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 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

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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!

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Daily Reflections on Scripture for 2020

Although I write and speak on a great many topics, nothing is more central to my personal practice or my Christian vocation than pursuing and encouraging the attentive reading of Scripture. For 2020, I wanted to take this a step … Continue reading

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Man and Woman in Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)

9Marks have published an abridged version of an article of mine over on their website. Expressing sexual difference in a vast array of culturally conjugated ways can display the beauty of our particular differences. Our differences are more than merely random and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Creation, Genesis, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Sex and Sexuality, Theological, Theopolis | 1 Comment

Gospel of Matthew Series

I recently started a new series on the Gospel of Matthew over on my personal podcast. You can follow it here.

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Davenant Institute UK Convivium at the The Kilns!

Very excited to announce that the Davenant Institute will hold its first UK Convivium on January 25, 2020 at The Kilns (C.S. Lewis’ former home) in Oxford. I will be there, as will Colin Redemer and Dr Michael Ward, our … Continue reading

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Rethinking Israel

The Theopolis Institute has been having a conversation surrounding the identity and future of Israel over on its website. Theopolis Conversations are designed to explore complex yet important issue from different perspectives with various positions in sharpening dialogue. I’ve just … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church History, Election, Eschatology, Luke, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Romans, The Church, Theological, Theology, Theopolis | 23 Comments

Davenant Hall Course on Biblical Wisdom

The Davenant Institute has just established Davenant Hall, which offers online courses on a range of different theological topics at the affordable price of $99 for ten hours’ of classes. For the first semester of classes, I will be teaching … Continue reading

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True Ritual Versus Hypocritical Religiosity

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Political Theology site: The temptation to put faith in religiosity, to employ religious ceremonies and rituals as akin to compensatory ‘moral offsets’ for our godless, oppressive, and unjust behavior … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Stranger: A Final Immigration Response

My final response in the Theopolis conversation on immigration has just been published here. We beware of treating the condition of the uprooted immigrant as paradigmatic. As Christians, who are committed to the universal value of Christ, we can easily … Continue reading

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