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.

Hearing the Story Again for the First Time

I’ve just posted a piece over on the Political Theology blog, on the subject of Palm Sunday. Within it, I argue that, when we listen carefully to the narrative of Luke’s gospel again, as if we didn’t already know its … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Guest Post, Luke, NT, NT Theology, Politics, The Gospels, Theological | 4 Comments

Theopolis Junior Fellows Program

The Theopolis Institute’s Junior Fellows Program has been revised and is open for applications! Join us for intensive training in July and January.

Posted in Culture, Ethics, Liturgical Theology, Society, Theological, Theopolis, Video, Worship | 3 Comments

The Reopened Wounds of Jacob

The Theopolis blog has just posted an article of mine, in which I discuss the story of David against the background of the story of Jacob, exploring how things changed following his sin with Bathsheba. Just as the beginning of … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Bible, Christian Experience, Ethics, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Sex and Sexuality, Theological, Theopolis | 2 Comments

Protestant Wisdom Summer Program 2019

This summer, from July 29th to August 10th, I will be in South Carolina, leading the Davenant House Protestant Wisdom Summer Program. This is my third year of involvement in this program. The course is a deep dive into the … Continue reading

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Devilish Diversions

I have posted a reflection on Luke 4 over on the Political Theology blog. Within it, I discuss the ways in which the devil sought to divert Christ from his mission and how Luke’s framing of the temptations of Christ … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Ethics, Ezekiel, Guest Post, Lent, Luke, NT, NT Theology, OT, Politics, Society, Theological | 2 Comments

Debating the Invisibility of the Church

Over on the Theopolis blog we recently started hosting conversations, with several posts engaging with a viewpoint over the course of a month. In our latest conversation, we are discussing the visibility and invisibility of the Church. My response to … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Controversies, Guest Post, The Church, Theological, Theopolis | 10 Comments

Being Biblical™: When the Bible Becomes a Brand

I have written a post over on the Davenant blog, in which I discuss some of the dangers in certain uses of the term ‘biblical’ in some conservative Reformed and evangelical circles. The term ‘biblical’ has come to function as … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Experience, Controversies, Culture, Davenant Institute, Ethics, Guest Post, Hermeneutics, Scripture, Theological | 1 Comment