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"Tony Robinson is a clear and insightful commentator on congregational mission and purpose in the changed and changing context in which congregations work today. Church leaders who work with him recognize the voice of someone who has been immersed in the life of real congregations with all their challenges and complexity, and consequently whose insights on the task of leadership in these settings are relevant and worth their attention." 

Ron Ewart
Associate Director, Toronto United Church Council, Toronto, Canada

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Tony is the author of twelve books, his newest "Called to Lead" due out in 2012 from Eerdmans Publishing. For more information about his books click here. To see what his latest articles have been and where they have appeared scroll down.

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Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy (with Robert W. Wall)
Eerdmans Publishing, 2012
 

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God is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals (contributor)
The Pilgrim Press, 2013
 

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The Book of Exodus; A God is still speaking Bible Study
Part 1 of 2 covers Exodus 1 19; The Pilgrim Press, 2012
 

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Stewardship for Vital Congregations The Pilgrim Press, 2011
 

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Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life, Revised and Updated (with Martin Copenhaver), Pilgrim Press, 2011
 

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Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations Eerdmans, 2008
 

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Leadership for Vital Congregations Pilgrim Press, 2006
 

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Common Grace: How to Be a Person and Other Spiritual Matters Sasquatch Books, 2006
 

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Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day (with Robert W. Wall), Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006
 

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What's Theology Got to Do With It?: Convictions, Vitality and the Church Alban Institute, 2005
 

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Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life (with Martin Copenhaver), Pilgrim, 2003
 

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Transforming Congregational Culture, Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003
 

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Good News in Exile (with Martin Copenhaver and William Willimon), Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999
 

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New Occasions Teach New Duties: A Renewed Vision of the Teaching Church (with Elizabeth Chandler Felts), United Church Press, 1994

He has published articles in The Christian Century, The Christian Ministry, Earth Letter, Colleague, The Journal for Preachers, and Theology Today, among others.

His most recent articles include:

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"Innovations in Mainline Protestant Leadership," in Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook, Sharon Callahan, ed., Sage Resource Publishing, 2013
 

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"What Are Fathers For?," in Fathers in Faith: Reflections on Parenthood and a Christian Life, Allan Hugh Cole Jr., ed, Cascade Books, 2013
 

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"The Dark Night of the Church," The Christian Century, December 26, 2012
 

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"Take and Read: Selections in Practical Theology," The Christian Century, October 17, 2012
 

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"How to Follow the Leader: Five Practices of Healthy Congregations," The Christian Century, January 11, 2012
 

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"Take and Read: Practical Theology," The Christian Century, October 18, 2011
 

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"Caregivers' Calling," The Christian Century, October 4, 2011
 

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"What Do the By-Laws Say: Order and Disorder in the Church," The Christian Century, May 17, 2011
 

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"Stewardship Then and Now," Giving magazine, published by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center
 

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"How the Rich Got Richer," The Christian Century, March 8, 2011
 

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"A Little Boldness in the Pulpit Please," Journal for Preachers, Lent 2011
 

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"Practical Theology: Book Recommendations," The Christian Century, October, 19, 2010
 

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"Congregational Leadership: Ten Observations," Congregations, Spring, 2010
 

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"Still Listening?" The Still Speaking Magazine, United Church of Christ, United Church Resources
 

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"Getting Ready for Baptism," booklet of UCC Writer's Group, United Church Resources.
 

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"A New Kind of Christianity" (Review) The Christian Century, April 20, 2010
 

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"God at the Center," The Christian Century, April 6, 2010
 

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"A Theology for Public Witness in the 21st Century," International Congregational Journal, Fall 2009, Vol. 8.20
 

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"The Missional Church and Denominations," The Christian Century, January 12, 2010
 

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"A New Apostolic Moment?", Reflections, Journal of Yale Divinity School, Fall 2009
 

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"Take and Read", The Christian Century, October 20, 2009
 

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"Mainline Markers" The Christian Century, March 10, 2009
 

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"An Unexpected Nativity Story" Perspectives: Journal of Reformed Thought, December, 2008
 

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"Five Churches, One Building?" The Christian Century, December 2, 2008
 

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"Contemplation in Action" in From Mid-Terms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings, Allan Cole, ed. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008
 

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"Megalessons," The Christian Century, January 29, 2008
 

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"On Not Shrinking: A Daring Belief in Signs and Wonders"
Cathedral Age (magazine of the National Cathedral), Spring/Summer 2007
 

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"Take and Read: Practical Theology Selections for 2007"
The Christian Century, October 16, 2007
 

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"Courage to Preach"
The Christian Century, September 18, 2007
 

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"Follow Me: The Renewed Focus on Discipleship"
The Christian Century, September 4, 2007
 

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"Changing the Conversation: Third Way Congregations"
The Congregations, Summer 2007 Issue
 

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"Take and Read: Practical Theology"
The Christian Century,
October 17, 2006
 

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"Take and Read: Practical Theology"
The Christian Century
, October 18, 2005
 

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"Give and Take: Leadership as a Spiritual Practice"
The Christian Century
, October 4, 2005
 

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"Step Aside: The Former Pastor Problem"
The Christian Century
, July 26, 2005
 

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"Vicious Cycles: The Anxious Congregation"
The Christian Century, November 2, 2004
 

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"Take and Read: Practical Theology"
The Christian Century
, October 19, 2004
 

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"Singing of Sex: Rereading the Song of Songs"
The Christian Century
, January 27, 2004
 

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"Power Outage: When Leaders Don't Lead"
The Christian Century
, October 18, 2003
 

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"Back to the Basics: Rx for Congregational Health"
The Christian Century
, July 26, 2003

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