About - Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching

The Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching

Welcome to the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a center that exists to equip pastors and lay preachers to communicate God’s word effectively.

Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and longtime faculty member, is one of the world’s foremost experts in Biblical preaching. He gave God his all  and preached Christ’s all for us. Learn more about his life and legacy in Remembering Haddon Robinson.

If this is your first time visiting us, start with our weekly podcast, Preaching Points.  For those who are just starting out in the study of preaching, you will benefit from spending a few days with our faculty at the Preachers’ College. And if you would like help on a sermon you are currently preparing or have recently preached, check out Sermon Doctor Rx.

Preaching Faculty

Jeffrey Arthurs is the Haddon W. Robinson Professor of Preaching and Communication and Director of the Center for Preaching. His book, Preaching as Reminding, was awarded a Book of the Year award in 2019 from Christianity Today.



  • Jeffrey D. Arthurs, Preaching With Variety (Kregel, 2007).
  • Jeffrey D. Arthurs, Devote Yourself to Public Reading of Scripture (Kregel, 2012).
  • Jeffrey D. Arthurs, Preaching As Reminding  (IVP, 2017).
Patricia Batten is Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching. She also serves as Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching.



  • Parenting by Faith:  What Jesus Said to Parents, (Rose, 2019).
  • Haddon W. Robinson and Patricia Batten, eds., Models for Biblical Preaching, (Baker, 2014).
  • Impress Your Kids with God (booklet), (Discovery House, 2018).