Blog Posts by Paul Levy

Some book shorts from 9 marks

Article by   August 2012
I've been on holiday and August is always a lighter month, so I'm catching up on some reading over the next while. For all the ''take 20 minutes in the morning, afternoon and evening'', finding time to read is hard... continue

8 rules for preachers from Luther

Article by   August 2012
I've really enjoyed James M.Kittelson's ''Luther the Reformer'' which sadly is out of print in the UK. In it he gives Luther's 8 rules for preachers (page 249/250)  ''First , a good preacher should be able to teach well, correctly... continue

The best book offer this year

Article by   July 2012
I've come back from holiday to find that it's Christmas and all because of the Banner of Truth. 7 cloth bound volumes of JC Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospel for £45 or or $65. That's nothing short of crazy... continue

New biography on Schaeffer

Article by   July 2012
The latest in EP's Bitesize biographies is a lovely 144 pager on Francis Schaeffer. Mostyn Roberts does a great job recounting the biography of the man and also giving a main outline of his thought. Its an honest book and I found it more... continue

Engaging with Lloyd Jones again

Article by   July 2012
There have been two reviews of Engaging with Lloyd Jones by two of the Doctor's good friends.  The first by Peter Lewis who is the minister of Cornerstone Church, Nottingham and who preached at Lloyd Jones' memorial service is largely... continue

Too much talking at the table

Article by   July 2012
I'm with Carl on giving more prominence to the Lord's Table in our churches, though one of my besetting sins, and other men administering at the table, is that of talking too much.  Carl's point regarding the tension of striking, ... continue

Women's conferences are from Mars

Article by   June 2012
There are a number of things I fear in ministry which will never take place. One is the usual preachers dream of standing up the front preaching when you realise you haven't got any trousers on. The other is Jeremy Walker... continue

Givens Strickler is wrong

Article by   June 2012
For those of us adults battling to learn the Shorter Catechism there is good news.  Givens Strickler writing in 1897 was wrong, and he's wrong because of Bruce Benedict  'Unless they are learned in childhood and youth, the strong probability... continue

Servants of the Word and Robbo

Article by   June 2012
I spent last week at the Servants of the Word conference held at St George's Tron Church, Glasgow. It was something of a monumental week for the Tron and they are much in need of prayer at the moment.The conference... continue

Confusing fundamentals and distinctives

Article by   June 2012
To follow on a little from Carl's post (and I don't know Jason Stellman at all) one of the dangers for all of us is confusing the fundamentals with the distinctives. So, for example, in England there are about 15... continue
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