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.

Podcast: The Weirdness of Matthew 27:51-54

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss one of the very weird passages of the New Testament, Matthew 27:51-54, where bodies raised from the grave appear in Jerusalem following Christ’s resurrection. Having only chosen the topic a … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn From the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon?

I was recently invited to be a guest on John Piper’s podcast, Ask Pastor John, to talk about Jordan Peterson. You can listen to my discussion with my friend Tony Reinke here.

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Video: Is The Widow With The Two Mites A Positive Example Of Sacrificial Giving?

Today’s question: “The story of the widow and her two mites (Luke 21:1-4) is often used to commend sacrificial giving. However, the immediate context contains Jesus condemning the Scribes for “devouring widows’ houses” and promising to destroy the temple. Is the … Continue reading

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Video: How Can Peter Describe False Teachers as Having Been ‘Bought’ By Christ?

Today’s question: “Why does Peter say that the Lord “bought” false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1? How can Christ be said to have “purchased” or “bought” those who are unsaved?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them … Continue reading

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Does Creedal Orthodoxy Require Traditional Sexual Ethics?

The Davenant Institute have just released a booklet written by me, on the relationship between sexual ethics and Christian orthodoxy. You can read it here and subscribe to future Davenant Digests here. This Davenant Digest, like other Davenant Digests, is available … Continue reading

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Video: What Are The Benefits and Dangers of Bible Software?

Today’s question: “Do you use any Bible software (e.g., Logos) to support your studies? Do you have any thoughts on how they might help or hinder our study and perception of the written word?” Here is the piece I mention … Continue reading

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Video: What Is Meant By Calling Marriage A Natural Institution?

Today’s question: “If marriage is a pre-political institution then none of the measures laid down by the state (e.g. registration, marriage certificates etc.) make a marriage legitimate in God’s eyes. In which case, what does constitute a legitimate marriage in … Continue reading

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