"What Worries You Masters You" (Remembering Dr. Haddon Robinson)
It's difficult to express the influence Haddon Robinson has had on my life and preaching. In fact, I'm sure I don't even know the depth of it. After all his preached words and ministerial ways have been instrumental in the shaping of a great majority of the ministry leaders and preachers who have influenced me and my generation--whether we know it or not. Countless books on homiletics use his theories and "big idea" construct as their foundation. So it's nearly impossible to comprehend let alone describe how Dr. Robinson has impacted me.
I studied preaching at a seminary built on his homiletic legacy (Denver Seminary), I've been shaped by his books, Biblical Preaching and The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching over and over again, and when I heard him preach Jesus from Judges 11 on May 25, 2007 at Moody Bible Institute I witnessed a work of poetry and proclamation I've been chasing ever since.
His passing on Saturday is an irreplaceable loss, but all I (and countless others) have gained from his toil in the Word and the pulpit I know will resound in eternity.
And now to the man who said “What worries you masters you," I rejoice knowing all his worries have been wiped away.
Here are a few great tributes commemorating the legacy of Dr. Robinson ...
- Dr. Scott Wenig (my preaching professor), Denver Seminary
- Darryl Dash, Dash House
- Kevin Deyoung, Gospel Coalition
- Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today
- Seminary Staff Writer, Gordon Conwell
Photo: Biola University