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Roger Olson

Although many fundamentalists rail against situation ethics, they often do blatantly unethical things in a rule-based ethics but justify them given the circumstances. So when is it ethically OK to violate a rule? It’s complicated. […] Read More

Is Christianity culturally relative? The most frightening part, if that is true, is the unintentional license it gives to US Christians to develop ‘our own version of Christianity’ based on our deep-seated American exceptionalism. […] Read More

Can a democracy, a free country, slide down into dictatorship and tyranny? If we continue to allow the rhetoric of tyranny to rain down unchallenged, it will undermine our freedom and liberty of speech. It’s happened before. […] Read More

How can Christians be an influence in a post-Christian society? We can build bridges with secular and pagan people by proposing ethical principles that, while not specifically Christian, are compatible with Christianity. […] Read More

Anti-intellectualism. Hero worship. Spiritual elitism. These three weaknesses among others lurk within the evangelical ethos. However, are they so rife within evangelicalism that they can’t be overcome? […] Read More

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

U.S. evangelicals have rightly gained a reputation for being against things, rather than being for Jesus and the gospel and compassion for the weak and vulnerable people Jesus cared for. They are their own worst enemy. […] Read More

U.S. evangelicals gained a reputation for being guilt-mongers, finger-pointers, even haters. While that reputation may not be wholly deserved, an examination of church history unveils why this reputation is at least partly true. […] Read More

While prophecy means many different things to different people, every one of God’s people are called to speak truth even when it makes others uncomfortable. […] Read More

Does Calvinism justify domestic violence and abuse? One critic of Calvinism says no serious Calvinist would support such reasoning on the basis of their theology. […] Read More