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.

Davenant Hall Course on Biblical Wisdom

The Davenant Institute has just established Davenant Hall, which offers online courses on a range of different theological topics at the affordable price of $99 for ten hours’ of classes. For the first semester of classes, I will be teaching … Continue reading

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True Ritual Versus Hypocritical Religiosity

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Political Theology site: The temptation to put faith in religiosity, to employ religious ceremonies and rituals as akin to compensatory ‘moral offsets’ for our godless, oppressive, and unjust behavior … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Stranger: A Final Immigration Response

My final response in the Theopolis conversation on immigration has just been published here. We beware of treating the condition of the uprooted immigrant as paradigmatic. As Christians, who are committed to the universal value of Christ, we can easily … Continue reading

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True Hospitality and the Immigration Debate

The Theopolis blog is hosting another conversation, this time on the subject of the immigration debate. I was invited to kick this discussion off and my opening post has just been published. A neighbour-focused ethic is an ethic of love, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Exodus, Genesis, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Society, Theological, Theopolis | 8 Comments

The Family of Abraham

I have just completed a 42-part, 25-hour-long, series on the story of the family of Abraham. Within it, I discuss the book of Genesis from chapter 11 to the end and reflect upon its relevance for us today. Take a … Continue reading

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The Rite of Circumcision: A Response to Dru Johnson

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute’s website, in which I respond to an article by Dru Johnson. Johnson’s article argues for a close relationship between moral and ritual knowledge and I explore the … Continue reading

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Hearing the Story Again for the First Time

I’ve just posted a piece over on the Political Theology blog, on the subject of Palm Sunday. Within it, I argue that, when we listen carefully to the narrative of Luke’s gospel again, as if we didn’t already know its … Continue reading

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