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All articles by Robert Strivens

Before training for pastoral ministry at London Seminary Robert was a solicitor in private practice, working in London and Brussels. He was then pastor of an evangelical church in Banbury for eight years. Robert’s PhD was on Philip Doddridge and early 18th century Dissent. He writes and speaks regularly on biblical and historical topics, as well as issues related to pastoral ministry.

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News

December 2019
News > Conferences

The Pastors’ Academy conference puts theology back into practice

The Pastors’ Academy at London Seminary held its annual two-day conference in September. It was good to catch up with old friends and make new ones as we considered the subject, ‘Putting theology back into practice: the sons of Jacob’. My initial fears that the focus was too narrow were soon dispelled. Garry Williams…

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News

November 2016
News

Education – London Seminary

The London Theological Seminary has changed its name to the London Seminary. Here, Principal Robert Strivens explains why. Q: Why have you changed your name? A: Changing our name to London Seminary might feel like a radical step, but we want to reach a wider audience — for instance, all those evangelical churches and…

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News

August 2016
News

Conference – London Theological Seminary

Ten students completed the two-year pastoral studies course at London Theological Seminary (LTS) in June. At the LTS Annual Thanksgiving Service, which was held on 25 June, they spoke of their plans for future ministry or, in some cases, further studies. Between them, they would be going to preach the gospel in South Africa,…

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A word to pastors

Article

June 2013
Articles > Comment

A word to pastors

Self-burial is one of the most effective methods of spreading the gospel. It is said that 19th century missionaries departing from Britain for distant shores would sometimes hold a funeral service before they left. They were going to serve for life and they didn’t expect to return.      Their 21st century equivalents don’t generally…

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We don’t do God

Article

October 2012
Reviews

We don’t do God

We don’t do God George and Andrew Carey Lion Hudson: Monarch, 176 pages, £7.99, ISBN: 978-0-85721-030-2 The former Archbishop of Canterbury here joins forces with his journalist son to express their concerns about the spiritual direction that Britain is taking. They lament the increasing pace of secularism in the UK public arena and the…

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News – Church planting

News

May 2010
News

News – Church planting

Church planting The London Theological Seminary (LTS) held a day seminar on church planting on 24 March. Barry King was the speaker.      Mr King has been involved in church planting work for many years, first in the USA and now in the UK. He leads Grace Baptist Partnership, an organisation that brings together various…

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What is evangelicalism?

Historical

August 2009
Articles > Historical

What is evangelicalism?

What is evangelicalism?  Robert Strivens, principal of London Theological Seminary, reviews a book that takes issue with the current historical consensus on evangelicalism. Most historians have been clear about this question, in their own minds at least, for the last 20 years. They define evangelicalism as a movement that has four distinctive features - a…

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