• Good News for the Poor: An Interview with Mez McConnell Article by Mez McConnell

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2014 | Matthew 26

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian? How are you serving God in Scotland? Mez McConnell: I grew up in Ireland in the foster care system for most of my early life. In my teens, one of my friends died and I began to think more about spiritual things. The church was irrelevant to me. I thought of it as a place for good, rich people. In my late teens and early twenties, my drug use spiraled out of control, I was homeless on the streets, and I finally ended up in prison. It gave me a place to … View Resource

  • Helping the Impossible Article by Mez McConnell

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2015

    Listen to Paul speaking in Ephesians 2:14–16 to a church that is dividing on ethnic and social lines: “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” We attend churches where all sorts of … View Resource

  • Our Hope amid Suffering Article by Mez McConnell

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2016

    I have buried too many children in my ministry. I have watched helpless parents weep in torment. I have seen hopelessness face-to-face. I have seen cancer leave its calling card on ravaged bodies. I have seen dementia claim the lives of tortured souls. I have felt the destructive force of mental and physical abuse. I have seen and experienced suffering. It is a pitiless force of nature, sweeping aside all in its inexorable path. We can’t escape its grasp. We can never run fast enough. We can never shut our eyes tight enough. We know, if we live long enough, … View Resource