Author: Mez McConnell

Mez McConnell is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church and director of 20Schemes. Mez is the author of numerous books, including The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse (Christian Focus) and Is There Anybody Out There?: A Journey from Despair to Hope (Christian Focus). He’s married to Miriam and has two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter.
June 17, 2020
Unless God Intervenes

According to the views of many, God is unprovable and unknowable.

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June 15, 2020
Pastor, Stop ‘Casting Vision’

The pastor’s job is not to be some sort of spiritual vision-casting guru.

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May 18, 2020
Don’t Preach a Half-Baked Gospel to the Poor

How not to turn the good news into bad news.

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April 18, 2020
The New Urban Crisis: Jesus Didn’t Start ‘Upstream’

In being ‘faithful to the Bible’, let’s make sure we haven’t in fact reversed the biblical criteria concerning faithfulness.

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April 13, 2020
Is It Really Loving to Teach Doctrine to the Poor?

An all-too-common question concerning ministry among the poor.

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April 4, 2020
The New Urban Crisis: When Nothing is Trickling Down

Gentrification assumes a top-down approach to housing and social policy. The reality often doesn’t match the assumption.

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March 28, 2020
The New Urban Crisis: Jesus, the City, and the Poor

How can we make sense of the increasing inequality in some of the world’s largest cities?

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March 25, 2020
Living a Fearless Life in Troubling Times

The safest place to be is not in self-isolation. Nor is it a hospital bed. The safest place to be—in the entire world—is in Christ.

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March 16, 2020
What to do When Your Ministry Seems to be Making Little Difference

Why do some people grow quickly and move on in the Christian life while others drift away or always seem stuck in neutral?

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March 9, 2020
‘My Ministry is Harder than Yours’ and Other Lies We Tell

There seems to be some sort of (urban?) myth that working with the poor is especially ‘hard’. As if somehow in the pantheon of Christian ministry, ours stands alone as the really difficult one.

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