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.
September 15, 2020
The Doctrine that Fuels the Fire of Our Evangelism

Far from killing evangelism, this doctrine is not only the fuel that lights the fire of it but keeps it burning indefinitely.

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September 2, 2020
Does God Really ‘Hate the Sin but Love the Sinner?’

If we’re going to tell someone that Jesus loves them, we should be able to explain why and how.

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August 25, 2020
Won’t Doing Ministry Among the Poor Put My Children in Harm’s Way?

Ministry in hard places is costly. Jesus is worth it.

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August 4, 2020
Why Community Living Sucks and What We Can Do About It

Team dynamics are always a battleground in Christian ministry.

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July 28, 2020
Is It Really Our Job to ‘Bring Peace’ to Our Communities?

‘Justice for the oppressed.’ Is that the church’s job?

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July 15, 2020
Not an Invitation to an Easy Life: Why Following Jesus Means War

Some people think that Christianity is a way to an easier, happier life. But that is false.

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July 6, 2020
A Former Addict on Pastoring Those with Addictions

Addictions are hard to break for a reason.

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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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