With respect to authors, scholars, and theologians who have taken a “post-evangelical” or “beyond-evangelical” position, some of the most influential voices of our time are Scot McKnight, N.T. Wright, the late Michael Spencer (iMonk), and Roger Olson.
You may know Olson from my book Beyond Evangelical, which he highly (and kindly) recommended.
I caught up with Roger Olson recently and interviewed him on the challenges that face evangelicalism today. Here’s the interview.
For those who aren’t familiar with you, tell us about your ministry and the topics that you are most passionate about.
Roger Olson: I teach historical theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. I’m in my thirtieth year of teaching theology and previously taught it at Bethel College (now Bethel University) and (for two years) Oral Roberts University. I’m passionate about evangelical theology and Arminian theology—clearing up misconceptions about them and exploring what they really are. Both are widely misrepresented and misunderstood. My main area of interest and research, though, is modern/contemporary theology.
In my book, Beyond Evangelical, I quote you, Scot McKnight, and the late Michael Spencer quite a bit. There is no doubt that a growing number of evangelicals today are moving beyond the classical Left and Right categories. To your mind, what are the top 3 biggest obstacles that evangelicalism faces today with respect to how the world views us?[Continue Reading...]