Roger E. Olson

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Evangelicals take their name from the koine Greek word euangelion, translated into English as "good news" and also known as "the evangel." It is from the evangel or gospel that evangelicals derive their identity. In the past fifty or so years, cracks have appeared in the definition of what it means to be an evangelical, […]

Dave Jenkins
R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Thursday, August 30th 2012

We all know the saying, "iron sharpens iron," and Modern Reformation roundtable discussions provide just such an opportunity. For this discussion we asked three serious students of Scripture’one Reformed, one Arminian, and one Lutheran’to put their toughest questions to each other on the topic of sin and grace. The following is a record of their […]

Michael S. Horton
Roger E. Olson
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Whenever I see Pastor Joel Osteen's church on television, my mind goes back to a beautiful spring day in Houston during my graduate studies at Rice University. The enormous building in which Lakewood Church now meets on the Southwest Freeway was once a basketball arena used for many purposes. That day, my wife and I […]

Roger E. Olson
Thursday, November 6th 2008

Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875)-the godfather of much of modern evangelical theology, piety, and practice-attacked the establishment by ecclesiastical authority of a confessional standard as no better than the papacy (see Charles Finney's Systematic Theology, new expanded edition, edited by Dennis Carroll [Bethany House, 1994], p. 3). In the tradition of Finney's jeremiad against ecclesiastical or […]

R. Scott Clark
Roger E. Olson
Thursday, May 1st 2008

In February 2007, editor-in-chief Michael Horton interviewed Roger Olson, a professor at Truett Seminary at Baylor University (Waco, Texas) and author of several books, including The Mosaic of Christian Beliefs: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity (InterVarsity Press, 2002) and The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform (InterVarsity, 1999). His most […]

Michael S. Horton
Roger E. Olson
Friday, June 29th 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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