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Roger E. Olson
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Roger E. Olson is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  His Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from Rice University and he graduated from North American Baptist Seminary.  He is the author of thirteen books on theology, is contributing editor of Christianity Today magazine and served as general editor of Christian Scholar's Review.  He has also been president of the American Theological Society and co-chair of the Evangelical Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion.  His special areas of interest lie in historical theology and American religious denominations and sects.

Works by Roger E. Olson
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What Is (Christian) Folk Religion?
Roger E. Olson | April 12, 2024
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What Does “The Blood of Jesus” Mean?
Roger E. Olson | April 10, 2024
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The Meaning of Christianity: Liberty and Tolerance
Roger E. Olson | April 07, 2024
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What Is a “Resurrection Body?”
Roger E. Olson | April 06, 2024
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Should Homosexuality Be Criminal? About Uganda
Roger E. Olson | April 04, 2024
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Is “Evil” Science Fiction?
Roger E. Olson | April 02, 2024
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Empirical Christianity versus Real Christianity
Roger E. Olson | March 26, 2024
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The Political Meaning of Christianity: Chapter Two
Roger E. Olson | March 24, 2024
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O, That Again: Another Book about Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | March 23, 2024
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What Good Education Does
Roger E. Olson | March 21, 2024
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When Did Character Stop Mattering?
Roger E. Olson | March 19, 2024
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Tinder: The Prophet Stance
Roger E. Olson | March 17, 2024
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Belief in Satan without God?
Roger E. Olson | March 14, 2024
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Christian Zionism Gone Crazy
Roger E. Olson | March 12, 2024
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Generational Curses?
Roger E. Olson | March 07, 2024
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Is an Embryo a Baby?
Roger E. Olson | March 06, 2024
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What I Mean By “White Privilege”
Roger E. Olson | March 02, 2024
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What Does “Supernatural” Mean?
Roger E. Olson | March 01, 2024
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Avoid Bullies; Speak Out about Them
Roger E. Olson | February 28, 2024
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Are You Brainwashed?
Roger E. Olson | February 26, 2024
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The Political Meaning of Christianity: Chapter One (1)
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2024
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Christian Nationalism as Folk Religion
Roger E. Olson | February 23, 2024
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Questions for Theology Nerds
Roger E. Olson | February 20, 2024
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My Story of Being “Cancelled”
Roger E. Olson | February 19, 2024
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A Third Testament? Malcolm Muggeridge on Youtube
Roger E. Olson | February 17, 2024
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The Political Meaning of Christianity: Preface/Prologue
Roger E. Olson | February 15, 2024
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What Does “Evangelical” Really Mean?
Roger E. Olson | February 13, 2024
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But Is It Worth It? A Question to Christian Trumpists
Roger E. Olson | February 10, 2024
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Are American Evangelicals Gullible?
Roger E. Olson | February 07, 2024
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The Political Meaning of Christianity
Roger E. Olson | February 06, 2024
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Essentials of Christian Thought: Appendix
Roger E. Olson | February 04, 2024
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Essentials of Christian Thought, Chapter Two
Roger E. Olson | December 31, 2023
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A New Year’s Eve Memory: Watchnight Service
Roger E. Olson | December 29, 2023
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Notes on a Christian Christmas Eve Service
Roger E. Olson | December 25, 2023
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Christian Nationalism Old and New
Roger E. Olson | December 20, 2023
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Essentials of Christian Thought Book Discussion Begins
Roger E. Olson | December 17, 2023
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Between Jesus and John Wayne
Roger E. Olson | December 15, 2023
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Karl Barth in a YouTube Documentary Not about Him
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2023
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Is Donald Trump “Orange Jesus?”
Roger E. Olson | December 06, 2023
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Announcing a New Book Discussion
Roger E. Olson | December 04, 2023
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Are American Christians Persecuted?
Roger E. Olson | December 02, 2023
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An Even Stranger Thing…
Roger E. Olson | December 01, 2023
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How Do You Know You’re Not Brainwashed?
Roger E. Olson | November 29, 2023
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Does God Save Everyone He Can?
Roger E. Olson | November 23, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom: Chapter 11: Low Is High
Roger E. Olson | November 20, 2023
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Should Christians Practice Yoga?
Roger E. Olson | November 18, 2023
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Evangelical Thoughts about Pope Francis
Roger E. Olson | November 15, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom Chapter 10: Inside Outsiders
Roger E. Olson | November 13, 2023
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Desensitizing Young Males to Female Nudity
Roger E. Olson | November 08, 2023
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Is the New Testament Message Unique?
Roger E. Olson | November 01, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom, Chapter 8: Impious Piety
Roger E. Olson | October 30, 2023
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Proposal for a Green Letter Bible
Roger E. Olson | October 28, 2023
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A Dark and Disturbing Time for America
Roger E. Olson | October 26, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom, Chapter 6: Luxurious Poverty
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2023
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Christian Zionism Explained
Roger E. Olson | October 13, 2023
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Will Disability Endure In Heaven?
Roger E. Olson | October 11, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom, Chapter 4: Free Slaves
Roger E. Olson | October 08, 2023
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America’s Dysfunctional Government
Roger E. Olson | October 04, 2023
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Everyone Sins…But There’s a Difference
Roger E. Olson | September 28, 2023
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"The Upside-Down Kingdom," Chapter 3: "Temple Piety"
Roger E. Olson | September 25, 2023
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Is It the Same "Christianity" I Grew Up With?
Roger E. Olson | September 22, 2023
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The Almost Forgotten Story of Non-Liberal Feminist...
Roger E. Olson | September 20, 2023
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The Upside Down Kingdom: Chapter Two: Mountain Politics
Roger E. Olson | September 18, 2023
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Belong, Believe, Behave?
Roger E. Olson | September 15, 2023
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Unsafe Sects: Understanding Religious Cults
Roger E. Olson | September 13, 2023
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The Upside-Down Kingdom: Chapter One: Down Is Up
Roger E. Olson | September 11, 2023
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Our Next Book Discussion: The Upside Down Kingdom
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2023
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Hegel in a Nutshell
Roger E. Olson | September 06, 2023
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Is Orthodoxy a Necessary Feature of “Evangelical?”
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2023
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Finally Finishing “Why?” Chapters 22 & 23
Roger E. Olson | August 30, 2023
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To My International Readers: What Is Happening Here?
Roger E. Olson | August 25, 2023
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Announcing My New Book: Unsafe Sects
Roger E. Olson | August 23, 2023
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A Christian Metaphysic?
Roger E. Olson | August 20, 2023
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Heaven Is for Real?
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2023
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God and Time
Roger E. Olson | August 13, 2023
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C. S. Lewis: Saint or Sinner?
Roger E. Olson | August 10, 2023
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The Church as Christ?
Roger E. Olson | August 07, 2023
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Christian Higher Education a Two Edged Sword
Roger E. Olson | August 03, 2023
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Cults Again!
Roger E. Olson | July 30, 2023
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What I Think About the War in Ukraine
Roger E. Olson | July 28, 2023
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“Why?” Chapters 21-23 The Book Finished
Roger E. Olson | July 24, 2023
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I Am a Proud Christian Nationalist (Guest Post)
Roger E. Olson | July 22, 2023
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“Why?” Chapter 20: “The Spirit Has Time”
Roger E. Olson | July 16, 2023
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The Way We Were: Part 2
Roger E. Olson | July 13, 2023
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The Way We Were
Roger E. Olson | July 08, 2023
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Patriotism vs. Nationalism
Roger E. Olson | July 04, 2023
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Where Does the Slippery Slope End?
Roger E. Olson | June 21, 2023
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“Why?” Part III, Chapter 15: “Gnosis”
Roger E. Olson | June 16, 2023
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“Why?” Chapter III, Part 14
Roger E. Olson | June 14, 2023
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June Is Men’s Health Month: New Information
Roger E. Olson | June 13, 2023
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“God” in Popular Culture
Roger E. Olson | June 10, 2023
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A Theologian’s Journey
Roger E. Olson | June 06, 2023
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Can the Trinity Be Explained?
Roger E. Olson | May 29, 2023
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Is Any Religion True?
Roger E. Olson | May 20, 2023
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Can a Christian Be “Defender of the Faiths?”
Roger E. Olson | May 09, 2023
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About Reading More of “Why?” Setting a Date
Roger E. Olson | May 06, 2023
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“Why? On Suffering, Guilt and God” Part 1
Roger E. Olson | May 04, 2023
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Comments and Cautions Regarding “Why?”
Roger E. Olson | May 01, 2023
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Is America Becoming a Failed State?
