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.

Social Media and Subsidiarity

A video of a crying young boy describing his experiences of bullying in school has gone viral over the last day or so, being shared by many millions of people. Dozens of celebrities have responded, and have received glowing press … Continue reading

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Ethical Reflection Upon Violence in American Football

My friend Tony Reinke invited me, along with a number of others, to give some brief thoughts on this issue. Considering what is coming to light regarding the long-term effects of collisions in the game upon the brains of its … Continue reading

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Festival of Theology in Nottingham, 30th January 2018

Ian Paul, the author of the good blog Psephizo, is holding a Festival of Theology at the end of January. I will be presenting a brief talk on the subject of Virtue Ethics in a Social Media Age and there … Continue reading

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The Strangeness of the Modern Mind

The question of how things that were once inconceivable can become conventional and even majority viewpoints is one we far too infrequently ask ourselves. How is it possible, for instance, that the norm of marriage as a male-and-female institution is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Creation, Culture, Ethics, Galatians, Genesis, NT, OT, Politics, Science, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 27 Comments

Video: Are Sexual Ethics Part of Orthodoxy?

The latest of my videos with the Davenant Institute has just been posted. Within this video, Brad Belschner and I discuss the relationship between sexual ethics and orthodoxy, pointing out the bearing that the creed has upon our use of … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Matt’s Prison BBQ Project

This week’s episode of Mere Fidelity is a little different. Matt has set up a very ambitious and exciting project and wanted to share it with us all and to ask for the prayer and the support of our listeners. … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Day of the Lord

I’ve posted a reflection on 2 Peter 3:8-15a over on Political Theology Today. Within it, I argue that Christ’s predictions concerning his return within that generation came to pass. I explore Peter’s argument against those questioning Christ’s return and his … Continue reading

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