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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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November 2016
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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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August 2016
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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

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June 2013
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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

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October 2012
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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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Reviews – Scandalous: The cross and resurrection of Jesus – D. A. Carson – IVP

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February 2011
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Reviews – Scandalous: The cross and resurrection of Jesus – D. A. Carson – IVP

Scandalous: The cross and resurrection of Jesus D. A. CarsonIVP, £7.99, 173 pages, ISBN: 978-1-84474-416-9 This series of meditations on the cross and resurrection of Christ, from the pen of Don Carson, drives home the absolute centrality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the faith and life of every believer.     Five passages from…

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Reviews – Wise counsel: John Newton’s letters to John Ryland Jr – Edited by Grant Gordon – Banner of Truth

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September 2010
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Reviews – Wise counsel: John Newton’s letters to John Ryland Jr – Edited by Grant Gordon – Banner of Truth

Wise counsel: John Newton’s letters to John Ryland Jr   Edited by Grant Gordon Banner of Truth, 411 pages, £16.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-053-5   This volume brings together 83 letters from John Newton to John Ryland Jr, most of which have not been previously published. The editor, Grant Gordon, has done a great deal of…

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News – Church planting

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May 2010
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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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