Roger E. Olson | April 29, 2023
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“Faith Healing” : What Is It?
Roger E. Olson | April 27, 2023
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Churches and Denominations; Why Hide?
Roger E. Olson | April 22, 2023
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About “Why?” By A. van de Beek
Roger E. Olson | April 16, 2023
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“Reformed” and “Calvinist” Are Not Synonyms
Roger E. Olson | April 14, 2023
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How Dynamic Is God?
Roger E. Olson | April 11, 2023
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Is “Power” Something A Christian Should Want?
Roger E. Olson | April 07, 2023
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Angry Theologians
Roger E. Olson | April 03, 2023
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What Is “Theology?”
Roger E. Olson | March 30, 2023
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Thank God for Womanist Theology, But…
Roger E. Olson | March 25, 2023
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Whatever Happened to Common Sense?
Roger E. Olson | March 23, 2023
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Fundamentalism vs. Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | March 09, 2023
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Ask Professor Olson about Theology
Roger E. Olson | March 03, 2023
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Is the Mind More than the Brain (Again): NDEs and...
Roger E. Olson | February 26, 2023
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Did God Command Israel to “Show Them No Mercy?”
Roger E. Olson | February 23, 2023
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Facts vs. Faith?
Roger E. Olson | February 21, 2023
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The Most Basic Problem in America Today
Roger E. Olson | February 18, 2023
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Truth and Trump
Roger E. Olson | February 16, 2023
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About “Dogmas” And Closed-Mindedness
Roger E. Olson | February 14, 2023
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How Essential is Doctrine to Christianity?
Roger E. Olson | February 07, 2023
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A Radical Suggestion for Christian Educational...
Roger E. Olson | February 06, 2023
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Sing a New Song?
Roger E. Olson | February 02, 2023
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What Is Gravity? A Theologian Learns about Physics
Roger E. Olson | January 30, 2023
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Maverick Scientists and a Spiritual Worldview
Roger E. Olson | January 27, 2023
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Is Materialism a “Dogma” of Science? (Yes)
Roger E. Olson | January 21, 2023
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Trump against “Evangelical Leaders”
Roger E. Olson | January 18, 2023
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What Is “Fundamentalism?”
Roger E. Olson | January 16, 2023
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What Does Prayer Do?
Roger E. Olson | January 13, 2023
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More about “Wordless Prayer”
Roger E. Olson | January 12, 2023
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There Is No Such Thing as “Wordless Prayer”
Roger E. Olson | January 09, 2023
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Evangelicals and the Trinity
Roger E. Olson | January 02, 2023
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About Churches: They Are All Human
Roger E. Olson | December 30, 2022
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Fundamentalish: A New Term for An Old Phenomenon
Roger E. Olson | December 26, 2022
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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
Roger E. Olson | December 23, 2022
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Thoughts about “Cancel Culture”
Roger E. Olson | December 21, 2022
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Two Kinds of Christian Fundamentalism
Roger E. Olson | December 17, 2022
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How to Read the Apostle Paul in the New Testament
Roger E. Olson | December 15, 2022
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Against Cessationism
Roger E. Olson | December 12, 2022
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Paul Tillich and “Theonomous Culture”
Roger E. Olson | December 08, 2022
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Christians Against Christian Nationalism
Roger E. Olson | December 06, 2022
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God without the “Omnis?” Advent and Kenosis
Roger E. Olson | December 02, 2022
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A Forgotten Chapter and Theory in Creation Theology
Roger E. Olson | November 30, 2022
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Would Jesus Be an "American Nationalist?"
Roger E. Olson | November 27, 2022
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Of Red Herrings and Other Fallacies
Roger E. Olson | November 24, 2022
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The Two Most Influential Modern Economic Philosophers
Roger E. Olson | November 19, 2022
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“Under the Banner of Heaven” and Mormonism/LDS
Roger E. Olson | November 13, 2022
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Thoughts about Marvin Olasky and “Compassionate...
Roger E. Olson | November 11, 2022
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About This Blog (Read This If You Ever Plan to Comment)
Roger E. Olson | November 08, 2022
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Remembering Progressive Evangelicals: The Clapham Sect
Roger E. Olson | November 07, 2022
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The American Myth That “It Can’t Happen Here”
Roger E. Olson | November 03, 2022
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Is the Concept of “Worldly” Still Useful?
Roger E. Olson | October 30, 2022
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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Roger E. Olson | October 27, 2022
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Is “Syncretism” Still a Valuable Concept?
Roger E. Olson | October 24, 2022
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The False Religion of Americanism
Roger E. Olson | October 21, 2022
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Controversial Thoughts about Banned Books Week
Roger E. Olson | October 18, 2022
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About the “Religious Left”
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2022
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Does Truth Actually Exist?
Roger E. Olson | October 12, 2022
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Is American Christianity Becoming a Folk Religion?
Roger E. Olson | October 08, 2022
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The Crisis of Men and Boys
Roger E. Olson | October 05, 2022
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Is “The Unitarian Church” Christian?
Roger E. Olson | October 02, 2022
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Relational Theology Yes; Panentheism No
Roger E. Olson | September 26, 2022
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The First Real Pentecostal Systematic Theology?
Roger E. Olson | September 22, 2022
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Is Jesus’s Maleness a Problem for Women?
Roger E. Olson | September 20, 2022
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Gnostic Hart? Final Reflections on “You Are Gods: On...
Roger E. Olson | September 16, 2022
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Who Is a “Heretic?”
Roger E. Olson | September 14, 2022
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Is There a Checklist for Determining “Christian...
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2022
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Is It Time to Retire the Word “Superstition?”
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2022
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Thank You for Your Patience as I Pause …
Roger E. Olson | August 31, 2022
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Why “Orthodox” Rather than “Conservative?”
Roger E. Olson | August 29, 2022
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Why I Prefer “Orthodox” to “Conservative”
Roger E. Olson | August 26, 2022
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Thoughts about Hart's "You Are Gods"
Roger E. Olson | August 20, 2022
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Why I Will Never Become Eastern Orthodox
Roger E. Olson | August 18, 2022
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How Many Basic Christianities Are There?
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2022
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How to Read a Challenging Book
Roger E. Olson | August 15, 2022
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An Outsider’s View of Eastern Orthodoxy
Roger E. Olson | August 14, 2022
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Are We Gods?
Roger E. Olson | August 12, 2022
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Bad Religion (Not the Punk Rock Band)
Roger E. Olson | August 10, 2022
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Superstition Is Back and Its Going Mainstream!
Roger E. Olson | August 08, 2022
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A New Book about Calvinism
Roger E. Olson | August 06, 2022
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Is Dispensationalism Orthodox?
Roger E. Olson | August 03, 2022
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Without a Doubt?
Roger E. Olson | August 01, 2022
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What Is Truth? An Answer Explored
Roger E. Olson | July 29, 2022
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There Is No Such Thing as “Just Fiction”
Roger E. Olson | July 28, 2022
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Is The Bible a Horror Story?
Roger E. Olson | July 24, 2022
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Putting the Bible in Its Place
Roger E. Olson | July 23, 2022
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How Did the Christian Bible Come To Be?
Roger E. Olson | July 21, 2022
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Where Is Protestantism?
Roger E. Olson | July 18, 2022
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What the COVID Pandemic Means for Churches
Roger E. Olson | July 16, 2022
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An Excellent, Literary, Christian Novel
Roger E. Olson | July 14, 2022
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Are Pentecostals Fundamentalists? Part Two
Roger E. Olson | July 12, 2022
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Are Pentecostals Fundamentalists? Part One
Roger E. Olson | July 09, 2022
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Is America Worth Celebrating?
Roger E. Olson | July 04, 2022
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Why I Do Not Believe in the “Rapture”
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2022
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Does Christianity Require a “Leap of Faith?”
Roger E. Olson | June 28, 2022
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Why Not “Against Fundamentalism?”
Roger E. Olson | June 22, 2022
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Are Bad Christians Jesus’s Fault?
Roger E. Olson | June 20, 2022
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Toxic Masculinity or Aspirational Masculinity?
Roger E. Olson | June 17, 2022
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Calvinism the Root of Liberal Theology
Roger E. Olson | June 15, 2022
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Objectifying Women and the "Billy Graham Rule"
Roger E. Olson | June 12, 2022
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Why I Wrote “Against Liberal Theology”
Roger E. Olson | June 08, 2022
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Against Liberal Theology Now Available!
Roger E. Olson | June 07, 2022
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It’s Friday But Pentecost Sunday Is Coming!
