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Richard P Olson

Richard P. Olson is retired from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, where he was a distinguished professor of pastoral theology. […] Read More

The third North American Baptist-Muslim Dialogue at the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wisconsin, took place on April 16-19. What and why is that? A little backstory is needed. On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim scholars and other leaders signed “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a document stating that Christians and Muslims […] Read More

In reflecting on the question of interfaith relationships, I must acknowledge that I have the most experience and feel the most urgency in the relationship among the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Though I took a seminary course in contemporary Judaism, for most of my ministry my contact with the Jewish community was […] Read More