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Pastor Robson was married to his wife, Gretchen (nee Baierl) for 58 years who went to meet the Lord in 2020. If you look carefully, you will see her hand in his ministry and writing. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, 13 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. He currently lives in Fairport, NY.
Pastor Robson continues to preach and has plans for several more writing projects. His current 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-present day, lectures and course outlines from RPTS and elsewhere, various seminars and Bible studies. New material is added daily.
About the Pastor
Edward Robson served as the pastor of the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, New York from 1968 until 1992. During this time, Pastor Robson was involved with people from the inner city to Syracuse University students and faculty. He ministered to people from the hippy generation to Vietnam Veterans. Part of the material in Dear Young Shepherd comes from these early ministry experiences with his departure in view.
During these years, 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.
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.