Roger E. Olson | June 03, 2022
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Of False Pedestals and True Clay Feet
Roger E. Olson | May 31, 2022
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I Have Given Up…on The Book of Revelation
Roger E. Olson | May 28, 2022
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If I Were a Calvinist or an Atheist
Roger E. Olson | May 25, 2022
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What Is “Progressive Christianity?”
Roger E. Olson | May 23, 2022
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Jesus and the 20 Percent
Roger E. Olson | May 20, 2022
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Jesus and Ronald Reagan
Roger E. Olson | May 18, 2022
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Jesus and Roy Rogers
Roger E. Olson | May 15, 2022
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A Strange Thought Experiment in Ethics
Roger E. Olson | May 13, 2022
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Remembering “My” Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | May 10, 2022
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What to Do…Subterranean Theology Part 2
Roger E. Olson | May 05, 2022
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A Better Documentary about American Evangelicals
Roger E. Olson | April 30, 2022
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Are “Fanatics” Increasingly Shaping America?
Roger E. Olson | April 28, 2022
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About Men and Church
Roger E. Olson | April 22, 2022
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Against Fundamentalism?
Roger E. Olson | April 20, 2022
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If I Did Not Believe in the Bodily Resurrection…
Roger E. Olson | April 17, 2022
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What’s Good about “Good Friday?”
Roger E. Olson | April 15, 2022
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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind—Again
Roger E. Olson | April 11, 2022
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The Salvation of Infants
Roger E. Olson | April 08, 2022
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What Nonconformity Does NOT Mean
Roger E. Olson | April 02, 2022
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Rediscovering Christian Nonconformity
Roger E. Olson | March 29, 2022
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What’s Wrong with Men?
Roger E. Olson | March 25, 2022
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Memory Can Be a Burden: Remembering Past Invasions
Roger E. Olson | March 23, 2022
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Evangelical Christianity and Atonement Again
Roger E. Olson | March 20, 2022
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Evangelical Christianity and Atonement
Roger E. Olson | March 19, 2022
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What Is Justice?
Roger E. Olson | March 15, 2022
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Can God Be Acted Upon?
Roger E. Olson | March 09, 2022
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William Lane Craig and God
Roger E. Olson | March 07, 2022
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The Ever-Widening Divide among American Protestants
Roger E. Olson | March 02, 2022
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Eurasianism and Americanism
Roger E. Olson | February 28, 2022
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About Russia’s AND America’s Invasions
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2022
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On Becoming Anabaptist
Roger E. Olson | February 21, 2022
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You Don’t Deserve…And There Are Always Limits
Roger E. Olson | February 17, 2022
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Christianity and the Occult
Roger E. Olson | February 14, 2022
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The Now Old “Young Evangelicals”
Roger E. Olson | February 11, 2022
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Are Reformed Christians Evangelicals?
Roger E. Olson | February 08, 2022
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Why I Am a Socialist: Because I Am a Christian
Roger E. Olson | February 02, 2022
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The Best Newish Book about The Atonement
Roger E. Olson | January 29, 2022
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On Not Throwing the Baby Out With the Bathwater
Roger E. Olson | January 24, 2022
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Should Polygamy Be De-criminalized?
Roger E. Olson | January 21, 2022
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What Is “Christianity?”
Roger E. Olson | January 20, 2022
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Why Traditional Religion Is Dwindling in America
Roger E. Olson | January 18, 2022
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Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Matter?
Roger E. Olson | January 14, 2022
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A Model Statement of Faith
Roger E. Olson | January 11, 2022
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Why Doctrine Matters
Roger E. Olson | January 10, 2022
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Faith Not Fatalism (Guest Post)
Roger E. Olson | January 07, 2022
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But Does Systematic Theology Matter?
Roger E. Olson | January 06, 2022
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Why Theology Matters
Roger E. Olson | January 04, 2022
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The "Joker/Jester" Asks Christian Fund Raisers...
Roger E. Olson | December 30, 2021
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The Sorry Condition of Christian Ethics
Roger E. Olson | December 26, 2021
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The Joker/Jester Asks "Why 'Chosen'?"
Roger E. Olson | December 20, 2021
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A Movie about Calvinism?
Roger E. Olson | December 13, 2021
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The "Joker" Strikes Again: Why Do Churches...?
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2021
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The "Joker" Begins: Why Do Almost All Pastors Urge...
Roger E. Olson | December 06, 2021
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Every Church Needs a Joker (And the Joker Cometh)
Roger E. Olson | December 03, 2021
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Let's Talk about Original Sin--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | November 26, 2021
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Let's Talk about Near-Death Experiences--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | November 23, 2021
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What Is "Progressive Christianity?"
Roger E. Olson | November 10, 2021
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Sometimes Life Gets in the Way--Even of Theology!
Roger E. Olson | November 08, 2021
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Answering a Question: Can There Be a Church without...
Roger E. Olson | November 02, 2021
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Answering a Question about the Trinity: Is "Social...
Roger E. Olson | October 20, 2021
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Answer to a Question: Philosophy and Theology
Roger E. Olson | October 16, 2021
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Let’s Talk Theology: Questions Invited
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2021
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Let's Talk about Spiritual Technologies--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | October 09, 2021
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What Is the Essence of Christianity? Part 2
Roger E. Olson | October 05, 2021
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What Is the Essence of Christianity? Part 1
Roger E. Olson | October 02, 2021
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Let's Talk about Evil--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 28, 2021
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Let's Talk about Complementarianism--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 23, 2021
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Let's Talk about the Occult--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 21, 2021
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Let's Talk about Cults--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 13, 2021
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Let's Talk about Compatibilism--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2021
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Let's Talk about Critical Race Theory--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 05, 2021
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Let's Talk about Correctness (Political)--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 02, 2021
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Let's Talk about Circumcision--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2021
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Let's Talk about Cremation--Theologically
Roger E. Olson | August 29, 2021
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Is There Such a Thing as a "Sin of Empathy?"
Roger E. Olson | August 25, 2021
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Let's Talk about COVID-19 Theologically
Roger E. Olson | August 22, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 9 (Final)
Roger E. Olson | August 20, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 8
Roger E. Olson | August 12, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 7
Roger E. Olson | August 06, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 6
Roger E. Olson | July 31, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 5
Roger E. Olson | July 23, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 4
Roger E. Olson | July 20, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 3
Roger E. Olson | July 16, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theology 2
Roger E. Olson | July 13, 2021
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Experiences of an Evangelical Theologian 1
Roger E. Olson | July 09, 2021
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There Is No Such Thing as "The Church"
Roger E. Olson | July 05, 2021
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Can God Change the Past?
Roger E. Olson | June 08, 2021
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Must a Christian Forgive Unconditionally?
Roger E. Olson | June 05, 2021
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Christian Denominations and Gay Marriage
Roger E. Olson | May 29, 2021
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Is There Such a Thing as “Public Theology?”
Roger E. Olson | May 22, 2021
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A Quick Note to my Blog Followers...
Roger E. Olson | May 19, 2021
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Kenotic Christology Explained and Defended
Roger E. Olson | May 12, 2021
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A Model for Church Discipline
Roger E. Olson | May 03, 2021
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Remembering "Satanic Panic" in America (1980s)
Roger E. Olson | April 21, 2021
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Authoritative vs. Nurturant Styles of Religion
Roger E. Olson | April 17, 2021
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R.I.P. Hans Kueng (1928-2021)
Roger E. Olson | April 09, 2021
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How This Blog Came to Exist and Why I Keep It Going
Roger E. Olson | April 05, 2021
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How This Blog Came to Exist and Why I Keep It Going
Roger E. Olson | April 05, 2021
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A Proposed Response to the Flood of Immigrants
Roger E. Olson | March 31, 2021
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A Question
Roger E. Olson | March 27, 2021
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Thoughts about Atonement
Roger E. Olson | March 24, 2021
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When Is Division among Christians Justified?
Roger E. Olson | March 19, 2021
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Is Texas a Failed State?
Roger E. Olson | March 08, 2021
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A Parable/Greek Tragedy
Roger E. Olson | March 02, 2021
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American Evangelical Christianity: A Failed Movement?
Roger E. Olson | February 27, 2021
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Hitler's "Trial" and His Successful Denials
Roger E. Olson | February 17, 2021
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Church Shopping
Roger E. Olson | February 09, 2021
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Does God Have His Own Logic?
Roger E. Olson | February 04, 2021
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Did Jonathan Edwards Undermine Calvinism?
Roger E. Olson | January 31, 2021
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On Not Making a Religion of Politics
Roger E. Olson | January 27, 2021
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My Deep Disappointment with Franklin Graham
Roger E. Olson | January 25, 2021
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What Is "The Church?"
