But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Alastair's Adversaria - Apologetic Report

image In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, I join Matt and Derek to continue our discussion of Augustine’s Confessions, exploring Book 10 of the work.

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In the course of my studies, I have recently been appreciating the first volume of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy’s sociology, In the Cross of Reality: The Hegemony of Spaces. A remarkably brilliant thinker and a perceptive critic of sociologists’ aspirations to the methodologies of the...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:27

Theopolis Podcast: Trinity Sunday

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image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I are joined by John Barach to discuss the readings for Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 6:1-8, Acts 2:14a, 22-36, and John 3:1-17.

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image This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, the author of the recent Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, to discuss his book.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:24

Video: The Chronology of Genesis 38

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This is probably my last video for a month or so. Within it, I discuss the difficult chronology of Genesis 38. I’ve written a lengthy post here, which gets into some of the typology of the chapter in its context. I also mention the Judah and Tamar narrative in the context of this video on...

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Today’s question (edited for spelling and clarity): “Having recently read both Ruth and Nehemiah, I was struck by the very different ways they relate to the recurring entanglement of Moabite women and Israelite men. Nehemiah seems to replay the old story, whereas Ruth seems to invert it...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 05:43

Video: Trinity and Modalism

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Today’s question: “I follow what you are saying about the error of saying that there are three ‘centers of consciousness’ in God’s Triune nature, and how that would involve a denial of the unity and simplicity of the Divine Being and ultimately involve tritheism....

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Today’s question: “Is the task of exegesis limited to discovering the author’s original intention, or can meaning somehow overflow intention? If so, in what way? What guardrails are in place that would enable us to recognize certain readings as off-limits? A common text referenced...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 06:05

Theopolis Podcast: Pentecost Sunday

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image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for Pentecost Sunday: Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, and John 15:26—6:15.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 03:47

Video: The Threefold Personhood of God

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Today I answer a question about the classical doctrine of the Trinity. There is much that I’d love to say more clearly or carefully than I do in this video, or to elaborate upon further, so feel free to send me follow-up questions in the comments here or over on Curious Cat.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:29

Video: A Biblical Theology of the Household

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The following video is an answer to a Curious Cat question, an over-ambitious attempt to answer a huge question that deserves detailed analysis off the top of my head. Continue to leave your questions in the comments on this blog, over on Curious Cat, or you can email me if you have my address.

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The second installment in my daily answers to questions…

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Bible Gateway have just posted an interview with me about Echoes of Exodus. Within it, I discuss various topics that the book covers, among some other things.

imageWhat are some similarities between the story of 1 Samuel 1-2 and the opening chapters of Luke and Acts?

Alastair J. Roberts: At the...

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I had a quarter of an hour to spare earlier today, so started to answer the questions that had been sent to me. I’ll try to answer one a day, for the next week or so. Keep the questions coming! Oh, and biblical theological questions take priority.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 01:13

Video: Calling for Questions!

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I’ve just made the following video inviting people to send me any questions that they might have. If you have any biblical theological questions, you can leave them in the comments of the video, in the comments here, send me an email, or leave a question on my Curious Cat account.

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In the following video, I discuss a recent article from the Calvinist International by Joe Minich, trying to discern the relevant background for Jesus’s teaching in Matthew 16:13-23. See the rest of my videos (and subscribe) here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss both the subject of the Ascension and the lectionary readings for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:12-26, 1 John 5:9-15, and John 17: 11b-19. My recent Politics of Scripture post on Judas is also mentioned in the...

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image Once again, Mere Fidelity is discussing the topic of Augustine’s Confessions. This week, Derek, Matt, and I move on to a discussion of book nine, the final part of the more autobiographical portion of the work.

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Andrew has written a number of posts on various sites to publicize Echoes of Exodus. I’ve linked to the various articles, blog posts, videos, and talks that we have both produced that relate to the book here.

Andrew’s latest is on how the theme of exodus connects to Baptism and the...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 20:53

The Habitation Made Desolate

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I wrote a reflection on Acts 1:15-26 over on the Political Theology blog. Within it I discuss some of the significance that the biblical accounts of the suicide of Judas should have for our political theology:

The gory manner of Judas’s death and Peter’s application of imprecatory psalms...

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image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, I joined Peter Leithart to discuss this week’s lectionary readings.

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 18:54

Exodus Poem

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image My friend Burl Horniachek wrote the following poem, inspired in part by Echoes of Exodus. He kindly gave me permission to share it with you all.

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God was sent from the garden land To tread our cursed loam, Where, under the threat of a pharaoh’s hand, He made his newfound home.
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The Davenant Institute and the Theopolis Institute have both just announced my hiring to positions in their organizations, alongside the Greystone Theological Institute, for which I am a Fellow of Scripture and Theology. I will be an adjunct Senior Fellow with Theopolis and a Teaching Fellow with...

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There are still a few remaining places for two of the Davenant Summer Programmes I will be leading:

June 11-16, 2018 near Lake Lanier in South Carolina: Protestant Primer: a five-day primer in Protestant Philosophy, Ethics, and Politics.

July 31—August 10, 2018 near Lake Tahoe in...

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