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.

Links Post 14/01/2017

Links from the past week. Matt Lee Anderson recently reminded me of this sobering quotation from T.S. Eliot on Liberalism: That liberalism may be a tendency towards something very different from itself, is a possibility in its nature. For it … Continue reading

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Interview on Smartphones, the Internet, and How They Are Changing Us

Last year, Tony Reinke interviewed me while working on his forthcoming book, which reflects on the subject of the smartphone and the wise use of it from a Christian perspective. The first half of the interview was published on Desiring God … Continue reading

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Links Post 7/01/2017

Some links from the past week. Great stuff from Sarah Perry again. Tendrils of Mess in Our Brains: So here is a mystery: why are tableaux that are apparently more orderly (in the sense of compressibility in the data required … Continue reading

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Links Post 31/12/2016

Some interesting links I’ve encountered over the last few days, along with a few links to things I’ve written elsewhere. Carl Raschke on why The New Global Populism May Not Be What Everyone Seems to Imagine: Populism, which has become … Continue reading

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Retrospective on 2016

I enjoyed a wonderful and refreshing Christmas with my family and other friends this year. The last few days have been packed with lots of good food, renewed fellowship, board games, and country walks. I got to watch Rogue One … Continue reading

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The Politics of Cosmic Praise

I’ve just posted a reflection on Psalm 148 over on the Political Theology Today blog. The unifying telos of the entire cosmic, animate creatures and inanimate bodies alike, is the worship of YHWH. Where William Paley imagined the world as … Continue reading

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The Politics of Sentinels

I’ve written a Christmas reflection over on the Political Theology Today blog. Advent continually returns us to the posture of vigilant and expectant watchers, looking for the coming of Christ in our lives, communities, and world. Christmas calls us to … Continue reading

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