Roger Olson Named Professor of Christian Ethics at Baylor University


Christian ethics is close to Roger Olson’s heart, he says, because it was close to Jesus’ heart. In fact, the Baylor University theologian and ethicist adds, Christ was as much about showing how to live a godly life as he was about saving the world from sin.

“Jesus was about ethics,” Olson said. “The Sermon on the Mount was about ethics. I don’t think you can believe in Jesus and not believe in ethics.”

Olson’s passion for ethics made him Baylor’s choice for the newly established Foy Valentine Endowed Professorship in Christian Ethics. He was named to the chair in January. While new to the appointment, Olson has taught theology and ethics at Baylor since 1999. He is also the author of 16 books on theology and Christian ethics, and expects to see another published this year.

University officials and colleagues say Olson was the clear choice because his academic interests and desire to share gospel values mirror the life of the professorship’s namesake, the late Foy Valentine.

Read the entire article on the Associated Baptist Press website.

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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