Archives: Podcast

June 10, 2020
Why We’d Rather Revitalise Churches than Plant Them

We want to revitalise. We’ll plant if we have to.

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May 27, 2020
‘Culture Shock’ and Ministry in Hard Places

Culture shapes us in significant ways, but we often don’t realise just how significant until we leave it and enter a new one.

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May 20, 2020
Why Modern Christian Music Needs More Lament

Let’s give people real, meaningful songs to sing through life’s various trials and tribulations.

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May 13, 2020
Preaching in Working-Class Communities

Mez McConnell talks with Andy Constable, Graham Thomson, and Ian Williamson about exposition vs. application, the importance of language, and whether it’s okay to cry in the pulpit.

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April 15, 2020
One Church’s Response to the Lockdown

Mez McConnell talks with Andy Constable, Jason Nelson, and Tasha Davidson about how Niddrie Community Church has responded to the lockdown.

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March 11, 2020
What is ‘Spiritual Abuse’?

‘Spiritual abuse’, though not easy to define, must be taken very seriously.

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February 26, 2020
The Role of Women in a Gospel Church

In this episode, Mez McConnell and Sharon Dickens discuss complementarianism, why women can’t be pastors/elders, the difference between submission and oppression, and why many churches tend to box women into certain roles.

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December 18, 2019
How to Endure Dark Days in Ministry in Hard Places

Pastoral ministry in poor communities is brutal. It‘s a war. But in the gospel, we have real, meaningful hope.

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November 27, 2019
Could 20schemes Work in Northern Ireland?

In this episode, Mez McConnell and Marty McNeely discuss Brexit, housing-estate ministry in Northern Ireland, religious and political boundaries, and who they’d choose in an international WWE Baptist v Presbyterian smackdown.

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November 13, 2019
How Do We Disciple Addicts?

In this episode, Mez McConnell talks with Joel Kurz about being a white pastor in a predominantly African-American neighbourhood, whether the term ‘complementarian’ actually means anything anymore, and how to disciple addicts in the local church.

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