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.

Wisdom and Folly in Christian Responses to Coronavirus

In observing Christian responses to the coronavirus, perhaps nothing has stood out to me so much as the way that it reveals fundamental habits of mind, either characteristic of wisdom or of folly. The wisdom literature is often rather neglected … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Ethics, In the News, Society, Theological | 31 Comments

Jesus the Teacher Davenant Hall Course

I will be teaching an online course on the subject of Jesus the Teacher for Davenant Hall, running from the beginning of June. Within this course, we will explore the manner of Jesus’ teaching, its content, and the way that … Continue reading

Posted in Davenant Institute, Public Service Announcement | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Culture, Guest Post, Politics, Society, Theopolis | 1 Comment

Davenant Hall Course on Reading the Bible

Only a few days left to sign up! $99 for ten weeks of interactive classes. Recordings of all classes included. Sign up for Davenant Hall courses here!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment