Dr. Roger Olson
Dr. Roger Olson
Author: Andrea Bruns
Categories: Academics|Community|Spiritual Life|Theology

Houghton College is pleased to welcome professor of Christian theology at George Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Dr. Roger E. Olson, as the speaker for the 2012 Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture. Students, faculty, and visitors are encouraged to listen as Dr. Olson speaks throughout Monday, November 12. The lecture series is free of charge and open to public.

Each fall semester, the Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture provides insights from respected speakers in order to encourage spiritual and intellectual growth. Through a full day of various lectures, listeners are invited to delve more deeply into their pursuit of knowledge.

This year’s speaker, Dr. Roger E. Olson, serves as professor of Christian theology at George Truett Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Rice University, North American Baptist Seminary, and Open Bible College. A proud Arminian, Dr. Olson’s most recent book titled Against Calvinism is part of a companion series (the other book is titled For Calvinism, and is written by Michael S. Horton). Among his other published works are: 20th Century Theology (co-authored with the late Stanley J. Grenz), The Story of Christian Theology (winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities, and Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology.

Dr. Olson has served as editor of Christian Scholar’s Review and has been a contributing editor of Christianity Today for several years. His articles have appeared in those publications, as well as in Christian Century, Theology Today, Dialog, and many other theological periodicals. An expert in historical theology, Dr. Olson is a frequent preacher, teacher and speaker for local churches and organizations.

The schedule of events for the Woolsey Lecture Series will be as follows:

Morning Classroom Lectures (sit in on one or more):

7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Introduction to Christianity (Rich Eckley) Library 303

9 a.m.-10:05 a.m., The Nature of God (Carlton Fisher) Library 324

9 a.m.-10:05 a.m., Biblical Interpretation (Terry Paige) Chamberlain Center 329

10:15 a.m.-11:20 a.m., History of Christianity (Kristina LaCelle-Peterson) Library 324

10:15 a.m.-11:20 a.m., Jesus and the Gospels (Kulli Toniste) Library 323

10:15 a.m.-11:20 a.m., Introduction to Christianity (Rich Eckley) Library 303

10:15 a.m.-11:20 a.m., Biblical Literature (Sarah Derck) Chamberlain Center 329

 11:30 a.m., “Grace: Gift and Task,” Chapel Lecture with Dr. Roger Olson

 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Lunch

Afternoon Classroom Lectures:

1:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m., Leadership in the Church (Rich Eckley) Library 310

1:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m., Urban Ministry (Paul Shea) Chamberlain Center 228

1:45 p.m.-2:50 p.m., Biblical Literature (Kristina LaCelle-Peterson) Chamberlain Center 331

 2:30 p.m., Light Refreshments, Library 323

3 p.m., Afternoon Colloquium with Dr. Roger Olson and Houghton College Faculty, Library 323

5 p.m., Dinner

7:30 p.m., “A Christian Humanist Manifesto: God Is Most Satisfied with Us when We Are Most Glorified by Him,” Evening Lecture with Dr. Olson, reception to follow

The Woolsey Lecture Series embodies Houghton College’s mission, encouraging the development of scholar-servants who are ready to serve the Lord. For more information or to register for the series, visit www.Houghton.edu/woolsey .   Meal and lodging accommodations are available.