Penknap Providence and Ebenezer West Lavington


Catch up with the latest posts from our pastor's blog "Exiled Preacher" for Theological comment, interviews, discussion & reviews.

Seven Leaders: Preachers and Pastors by Iain H. Murray

Banner of Truth Trust, 2017, 279pp The author wrote this book out of the conviction that lessons of abiding importance may be learned from godly and able preachers and pastors across the ages... [read more]

Too young to die? by Andrew Stone

Day One Publications, 2017, 125pp  I can't really attempt to review this book, as it's difficult to be objective about the story of a family who are dear friends of ours and members of Providence Baptist Church, which I pastor... [read more]

The Value of a Soul

O teach me what it meaneth:  That Cross uplifted high,With One, the Man of Sorrows,  Condemned to bleed and die.O teach me what it cost Thee  To make a sinner whole;And teach me, Saviour, teach me  The value o... [read more]

The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Virago, 2015, 322pp Another holiday read. Over the last few years I have made my way though Robinson's Gilead trilogy; Gilead, Home and Lila... [read more]

"Fetch down some knowledge from the clouds": the pedagogy of Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts 1674-1748Writing up a review of The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson I was reminded of what she had to say on Isaac Watts's contribution to pedagogy... [read more]