Author: Andy Constable

Andy Constable is co-pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. Andy is married to Debbie and they have three children. You can follow him on Twitter.
September 10, 2020
Forgiveness and Abuse: Does Forgiveness Depend on Repentance? (Part Four)

The issue of repentance is perhaps one of the most crucial aspects of the forgiveness and abuse discussion.

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September 9, 2020
Forgiveness and Abuse: Echoing God’s Forgiveness (Part Three)

To understand how we ought to forgive others, we must first understand how God forgives sinners like us.

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September 8, 2020
Forgiveness and Abuse: Do I Have to Forgive? (Part Two)

Are we called to forgive in the same way God does?

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September 7, 2020
Forgiveness and Abuse: The Forgiveness Problem (Part One)

One of the most difficult pastoral questions we get asked on a scheme is: ‘Do I have to forgive my abuser?’

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April 7, 2020
Simple Ways to Love Your Neighbour During Lockdown

During this unique time, the church can support those who are suffering, meet practical needs, and share the life-altering gospel of the risen Christ.

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March 23, 2020
Three Keys to Discipling Former Drug Addicts

Here are a few things I’ve learned about discipling drug addicts who have come to Christ.

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December 16, 2019
Eight Principles for Faithful Preaching Among the Poor

As a middle-class lad pastoring in a housing scheme, I’ve had to work hard at learning how to preach well in this context.

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November 23, 2019
How to Preach from the Heart, to the Heart

Good preaching deals with the heart, not just the head.

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May 27, 2019
Another One Bites the Dust

Another one bites the dust… I just received a phone call from the manager of our discipleship house. “Jimmy has bolted (run away) and he’s not picking up his phone.” Jimmy is a recent convert from our scheme. He has struggled with alcohol and drugs since the age of 11 but he has recently heard the gospel, […]

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August 22, 2016
How to Stay Encouraged When You Want to Give Up (2)

This is the second part of a post we started last week. We were thinking about the fact that the Christian life is a battle, ministry is tough, and leadership is back-breaking work. But in the Bible, Jesus give his followers encouragements to keep us in the game. He promises that he’s the resurrection and […]

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