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