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Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and beyond.

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June 17, 2021

“Rob”

Our guest this week is ‘Rob’, who works in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a language consultant with the overall goal of helping plant Kurdish churches and get the Bible completed in Northern Kurdish. 

Rob has found the Kurds, though they are mainly Muslim and some Yezidi, love the Psalms, and often out of instinct pull out their mobiles to start videoing him when he reads them a Psalm in their heart language! He often proclaims Christ from the book that speaks so movingly of his sufferings and victory, and longs to see Kurdish believers develop more Psalm-singing to help them, in Christ, to make sense of their sufferings and be strengthened with hope.

He shares from the remarkable history of Psalm-singing in the Punjab, 100 years after the death of Shahbaz the poet who put the Psalter into metrical form for the Punjabi churches. Might there be someone in your church who could help collect and annotate Kurdish folk tunes and use them with metrical forms of the Psalms?

He also explores the ethnic identity of the Kurds - one of the largest people groups in the world without a state of their own - who are spread across Turkey, Iraq, Iran & Syria. As inhabitants of the Zagros Mountains, they are descendants of the Medes, who feature in the OT and were at the Day of Pentecost. In troubled times for the Kurds, Rob makes the point that it is not secular nationalism that gives the Kurds a secure future, nor the Western powers who divided up the Middle East after WWI to serve their own interests, but God’s unbreakable covenant with Abraham, which ensures that all nations will receive God’s blessing. God will ensure that the Kurds, along with people of every tribe and language and people and nation, through Christ’s redeeming blood, will be part of his eternal kingdom.

You can watch www.bit.ly/plan4medes to explore this biblical theme further.

If you want to try singing Psalms in English, the Sing Psalms app is a great resource. A list of tunes Rob recommends can be found on tinyURL.com/easyPsalmtunes

 

Rob - “The Son of Abraham who came to guarantee by his own blood that people from every nation of the world will be redeemed for a new life of purpose and joy with sins forgiven and a new hope in a remade global community of brothers and sisters”

 

Presented by David Meredith

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June 10, 2021

Steve and Anna Griffiths

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guests this week are Steve and Anna Griffiths. Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Steve trained as a doctor. He met his English wife Anna in Harare (who came on holiday to Zim and never went home!) After learning Portuguese in Coimbra, Portugal, Steve & Anna served in northern Mozambique in medical and church work. They then joined OMF, learning the Khmer language and working in Cambodia where Steve was a technical advisor to the leprosy programme of the Cambodian Ministry of Health. Asked to move to OMF Headquarters in Singapore, Steve & Anna shared the role of Director for Personnel based in Singapore for the last twelve years. They have two children Joshua and Aimée, both in medical school at present. Steve and Anna moved to São Paulo in Brazil – and are busy getting the rust off their Portuguese.

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June 3, 2021

Kenny MacKenzie

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guest this week is Kenny MacKenzie an elder in Back Free Church on the Isle of Lewis. Kenny tells of his journey to faith and his work in Uganda. 

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May 27, 2021

Generation Podcast - Dr Riaz Mohammed

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guest this week is Dr Riaz Mohammed a senior consultant surgeon who trained and worked in Scotland after emigrating from his native Pakistan. While he was born Muslim, he became a Christian after seeing Jesus in a vision at age sixteen. His Christian faith has helped him overcome numerous obstacles.

You can purchase Riaz's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whats-Up-Doc-Surgeons-Story/dp/1973668807/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= --

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April 22, 2021

Matthew Skirton - Operation Mobilisation UK

Today's guest is Matthew Skirton, Chief Executive of Operation Mobilisation UK.

Matthew is from the UK but has spent more than half of his life serving in Eastern Europe. Together with his wife, Helen, he pioneered OM’s work in Moldova in the mid-1990s, handing over field leadership in March 2015. He also served as Regional Leader for OM in Eastern Europe for seven years.

Matthew took on the role of UK Chief Executive of OM in 2016.

Presented by David Meredith 

April 15, 2021

John James - Pastor & Author

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guest this week is author John James.

