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

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.

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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.

You can follow the Theopolis podcast on SoundcloudiTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can read show notes over on the Theopolis podcast website. You can also see past...

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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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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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