Roger E. Olson | January 20, 2021
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Is "Liberal Christianity" Authentic Christianity?
Roger E. Olson | January 16, 2021
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Free Will or Not? Another Round in the Debate
Roger E. Olson | January 04, 2021
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The Dark Side of Feminism
Roger E. Olson | December 30, 2020
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About "Socialism" and Christianity
Roger E. Olson | December 26, 2020
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Critical Race Theory Examined and Analyzed
Roger E. Olson | December 21, 2020
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Thank God for Science and Scientists, but...
Roger E. Olson | December 15, 2020
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Waiting for Inspiration to Hit: Stay Tuned!
Roger E. Olson | December 13, 2020
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Can Anyone Know Reality Itself? More about Truth
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2020
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What Is Truth?
Roger E. Olson | December 07, 2020
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A Theology for the Twenty-first Century
Roger E. Olson | December 03, 2020
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Why John Piper Does Not Want Me to Be a Calvinist
Roger E. Olson | November 29, 2020
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The Great Reset Is Coming!
Roger E. Olson | November 26, 2020
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People Disagree. So What?
Roger E. Olson | November 24, 2020
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Essentials of Christian Thought
Roger E. Olson | November 19, 2020
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Who Died on the Cross?
Roger E. Olson | November 17, 2020
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Can God Change without Changing?
Roger E. Olson | November 13, 2020
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Distinguishing between a Movement and Its Ethos
Roger E. Olson | November 11, 2020
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What Is a "Miracle?"
Roger E. Olson | November 06, 2020
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Are "Patriot Churches" Real Churches?
Roger E. Olson | October 31, 2020
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Does Theology Even Matter Anymore?
Roger E. Olson | October 27, 2020
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Why I Do Not Think of God as "Infinite"
Roger E. Olson | October 22, 2020
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What Should "Church" Be Like? Answering the Question
Roger E. Olson | October 10, 2020
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Something Seriously Wrong with Much of American...
Roger E. Olson | October 06, 2020
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A Test of the Authenticity of Your Christianity
Roger E. Olson | September 24, 2020
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Review of "That All Shall Be Saved" by David Bentley Hart
Roger E. Olson | September 17, 2020
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Can One Be an Evangelical and Roman Catholic?
Roger E. Olson | September 14, 2020
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What the One Percent Don't Want You to Know
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2020
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An Excellent Critique of Molinism as Incompatible with...
Roger E. Olson | September 04, 2020
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Coming Here Soon: Critiques of Molinism
Roger E. Olson | September 03, 2020
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Abusing Scripture for Personal or Political Purposes
Roger E. Olson | August 30, 2020
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How This Blog Began: An Outrage in 2011
Roger E. Olson | August 23, 2020
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The Worst Idea Ever: The "Catastrophe of..."
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2020
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Can You Be a Baptist and a Hindu (or a Buddhist)?
Roger E. Olson | August 13, 2020
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Why an Income Tax is the Only Fair Tax
Roger E. Olson | July 30, 2020
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A Really Good REFORMED Systematic Theology
Roger E. Olson | July 25, 2020
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Jesus versus Paul: A Sign of Liberal Theology?
Roger E. Olson | July 09, 2020
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Evangelicals and Trump
Roger E. Olson | July 06, 2020
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Non-Violent Revolution Is Possible
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2020
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Words of Caution and Advice for the Protesters
Roger E. Olson | June 30, 2020
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Is Racism Ignorance or Disease?
Roger E. Olson | June 26, 2020
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Whatever Happened to Shame?
Roger E. Olson | June 22, 2020
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History Repeating Itself?
Roger E. Olson | June 18, 2020
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The Problem with "All Lives Matter"
Roger E. Olson | June 14, 2020
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How American (White) Evangelicalism Has Changed
Roger E. Olson | June 10, 2020
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What Is the Purpose of Preaching?
Roger E. Olson | June 06, 2020
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Why Study/Learn Historical Theology
Roger E. Olson | May 26, 2020
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Why Lying Has Become Normal and Acceptable
Roger E. Olson | May 23, 2020
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Confusion Reigns about COVID 19 Fatality Rates
Roger E. Olson | May 17, 2020
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My One Concern (Here) about the Pandemic
Roger E. Olson | May 15, 2020
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The Problem with Calvinism is Fundamentalism
Roger E. Olson | May 09, 2020
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Does God Ever Make Us "Worthy?"
Roger E. Olson | May 05, 2020
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Toxic Religion
Roger E. Olson | May 03, 2020
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What Is "Prayer?"
Roger E. Olson | April 28, 2020
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"Unchurching"
Roger E. Olson | April 24, 2020
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What Makes a Group of People "Church?" Part 2
Roger E. Olson | April 20, 2020
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What Makes a Group of People "Church?" Part 1
Roger E. Olson | April 17, 2020
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Christianity and Economics
Roger E. Olson | April 12, 2020
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Calvinism Is Impossible
Roger E. Olson | April 09, 2020
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Where Is God in This Pandemic?
Roger E. Olson | April 04, 2020
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Why Should the Human Species Survive?
Roger E. Olson | March 26, 2020
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Why I Am Disobeying the Bible
Roger E. Olson | March 21, 2020
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Can God Change?
Roger E. Olson | March 18, 2020
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Can a True Christian Be Demon Possessed?
Roger E. Olson | March 15, 2020
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My Case for Greater Inclusion in "Diversity"
Roger E. Olson | March 10, 2020
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What Does "Post-Christian World" Mean?
Roger E. Olson | March 06, 2020
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Advice to Democrats about the Presidential Nomination
Roger E. Olson | February 29, 2020
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"Oh Lord! Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
Roger E. Olson | February 23, 2020
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What I Appreciate about Methodism
Roger E. Olson | February 21, 2020
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The Possibilities and Perils of Gene Editing
Roger E. Olson | February 19, 2020
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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...
Roger E. Olson | February 11, 2020
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Should I Doubt God?
Roger E. Olson | February 05, 2020
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Are All "Christians" True Christians?
Roger E. Olson | January 30, 2020
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I Interrupt This Series with a Sidebar about "Folk...
Roger E. Olson | January 24, 2020
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Pentecostal Theology: A Brief Description
Roger E. Olson | January 16, 2020
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Has Science Buried God? John Lennox Says No
Roger E. Olson | January 15, 2020
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A More Critical Look at Greg Boyd’s “Inspired...
Roger E. Olson | January 11, 2020
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Greg Boyd’s New Book about the Bible
Roger E. Olson | January 07, 2020
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The Devolution of Christian Congregational Song
Roger E. Olson | December 29, 2019
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What Church Was Like (When I Was a Child)
Roger E. Olson | December 27, 2019
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Reformed or Calvinist or Both? An Important Distinction
Roger E. Olson | December 18, 2019
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Guest Post Responding to My Essay about "Relational...
Roger E. Olson | December 07, 2019
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What If Twins in a Womb Could Think and Talk? A Parable
Roger E. Olson | December 02, 2019
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Has Franklin Graham Gone Off the Rails?
Roger E. Olson | November 29, 2019
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A Relational View of God's Sovereignty
Roger E. Olson | November 21, 2019
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Who Needs a God Who Looks Like Us?
Roger E. Olson | November 10, 2019
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The Fundamentalists Are At It Again
Roger E. Olson | November 03, 2019
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What Is It Like to Be Black in America?
Roger E. Olson | October 31, 2019
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Is It Ever Wrong for a Christian to Forgive?
Roger E. Olson | October 24, 2019
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Review of Lovin' On Jesus and Thoughts about CCM
Roger E. Olson | October 20, 2019
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Surprises in the History of Christian Ethics
Roger E. Olson | October 17, 2019
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Should Christian Worship Happen with a "Concert...
Roger E. Olson | October 12, 2019
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Our God Reigns (But How?)
Roger E. Olson | October 09, 2019
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A Scholar Who Denied Sex/Gender Difference Recants
Roger E. Olson | October 05, 2019
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Trump and the Rhetoric of Tyranny
Roger E. Olson | October 02, 2019
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An Ethical Dilemma Posed in a Stephen King Novel
Roger E. Olson | September 29, 2019
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Is Christianity Culturally Relative? A Question for...
Roger E. Olson | September 24, 2019
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What Would Be the Alternatives (To Theology Explaining...
Roger E. Olson | September 17, 2019
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What Does Theology Explain?
Roger E. Olson | September 13, 2019
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What Happened in 2015?
