Blog Posts by Paul Levy

Silent Witnesses and John Owen

Article by   September 2013
Over the summer I read 'Silent Witnesses - Lessons on theology, life, and the church from Christians in the past' by Garry Williams. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and have found myself following up many of the issues Garry raises. Particularly helpful were the... continue

Jealous Preachers

Article by   September 2013
Whilst reading Rick Phillips' 'Masculine Mandate' (which  by the way has the greatest study question I've ever seen on page 158 'Why can't dogs really be man's best friend?') I found a very helpful illustration from the life of the Baptist FB Meyer:... continue

Brownlow North (3)

Article by   September 2013
You might be forgiven for thinking this prose reads like Jeremy Walker's and is of Walker-esque length but infact it dates from 1862 and is one of Brownlow North's prayers. ''His opening prayer always had a solemnizing effect on the... continue

Brownlow North (2)

Article by   September 2013
At the Free Church General Assembly of 1859 the Moderator, Principal, William Cunningham, addressed Brownlow North on behalf of the Assembly saying, 'Mr North, I have great pleasure and heartfelt satisfaction in announcing to you that I have been called,... continue

Brownlow North (1)

Article by   September 2013
Brownlow North - His life and Work' by K Moody-Stuart was first published in 1876 and is one of those books that has got slightly lost over time. The Banner republished it with light editing in 1961 but I think it's... continue

Singleness

Article by   September 2013
My good friend Benjamin Williamson has written 'some thoughts on singleness' which is very helpful indeed. Ben was one of my apprentices whom I schooled in grammar and spelling throughout his two years with us at IPC, however unlike myself... continue

On camps and converts

Article by   August 2013
I'm on camp this week, speaking every morning from Daniel, and a couple of seminars on Revelation. It's slightly different as a camp because all the kids are from one church; St Nicholas' Sevenoaks. It's hardly a gathering of the working... continue

Follow up on Alec Motyer

Article by   August 2013
A couple of people have emailed me to tell me that both the monographs I cited in my previous post are online Old Testament Covenant Theology The Revelation of the Divine Name in Scripture David Gibson also assures me that Alec Motyer's... continue

A book on preaching that doesn't make you feel bad

Article by   August 2013
'Stop all the clocks, keep the dog from barking with a juicy bone'.... I'm not kidding you, Alec Motyer has done what I thought was impossible; a guilt free book on preaching. In a summer that has seen two books come out... continue

Sitting with the kids!

Article by   August 2013
I've spent the last 3 Sundays going to church with my family and sitting with them. I want to recommend it to those of us who are preachers. There are men who can't handle sitting in the congregation they have... continue
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