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

Monday, 09 March 2020 00:21

Where is the Trinity in the Old Testament?

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A piece of mine reflecting upon the doctrine of the Trinity within the Old Testament has just been posted over on the Desiring God website:

Arising out of the crucible of christological and theological debates in the early centuries of the church, the Christian doctrine of the Trinity expresses the...

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A piece of mine on the subject of the plausibility structures for women’s ordination was published yesterday over on the North American Anglican. Within it, I argue that the strength of the women’s ordination position depends heavily on certain features of the world of modernity and...

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Monday, 02 March 2020 21:09

Rightly Dividing the Red Sea

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I’ve written a piece over on TGC, on the Red Sea Crossing.

We shouldn’t be surprised by the resurfacing of the birth theme just as Israel is about to leave Egypt, the womb in which it has been growing. After the contractions of the plagues, the Passover is the start of labor. In the Red...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 03:08

The Rhetoric of Race

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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 the US.

It has seemed to me that recent years have witnessed a...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:21

Davenant Hall Course on Reading the Bible

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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!

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Sunday, 05 January 2020 00:07

Daily Reflections on Scripture for 2020

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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 further and to start an ambitious project to produce daily...

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Saturday, 14 December 2019 05:37

Man and Woman in Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)

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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 unstable assortments of...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:30

Gospel of Matthew Series

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

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 20:57

Davenant Institute UK Convivium at the The Kilns!

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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 plenary speaker. We are also looking for people who would be interesting...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:25

Rethinking Israel

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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 posted a...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 07:19

Davenant Hall Course on Biblical Wisdom

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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 a course on the subject of Biblical Wisdom, which...

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Sunday, 04 August 2019 23:08

True Ritual Versus Hypocritical Religiosity

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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 is a perennial one. Treated in such...

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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 succumb to the distorted universalisms of the...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 22:55

True Hospitality and the Immigration Debate

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The Theopolis blog is hosting another conversation, this time on the subject of the immigration debate. I was invited to kick this discussion off and my opening post has just been published.

A neighbour-focused ethic is an ethic of love, an ethic that commits itself to particular persons over...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 08:26

The Family of Abraham

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I have just completed a 42-part, 25-hour-long, series on the story of the family of Abraham. Within it, I discuss the book of Genesis from chapter 11 to the end and reflect upon its relevance for us today. Take a listen here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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A piece of mine has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute’s website, in which I respond to an article by Dru Johnson. Johnson’s article argues for a close relationship between moral and ritual knowledge and I explore the particular case of circumcision in this regard.

In&nbs...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 00:00

Hearing the Story Again for the First Time

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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 conclusion, kingdom themes will probably appear far more...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 02:35

Theopolis Junior Fellows Program

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

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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