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Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and beyond.

http://www.generation-mission.org

July 15, 2021

Paul Caminiti - Fighting For Bible Engagement

Paul Caminiti has been a cultural innovator for the Bible for over two decades. As the Bible Publisher at Zondervan and Vice President of Bible Engagement at Biblica, he helped launch The Bible in 90 Days, The Story, and Community Bible Experience. His interviews have appeared in: Newsweek, The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News.

Paul and several colleagues launched the "Institute for Bible Reading" over five years ago to address the Bible disengagement epidemic amongst Christians especially in the West.  

Paul currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Presented by David Meredith

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July 8, 2021

Tom Penman - From Marxism to Ministry

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

A one-time Marxist and fervent political activist Rev. Tom Penman shares his fascinating journey to faith and how it eventually led to him entering Christian ministry and serving the people of South Uist and Benbecula.

Presented by David Meredith

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July 1, 2021

Dr Karl Dahlfred - OMF

Karl and his wife Sun both are missionaries to Thailand.  Sent by their home churches, they work under the auspices of OMF International (originally China Inland Mission founded by Hudson Taylor), an international, interdenominational evangelical Protestant mission organisation.

Karl and Sun live in downtown Bangkok where Karl teaches missions and church history at Bangkok Bible Seminary, assists with translation and editing at Kanok Bannasan (OMF Publishers Thailand), and is an elder at Grace City Bangkok church.

From 2017 to 2020, Karl and Sun were living in Scotland while Karl completed a PhD and the family is now in the United States, preparing to return to Thailand, hopefully mid-to-late 2021.

 

Presented by Martin Paterson

June 24, 2021

Mez McConnell - 20schemes

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

Mez McConnell, is one of the pastors of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the founder of 20schemes and has been involved in full-time pastoral ministry, both church planting and revitalisation since 1999.

Mez also works closely with several Free Church of Scotland church planters as they continue to develop local ministries. He has worked in inner city areas in England, Scotland and Brazil and has a passion for training men and women for ministry in this context.

He has written several books:

Preparing for Baptism: A Personal Diary (Grace Publications Trust)

Is There Anybody Out There? (Christian Focus, Church in Hard Places (Crossway)

The Creaking on the Stairs (Christian Focus).

Mez studied Missiology at Moorland Bible College, England and Pastoral Theology at Bryntirion Bible College, Wales.

He is married to Miriam and has two lovely daughters, Keziah & Lydia.

 

Presented by David Meredith

 

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June 17, 2021

“Rob” - Creation Care and the Kurds

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

 

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. 

God Is Good Africa: https://www.facebook.com/godisgoodafrica/

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Presented by David Meredith

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= --

Check out our site for more info: https://generation-mission.org​​​

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenerationMission18

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UFubppTd0-cpvhWgwFEgg

#christian​​​ #church​​​ #mission​​​ #evangelism​​​ #podcast​​​ #scotland​​​ #christianity​​​ #freechurchofscotland​​​ #fcos​​​​ #gospel​​​ ​

Presented by David Meredith

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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Presented by David Meredith