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: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 10

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, I join Matt and Derek to continue our discussion of Augustine’s Confessions, exploring Book 10 of the work. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Experience, Philosophy, Podcasts, Theological | 1 Comment

Royal Weddings and a Love Stronger Than Death

In the course of my studies, I have recently been appreciating the first volume of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy’s sociology, In the Cross of Reality: The Hegemony of Spaces. A remarkably brilliant thinker and a perceptive critic of sociologists’ aspirations to the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, In the News, Sex and Sexuality, Society | 7 Comments

Theopolis Podcast: Trinity Sunday

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I are joined by John Barach to discuss the readings for Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a, 22-36, and John 3:1-17. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Bible, Isaiah, John, NT, NT Theology, OT, OT Theology, Podcasts, Theological, Theopolis | 2 Comments

Podcast: Hospitality and Immigration, with Dr. Matthew Kaemingk

This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, the author of the recent Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, to discuss his book. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Economics, Ethics, In the News, Podcasts, Politics, Society, Theological | 2 Comments

Video: The Chronology of Genesis 38

This is probably my last video for a month or so. Within it, I discuss the difficult chronology of Genesis 38. I’ve written a lengthy post here, which gets into some of the typology of the chapter in its context. … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Genesis, OT, OT Theology, Theological, Video | 1 Comment

Pentecost Posts

Some old Pentecost-related material: Making a Prophet: Acts 2 and the Church’s Mission Pentecost as Ecclesiology The Background of Pentecost The Politics of Pentecost The Politics of Making a Prophet

Posted in Acts, Bible, NT, NT Theology, The Church, Theological | 1 Comment

Video: Ruth the Moabitess and the Moabite Women of Nehemiah

Today’s question (edited for spelling and clarity): “Having recently read both Ruth and Nehemiah, I was struck by the very different ways they relate to the recurring entanglement of Moabite women and Israelite men. Nehemiah seems to replay the old … Continue reading

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