Roger Olson is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. This commentary is adapted from his blog and is used with permission.
Every ethicist chooses one particular social issue on which to focus -- at least for a time. Unfortunately, too few have focused on capital punishment for a sufficiently sustained time to bring about a sea change in public opinion.
For every divine command there is a reason. We may not know what it is yet, but we can have confidence that God never commands something arbitrarily.
Some Christians find comfort in believing God kills people, including children, while others are repulsed by the idea.
Truett Seminary professor Roger Olson says if any of his students over the last 30 years have gotten any good out of him, a lot of credit goes to a mentor and friend who died Aug. 7.
Is it appropriate for a Christian to buy a $200,000 motor home in a world where children in Haiti and other places are dying due to lack of clean water, life saving medicines and even food?
Yet another state, populated largely by people who consider themselves Christians, has apparently criminalized Christian behavior toward illegal immigrants. At least according to the Associated Press which says in an article published in my local newspaper June 10 that Alabama’s new immigration law makes it “a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.”