Another one bites the dust… I just received a phone call from the manager of our discipleship house. “Jimmy has bolted (run away) and he’s not picking up his phone.” Jimmy is a recent convert from our scheme. He has struggled with alcohol and drugs since the age of 11 but he has
Our first 20schemes music album is finished! ‘Songs from the Schemes’ is a collection of testimonies written by believers living in the schemes of Scotland. Set to release on 1st June 2019, the album is now available for pre-order and will be released on the 1st June. All purchases go toward
20schemes is partnering with the Free Church of Scotland to bring the light of the gospel to Scotland’s poorest communities. Meet Andy Robertson, a 20schemes presbyterian church planter who is in the early stages of planting a church in Charleston, a scheme in Dundee. My name is Andy
20schemes is partnering with the Free Church of Scotland to bring the light of the gospel to Scotland's poorest communities. Meet Chris Davidson, a 20schemes presbyterian church planter who is in the early stages of planting Merkinch Free Church. Chris & Katherine Davidson My name is
On pages 121-122, McGarvey tells us, ‘The conversation about poverty is usually dominated by people with very little experience of being poor…. It’s this deficit between those who tend to lead the conversation and those who experience the issue that not only impedes progress but also leads to people
McGarvey is at his angriest (and most correct) when he is disseminating the effects of gentrification in our schemes. To him, this process is basically about ‘the practice of getting rid of any evidence that the community is working-class’ (p74). It’s hard to disagree when I look at my own
This is the final section of a three-part series on Theodore Dalrymple’s book Life at the Bottom, which explores the lives of the ‘underclass’ living on schemes. In the chapter ‘Choosing to Fail’, Dalrymple strikes right at the heart of the problems we face in the schemes. Commenting on the many
This post was written by Paul McLoughlan, 20schemes church planter in Bingham, Edinburgh God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said this: ‘Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it (Is.