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.

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

Posted in Church History, Controversies, Culture, Guest Post, Politics, Sex and Sexuality, Society, The Church, Theological | 4 Comments

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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The Rhetoric of Race

I have written an article in the latest Theopolis Conversation on the subject of race, in response to Vincent Bacote. Within it I briefly discuss a few of my concerns about the rhetorical shape of current conversations about race in … Continue reading

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Daily Reflections on Scripture for 2020

Although I write and speak on a great many topics, nothing is more central to my personal practice or my Christian vocation than pursuing and encouraging the attentive reading of Scripture. For 2020, I wanted to take this a step … Continue reading

Posted in Audio, Bible, My Doings, NT Theology, OT Theology, Podcasts, Public Service Announcement, Scripture, Theological, Video, What I'm Doing | 7 Comments

Man and Woman in Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)

9Marks have published an abridged version of an article of mine over on their website. Expressing sexual difference in a vast array of culturally conjugated ways can display the beauty of our particular differences. Our differences are more than merely random and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Creation, Genesis, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Sex and Sexuality, Theological, Theopolis | 1 Comment