June 25, 2022

More of Jesus and Less of John Wayne: Prescription for American Evangelicalism *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is not a discussion board; your comment may or may not be approved to appear here. If you hope for it to be approved and appear here, make sure it is relatively brief, on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful, not hostile or argumentative, and does not contain a link or photo.* I finally finished reading “Jesus and John Wayne:... Read more

June 22, 2022

Why Not “Against Fundamentalism?” *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is not a discussion board; it is more like an editorial page. Letters to the editor do not always get published. If you choose to compose and post a comment, know that it may not be posted here, especially if it is overly long, off topic, addressed to someone other than me, is hostile or argumentative, and includes a picture or link.* Many people have asked me why I... Read more

June 20, 2022

Are Bad Christians Jesus’s Fault? *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to comment, know that this is not a discussion board. Think of it as an opinion page of a newspaper or magazine. I, the editor, choose which “letters” to publish. If you hope for your comment to appear here, make sure it is: relatively brief, on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful in language, and has no pictures or links.* We are bombarded daily with examples of... Read more

June 17, 2022

Toxic Masculinity or Aspirational Masculinity? *Note to would-be commenters: This is not a discussion board; it is a place for me to share my opinions and have civil, respectful and constructive conversations with others about them. Comments that are overly long or off topic or uncivil will not be approved. Do not include any links or photos. Do not write your own essay; respond only to what I wrote in my essay.* This blog post is about an essay I... Read more

June 15, 2022

Calvinism the Root of Liberal Theology I am an Arminian and a scholar of Arminian theology. Over the years I have heard many people blame Arminianism for the rise of liberal Christianity. There is a Youtube video that attempts to make that case; it is very lame. It ends with two female superstars kissing on stage and chanting “We are tired of the concepts of right and wrong!” Somehow the makers of the documentary (or is it a mockumentary?) blame... Read more

June 12, 2022

Objectifying Women and the “Billy Graham Rule” Guest Post by Kevin B. Santiago  SHORT BIO: Kevin B. Santiago resides in Colorado with his wife and two boys enjoying a country lifestyle. Holding a master’s degree in Apologetics and Ethics from Denver Seminary, he serves as Lead Pastor at his local church. For more information visit www.ChristianGuard.com *Note from Roger Olson: This is a guest post and the writer is not responsible to respond to comments; he may or may not.... Read more

June 8, 2022

Why I Wrote “Against Liberal Theology” *Note to would-be commenters: This is not a discussion board; it is a moderated blog the main purpose of which is for me to share my opinions. The secondary purpose is to engage in constructive dialogue with readers about the subjects of my blog posts. If you hope your comment will appear here, make sure it is relatively brief, on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful, not hostile or argumentative, and contains no... Read more

June 7, 2022

Against Liberal Theology Now Available! *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to comment here, know that I do not post to my blog every comment submitted. This is not a discussion board but a moderated blog. The chance of your comment being posted here is better if it is civil and respectful, relatively brief, addressed to me, and does not include any links or photos.* Today is June 7, 2022 and today my latest book, “Against Liberal Theology: Putting... Read more

June 3, 2022

It’s Friday But Pentecost Sunday Is Coming! *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to compose and post a comment here, make sure it is relatively brief, addressed to me, on topic, civil and respectful, not hostile or argumentative. Do not include any links or photos.* Evangelical author and speaker Tony Campolo used to preach a sermon titled “It’s Friday But Sunday Is Coming.” If I’m not mistaken he even published a book with that title. The specific “Friday” he... Read more

May 31, 2022

Of False Pedestals and True Clay Feet *Note: If you choose to post a comment here, make sure it is civil and respectful, not hostile or argumentative. Do not include any links or photos.* American Christian leaders (to say nothing of other leaders) have often fallen off their pedestals; this is commonly termed a “fall from grace” when it should surely be called a “fall from favor.” American Christians have a tendency to place certain religious personalities up on “pedestals”... Read more


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