Seminary Dropout 004: Roger Olson


On this episode of Seminary Dropout I’m joined with Dr. Roger Olson. Dr. Olson is a professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has written several books on theology and specifically Arminianism. Theology nerds are going to love this episode (this is the ‘Seminary’ part of the show), but if you’re not a theology nerd, don’t let this scare you, Dr. Olson is entertaining and speaks in a way that is easily understood by us regular Joes (the ‘Dropout’ part).

You can (and should) read Dr. Olson’s blog at His books can be found wherever books are sold.

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I think this is my favorite episode so far. I really liked Olson's statement that he thinks congregations should be either Calvinist or Arminian, and not try to avoid the subject. Theological depth is much harder to attain in a church where the leadership won't take a stand on such a foundational issue.


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