talk about why running and fitness are such an important part of the Soul Edge program.
We unpack how our theological lens informs the way that we interact with the physical world. We dive into the importance of having a theology that does not just divide the physical and the spiritual. We explain how running and movement is not only healthy but can be a powerful way to engage in worship and communion with God from this place of a sacramental understanding.
We also let you in on some practical tips that we have learned over the years of doing life and keeping fitness and health a priority.
Friends from Atlanta
This week Josh and Kiri connect with Luke and Dana in Atlanta from our Soul Edge Plus Community. Since many of us in the Prairies and the UK are removed from what is happening in the States, we asked Luke and Dana to share their insights and help us shed light on these critical issues. This is just one piece of the puzzle to help us learn how we can best love our neighbours wherever we are. Dana teaches Church history as well as US history in a school in Atlanta as well as holding an Mdiv from Candler School of Theology and Luke (a 2016 Alumnus) now works for Camp all American (connected to Pinnacle Church) as head of leadership development and discipleship.