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Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and beyond.

March 26, 2020

Elaine Duncan - CEO of The Scottish Bible Society

Elaine is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society. Elaine’s passion is to help people know God better through engaging with the Bible. Originally from Cumbria, Elaine now lives and works in Scotland. She love being outdoors, usually walking her pal’s two dogs.

https://scottishbiblesociety.org

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

March 17, 2020

Fred Drummond - Evangelical Alliance

Fred is the Director of the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland. He has been an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland for more than 20 years. He has led both traditional and new churches and has a postgraduate degree in missional leadership and a diploma in pastoral theology. Fred is passionate about storytelling, the power of prayer, the gospel, and unity for extending the kingdom of God. He is an author and writer and has led conferences on new church in various countries. Fred seeks to give focus to the prayer support that is so vital to the work of the Evangelical Alliance.

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

February 11, 2020

Tom Edwards - MTh Missiology Student (ETS)

Tom Edwards moved from Australia to Scotland to study a masters in Missiology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He is planning to be involved in church planting in Australia and is particularly interested in missiology for a secular/post-Christian society.

Topics: Cultural Comparisons, Cultural Apathy, Secular Cultures, Church Planting, Evangelism, Revitalisation, Power of Story, Public Square Evangelism 

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

February 4, 2020

Dr Tim Lane - Counselling

Dr Tim Lane is the founder and president of The Institute for Pastoral Care, a non-profit organisation that equips local churches to care for their people, and Tim Lane Associates, a counselling practice located in Peachtree City, Georgia.

He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and has a Master of Divinity and Doctorate in Pastoral Counselling. 

Tim has authored:

- Unstuck: A Nine-Step Journey to Change That Lasts (2019)

And co-authored:

- How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2007)

Tim will also be speaking at the "Unstuck" conference in Edinburgh on the 28th February at St Catherine's Argyle as well as the Edinburgh City Mission conference, "Restless For Mission", on the 29th February. For more information please visit: https://thefree.church/53

Topics: Medical vs Psychological, Sufficiency of Scripture, Culture of Grace, Worry, Sanctification vs Personal Development, Mindfulness, Are the Reformed too cerebral?

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

January 30, 2020

Joe Barnard - Cross Training Ministries

Joe Barnard is the founder of Cross Training Ministries. He is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of St. Andrews. For eight years he pastored a church in the Highlands of Scotland before returning to his hometown in Louisiana.

https://www.xtrainingministries.com/

Topics: Cross Training Ministries, Characteristics of a Christian Man, Feminisation of the Church, Quest v Pilgrimage, Discipline, Self Awareness

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

January 21, 2020

Andy Bannister - SOLAS

Andy Bannister 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

Topics: SOLAS, Apologetics, Islam, Quran, The Human Condition, Environmentalism, Creation, Greta Thunberg, Doubt

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

January 14, 2020

Mairi MacPherson - Mission Co-ordinator

Mairi MacPherson has lived in Edinburgh for six years having moved from Northern Ireland to study French and German. Currently, Mairi is studying part-time for a Masters in Missiology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary while also providing maternity cover as the Mission Co-ordinator for the Free Church of Scotland.

Topics: Missiology, Connecting with Gen Z and Millenials, Young Christians Engaging with Mission, Digital Natives, Women Bible Teachers, Short Term Mission, Speaking Against Culture, Colonial Attitudes, Empowering the National Church, Contextual Theology 

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

January 7, 2020

Jim Turrent - Central Baptist Church (Dundee)

Jim entered pastoral ministry after a career in engineering. He served in Culloden Baptist Church for 10 years before moving to Central Baptist, Dundee. He has particular responsibilities in the areas of teaching and leadership and is married to Janey who is a teacher. They have a son Alasdair.

Topics: Church Planting, Preaching, Gospel Transformed Lives, Denominations, Church Distinctives, Primary and Secondary Issues, American Church Culture 

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

December 17, 2019

Israel Guerrero

Originally from Rancagua in Chile, Israel Guerrero is currently a PhD student studying Systematic Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Previously Israel completed his Masters of Theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. A member of St Columba's Free Church in Edinburgh, Israel is married to Camila and they have a little daughter.

Topics: Latin Evangelicalism, Decline of Catholicism, Prosperity Gospel, Feelings vs Truth, Godly Living, Chilean Church Culture, Mission by Locals, Nationalism, Liberation Theology, Reformed Mysticism

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy

December 10, 2019

Nancy Guthrie

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her home church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as well as at conferences around the country and internationally, including her Biblical Theology Workshops for Women. She is the author of numerous books including her most recent book, Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story, and is the host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast at The Gospel Coalition.  She offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of child, and through the GriefShare video series.

Topics: Women Teaching Women, Male and Female, Moralism, American Pragmatism, Our Greatest Need, Scriptures v Culture, Big Picture Theology, Grief

Presented by David Meredith 

www.generation-mission.org

Title Music and Production: Simon Kennedy