Blog Posts by Paul Levy

On being a naive literalist

Article by   September 2011
THe last couple of days have seen classic Reformation 21 paradoxes. The combination of Carl Trueman putting the knife in to our multi site friends allied to Steve Nicholl's subtle self promotion couched in 'Start planning for Reformation Day' (which is... continue

Masive Mike in West London

Article by   September 2011
Next Wednesday (28 Sept) Mike Reeves is speaking at the West London Ministry afternoon, it's held at Duke Street Church, Richmond from 1.15-4.4.15. Mike will be speaking on 'The Love of Christ'   The sessions are aimed at ministers and church staff... continue

Keeping the Lord's Day at the RWC

Article by   September 2011
This is fantastic stuff.  The BBC reports Euan Murray's refusing to play on Sundays in the Rugby World Cup  for Scotland here. He says ''It's basically all or nothing, following Jesus. I don't believe in pick 'n' mix Christianity.''  ... continue

Can you speak Gospelese?

Article by   September 2011
Gospel-licious. Our church is a gospel church that is gospel crazy for gospel living. We believe that gospel discipleship makes gospel people who create gospel change and gospel dynamics. We believe in gospel administration for gospel organising. Gospel youth work... continue

The UK scene

Article by   September 2011
There's a fascinating article on the Briefing site here regarding Protestant tribes in the UK. Tim Thornborough writes up Pete Brierley's research, it's interesting to note that the Briefing finds itself in the growing and mainly positive generous 'conservative non separatist evangelical' while consigning some... continue

What every ordinary pastor needs to watch on a Monday

Article by   September 2011
There's a very helpful video here for pastors of churches of over a 1000, particularly helpful is how a church of 10-12,000 people keeps from being programme driven.... continue

For that Monday feeling

Article by   September 2011
I found the below in Newton's letters, although he is advocating the established church in preference to independancy, his point will ring bells for all ministers.   ''That sovereign power, which the Independents assume over their ministers, appears to me too... continue

Wise Counsel

Article by   August 2011
This book has inspired me to write letters. Newton was the wise old sage to Ryland the young buck. There are 83 letters spanning over 30 years. It's terrific stuff. It's a joy to see that, even in the 18th century,... continue

Wandering through Pastoral Theology

Article by   August 2011
Over at the Wanderer Jeremy Walker is doing a series of posts on the A-Z of books on Pastoral Ministry.  Believe it or not Jeremy is only in his 30s, the reason I say that being he's read more books than most... continue

Insensitivity

Article by   August 2011
Occasionally I have been accused of  insensitivity by some of the readers of Reformation 21 and others. I was delighted to read of William Booth the founder of the Salvation Amy who takes it to a whole new level.....   ''In any event, he was clearly a man... continue
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