Category: Article

December 16, 2013
Why Our Housing Schemes are not 'Post-Christian'

There is lots of talk around at the moment about ‘cultural defeaters’ (a la Keller) and ‘common grace bridges’ when it comes to talk about the ‘Post-Christian’ West. Personally, I think we need to be more careful about what we mean by using the term ‘Post-Christian’, because we certainly wouldn’t want to confuse it with […]

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December 13, 2013
MLJ Offers Words of Wisdom for Housing Scheme Ministry

What is the role of the church on our society today in social issues? Are we merely to preach or should we be engaged in social action? All very modern questions within evangelical circles right now. But they’re not new. The early church had to make these kinds of decisions thousands of years ago in […]

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December 7, 2013
What Every Young Christian Needs to Know About the Bible

Our Youth leader is making a series of videos for young people in the scheme who have little to no idea about biblical Christianity. Here is their first offering. The young lady in the clip is my eldest daughter, Keziah.

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November 25, 2013
40 Reasons the Local Church is Still So Important

Is it possible to live a faithful Christian life without being a faithful part of a local church? I’ve heard many people make the argument that it is indeed possible—especially if there are no good churches around. I disagree. At the bare minimum, there are forty different commands in the New Testament to live life […]

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November 11, 2013
20schemes: Oh You Hate Women, Right?

“Women participate equally with men in the priesthood of all believers. Their role is crucial, their wisdom, grace, and commitment exemplary. While Scripture teaches that a woman’s role is not identical to that of men in every respect, and that pastoral leadership is assigned to men, it also teaches that women are equal in value to men.” […]

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November 2, 2013
The Importance of the Local Church for Ministry Among the Poor (2)

We have just finished a 10-day trip to Canada sharing about the work of 20schemes and also partnering with 9Marks for a day conference on church planting among the poor. Some of the questions we were seeking to answer were: Why is the local church so important in the life of the Christian? Why does […]

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November 1, 2013
The Importance of the Local Church for Ministry Among the Poor (1)

We have just finished a 10-day trip to Canada sharing about the work of 20schemes and also partnering with 9Marks for a day conference on church planting among the poor. Some of the questions we were seeking to answer were: Why is the local church so important in the life of the Christian? Why does […]

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October 30, 2013
Should We Let Them Live? Thinking About Halloween In The Schemes

Halloween is always a tricky time for Christians. I vaguely remember ‘trick or treating’ as a young boy, carrying a pocket full of eggs. Even if we got goodies, we would usually end up throwing eggs at some poor unsuspecting householder. If somebody was really mean, we came back later with stones. It was not […]

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September 21, 2013
Is 20schemes Just for Baptists?

20schemes is a cross-denominational ministry. Our concern is to revitalise/plant gospel-centred churches. I have said elsewhere that our intention is to plant Baptist churches (if we have to). However, we are happy to partner with any and all who can agree to our statement of faith (see website). That is why we are seeking to […]

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September 19, 2013
How Do We Break the Cycle Of Addiction and the Victim Mentality of So Many in Our Schemes?

By proclaiming the full, transformative gospel, of course. Listen to Charlene’s story below.

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