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Episode 131 Great Theology and Warm Hearts, Rob Trenckmann

Great Theology and Warm Hearts

“Great theology & warm hearts” is how Rob Trenckmann characterizes the spirit of Newton House in Oxford, England.

Trenckmann is the director of Newton House.

Before coming to Newton House, Rob was a pastor and church leader who spent 9 years with his family as a missionary in Hungary.  Now he has a new challenge.

What is Newton House, Oxford?

Newton House nurtures the pastor-theologians, authors, and teachers of the next generation.

And they foster evangelical-theological strength in the church with the finest scholarship. 

It was founded just a few short years ago and named after John Newton (1725-1807).

Newton was one of the best known and influential pastor-theologians of his generation. 

You can read more about John Newton and the Newton House here.

Where is Newton House, Oxford?

Easy question.  Their physical location is Oxford, UK, but their students and senior fellows are located all around the globe. 

You don’t have to be in Oxford, UK, to take advantage of the conversations and resources.

Who leads Newton House, Oxford?

In addition to Rob Trenckmann, the Newton House is ably led by its Dean, Professor Donald Fairbairn.

He’s a Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Union School of Theology.

And he’s a Professor of Early Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Much of the heavy lifting of the Newton House is carried out by an excellent group of Senior Fellows who speak at their conferences and mentor younger scholars. 

These include Professors Gwenfair Adams (Gordon-Conwell Seminary), Gerald Bray (Beeson Divinity School), Bradley Green (Union University), Philip Ryken (President of Wheaton College, IL, USA), Kevin Vanhoozer (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School), and many others. 

Great theology and warm hearts is the mission.

Together these men and women hope to raise up a generation of pastors and scholars who are “winsome, warm, and wise.”

How to learn more?

If you want to know more about Newton House, go to their website:

They have a newsletter which they send out “occasionally” when they have an event coming up.  But they will not swamp your inbox with their announcements.

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