Tyler Robbins served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years as a uniformed military police officer and a Command Criminal Investigator. He earned a BA in Emergency & Disaster Management while in the service, and has an MA from Maranatha Baptist Seminary. He is a DMin student at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, in Plymouth, MN. He served as a Pastor in central Illinois for a few years, and is now a Pastor at Sleater-Kinney Road Baptist Church in Olympia, WA. For the past several years he has also managed an investigations unit for a Washington State agency.
Tyler is the author of the book What’s It Mean to Be a Baptist? A Short Explanation About “Doing Church” the Baptist Way. The book is a winsome and kind explanation about, well … what is means to be a Baptist! From the book description:
Many Baptists don’t know what it means to “be a Baptist.” They don’t know what makes their church government and structure different from the Presbyterians across town. They might be blissfully unaware that the ideas of believer’s baptism and regenerate church membership are Baptist practices. The way Christians organize and structure their local congregations really matters.
In an age that’s increasingly anti-institutional and uninterested in these details, it’s more important than ever for Christians to understand what it means to be a Baptist … and what it doesn’t mean.
This book is written by a Baptist pastor, for the average Christian. It’s a winsome, accessible introduction for Christians who want to know what Baptists believe, and for brothers and sisters in Christ from other Christian traditions who want to understand why their Baptist brethren do what they do.
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Enjoying your blog. Also enjoyed the articles on the Trinity and looking forward to the ones in the coming weeks. I have found Meno Kalisher’s book, Jesus in the Hebrew Scripures, most helpful in the OT and was wondering if you were aware of it. We are using it in Sunday evening Bible Study group.
Hello, Alan! I’m glad you’re enjoying the articles. I hadn’t heard about that book, but I’ll head over to Amazon to check it out now that you mentioned it. Thanks for letting me know about it.
Hi Tyler! Are u going to take a church again, or maybe pursue an academic posting? You can certainly write well!
Robert – I plan to head back to active-duty in the U.S. Navy as a Chaplain once I finish my MDiv. That should happen sometime in late 2018, Lord willing! As far as academia goes, I plan to get my PhD sometime during my next stint on active-duty, when I’ll be living on officer pay and can afford it! But, who knows if that will happen or not. Take care!
Tyler, adding you to my Inoreader RSS feed!
Sounds good. I added you about four months ago!
Just stumbled on to your site. I am in the process of writing a book STILL A BAPTIST…neither angry nor ashamed of it. I will look forward to looking through your work.
Jerry – thanks for dropping by. I think every Baptist could use a reminder about why ecclesiology matters!
Lots of good stuff here, Pastor Robbins. I look forward to exploring your materials. God bless you!
As an old ex-Navy enlisted guy let me say how much I enjoyed your article on Graves/Landmarkism. I have taken the liberty to print a small part of it on my blog, giving you credit. If you would rather I did not, please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks!
No problem! I have to re-format those old articles once day. But, I’m glad they are helpful to you.