Blog Posts by Paul Levy

What commentaries should you read?

Article by   August 2015
This question is more difficult than you'd think. One of the first things you discover is that commentaries are often answering questions no one is asking. A fringe benefit of commentaries is they help you clarify what you don't think.We... continue

Don't Read Sermons!

Article by   August 2015
Rick Phillips has stirred me from my slumber!I would want to argue the exact opposite, that far too many expository commentaries are being published. I don't know if I am alone in thinking this, but, if you buy three of... continue

Why is a central Prayer Gathering in a church so important?

Article by   April 2015
I expect in your church family your leaders implore you quite often to come to the Central  Prayer Gathering.  It may be that you wonder why they make such a big deal about it. Here are some reasons why it is... continue

What's the function of unction?

Article by   April 2015
One of my favourite philosophers, Inigo Montoya, said to Vizzini ''You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means''I expect with the upcoming release of the Lloyd Jones documentary there will again be... continue

The Happy Pastor

Article by   April 2015
One of my favourite books on preaching is 'Preaching - The man, the message, the method' by Geoffrey Thomas who this year will celebrate being the minister of Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth for 50 years!Geoff gave the John Reed... continue

Interview with the Librarian (3)

Article by   April 2015
The final part of an interview with Sandy Finlayson, (part 1, part 2) on his two books 'Unity and Diversity' and 'Bitesize Biography - Thomas Chalmers'  These men accomplished an enormous amount, as I read the book I was exhausted... continue

Interview with the Librarian (2)

Article by   March 2015
For Part 1 of the Interview with Sandy Finlayson see hereYou are not uncritical of the men in this 'Unity and Diversity', particularly 'Rabbi Duncan', I found your chapter on him the most incisive, why is his story so vital... continue

Interview with the Librarian (1)

Article by   March 2015
Sandy Finlayson and I have never met. We often correspond; sharing a great love for the Two Ronnies and the winding up Carl Trueman. Sandy is not only the Director of Library Services at Westminster Seminary, he is an OPC... continue

Digging in!

Article by   March 2015
We live in a West London suburb. We're about 20 -30 mins into the centre of town. Crossrail, which is going to link West to East London, will change the area in which we are dramatically. You'll be able to get right into... continue

Something for the weekend

Article by   March 2015
Jose Da Sagovia has written a helpful and thought provoking piece on the American Dream and how it relates to Arthur Miller, this isn't for the faint hearted!!There's been a few posts about Phillip Jensen and I wouldn't want readers... continue
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