Posted tagged ‘Interviews’

Interview with Stephen Yuille on John Flavel

March 9, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of doing an interview with Dr. Stephen Yuille on the Puritans in general and John Flavel in particular. I had intended to post this interview much earlier, but due to technical difficulties coupled with my audio editing ignorance, I unfortunately had to postpone it until the edits could be made. Even still, it is not perfect, so I ask for your patience as I work out the kinks in audio recording (my apologies to Dr. Yuille especially). In any case, I do believe this interview was a very profitable time of talking about several important matters, and allow me to list a few of them here:

1. The only proper way to pronounce the name “Flavel”
2. The impact of the Puritans upon Dr. Yuille’s life
3. About The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety
4. Lloyd-Jones and “mystical union with Christ”
5. Christ’s offices as prophet, priest, and king (and their neglect today)
6. Regeneration, Faith, and Conversion
7. Puritans too introspective? Addressing the charges
8. Puritans and “standing” on texts
9. Encouragement for those in the Puritan Reading Challenge

The interview in total is around 46 minutes long, and it would be several minutes less if it wasn’t for my mumbling and jabbering! Aside from his book, The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety, Dr. Yuille has a second book that has just been released by Paternoster which you will hear about in the interview (on George Swinnock, whom Yuille focused much of his research and writing).

I want to express my appreciation to Dr. Yuille for the generous time he gave me to discuss these issues, and I pray that this interview will be helpful to you in your appreciation of the Gospel, reading of the Puritans, and love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Here’s the interview:

Interview with Stephen Yuille on John Flavel

Interview with Nathan Finn

January 10, 2008

My friend Doug Baker, public relations director of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, recently had an interview/podcast with Nathan Finn, whom I deemed the best SBC blogger, regarding various matters in Southern Baptist life. Nathan has been on the forefront of the great need for gospel resurgence in the SBC and for gospel-centered churches. This is an excellent interview, and whether you are Southern Baptist or not, it would be of great benefit for you to listen.

From the BSCNC:

Released today was the newest podcast with Dr. Nathan Finn, Instructor in Church History at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. “Dr. Finn helps us understand all things ‘Baptist,’” Baker said. “Dr. Finn deals with the definition and origin of the word ‘fundamentalist,’ as well as the popular slogans of ‘Baptist means freedom, the priesthood of the believer, no creed but the Bible, and soul competency.’ Anyone who listens to this interview will come away with a better understanding of how Southern Baptists relate to the historic Christian church and how Baptists can better minister in these changing times.”

You can listen or download to the podcast with Finn, and I also encourage you to check out their previous podcast with J.D. Greear.

Live Videocast with Darrin Patrick Tomorrow

December 17, 2007

Lance Ford, co-founder of Shapevine, recently announced in the meta that they will be doing a live videocast interview with Darrin Patrick tomorrow, Tuesday December 18 at 2:30 pm CST. Ford mentioned that it is free and only requires a quick login membership.

For those of you who have been following the MBC/Acts 29 situation, this will be an interview you will not want to miss. Darrin is pastor of The Journey–the church originally involved with the MBC probe into Acts 29 churches. Darrin has also served as VP of Acts 29 and has mentioned that there will be a scheduled debate with he and David Tolliver Roger Moran on the topic of alcohol later next year.

I think this interview will do much to fill in some gaps and provide a greater context to the situation there is Missouri. Let’s listen in for a better understanding of what is going on and how we can prayerfully support our fellow Southern Baptists.