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.

Video: Echoes of Exodus in the Great Commission?

Today’s question: Do you see any parallels between the great commission and the exodus? I don’t want to get Echo-crazy. Just from a surface level, there some to be some connections: confrontation with “the name,” a sending out, baptism, and … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Vindicating the Vixens’

I wrote a review of Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible, a recent book edited by Sandra Glahn, which has just been posted over on the CBMW website. In the necessary work of restoring … Continue reading

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Video: Elisha and the She-Bears

Today I discuss the troubling passage at the end of 2 Kings 2, where forty-two are killed after ridiculing the prophet Elisha. This discussion was prompted by Jonathan Pageau’s discussion of this passage. If you have any questions for me, … Continue reading

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Video: How Do You Find Real-Life Theological Conversation Partners?

Today’s question: How do you find real-life theological conversation partners? The theological and biblical conversations which I find stimulating and important are of no interest to the Christians I know in real life. Do I need to do what you’ve … Continue reading

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Video: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Today’s question: “Why did Jesus have to be baptized? Was Jesus’ baptism a baptism of repentance?” Within my discussion I reference Peter Leithart’s book The Priesthood of the Plebs. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my … Continue reading

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Video: Beatitudes and Woes

Today’s question: “In your video on the Sermon on the Mount you mentioned a parallel between the Beatitudes and the Woes of Matthew 23. Could you elaborate on this?” To read more about the parallel between Beatitudes and Woes, see … Continue reading

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 13

This, my friends, is the final episode of Mere Fidelity’s lengthy conversation with Augustine’s Confessions. You can find all of the past Confessions episodes on my Mere Fidelity page. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. … Continue reading

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