This forum will be held on Sunday March 17th, starting at 6 pm, with Dr. Roger Olson and Pastor Russell Korets of City On A Hill Church.
Event will be held at Overcomer Covenant Church (Address: 33415 Military Road South Auburn WA 98001). During the evening, many issues related to Calvinism & Arminianism, election and predestination, limited or unlimited atonement, and other questions will be discussed.
A Q&A will also be held towards the end of the forum. Dr. Olson is Professor of Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX. He holds degrees from Rice University, North American Baptist Seminary and Open Bible College. He has written numerous articles for such publications as Christian Century and Christianity Today. His recent books include Against Calvinism, The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities and Who Needs Theology? with Stanley J. Grenz. Olson received two awards for The Story of Christian Theology including a Gold Medallion from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for 1999. In 1993 he and co-author Mr. Grenz received Christianity Today's award for best book in theology/biblical studies for 20th Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. Dr. Olson was the editor ofChristian Scholar's Review.A past president of the American Theological Society (Midwest Division), Olson has been the co-chair of the Evangelical Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion for two years. An expert in historical theology, he is a frequent preacher, teacher and speaker for local churches and organizations.
Understanding that our churches have people who hold the Arminian view and those who hold the Calvinist view, this forum will not be an “anti- ________” event. The focus of the event is not to change one’s view to another. Rather, the focus of this forum is to educated the audience of both views, as well as correct the understanding of what Arminianism and Calvinism is. Because Dr. Olson is openly Arminian, certainly, more questions will be asked about the Arminian view, and why he believes it aligns more with scripture and the character of God.
If you’d like to send in advance a question to be asked during this forum, please do so by sending it to Russell@cityhill.tv.