Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and Beyond.
Discussing Christian Mission in Scotland and Beyond.
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.netTopics: SOLAS, Apologetics, Islam, Quran, The Human Condition, Environmentalism, Creation, Greta Thunberg, DoubtPresented by David Meredith www.generation-mission.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy
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.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy
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.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy
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 MysticismPresented by David Meredith www.generation-mission.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy
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, GriefPresented by David Meredith www.generation-mission.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy
Bob Akroyd - Mission Board Chairman
Today our guest is Bob Akroyd, Chairman of the Free Church of Scotland Mission Board and a Systematic Theology lecturer at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS). Bob grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and studied American History at the University of Virginia (founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819). Following two years of teaching English in Japan, he came to the University of Edinburgh to study Scottish History in 1990. Attending Buccleuch Free Church in Edinburgh and listening to tapes of the late Douglas MacMillan, Bob was converted in 1993. In 1996, he completed his PhD on “Lord Rosebery and Scottish Nationalism (1868 – 1896).” He continued his studies at the Free Church College from 1996 - 1999. In August 1999, Bob was ordained and inducted as Assistant Minister at Buccleuch Free Church in Edinburgh where he served with his friend and senior Minister Alex MacDonald for more than 13 years. Bob has also served as a Prison Chaplain at Saughton Prison, an honorary Chaplain at Edinburgh University and a volunteer at Bethany Christian Trust.In 2012, Bob was appointed to the Chair of Systematic Theology at the Free Church College. In 2013, Bob completed an MTh at New College, Edinburgh on “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851 – 1921) & the Essence of Christianity.” At ETS, Bob is the course organiser for Systematic Theology, Practical Theology and the Access to Theology Course.Bob is married to Heather and they live in Edinburgh.Topics: Mission, D.L. Moody, Confidence in Jesus, Elements of Good Preaching, Recruitment, Scottish Observations, Evangelists Presented by David Meredith www.generation-mission.orgTitle Music and Production: Simon Kennedy