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2019
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Do Arminians and Calvinists Worship the Same God? How?
Roger E. Olson | September 05, 2019
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Why Science and Theology Need Not Conflict
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2019
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Has Science Buried God?
Roger E. Olson | August 29, 2019
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in Hitler's Wheel?
Roger E. Olson | August 22, 2019
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Could I Attend a Calvinist Church?
Roger E. Olson | August 20, 2019
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Cruelty to Children: Clear Evidence of Evil
Roger E. Olson | August 15, 2019
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Who Is Helping Christians Cope with Non-Christian...
Roger E. Olson | August 11, 2019
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Why True Christianity Can Never Be an Ideology
Roger E. Olson | August 02, 2019
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What Is an Ideology and How to Detect One
Roger E. Olson | July 31, 2019
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The Key Difference between Conservative and...
Roger E. Olson | July 27, 2019
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Stopping the Mouths of Evangelicalism’s Critics
Roger E. Olson | July 23, 2019
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9.5 Theses about Evangelical Christianity
Roger E. Olson | July 18, 2019
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What Is This Blog For? An Answer by Roger Olson
Roger E. Olson | July 17, 2019
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The New American Evangelical Liturgy
Roger E. Olson | July 12, 2019
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Where Is America Going?
Roger E. Olson | July 09, 2019
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The Humpty Dumpty Synderome
Roger E. Olson | July 06, 2019
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On Taking Satanists Seriously
Roger E. Olson | July 03, 2019
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Is Unlimited Pluralism Really a Good Idea?
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2019
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Is Paradox Something Good in Christian Doctrine?
Roger E. Olson | June 24, 2019
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Why Compatibilism is Unbiblical
Roger E. Olson | June 19, 2019
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What Makes a Religious Group a Cult? Part 2
Roger E. Olson | May 16, 2019
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What Makes a Religious Group a "Cult?" Part 1
Roger E. Olson | May 13, 2019
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Why Do We (Christians) Put People on Pedestals?
Roger E. Olson | April 23, 2019
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Thank God for Mormons
Roger E. Olson | April 15, 2019
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What Does It Take to Be a "Christian?"
Roger E. Olson | April 11, 2019
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Is It Time for a Return to Common Sense?
Roger E. Olson | April 05, 2019
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Can a Modern Scientist Believe in God and Miracles?
Roger E. Olson | March 29, 2019
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What God Can, Can’t, and Won’t Do
Roger E. Olson | March 12, 2019
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Ethics and Toxic Masculinity
Roger E. Olson | March 05, 2019
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Our God Reigns (But How?)
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2019
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Why Sexual Abuse within Baptist Churches Is Not the...
Roger E. Olson | February 16, 2019
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The Dark Side of Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | February 12, 2019
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Evangelicalism Again: Why Are They Not Using My...
Roger E. Olson | February 08, 2019
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Is Evangelicalism White?
Roger E. Olson | January 29, 2019
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What Is a "Moral Universe?"
Roger E. Olson | January 26, 2019
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Does God "Embrace All People Regardless...?"
Roger E. Olson | January 20, 2019
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"Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall"
Roger E. Olson | January 07, 2019
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Empathy Is Good; Justice Is Better
Roger E. Olson | January 04, 2019
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What Is the Foundation (If Any) of Human Rights?
Roger E. Olson | December 31, 2018
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Did Jesus "Sort" People?
Roger E. Olson | December 28, 2018
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What Do We Owe the Dead? A Question of Ethics
Roger E. Olson | December 24, 2018
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Is It Time for American Christians to Bow out of the...
Roger E. Olson | December 17, 2018
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Is It Time for American Christians to Bow Out of the...
Roger E. Olson | December 14, 2018
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Idolatry on a Billboard?
Roger E. Olson | December 11, 2018
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Is "Calminianism" Really a Thing?
Roger E. Olson | December 04, 2018
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"We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us" Thoughts about...
Roger E. Olson | December 01, 2018
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A Powerful Wedding Sermon: Example of "Prophecy?"
Roger E. Olson | November 26, 2018
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What Can Be “The Bible?”
Roger E. Olson | November 22, 2018
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Who Is an “Evangelical” and Who Gets to Decide?
Roger E. Olson | November 18, 2018
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The Prophethood of Every Believer
Roger E. Olson | November 13, 2018
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Billy Graham as "Pope" of Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | November 09, 2018
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Calvinism and Arminianism Compared by Roger E. Olson
Roger E. Olson | November 07, 2018
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Follow Up to My Recent Blog Post about American Men
Roger E. Olson | November 06, 2018
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Thoughts about Men in American Culture
Roger E. Olson | November 04, 2018
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What about "Death Bed Conversions?" Are They Valid?
Roger E. Olson | November 02, 2018
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Again with "Good God" and Calvinism
Roger E. Olson | October 28, 2018
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What Is a Postconservative Evangelical?
Roger E. Olson | October 22, 2018
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Some Uninvited Advice for the Democratic Party
Roger E. Olson | October 19, 2018
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Bonhoeffer, Ethics, and “Scruples”
Roger E. Olson | October 16, 2018
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Why Essentialism Is Essential (At Least to Me)
Roger E. Olson | October 14, 2018
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What Were You in the 1970s If You Remember...?
Roger E. Olson | October 11, 2018
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Does Calvinism Justify Domestic Abuse?
Roger E. Olson | October 07, 2018
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Back to Theology: Again with Arminianism
Roger E. Olson | October 01, 2018
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Why Income Tax Is the Only Fair Tax
Roger E. Olson | September 29, 2018
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The Many Faces of Socialism
Roger E. Olson | September 23, 2018
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Who Is God?
Roger E. Olson | September 17, 2018
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Is Truth Worth Seeking?
Roger E. Olson | September 12, 2018
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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Sunday School
Roger E. Olson | September 07, 2018
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Does God Always Get His Way?
Roger E. Olson | September 03, 2018
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Two Spiritual Books You Ought to Read
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2018
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What Are the Greatest Dangers to Christianity Today?
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2018
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Why the Mega-Church Model Isn't Working
Roger E. Olson | August 09, 2018
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Who Is God?
Roger E. Olson | July 29, 2018
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Can Prayer Change God (Yes and No)
Roger E. Olson | July 20, 2018
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Is God Necessarily the All-Determining Reality?
Roger E. Olson | July 15, 2018
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Has the Time Come for a New Neo-Evangelicalism?
Roger E. Olson | June 25, 2018
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Is Cruelty to Children Ever Justifiable?
Roger E. Olson | June 17, 2018
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Is Suicide Sin?
Roger E. Olson | June 14, 2018
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Is It Okay to Hate Men?
Roger E. Olson | June 11, 2018
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Is the Evangelical Christianity of My Youth Gone?
Roger E. Olson | June 08, 2018
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Shopping for a Church (An Oldie but a Goodie)
Roger E. Olson | May 29, 2018
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My Feeble Attempts at Satire Miss the Mark
Roger E. Olson | May 26, 2018
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Who Is the Ruler of this World? An Answer for...
Roger E. Olson | May 22, 2018
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Who Is the Most Influential American Theologian?
Roger E. Olson | May 18, 2018
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My Most Important Book
Roger E. Olson | May 11, 2018
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Thoughts about Universalism
Roger E. Olson | April 27, 2018
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On the Other Hand: Some "Views from Somewhere"...
Roger E. Olson | April 16, 2018
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The Myth of "Secular Reasoning"
Roger E. Olson | April 13, 2018
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Christian Diversity: Is It Good or Bad or Both?
Roger E. Olson | April 09, 2018
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Easter Ought to Mean Joy!
Roger E. Olson | April 01, 2018
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Calvinism and Assurance of Salvation (or Not)
Roger E. Olson | March 29, 2018
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Torture Again: Why It Is Always Wrong and More
Roger E. Olson | March 18, 2018
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Final Thoughts about Church Discipline (For Now)
Roger E. Olson | March 09, 2018
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Whatever Happened to Church Discipline?
Roger E. Olson | March 05, 2018
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Remembering Billy Graham (1918-2018)
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2018
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Would You Be Mad at God If He Saved Everyone?
Roger E. Olson | February 22, 2018
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It's Time for a National Conversation about Football
Roger E. Olson | February 03, 2018
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Why Do We Need Religious Labels?
Roger E. Olson | January 30, 2018
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An Open Letter to My Fellow Evangelicals about Trump
Roger E. Olson | January 18, 2018
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Deep Thoughts (Musings) about the Metaphysical...
Roger E. Olson | January 16, 2018
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How Much Change in Church Life is too Much?
