'the gospel coalition' Tagged Posts

'the gospel coalition' Tagged Posts

Starting The New Year Off Right: Bible Reading Plans For 2013.

Happy New Year to one and all! Can I start off my thanking those of you who take the time to log in and read some of my thoughts from time to time. I am constantly amazed at the numbers who read this blog from around the globe. It is with this in mind, alongside the launch of 20schemes, that this…

Why Pastors Should Kill Stuff!

The ironic thing about this video is I am uploading it at 4:30am because I can’t sleep. Although, in my own defence, I am in America and 5 hours out of sync with my body clock. Enjoy this discussion on why so many of us are tired all the time. Challenging stuff personally as I work in Niddrie, train leaders and seek to establish 20 schemes as a ministry in Scotland.…

20 Schemes Shout Out On TGC Blog!

I was encouraged to see Thabiti Anyabwile give a shout out to the work of 20Schemes on his blog recently. Check it out here. We are praying for a new wave of gospel workers and church planters to come and help us establish healthy, gospel centred churches in Scotland’s housing schemes.

A Foretaste Of Heaven In 57 Seconds

This is an older video but I have to say that when I was at the 2012 event it was incredible to be in a stadium with 9000 (mainly) men and women singing hymns to the glory of God. It was an amazingly powerful and emotional experience. Bob Kauflin makes some interesting points about worship at the TGC events in the USA. Definitely worth clicking on! Listen out for the most…

Why I Love Presbyterians Even Though I Don’t Agree With Them

I am a (very convinced) Reformed Baptist, ministering and working in an independent Evangelical Church. I have even written a short book on preparing people (confessing believers) for baptism. Since my move to Scotland 5 years ago I became aware of ‘Presbyterians’ of all shapes and…

How Small Churches Can Help Missions

There is a great article here published on The Gospel Coalition website here. Missions, training and church planting, particularly, do not have to be the domain of large churches. We are one of the smallest churches in the city (60 members) and I would hazard a guess that we offer one of the largest training places in Scotland for our type of ministry (9 full time…

Should Baptism Be Spontaneous?

I am still mulling this over in Niddrie. I am so slow to baptise here, largely because I fear doing it falsely and we end up with a community of people who ‘got baptised at the mission’ but are now nowhere with the Lord. we have seen so many profess faith over the years but 90% are nowhere. This is an ongoing battle. The attraction of baptising more people and…

You Can Make A Pretty Girl Spiritual But You Can’t Make A Spiritual Girl Pretty!

Or so goes the (somewhat daft) saying! I don’t publish too much on the issue of singleness and dating on this blog. It’s not that I have nothing to say but it is just such an emotive subject that pretty much every ‘single’ person I know will be assuming I am talking about…
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