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Dear Young Shepherd :

The Teachings of God

Pastor Robson has been married to his wife, Gretchen (nee Baierl), since 1962, and if you look carefully you will see her hand in his ministry and writing about the ministry. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren (two marriages 2 granchildren since 2007), and 2 great granddaughters. They presently live in Gibsonia, PA (a suburb of Pittsburgh). Pastor Robson continues to preach and has plans for several more writing projects. His next book is entitled, The Revelation: The Book of Blessing, and is a popular commentary on the last book of the New Testament, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, for Bible studies and Sunday school classes. This website contains sermons from 1970-2007 and lectures in MP3 format plus outlines of the courses he taught at RPTS and elsewhere.

About the Pastor

Edward Robson served as the pastor of the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church in
Syracuse, New York from 1968 until 1992.
During his time in Syracuse Pastor Robson
was involved with people from the inner city
to the students and some faculty members
from Syracuse University. He ministered to
people from the hippy generation and Vietnam
Veterans. Part of the material in Dear Young
Shepherd comes from these early experiences with departure in view in his ministry. At the same time, he completed
his graduate work at Syracuse University receiving his Ph.D. in the Humanities in 1980. His dissertation dealt with the analysis of language structures in the Greek New Testament with the aid of the computer.

From 1980-1990 Pastor Robson traveled to and from Ottawa Theological Hall, Ottawa, Canada to teach New Testament Greek, Hermeneutics, and Greek Exegesis. In 1991, he accepted the call to be the Professor of New Testament Studies at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa. He assumed this professorship in September of 1993 from which he retired in May of 2005.

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Dear Young Shepherd is a guide for young pastors. Each pastor has his own gifts and talents, but the principles on how to think about the ministry are applicable to all. Dear Young Shepherd deals with principles: what issues are important and what are not; what a pastor should do and what he should not; ways of managing one’s time, priorities, and warnings about some dangers. The book will appeal to men and women who are not pastors, but pastors are the focus of Dear Young Shepherd. It is easy to read, but it will require some thought to apply the principles articulated by Pastor Robson.