Roger E. Olson | January 11, 2018
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Thoughts about the Future on New Year Day 2018
Roger E. Olson | January 01, 2018
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America has Become a Mission Field
Roger E. Olson | December 28, 2017
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Is There a Valid "Ethics of Distress?"
Roger E. Olson | December 23, 2017
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Thinking of Creation with Imagination
Roger E. Olson | December 12, 2017
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How an Old Religious Idea "Trickles Down" into...
Roger E. Olson | December 07, 2017
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How Should Christians Celebrate "Christmas?"
Roger E. Olson | December 03, 2017
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Are American Evangelicals "Reinventing" Christianity?
Roger E. Olson | November 29, 2017
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A Memorable Day: November 22, 1963
Roger E. Olson | November 22, 2017
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Does God Change?
Roger E. Olson | November 10, 2017
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American Lutheran Theologians I Have Known
Roger E. Olson | November 07, 2017
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Is the Roman Catholic Church Catholic Enough?
Roger E. Olson | October 27, 2017
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When It Comes to Calvinism, Logic Can Lead to Heresy
Roger E. Olson | October 01, 2017
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Ought I to Repent of Being a White Male?
Roger E. Olson | September 27, 2017
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Is "Normal" Really Just a Setting on the Washing Machine?
Roger E. Olson | September 24, 2017
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Can Mormons Be Christians?
Roger E. Olson | September 20, 2017
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The Legacy of the Reformation in Contemporary...
Roger E. Olson | September 17, 2017
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Arminianism Is Grace-Centered Theology
Roger E. Olson | September 12, 2017
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Why Can't There Be Organizations Just for Boys?
Roger E. Olson | August 26, 2017
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Can a Preemptive War Ever Be Justified?
Roger E. Olson | August 12, 2017
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Do Women Make Good Ministers?
Roger E. Olson | August 09, 2017
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What Is "Liberal Christianity?"
Roger E. Olson | August 05, 2017
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What Is "Fundamentalism?"
Roger E. Olson | August 02, 2017
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What Is an "Evangelical" and Does It Matter?
Roger E. Olson | July 28, 2017
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Is God Finite?
Roger E. Olson | July 23, 2017
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You Might Still Be a Fundamentalist Even If...
Roger E. Olson | July 18, 2017
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A New Christian Dogmatics from Eerdmans
Roger E. Olson | July 16, 2017
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Does Justice Require Inclusion and Diversity?
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2017
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Is There a New Form of Lynching in America?
Roger E. Olson | June 18, 2017
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Stranger Things? Does God Still Speak?
Roger E. Olson | June 15, 2017
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Is God Our Father?
Roger E. Olson | June 09, 2017
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Memories and Thoughts about Thomas Oden
Roger E. Olson | June 06, 2017
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Response to "the Benedict Option"
Roger E. Olson | June 03, 2017
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A Personal Note for Those Who Are Interested...
Roger E. Olson | May 26, 2017
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Is There Meaning and Purpose to Life?
Roger E. Olson | May 22, 2017
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Why I Voted for Trump
Roger E. Olson | May 19, 2017
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The Best Idea Ever
Roger E. Olson | May 14, 2017
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The Worst Idea Ever
Roger E. Olson | May 11, 2017
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Should Churches Engage in Partisan Politicking?
Roger E. Olson | May 08, 2017
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Why Do We Not Hear More about "Rich Privilege?"
Roger E. Olson | May 06, 2017
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Can Science Alone Decide the Meaning of "Human?"
Roger E. Olson | May 03, 2017
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Complimentary Book Offer...
Roger E. Olson | May 02, 2017
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What It Means If You Remember...
Roger E. Olson | April 28, 2017
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What Does It Mean to Be "Catholic?"
Roger E. Olson | April 22, 2017
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The Problem of "Echo Chambers"
Roger E. Olson | April 05, 2017
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Would Someone Please Rein in Some of the "Young...
Roger E. Olson | April 01, 2017
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Whatever Happened to "Friendship with Jesus?"
Roger E. Olson | March 26, 2017
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A Statement of Confession and Commitment
Roger E. Olson | March 24, 2017
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Thoughts about Church and Holy Spirit (by a...
Roger E. Olson | March 22, 2017
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My Review of the Movie "The Shack"
Roger E. Olson | March 16, 2017
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Follow Up to My Blog Post about the Transgender...
Roger E. Olson | March 14, 2017
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Reality: Code or Narrative?
Roger E. Olson | March 08, 2017
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My Movie Review of "The Shack"
Roger E. Olson | March 07, 2017
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Finding God in "The Shack"
Roger E. Olson | March 04, 2017
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Was Pope Francis Wrong about Islam?
Roger E. Olson | March 02, 2017
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Reinhold Niebuhr and Stanley Hauerwas: Can Their...
Roger E. Olson | February 28, 2017
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Innocent until Proven Guilty? Or Guilty until Proven...
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2017
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What Do I Mean by the "Supernatural?"
Roger E. Olson | February 21, 2017
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Announcing My New Book...
Roger E. Olson | February 16, 2017
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Sex, Money and Power: How We Confirm the...
Roger E. Olson | February 10, 2017
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A Great Irony: Contemporary American "Conservative"...
Roger E. Olson | February 03, 2017
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Is There Anything We Can Take for Granted (that All...
Roger E. Olson | January 31, 2017
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Are There "Wicked Problems" in Theology?
Roger E. Olson | January 29, 2017
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Can African-American Christians Be "Evangelicals?"
Roger E. Olson | January 26, 2017
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Does the Reformation Still Matter?
Roger E. Olson | January 21, 2017
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A Day I Cannot Celebrate: Inauguration Day, 2017
Roger E. Olson | January 20, 2017
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Must Science and Religion Conflict?
Roger E. Olson | January 12, 2017
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The "Disappearing Middle" in American Political and...
Roger E. Olson | January 06, 2017
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Must a Christian Forgive Unconditionally?
Roger E. Olson | January 02, 2017
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A Quick Course in Rational Thought (and Persuasive...
Roger E. Olson | December 30, 2016
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On Learning Our Lessons from History
Roger E. Olson | December 28, 2016
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Two Evangelical Churches on Christmas Eve (2016): As...
Roger E. Olson | December 25, 2016
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Merry Christmas and Please Be Patient....
Roger E. Olson | December 23, 2016
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An Excellent Arminian Book on Divine Providence
Roger E. Olson | December 22, 2016
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A Kerfuffle over "Church Autonomy" among Baptists
Roger E. Olson | December 14, 2016
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And Now It Begins: Trump's Ignorant and Un-American...
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2016
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What Living in a Post-Truth Culture Means
Roger E. Olson | December 07, 2016
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What Makes Someone an "Evangelical?"
Roger E. Olson | December 01, 2016
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Is There Such a Thing as "Collective Guilt?"
Roger E. Olson | November 29, 2016
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Thoughts about Fidel Castro
Roger E. Olson | November 27, 2016
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Do Adherents of Abrahamic Faiths Worship the Same God?
Roger E. Olson | November 25, 2016
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R.I.P. Ivan A. Rogers (of "Good Report")
Roger E. Olson | November 23, 2016
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A Different Interprtation of American History (Worth...
Roger E. Olson | November 22, 2016
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Is "Mansplaining" a Thing?
Roger E. Olson | November 21, 2016
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Why I Will Still Not Stop Calling Myself "Evangelical"
Roger E. Olson | November 18, 2016
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Should Christians Worship and Pray together with...
Roger E. Olson | November 16, 2016
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Finally, My Thoughts about the 2016 Election
Roger E. Olson | November 13, 2016
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How Denominations Can Survive (If They Should)
Roger E. Olson | November 08, 2016
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"In Defense of Denominationalism"
Roger E. Olson | November 05, 2016
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Thoughts about Liberation Theologies
Roger E. Olson | November 02, 2016
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The Dark Side of Pentecostalism
Roger E. Olson | October 31, 2016
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What Is Pentecostalism? What Do Pentecostals Believe?
Roger E. Olson | October 29, 2016
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A Few Brief Thoughts about Blogging...
Roger E. Olson | October 27, 2016
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A Shout Out for "Movember"
Roger E. Olson | October 25, 2016
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What to Do about "Angry, White Men?"
Roger E. Olson | October 20, 2016
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Follow Up to My Post about Denominations: Is Church...
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2016
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Reflections about Billy Graham...
Roger E. Olson | October 07, 2016
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Do Not Blame All White Men for Donald Trump
Roger E. Olson | September 28, 2016
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Review of Evangelicalism in America by Randall Balmer
Roger E. Olson | September 25, 2016
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"#Some Lives Matter" and Calvinism: My Response to the...
