Author: Mez McConnell

Mez McConnell is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church and director of 20schemes. He 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 15, 2021
Does Scotland—A ‘Reached’ Nation—Really Need More Missionaries?

Apart from the fact that there is not a rush of people queuing up to move into the schemes to plant churches, it is also because we are by our very nature a called out and a sent-out people.

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June 8, 2021
How to Keep Your Sanity in the Madness of Ministry

Work hard at maintaining your personal/communal spiritual disciplines of reading, meditation, and prayer. All is lost if these go out the window.

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June 2, 2021
Preaching the Gospel in the Chaos of Urban Ministry

How can we call people to a life of self-sacrifice, yet promise to meet up with them for an hour once a week?

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May 25, 2021
Scotland’s Forgotten Rural Poor

Deprivation in urban areas tends to be geographically concentrated in certain neighbourhoods. In contrast, in rural areas, deprivation often exists at the scale of streets rather than whole neighbourhoods.

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May 5, 2021
The Spirit World: Angels & Demons

The Christian life is an all-out, bloody, no holds barred spiritual war.

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March 9, 2021
The Deep, Pastoral Encouragement of the Doctrine of Election

Just because I didn’t see fruit in that prison doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.

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March 2, 2021
Rethinking ‘Mercy Ministries’

The best kind of mercy ministry is a healthy local church.

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February 23, 2021
Why Mercy Ministries Don’t Work

Hint: They aren’t biblical.

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February 9, 2021
Why Bother With Church Membership?

Is church membership even in the Bible?

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January 25, 2021
Should the Church Seek to ‘Redeem’ the Culture?

Is our culture redeemable and should the church be engaged in this so-called cultural redemption?

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