Author Archives: Alastair Roberts

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.

The Virtues of Dominion

In response to Aaron Renn’s recent conversation starter over on the Theopolis blog, I’ve written on the subject of what is missing in many Christian approaches to masculinity. What the manosphere and others of the teachers that Renn identifies recognize … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture ‘Like a Berean’ May Look Different Than You Think

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Gospel Coalition website. Our relationship with the Scripture can also be flattened out. We don’t (or shouldn’t) merely read the Bible. We sing the psalms. We pray the Lord’s Prayer. We practice the Lord’s Supper. We meditate on the … Continue reading

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Exegetical Rules

In the latest round of our Theopolitan Conversations, Peter Leithart kicked off a discussion of exegesis and exegetical method. I wrote the first response, which was published yesterday. In the absence of articulated rules and principles, the authority of Scripture … Continue reading

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The Christian Art of Dying Well

A piece of mine has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute blog, in which I respond to Kimbell Kornu’s conversation-starting essay, The Nihilism of Modern Medicine. Modernity, however, lacks the capacity successfully to reckon either with life or with death. When life … Continue reading

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Check Out My Other Channels

This blog has been fairly quiet over the last couple of years, and will probably continue to be so for the next couple of years. However, I have certainly not been inactive. Here are some of the things that I … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Folly in Christian Responses to Coronavirus

In observing Christian responses to the coronavirus, perhaps nothing has stood out to me so much as the way that it reveals fundamental habits of mind, either characteristic of wisdom or of folly. The wisdom literature is often rather neglected … Continue reading

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Jesus the Teacher Davenant Hall Course

I will be teaching an online course on the subject of Jesus the Teacher for Davenant Hall, running from the beginning of June. Within this course, we will explore the manner of Jesus’ teaching, its content, and the way that … Continue reading

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Where is the Trinity in the Old Testament?

A piece of mine reflecting upon the doctrine of the Trinity within the Old Testament has just been posted over on the Desiring God website: Arising out of the crucible of christological and theological debates in the early centuries of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Doctrine of God, Genesis, OT, OT Theology, The Triune God, Theological | 6 Comments

How Has Modernity Shifted the Women’s Ordination Debate?

A piece of mine on the subject of the plausibility structures for women’s ordination was published yesterday over on the North American Anglican. Within it, I argue that the strength of the women’s ordination position depends heavily on certain features … Continue reading

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Rightly Dividing the Red Sea

I’ve written a piece over on TGC, on the Red Sea Crossing. We shouldn’t be surprised by the resurfacing of the birth theme just as Israel is about to leave Egypt, the womb in which it has been growing. After … Continue reading

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