James has recently released a book entitled "Renewal: Church Revitalisation Along the Way of the Cross"

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April 8, 2021

John MacKinnon - Word 121 Training Director

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guest this week is Word One-to-One Training Director John MacKinnon.

John is based in East Kilbride, Scotland, where he served as the Lead Pastor of Calderwood Baptist Church for more than 17 years. He previously served as an Evangelist and Bible Teacher in an itinerant capacity, with an emphasis on enabling churches to develop their members to make Jesus known amongst their friends.

John has been passionate about the ministry of The Word One to One since his first encounter with us, and as National Training Director, he rejoices in the privilege of drawing alongside local churches to encourage, equip and enable them to raise up an ever-increasing number of joyful bible sharers. He is married to Linda and they have three children, all adults, and he is Papa to four grandchildren who fill his life with so much fun.

https://www.theword121.com

https://www.apassionforlife.org.uk

 

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April 1, 2021

Dr Krish Kandiah - Hong Kong Ready

Dr Krish Kandiah is toady's guest on the Generation Podcast.

David chats with Krish about the new "Hong Kong Ready" initiative he is leading that aims to support migrants from Hong Kong to settle in the UK. The UK Government has opened a new route from 31st January for people in Hong Kong with a British National Overseas (BNO) passport to come and settle in the UK. A large proportion of those applying also identify as Christian, the initiative will also help those arriving plug into a local church. 

 

Krish is the Founder and CEO of Home for Good – a charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children by finding loving homes for children in the care system. 

He is an advocate for fostering and adoption, has written several books and is a regular contributor to the Times, the Guardian and also a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2. 

Krish has expertise in the overlap between faith and development, faith literacy and communication. He is an ambassador for the UK aid and development charity: Tearfund.

Krish holds degrees in Chemistry, Missiology and Theology. His PhD is from Kings College, London. He currently holds faculty positions at Regent College, Vancouver and Regents Park College, Oxford University and is an honorary research Fellow at the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University and an honorary reader in theology at St Andrews University, Scotland. 

Krish lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and 6 children (through birth, fostering and adoption).

 

Hong Kong Ready - https://ukhk.org

 

Presented by David Meredith

March 25, 2021

Fiona Christie - Author

Each week we sit down with a guest to discuss Mission and Evangelism in Scotland and beyond.

Our guest this week is author Fiona Christie.

Fiona has recently released a book called "A Strange Unmaking: Ten Years In Colombia."

A Strange Unmaking is a collection of blogs, poems, reflections, journal entries and short stories written by an ordinary Scottish woman during the ten years she lived in the extraordinary country of Colombia. When Fiona Christie first visited Colombia she was beguiled by the beauty of land and the courtesy of the people. A three-week holiday led to a ten-year commitment, first teaching English in a Bible seminary and later equipping churches in poor areas affected by conflict to work with children. Every day Fiona found something fascinating to write about or a beautiful picture to share. But beneath the shimmering surface, decades of conflict had left the land soaked with blood and the nation bitterly divided. The weight of second-hand trauma began to take its toll on Fiona before she realised that she was being unmade to be re-made. A Strange Unmaking takes the reader beyond the stereotypes to a tragic, magical place and tells a determinedly untriumphalistic missionary story.

 

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Presented by David Meredith

March 18, 2021

David MacPherson - Operation San Andres

Our guest this week is Operation San Andres Executive Director David MacPherson.

David was born in Peru, where his parents served as missionaries with the Free Church of Scotland. He was a pupil at Colegio San Andrés in Lima before the family returned to Scotland, where David completed a masters’ degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen and a Diploma in Theology from the Edinburgh Theological Seminary. David served for 10 years as a Free Church missionary in the San Martín region of Peru. Prior to his position with Operación San Andrés, David served as Minister of Bon Accord Free Church in Aberdeen, Scotland. David holds dual citizenship (UK and Peru) and is thoroughly bicultural, having lived in Peru for much of his life. David’s wife Martha is a native of Peru, and they are proud parents of three grown sons.

 

https://www.operacionsanandres.org

 

Presented by David Meredith