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 ago on a holiday
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
‘Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received…’ Ephesians 4:1 I’m 33 and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the beginning of summer ’17. My husband Pete and I have three pre-school boys, and we are church planters in Barlanark,
My great-grandfather was born in 1905 in a tenement block in Townhead, Glasgow. He was born into extreme poverty with an alcoholic father, a chaotic home life and a mother who pawned anything and everything of value she could get her hands on. My gran and my mum tell tales of how as a small boy my
Titus is to set an example for the flock. Paul says the same to Timothy when he writes to him as well (1 Tim 4:12). Paul consistently taught this to young pastors specifically, but I think we can apply it to ourselves too. Be an example to others. God is interested in how we live our lives as well
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Temporary Contact for 1-2years commencing September 2015 (possibility of extension).The position would suit somebody looking to go into church planting ministry.The SPA will assist the Pastor & 20schemes Director as he carries out his duties for Niddrie Community Church and 20schemes. The SPA
Originally posted on 28 January 2015 I was recently approached to participate in a Singleness, Dating and Contentment seminar. As I started to prepare for my session I was reminded just how important this issue is, not only for women on schemes, but in general. How I live my life as a single woman