Roger E. Olson | September 22, 2016
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All Lives Matter (But Do Some Matter More Than Others?)
Roger E. Olson | September 19, 2016
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An Open Letter to the Members of the Evangelical...
Roger E. Olson | September 16, 2016
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Why Are We So Afraid of Emotion in Worship?
Roger E. Olson | September 10, 2016
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Evangelical Christian Thoughts about "Mindfulness"
Roger E. Olson | September 07, 2016
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Why I Am Not a Fan of Contemporary American Sports
Roger E. Olson | September 04, 2016
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Is There a "Christian Ideology?"
Roger E. Olson | September 01, 2016
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One of American Evangelicalism's Biggest Failures...
Roger E. Olson | August 30, 2016
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Preview of a New Book about Calvinism...
Roger E. Olson | August 23, 2016
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Whatever Happened to "Missions Sunday?"
Roger E. Olson | July 17, 2016
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Help Needed with Denomination: Plymouth Brethren
Roger E. Olson | July 10, 2016
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Coming Soon...Please Watch for These Here!
Roger E. Olson | July 06, 2016
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Back by Popular Demand (But Changed)
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2016
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What Is an "Evangelical?"
Roger E. Olson | June 21, 2016
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Am I "Neo-Orthodox?"
Roger E. Olson | June 19, 2016
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Is American Society Descending into "Anomie?"
Roger E. Olson | June 16, 2016
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Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?
Roger E. Olson | June 11, 2016
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Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?
Roger E. Olson | June 09, 2016
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Ask a Theologian a Question
Roger E. Olson | May 31, 2016
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Largely Ignored Forms of Oppression
Roger E. Olson | May 29, 2016
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Saving Hell
Roger E. Olson | May 19, 2016
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A Pentecost Sermon: The Holy Spirit...
Roger E. Olson | May 15, 2016
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Dreaming of the Ideal "Mission Trip"
Roger E. Olson | May 08, 2016
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On the Mystery and Meaning of Perspectives
Roger E. Olson | May 04, 2016
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A Long Essay on "Christian Fundamentalism"
Roger E. Olson | May 02, 2016
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Deconstructing "Evangelicalism"
Roger E. Olson | April 29, 2016
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Why Can't We Just Call Ourselves "Christians?"
Roger E. Olson | April 26, 2016
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Does God Still Speak....?
Roger E. Olson | April 20, 2016
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Hell (Again)
Roger E. Olson | April 12, 2016
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Fixing Men (and Boys)
Roger E. Olson | April 10, 2016
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C. S. Lewis: Calvinist or Classical Arminian?
Roger E. Olson | April 07, 2016
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Announcements: Book, Chapters and Talks
Roger E. Olson | April 06, 2016
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Is There a "Christian Economics?"
Roger E. Olson | April 03, 2016
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"Evangelical" Is Not a Political Identity
Roger E. Olson | March 30, 2016
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Stanley Hauerwas and the Church
Roger E. Olson | March 27, 2016
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Keeping Good Company
Roger E. Olson | March 25, 2016
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Make a Difference--for Boys
Roger E. Olson | March 21, 2016
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About Commenting Here....
Roger E. Olson | March 19, 2016
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If God Once (upon a Time) Commanded Genocide...
Roger E. Olson | March 18, 2016
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Ideal Types of Christian Responses to Gender Roles
Roger E. Olson | March 15, 2016
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John Piper Does It Again: My Response to "The...
Roger E. Olson | March 12, 2016
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Am I an "Authentic Christian?" (I Doubt It)
Roger E. Olson | March 09, 2016
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Is Torture Ever Ethically Justifiable?
Roger E. Olson | February 28, 2016
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My Christianity Today Article about "Freedom"
Roger E. Olson | February 25, 2016
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The Pope and Donald Trump
Roger E. Olson | February 20, 2016
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Is Real Communication as Perfect "Meeting of Minds"...
Roger E. Olson | February 17, 2016
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Election is for Everyone
Roger E. Olson | February 13, 2016
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The New Theists
Roger E. Olson | February 07, 2016
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A Classic Book about "Corporate Election" Revised,...
Roger E. Olson | February 05, 2016
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Thoughts about Iowa, American Politics, and the Media
Roger E. Olson | February 03, 2016
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So What, Then, Is "American Evangelicalism?"
Roger E. Olson | February 01, 2016
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Denomination of the Week: Church of God (Anderson,...
Roger E. Olson | January 29, 2016
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Calling out "Calling out 'American Evangelicalism'"
Roger E. Olson | January 26, 2016
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Is Modern Unbelief Rooted in Christianity?
Roger E. Olson | January 23, 2016
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John Piper and "Christian Hedonism"
Roger E. Olson | January 21, 2016
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Narrative Theology Explained
Roger E. Olson | January 15, 2016
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Critical Thoughts about Belief in God and Modern...
Roger E. Olson | January 13, 2016
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Denomination of the Week: Beachy Amish
Roger E. Olson | January 10, 2016
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A Look Back and a Look Forward: 2015 and 2016
Roger E. Olson | January 03, 2016
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Christianity's Greatest Enemy
Roger E. Olson | January 01, 2016
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Do All Atheists Deny the Same God?
Roger E. Olson | December 27, 2015
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Do All Christians Worship the Same God?
Roger E. Olson | December 22, 2015
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Again the Curmudgeon Comes Out: Some Miscellaneous...
Roger E. Olson | December 19, 2015
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Denomination of the Week: Brethren in Christ Church
Roger E. Olson | December 16, 2015
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Denomination of the Week: Grace Communion International
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2015
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Miscellaneous Footnotes to Earlier Posts: Feminism,...
Roger E. Olson | December 09, 2015
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Request for Help with The Handbook of Denominations
Roger E. Olson | December 08, 2015
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And then Again...Clarifications about "Christian...
Roger E. Olson | December 04, 2015
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A Call for American Evangelical Leaders to Confront...
Roger E. Olson | December 03, 2015
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A National Registry for Adherents of a Certain World...
Roger E. Olson | November 26, 2015
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Thanksgiving Thoughts
Roger E. Olson | November 23, 2015
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An Evangelical Superstar Scholar: Alister McGrath
Roger E. Olson | November 18, 2015
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Where Calvinists, Lutherans, Arminians (and Some...
Roger E. Olson | November 16, 2015
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Is "Following Jesus" Enough?
Roger E. Olson | November 14, 2015
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The "Catastrophe of Nominalism"
Roger E. Olson | November 11, 2015
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Just Passed a Milestone! One Thousand Posts!
Roger E. Olson | November 10, 2015
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Defending Denominations in a "Postdenominational Age"
Roger E. Olson | November 09, 2015
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Is the Bible "Inerrant" or "Infallible?"
Roger E. Olson | November 05, 2015
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What Is a "Complete Gospel?"
Roger E. Olson | November 03, 2015
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The Power of Negative Thinking
Roger E. Olson | November 01, 2015
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Here Comes "Movember?" (Or Not)
Roger E. Olson | October 30, 2015
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More God Talk: "Trinity Means Love"
Roger E. Olson | October 27, 2015
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"Let's Talk about Jesus" Our Prophet, Priest and King
Roger E. Olson | October 24, 2015
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Why I Still Call Myself "Evangelical" in Spite of...
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2015
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Holley-Hull Lecture "A Relational View of God's...
Roger E. Olson | October 13, 2015
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My Holley-Hull Lectures at Samford University
Roger E. Olson | October 09, 2015
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Is There a Role for Shaming in Public Ethics?
Roger E. Olson | October 08, 2015
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Guest Column from Austin Fischer: Monergism...
Roger E. Olson | October 03, 2015
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Returning to My Roots for One Day
Roger E. Olson | September 27, 2015
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Is It Capitalism at Work or "Gouging" or Both?
Roger E. Olson | September 24, 2015
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Should A Christian Be President of the United States?
Roger E. Olson | September 21, 2015
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Bill Gaither and Me...
Roger E. Olson | September 17, 2015
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Seminary Chapel Sermon "Certainty Not" (September 15,...
Roger E. Olson | September 15, 2015
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Would Someone in the American Mass News Media Please...
Roger E. Olson | September 15, 2015
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A New Book Discussion Series: Scot McKnight's "Kingdom...
Roger E. Olson | September 14, 2015
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Is the "Prosperity Gospel" a Variety of Evangelicalism?
