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

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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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 11:12

Priest, King, Prophet

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While it is very far from the most articulate or well-ordered treatment of the subject (like the rest of my videos it is done without any notes or preparation, off the top of my head), the following is a brief introduction to the priest-king-prophet paradigm for understanding Scripture. Hopefully...

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The good folks at the Davenant Institute—who are now employing me—have just released a new book, God of Our Fathers: Classical Theism for the Contemporary Church (available on Amazon here), which contains a series of essays arguing for classical theism and its contemporary relevance.

Ther...

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image On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I are joined to discuss Take Heart, the recently published book he wrote with David Roark.

You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud and on this...

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The following are some rough and random thoughts on the Graham/Pence Rule, which, in response to the allegations made against Bill Hybels and others, is being discussed again.

1. Although it isn’t a position that I have encountered that much in the wild, some Christians believe that the...

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I’ve just recorded another Youtube video (see my first one here), this time on the subject of Acts 12 and the ways in Peter’s experience is modeled after Christ’s and Israel’s. Acts 12 was one of many exodus-themed parts of Scripture that we didn’t have the space to...

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imageAnother episode of Mere Fidelity, this time returning to Augustine’s Confessions. This week, Derek, Matt, and I discuss book eight together.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 01:22

How the God of Exodus Still Delivers Today

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The latest publicity video for Echoes of Exodus was posted a couple of days ago. See more stuff related to the book here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 21:18

Is Modernity a Success?

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Andrew Wilson recently wrote a post discussing some of the reviews of Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, which has been provoking much conversation and controversy over the last couple of months. I haven’t yet had the time...

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A number of you asked whether we would put this on Youtube. Here you go:

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 02:22

Podcast: Theophanies with Dr Vern Poythress

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image On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity Derek and I are joined by Dr Vern Poythress to discuss his recent book, Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing.

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:12

The Authority of the Book

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I have a guest post over on the Political Theology blog, in which I discuss the importance of considering our broader culture of textual production, ownership, and use when considering questions of scriptural authority.

In an age of mass production and digital replication, we are frequently...

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I recorded a video earlier this evening, talking through the interpretation of Luke 3-4 against the background of Ezekiel. It is an experiment and clearly leaves much to be desired. However, if people like it, I might do this and other videos more regularly (and hopefully in a more organized and...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:13

Theology of the Sexes Course

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A seventeen-lecture course I delivered on the theology of the sexes, with two question and answer sessions, is available for purchase for $9.99 from the Theopolis Institute here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 04:25

Lots of Echoes of Exodus Stuff

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image I have produced a page devoted to material related to Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption in Scripture. It links to dozens of talks, videos, and articles that should whet your appetite for the book and/or help you to explore some of the themes that Andrew and I discuss in it more fully.

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image Matt and Derek were joined this week by Ross Douthat to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism.

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My recent Davenant Institute lecture on the subject of the significance of textual technologies for our engagement with Scripture has just been posted on Youtube:

I recently enjoyed watching Dr. Christopher Schlect’s highly informative and stimulating lecture in the same series.

Authors:...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 08:00

My Writing on Jordan Peterson

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image Over the last few weeks and months, many thousands of people have visited my blog to read my various reflections on Jordan Peterson. Any long term follower of this blog shouldn’t be at all surprised that Peterson and the phenomena surrounding him are deeply fascinating to me.

Peterson and the...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 08:26

The God of Exodus is on Your Side

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Another video of me discussing a theme from the recently published Echoes of Exodus has just been released. See my earlier video here. There is also a video of Andrew speaking on the subject of Exodus and resurrection here:

For a further taster of the book, you can listen to a talk I give on the...

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This is just the fucking worst.

Imagine a self-help book written by the Darth Maul of tenured campus bad boys, an act of trahison des clercs so severe that it calls into question the entire five-thousand-year academic project—a book that seeks to make accessible to a general audience a m&eacute...

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The full video of my conversation with Brad Littlejohn of the Davenant Institute on Jordan Peterson is available here. Brad is a close friend and a great conversation partner: it was fun to record a couple of our conversations for a wider audience.

See our earlier conversation about social media here...

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A video of Brad Littlejohn and I discussing Jordan Peterson will be streaming on the Davenant Institute Facebook page at midnight GMT / 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Just under an hour from now.

Update:Here’s the exact link.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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There has been no shortage of people criticizing the Stronger Men’s Conference, largely on the basis of the video linked above. There is clearly plenty to criticize here!

However, once again it has been disappointing to see how social media tends to facilitate fundamentally lazy, inattentive,...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 02:17

Understanding Jordan Peterson

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“A man who disbelieved the Christian story as fact but continually fed on it as myth would, perhaps, be more spiritually alive than one who assented and did not think much about it.”—C.S. Lewis

Who Is Jordan Peterson?

A couple of months ago, Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 23:58

Conversation About the Ethics of Social Media

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My friend Brad Littlejohn and I had a conversation a few days ago about the ethics of social media. You can watch it here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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