Category: Article

August 12, 2014
Why 9Marks Thinks 20schemes is Nothing Special

Several month ago Ryan Townsend, Executive Director of 9Marks,  spent some time visiting some of Scotland's schemes. Here are some of his final thoughts on his visit.

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August 4, 2014
9Marks Impressions on a Recent Trip to Scotland

This video is part 3 of a small series we are doing with Ryan Townsend, Executive Director of 9Marks. He recently spent some time with us and visited a number of schemes in Scotland to see first-hand the opportunities for service in our country. Here are some of his thoughts.

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July 24, 2014
Child Abuse, Women, and the Local Church

Just this past week, a Scotsman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shaking a 15-week old baby so hard that it is brain damaged and will need full time care for the rest of its life. For those who can stomach it, the story can be read here. It’s easy to picture these […]

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July 15, 2014
Is An Evangelical Culture Of Machismo Actually Aiding Domestic Violence?

“Now the works of the flesh are evident: …enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy… and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Gal. 5:19–21) I was talking to one of our trainees about the […]

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July 11, 2014
Is Porn Really an Issue for Women?

I was recently listening to a radio debate focusing on the proposed legislation changes in the UK for Internet use. The premise basically being that when attaching to a server, the home user is asked whether or not they want to access pornography. A simple yes or no answer is required. This caused outcry because, […]

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July 8, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (6)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Kingdoms Insufficiencies for Mission Notwithstanding these important contributions to the church’s mission in society and […]

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July 4, 2014
How and Why are 9Marks Helping 20schemes?

This is the second of a four part interview with Ryan Townend, director of 9marks. He recently spent some time with us in Edinburg(h), so we took the chance to interview him on a number of topics.

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July 4, 2014
Who are 9Marks and How are They Connected to 20schemes?

20schemes was founded almost 2 years ago in Matt Schmucker’s house in Washington DC. The idea, of course, had been swirling around in my brain for about five years previous to that. At the beginning, I wanted to call it “Deep Impact” but, after two days of brainstorming and toing and froing, we landed on […]

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July 2, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (5)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Kingdoms Contributions for Mission The distinctive theological contours of the Two Kingdoms theology have significant […]

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June 26, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (4)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Mediatorships of Christ: Creation and Redemption Two Kingdoms theology has the distinctive concept of Christ’s […]

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