Topic: Mission

February 8, 2019
Why Your Short-Term Mission Trip Probably Isn't Alleviating Poverty

Let me tell you a story about a pastor called John who lives in a small town in Scotland. You’ve never heard of him and you’ve never heard of his community. Where he lives unemployment is high, drug abuse is off the charts, and life is hard and short. John was saved about 10 years […]

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January 29, 2016
How Should We Decide Where to go as a Missionary?

Erik Raymond is the senior pastor of Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska and has a blog, The Ordinary Pastor, on The Gospel Coalition. “I think there’s some glamour about going to places where people don’t look like you. . . . There’s lost people in both places, and we really have to think hard […]

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November 10, 2014
How Can the Church Respond to 21st Century Scotland? (4)

Scotland is changing. The spiritual landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades. Obviously, there is nothing new under the sun and society ebbs and changes throughout history. The problem is that many churches have not reacted well, or in some cases even at all, to some of these societal changes and […]

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November 7, 2014
How Can the Church Respond to 21st Century Scotland? (3)

Scotland is changing. The spiritual landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades. Obviously, there is nothing new under the sun and society ebbs and changes throughout history. The problem is that many churches have not reacted well, or in some cases even at all, to some of these societal changes, and […]

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November 5, 2014
How Can the Church Respond to 21st Century Scotland? (2)

Scotland is changing. The spiritual landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades. Obviously, there is nothing new under the sun and society ebbs and changes throughout history. The problem is that many churches have not reacted well, or in some cases even at all, to some of these societal changes, and […]

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November 4, 2014
How Do We Get Our Churches to Embrace Change and Move Forward?

How do we implement a vision for reaching lost people in Scotland? Local congregations need to face up to the facts on the ground. Scotland is less than 2% Christian. Even in the good old days it was never more than 10%, but society felt more Christian. Christians felt like they were the moral majority […]

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November 3, 2014
How Can the Church Respond to 21st Century Scotland? (1)

Scotland is changing. The Scotland of 30 years ago is not the Scotland of today. The death of manufacturing and the coal-mining industry, coupled with the rise in new technologies, have changed our employment landscape forever. We are now, more than ever, a multicultural nation with people flocking to our shores from every continent on […]

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July 8, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (6)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Kingdoms Insufficiencies for Mission Notwithstanding these important contributions to the church’s mission in society and […]

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July 2, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (5)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Kingdoms Contributions for Mission The distinctive theological contours of the Two Kingdoms theology have significant […]

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June 26, 2014
The Role Of The Church In Cultural Transformation (4)

The following will be a series of posts based on the MA thesis of David Nixon. David is a good friend and has graciously allowed us to publish his work in order to educate us about this important topic. Two Mediatorships of Christ: Creation and Redemption Two Kingdoms theology has the distinctive concept of Christ’s […]

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