Bethany Macleod

Bethany Macleod

Bethany joined the team in Scotland in September 2018. Having recently moved to Glasgow from the Isle of Lewis, she is enjoying settling into life on the “mainland” (internet available 24/7? Who knew!). Bethany is passionate about seeing Scottish churches mobilised and serious in their calling to bring Christ into their communities. She is eager to grow and learn from the team in Scotland as she joins in with their projects.

Now may be a struggle, but better days are coming

23 April 2020When the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 were first put in place on 23 March, it felt as though there was a target we were collectively striving towards, but now that goal has come and gone and mass quarantine has been extended. For many, the passing of this first review date came with the realisation that this may be our reality for much longer than initially anticipated. The leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, called on the Government last week to release its exit strategy,…

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There is absolutely absolute truth

21 November 2019She pulled her music from the streaming platform Spotify in protest of the exploitation of new artists during free trials, has had an ongoing feud with the Kardashian-Wests, and more recently has been speaking up about issues with her management and label. Swift certainly has her critics, and has been notoriously accused of overdramatising situations, playing the victim, and creating false narratives – it’s these accusations that inspired her album Reputation, which was released in 2017.Earlier…

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A time to rest

12 September 2019By now all the holidays are over with: the kids are back in school; students are starting to head back to university; and the rest of us are settling back into our usual routines and rhythms. The train carriage has been fuller this week than it was over the summer, and in the city centre professionals march with intent to their next meetings with briefcase in one hand and their phone in the other – checking their emails or making early calls before arriving at the office. My friends and I were…

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Public Leader Scotland: weekend one

23 November 2018A dentist, lawyer, engineers, and a business owner, to name just a few, were among those in attendance, and each had the same intention: to step up, speak out and engage in public life in the area God has placed them.The PLS course’s vision is to see a new generation of Christians in their 20s and 30s leading and influencing in public life, in order to transform Scotland by the power of the gospel. It is an annual course of training, mentoring and equipping emerging Christian leaders so that…

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What John Lewis tells us about the gift of the gospel

22 November 2018So far, the feedback for John Lewis’ 2018 campaign has been overwhelmingly positive. Entitled ‘The Boy and the Piano’, the advert is a short film starring Elton John. The viewer is taken on a journey with Elton, looking back through the years at stadium tours, playing in pubs, and school concerts. The climax of the advert shows a very excited (and very adorable) young Elton running to the living room on Christmas morning, where he unwraps his first piano and plays a couple of keys – mirroring…

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