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Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and beyond.

June 25, 2020

Alistair Wilson - Edinburgh Theological Seminary

New Testament lecturer Rev. Dr Alistair Wilson joins us today to chat about local and international mission and theological famine relief.

Alistair has a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Aberdeen. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College, now Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS), Alistair was an Associate Pastor in Inverness before moving to Highland Theological College where he taught New Testament from 1996 to 2005. He was then appointed to Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa, becoming Principal in 2006. Alistair returned to Highland Theological College in January 2015 before taking up his current post as  lecturer in New Testament and Mission at ETS.

As well as having written several published works, Alistair has been Editor of The Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology and New Testament Review Editor of Themelios. He is an Adjunct (‘Extraordinary’ in South African terminology) Professor of New Testament in the Research Unit for Reformed Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the New Testament Society of South Africa.

Dr Wilson's research interests include missionary thought and activity in early Christianity, 'missional readings' of Scripture, Matthew’s Gospel, Luke’s Gospel, Colossians and Philemon, eschatological views in early Christianity.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

June 18, 2020

Andy Longwe - Cumbernauld Free Church

Today David talks to Andy Longwe about a variety of issues including life in ministry and current events which have unfolded around the death of George Floyd. 

Andy Longwe is the current minister of Cumbernauld Free Church.

Born in Malawi, he moved to Scotland with his family when he was four and they settled into Kirkmuirhill in South Lanarkshire.

Having become a committed Christian as a teenager Andy eventually felt the call to ministry and attended Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

June 11, 2020

Martin Paterson - OMF

Martin Paterson is a Scotland Area Representative for Overseas Missionary Fellowship OMF and is also a Free Church of Scotland minister. 

Today we talk to Martin about local and international mission and discipleship.

OMF's Vision: Through God’s grace, we aim to see an indigenous, biblical church movement in each people group of East Asia, evangelising their own people and reaching out in mission to other peoples.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

June 4, 2020

Roger Carswell - Evangelism

Roger Carswell is a travelling evangelist and author. He leads evangelistic church and university missions as well as speaking at Christian conferences. He has written eleven books including "And Some Evangelists" and "Where is God in a Messed Up World?", and publishes numerous gospel tracts and booklets.

Roger is married to Dot, has four children and lives in Leeds.

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Official Site - https://www.rogercarswell.net

 

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

May 28, 2020

Alasdair MacAulay - Tain and Fearn Free Church

Alasdair is originally from the Isle of Lewis. He worked for two years in the oil fabrication yard in Stornoway before joining the BBC where he was employed as a journalist for 16 years working in Inverness and Stornoway.

He is married to Mairi and they have a family of four, Christina, Luke, Emma and Kate.    

Having felt called to the ministry, they moved to Edinburgh in 2009 where Alasdair studied for 3 years before becoming the minister of Tain and Fearn Free Church in August 2012.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

May 21, 2020

Scott Mehl - Cornerstone (Los Angeles)

Scott serves Cornerstone as a part of the preaching team and by overseeing leadership development, global ministries, and counselling/discipleship.

Scott's passion for the lost and for God’s work in and through the local church brought him to Los Angeles in 2005, and that same passion has allowed the city to truly become his family’s earthly home.

Scott is the husband to Lara and father to Harper, Addison, Lincoln, and Skylar.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

May 12, 2020

Andy Bannister - Exploring Ramadan and the Islamic Worldview

Today we chat with Andy Bannister about Ramadan and the Islamic worldview.

Andy is the current Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, an organisation that equips Christians to talk confidently about their faith and engages culture with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Prior to working with Solas, Andy was Director and Lead Apologist at the Canada office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. 

Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments),  is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. When not travelling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber, and photographer. He is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.

SOLAS: https://www.solas-cpc.org/

See more about Andy's work here: andybannister.net

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

May 7, 2020

20schemes

Today we chat with Sharon Dickens and Natasha Davidson from 20schemes.

20schemes is a ministry based in Scotland which aims to spread the gospel through church planting and revitalisation.

20schemes Website: https://20schemes.com

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

April 21, 2020

Rico Tice - Christianity Explored

Rico Tice is Senior Minister (Evangelism) at All Souls Church, Langham Place in London. Born in Chile before being educated in England, Rico spent a year working at a church in inner city Liverpool and then studied history at Bristol University (where he was captain of the rugby team). He went on to graduate from theological college at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Rico is a passionate evangelist, and the Founder of Christianity Explored Ministries. He is a regular speaker at missions and evangelistic events around the world, and is the author of Honest Evangelism and Capturing God.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

April 14, 2020

Peter Turnbull - Burghead Free Church

Peter is a native of Newcastle and is married to Morag. They have five children (aged 9-2) and live in Burghead, Moray. Having previously worked the staff team at Christ Church Fulwood (Sheffield) Peter and the family moved to Morayshire in 2015 to be involved in the revitalisation of Burghead Free Church where Peter serves as an elder and church leader. 

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy