Author Archives: Alastair Roberts

The Politics of God’s Plenty

I’ve posted over on the Political Theology blog again, this time on Isaiah 55:1-5 and the politics of God’s plenty. This passage confounds the logic of our capitalist economies. As if the owner of a great market, God summons his … Continue reading

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The Loss of Pastoral Credibility in the Age of the Internet

The Internet has introduced a new level of visibility to areas of our social life, exposing certain uncomfortable realities. Rod Dreher recently wrote a perceptive and troubling piece on the way that the Internet reveals corruption and abuse within the … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Divine Accommodation

In this week’s Mere Fidelity podcast Derek Rishmawy, Andrew Wilson, Matt Lee Anderson, and I discuss the doctrine of divine accommodation and its immense importance within several contemporary debates, from discussions of the Bible and science, to the morality of … Continue reading

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A New Icon of Marriage

Candida Performa via Flickr I just had a conversation in which I was reminded of this beautiful passage in Alexander Schmemann’s For the Life of the World: In movies and magazines the ‘icon’ of marriage is always a youthful couple. … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 8

The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such thing as off-topic here. The comments of this thread are free for you to: Discuss things that you … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Marriage and Donated Gametes

The latest Mere Fidelity podcast was posted earlier today. This week’s episode is on the subject of gamete donation or, more particularly, artificial insemination by donor (I expect that a later episode will focus upon IVF). This is a particularly … Continue reading

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Mere Fidelity Page Added and Some Miscellaneous Reminders

I’ve just added a Mere Fidelity page, which you will be able to see beneath the blog header, between Larger Projects and My Guest Posts. For those of you who haven’t yet taken a look at the pages, there is … Continue reading

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Podcast: N.T. Wright and His Reformed Critics

The latest Mere Fidelity podcast has just gone online. A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the theology of N.T. Wright. This week, Derek Rishmawy, Andrew Wilson, and I explore the subject of N.T. Wright and his Reformed critics. Take a listen, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, N.T. Wright, NT, NT Theology, Podcasts, Theological | 14 Comments

Open Mic Thread 7

The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such thing as off-topic here. The comments of this thread are free for you to: Discuss things that you … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Transgender Question

This week’s Mere Fidelity podcast is our second discussion around the themes of Oliver O’Donovan’s book Begotten or Made? In this episode, we take up the subject of transsexualism, taking the second chapter of the book and O’Donovan’s Grove booklet … Continue reading

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