In Memoriam

With profound gratitude to God for his gift to the Christian church, we recognize Haddon W. Robinson’s home-going. This great preacher of the gospel is now “absent from the body but present with the Lord.” His legacy of preaching and the teaching of preachers will continue to have an impact students and the church for generations to come.

We at the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching, along with the preaching faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, express our thanks to God for this choice servant. Our grief is temporary but our hope in Christ’s work is eternal.

One of Haddon Robinson’s favorite hymns was, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” The words capture the hope that Dr. Robinson had and preached:

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Haddon Robinson gave God his all—and preached Christ’s all for us.

Read more on the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary site.


The Worlds of the Preacher: Navigating Biblical, Cultural, and Personal Contexts
Edited by Scott M. Gibson.
Available Spring 2018

Building on Haddon Robinson's philosophical approach to preaching, this book brings together accomplished evangelical preachers and teachers to help students and pastors understand the worlds--biblical, cultural, and personal--that influence and impact their preaching. The contributors explore the various inner and outer worlds in which a preacher functions with the goal of helping preachers sharpen their craft. Foreword by Bryan Chapell.

Memorial Gifts

At the request of the Robinson family, gifts can be made in memory of Dr. Robinson to the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Gifts may be made online by clicking this link, or by check to the address below. For questions about giving, please contact the Stewardship Office at 978-646-4017.

Checks can be made payable to “Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary” with “Robinson Preaching Center” in the memo line and mailed to:

Attn: Advancement Office
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex St.
South Hamilton, MA 01982