Jonathan is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent 20 years working with adults helping them to overcome depression and anxiety. His life motto is to live with his “heart in mind” and encourages others to also live this way, frequently sharing at churches and schools in regional and remote areas.
Jonathan first appeared on the KCC platform at BASECAMP 2021, when he shared a talk titled, “A Reconnected Heart”. His talk impacted many men as he highlighted the loneliness epidemic in Australia, with men in their middle years feeling it most significantly from lack of support and connection with others. Jonathan posed a solution to this problem: A “three-way connection” with self, others, and God.
Jonathan explained that connection is important because it is commanded in Scripture. Proverbs 4:23 emphasises the need to be connected to “self” through the guarding of one’s heart. He explained that the heart is the “seat of our psychological functioning”, for out of the heart flows thoughts, feelings, behaviours and reactions. The creation account in Genesis also shows that humanity was created for relationship—for God decided it was not good for “man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18) The talk ended with some practical tips for how men can initiate more meaningful connections with one another.
Joining Keynote Speaker, Malcolm Gill, Jonathan will deliver a short talk which explores the theme “Called to be Sons: Living Under God the Father”, while empowering men to be confident in their God-given identity and purpose.
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Download the KCC One App to hear his talk, “A Reconnected Heart” from BASECAMP 21
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