You can download Prof Barney Pityana's opening Keynote on Discipleship Active Citizenship which was delivered on 2 June 2015 at the Winter School of the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University from this link [mp3 file, 50MB]
The Winter School is hosted by Ekklesia and the Beyers Naude Center for Public Theology in the first week of June each year. This year's theme is 'Changing the world? An invitation to faithful discipleship and responsible citizineship'.
I apologize for the poor sound quality of the recording. I recorded it using my cellphone and so there is some ambient and room noise in the recording. However, it is well worth the inconvenience to hear Prof Pityana's lecture.
I was deeply struck by a few comments that Prof Pityana made. Among them was the observation that the three most prominent public persons in SA at present (President Jacob Zuma, Chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and the leader of the official opposition, DA leader Musi Miamani) are all ordained pastors of independent Christian Churches. Prof Pityana discusses this phenomenon and asks some questions of the type of Christianity that is represented by these persons, and also how this reflects on us a nation.
I'd love to hear your comments, thoughts and feedback!