New Positions with the Davenant Institute and Theopolis Institute

The Davenant Institute and the Theopolis Institute have both just announced my hiring to positions in their organizations, alongside the Greystone Theological Institute, for which I am a Fellow of Scripture and Theology. I will be an adjunct Senior Fellow with Theopolis and a Teaching Fellow with Davenant.

I have had the privilege of working with both Davenant and Theopolis already in a number of different ways. I have taught in Davenant’s Summer Programmes (there are still places available for this summer!), delivered lectures for them, written essays for a number of their publications, recorded videos with them, along with other things. I recently taught Theopolis’s spring intensive course on the Theology of the Sexes. I have also written for the Theopolis blog on over twenty occasions.

I am delighted to be involved with each of these organizations. Each organization in its own way enables me to develop aspects of what I have long considered to be the vocation that has been given me, while leaving me a hand free for my own personal projects. A further blessing has been that of enjoying the stimulation and encouragement of spending time with the gifted and gracious people who run these organizations, people who have been significant inspirations and influences in my own Christian developments, friends of several years, and/or new friends with whom I very much look forward to working. It is a blessing to work with people with whom I can enjoy deep common vision and strong fellowship.

One of my new commitments with Theopolis will be regular participation in its podcast (which you can follow on Soundcloud, on the podcast website, and on most podcast sites). I am very much looking forward to this, as it will mostly be devoted to reflection on the texts of the lectionary. It will be wonderful to get into the text of Scripture like this every week.

They posted a recording of mine on the subject of Exodus recently:

I am also featured in the most recent episode:

If you like biblical theology, I highly recommend that you follow!

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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17 Responses to New Positions with the Davenant Institute and Theopolis Institute

  1. Congratulations, Alastair! 🙂
    May the Lord bless you richly in this new chapter of your life.

  2. Excellent news. Congratulations Alastair!! I’m excited to hear more from you and from these great institutions.

  3. Congratulations, Alastair! Really good news – though sad news for us in Durham, of course!

  4. CW says:

    Congratulations, Alastair. It is good to see your excellence rewarded.

    Has Jordan been able to return to work? I’m sure it would be a joy to work with someone who has been such an influence on your thinking, even if he can be a bit abrasive at times.

    • Thanks! No, Jordan is not properly back at work yet, although he is still very much involved and around at Theopolis. Working with Jordan and Leithart is indeed a great privilege!

      • CW says:

        I’m glad to hear he is up and about.

        I’m excited to hear you will be participating in the podcast. I have long enjoyed the discussions of the lectionary, especially back when Peter and Jim were doing them together. Now that you are involved could you do me (and countless others, I assume) a favor and get it added to Google Play? It would make it more accessible for guys like me who are app minimalists.

  5. Geoff says:

    That’s marvellous. Can sense your excitement. A personal exodus, perhaps, to follow God’s calling and goodness within his Kingdom? Marvellous.

  6. Yana Nikolova says:

    Congrats, Alastair! This is all so exciting! May the Lord make you prosper in all your endeavors.

    I also just received my copy of Echoes of Exodus. I’m looking forward to getting started on it. 🙂

  7. David Reimer says:

    Just don’t move your blog to Patheos. It’s just fine right where it is. Harumph.

  8. CW says:


    I noticed you haven’t been on the past couple theopolis podcasts. Are you taking a break, or will you no longer be doing those?


    • I’m on the latest Theopolis podcast. I just haven’t linked to it yet.

      • demosthenes1d says:

        Good deal. You werent billed in the show notes on the past couple. I should have actually, you know, listened. I have really been enjoying the lectionary discussions, it seems that you have founs your feet in the last couple.

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