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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.

Eight reasons Baptist history should matter to you

Studying Baptist history enables us to become Baptists by theological conviction. It teaches us that there are many good biblical and theological reasons to hold a firm grip upon Baptist ecclesiology as a necessary biblical complement to a robust confessional, evangelical orthodoxy.

5 myths about seminary

Seminary can by no means teach everything you need to know, but it puts strong tools in your box to set you up for a lifetime of matriculating in the school of Christ.

Read these books on pastoral ministry in 2019

I’m confident many useful books for pastors will roll off the presses in 2019, but as we close out the old year and usher in the new, here are several of the best ministry-related books I read in 2018.

Six ways the cradle points to the cross

The good news links the Christmas story with Easter and shows how one is incomplete without the other.

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.