Roger E. Olson | September 11, 2015
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Guest Post about "Fallen Christian Leaders"
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2015
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Some Things I Have Learned from Blogging
Roger E. Olson | September 03, 2015
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An Invitation to Hear Me Speak...with Bill Gaither
Roger E. Olson | August 27, 2015
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Over Reactions and the Search for Balance
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2015
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What's with the Popularity of Off-Beat Political...
Roger E. Olson | August 15, 2015
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Help with New Denominations
Roger E. Olson | August 09, 2015
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Whatever Happened to the Christian Mind?
Roger E. Olson | August 04, 2015
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True Christian Ecumenism: Reconciled Diversity
Roger E. Olson | August 02, 2015
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A Major Problem I See with American Culture Today
Roger E. Olson | July 11, 2015
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Reconsidering My Statements about Pope Francis
Roger E. Olson | July 08, 2015
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Must Gays Be Offended?
Roger E. Olson | July 01, 2015
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And Now...What Conservative Churches Must Do
Roger E. Olson | June 27, 2015
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Who Decides Who's A Christian?
Roger E. Olson | June 19, 2015
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Shallow Religious Fads and Fashions
Roger E. Olson | June 17, 2015
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A Plea for Patience
Roger E. Olson | June 14, 2015
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Follow Up to My Post about Mormonism
Roger E. Olson | June 13, 2015
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Follow Up to My Post about Marriage
Roger E. Olson | June 06, 2015
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Arminius's Reformed Doctrine of Justification
Roger E. Olson | June 01, 2015
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Calling for Total Transparency by Churches
Roger E. Olson | May 24, 2015
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Is God "A Being" Or "Being Itself?"
Roger E. Olson | May 16, 2015
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Is God Also Our Mother?
Roger E. Olson | May 10, 2015
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Boys and Men Suffer Sex Abuse, Too....
Roger E. Olson | May 04, 2015
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Embarrased by the Supernatural?
Roger E. Olson | April 29, 2015
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Thoughts about Old School Christian Hymns and Songs
Roger E. Olson | April 28, 2015
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The Problem of Irrational, Unteachable Christians
Roger E. Olson | April 26, 2015
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Adam Hamilton and Me
Roger E. Olson | April 25, 2015
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Clearing Up Some Christian Confusions about "Doubt"
Roger E. Olson | April 20, 2015
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"Progressive Evangelicals": Where Are They Now?
Roger E. Olson | April 18, 2015
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Recent Podcasts
Roger E. Olson | April 17, 2015
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Why Hyper-Calvinism Is Consistent Calvinism
Roger E. Olson | April 15, 2015
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Thoughts about Detente with Cuba
Roger E. Olson | April 12, 2015
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Where Does Theology Really Matter?
Roger E. Olson | April 07, 2015
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Against the Political Misuses of Words
Roger E. Olson | April 06, 2015
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Easter Ought to Mean Joy
Roger E. Olson | April 05, 2015
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Guest Good Friday Post by Austin Fischer
Roger E. Olson | April 03, 2015
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Creating a Course for FaithLife
Roger E. Olson | March 16, 2015
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Dr. Seuss Was Right
Roger E. Olson | March 14, 2015
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What Is the Old Testament Good For--Doctrinally?
Roger E. Olson | March 11, 2015
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Can "Authentic Christianity" Be Found Today?
Roger E. Olson | March 08, 2015
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Confessions of an Egalitarian Complementarian
Roger E. Olson | March 04, 2015
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The Sin of Tribalism
Roger E. Olson | March 01, 2015
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Theology and Speculation
Roger E. Olson | February 17, 2015
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Calvinism and Evangelism
Roger E. Olson | February 14, 2015
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A Reformed Theologian's Critique of Divine Determinism
Roger E. Olson | February 12, 2015
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What I Mean When I Label Someone “Liberal,”...
Roger E. Olson | February 10, 2015
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"Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed" a Year Later:...
Roger E. Olson | February 02, 2015
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Private Sector Redistribution of Wealth?
Roger E. Olson | January 19, 2015
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Terrorism Is Wrong; So Is Ridiculing People's Faiths
Roger E. Olson | January 17, 2015
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An Encouraging Message about "Against Calvinism"
Roger E. Olson | January 08, 2015
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Review of Oliver Crisp's "Deviant Calvinism" Part Four
Roger E. Olson | December 30, 2014
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Review of Oliver Crisp's "Deviant Calvinism" Part Three
Roger E. Olson | December 24, 2014
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Review of Oliver Crisp's "Deviant Calvinism" Part Two
Roger E. Olson | December 20, 2014
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My Briefest Post Ever...But Perhaps Most Important!
Roger E. Olson | December 19, 2014
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Review of Oliver Crisp's "Deviant Calvinism" Part One
Roger E. Olson | December 18, 2014
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My Response to John Piper's Comments about Arminians
Roger E. Olson | December 14, 2014
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What "American Exceptionalism" Means to Me
Roger E. Olson | December 10, 2014
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Can a Single Act Be Both Determined and Free?
Roger E. Olson | December 07, 2014
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Two Forthcoming Books about Pietism
Roger E. Olson | December 03, 2014
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When I Say "Calvinism"...
Roger E. Olson | November 24, 2014
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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
Roger E. Olson | November 11, 2014
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Can We Dispense with the "Wrath of God?" (And Some...
Roger E. Olson | November 08, 2014
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What Is a "Spirit-filled" and "Spirit-led" Church?
Roger E. Olson | October 23, 2014
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Can A Christian Support "Physician-Assisted Suicide?"
Roger E. Olson | October 18, 2014
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Leaving Behind "Left Behind"
Roger E. Olson | October 15, 2014
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Is A "Carnal Christian" Saved? (Part Three)
Roger E. Olson | October 12, 2014
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Is A "Carnal Christian" Saved? (Part Two)
Roger E. Olson | October 10, 2014
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Is A "Carnal Christian" Saved? (Part One)
Roger E. Olson | October 08, 2014
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"Big Tent" Versus "Small Tent" Evangelicalism
Roger E. Olson | October 06, 2014
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John Owen on Partial Regeneration (Prevenient Grace)
Roger E. Olson | October 01, 2014
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What Did Charles Hodge Say about "The Decrees of God?"...
Roger E. Olson | September 26, 2014
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What Did Charles Hodge Say about "The Decrees of God?"
Roger E. Olson | September 25, 2014
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A Curse of Living Long: Having Seen It All Before...
Roger E. Olson | September 22, 2014
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Calvinism and God-ordained Suffering: A Follow Up
Roger E. Olson | September 20, 2014
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A Question to Calvinists
Roger E. Olson | September 18, 2014
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What about "Contextual Theologies?"
Roger E. Olson | September 16, 2014
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Should Pastors Be Trained in Mental Health Care-giving?
Roger E. Olson | September 14, 2014
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What Is the Duty of a Christian Care-giver (Such as a...
Roger E. Olson | September 12, 2014
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What Is "Marcionism?" My Response to a Ludicrous...
Roger E. Olson | September 09, 2014
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Wolfhart Pannenberg R.I.P.
Roger E. Olson | September 08, 2014
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Who's a "Real Evangelical?"
Roger E. Olson | September 07, 2014
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Kudos to Two Former Students: A Book and A Debate
Roger E. Olson | September 04, 2014
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Some Follow-up Thoughts about God and Genocide
Roger E. Olson | September 02, 2014
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Evangelical Superstars and Why They Fall
Roger E. Olson | August 30, 2014
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God and Children: Would Jesus (God) Command Their...
Roger E. Olson | August 22, 2014
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Follow Up to My Post about the Paranormal
Roger E. Olson | August 21, 2014
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How Open Should Christians Be to the "Paranormal?"
Roger E. Olson | August 20, 2014
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A Sermon: "Community: The Impossible Possibility"
Roger E. Olson | August 17, 2014
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Intuitive Evangelical Theology versus Scholastic...
Roger E. Olson | August 15, 2014
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My Q&A about Arminianism Now an E-Book
Roger E. Olson | August 14, 2014
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"God's Will" In Calvinism and Arminianism
Roger E. Olson | August 12, 2014
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Can God Make Himself Dependent on Us?
Roger E. Olson | August 09, 2014
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Selective Memory in History Books
Roger E. Olson | August 04, 2014
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Beware of Stealth Calvinism!
Roger E. Olson | July 31, 2014
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Are We Descending into Barbarity?
Roger E. Olson | July 28, 2014
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Evil As Signal of Transcendence
Roger E. Olson | July 26, 2014
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There Are No Atheists in Foxholes...Or Anywhere?
Roger E. Olson | July 17, 2014
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A Few Words about this Blog...
Roger E. Olson | July 16, 2014
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