Why The Doctrine Of Election Lights The Fire Of Evangelism (1)

We used to hate firemen on our estate when I was a kid. As soon as we heard the sounds of their alarms blaring in the distance we knew at once that our fun was almost at an end. You see, we used to light these massive ‘bonnies’ (bonfires) every year from wood and old […]

Let’s Not Preach The Gospel Using Words If Necessary: Reclaiming Evangelism For Scotland’s Schemes

With the explosion of interest in mercy ministry in evangelical Churches has come a lot of well-intentioned people with a lot of poorly thought out theology. So, it’s not uncommon to hear people refer to evangelism in the following terms: Preach the gospel and use words if necessary. Evangelism is as much about what we […]

Those Pesky Liberals! Whose Fault Is It That Scotland’s Schemes Lack Gospel Churches?

50 years ago, in Scottish schemes, gospel halls were thriving as City Missions opened outreach posts on housing schemes. Many never quite made it to local church status as they were run more by committees than by elders. City centre churches saw them as nothing more than outreaches centres they could send interested members to […]

The Legacy of No Evangelism & Poor Evangelism In Scotland’s Schemes

You can go into almost any city centre in Scotland and take your pick of evangelical churches. Granted they are not as numerous as previous decades but there are still, by and large, some healthy ones to be found. Sadly, you cannot do that in many of the poorest communities of our country. If the […]

How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward (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 […]

How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward (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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How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward (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 […]

How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward? (1)

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 […]

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 […]