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Jeff Robinson
Editor of Southern Equip

Jeff Robinson (M.Div. and Ph.D., SBTS) is editor of the Southern Seminary blog. He is pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Louisville, serves as senior editor for The Gospel Coalition, and is also adjunct professor of church history and senior research and teaching associate for the Andrew Fuller Center at SBTS. He is co-author with Michael A. G. Haykin of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy (Crossway, 2014) and co-editor with D. A. Carson of Coming Home: Essays on the New Heaven and New Earth (Crossway) and 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me (Crossway, forthcoming) with Collin Hansen. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have four children.

Five ways Ichabod Spencer can help your evangelism

Though his ministry took place in a distant place and time, Ichabod Spencer has helped me profoundly as both a pastor and an evangelist.

Three changes in theological education: Then and now

How James P. Boyce’s vision became a reality.

We persevere in the faith because of God’s preserving grace

In my prayers, I rarely fail to be grateful for God’s saving grace in Christ, but I realized that I seldom thank him for the daily grace that keeps me saved.

Center your preaching on Spurgeon’s 3 R’s

Spurgeon called the 3 R’s “three doctrines that must be preached above all else,” and they draw from three different chapters of Scripture that “deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration). Why do I think it makes a good preaching or evangelism method? Because each of…

Pastor, God may lavish you with uncomfortable grace

The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.

8 reasons you need the Puritans more than you think

The Puritans can teach us how to suffer, serve, and lead with faithfulness.

Jesus calls you to hate your family. Here’s why

Our Savior to calls us to love him supremely—even if it costs our lives. No matter what, it’s worth it.

Why legalism destroys churches and kills Christians

The law as a guide to salvation is a terrible taskmaster.

8 reasons the resurrection matters more than you think

In our drive to make everything cross-centered, have accidentally forgotten the resurrection?

If Christians can lose their salvation, we all lose the gospel

Denying the perseverance of the saints has absolutely devastating consequences.

Do I have to join a church to be be a Christian?

Your soul needs more than information. In a local church, your preacher is also your pastor who can know you, care for you, and help you.

When should pastors let members leave?

As pastors, we must lovingly guide those whom God has placed under our care to steward their privilege of church membership well.

5 things your kids need to know about death

Our kids need to be prepared—in age-appropriate ways—for life in a world captive to sin and death.

Two Scripture passages every pastor needs today (and every day)

Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.

8 reasons pastors need the Reformation

Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.

This is why I love teaching my kids about the Reformation

I want them to know the gospel is everything. I want them to know defending the Bible is dangerous, but worth the risk.

Don’t waste your leisure

Scripture clearly forbids laziness, but does not forbid leisure time. After God finished creating the world and everything in it, he rested.

5 Baptist theologians every pastor should read

Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.