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.

The Theopolis Podcast on Christian Study Centres

The good folks over at the Theopolis Institute recently produced a podcast with Drew Trotter, the Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers. It is well worth a listen. If you are interested in participating in the life of … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Lent, with Steven Wedgeworth

This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by our friend Steven Wedgeworth for a discussion of the subject of Lent, developing out of a Twitter discussion for which Keith Miller is responsible. Should we celebrate Lent? … Continue reading

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Join Me in Davenant House this Summer to Explore Christian Wisdom!

Shane Morris recently interviewed me about the work of Davenant House. The interview was published this morning. There are still places available for this year’s Protestant Wisdom Summer Programs, for any who would like to join me for a few … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Church History, Culture, Ethics, Guest Post, My Doings, Philosophy, Society, Theological | 1 Comment

The Politics of the Blessing of Abram

I have just posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of the call and blessing of Abram in Genesis 12:1-4a: In the call of Abram and the outworking of the blessing upon him and covenant with him, we … Continue reading

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Andrew and Rachel Wilson Win World Magazine’s ‘Book of the Year’ Award

My friend Andrew Wilson and his wife Rachel have won World Magazine’s Book of the Year award for their book, The Life We Never Expected. Their book is about the experience of parenting two kids with severe autism and the effect … Continue reading

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The Scriptures Made Strange

A post of mine has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute website. Within it, I argue for the importance of attending to the material (and digital) forms in which we engage with and produce the Scriptures: The Bible … Continue reading

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Lent 2017

As is my usual Lenten practice, I will be paring down my use of online media to a minimum over the next few weeks. I won’t be commenting or posting links (either here or on my Twitter links account), won’t … Continue reading

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