An Old-New Mission Field Many Churches Ignore

An Old-New Mission Field Many Churches Ignore

Ten thousand people in the U.S. turned 65 today – and yesterday and tomorrow. They enter the largest population of older adults that has ever existed. Consider this: In the 20th century, the years of life expectancy for white males in the U.S. grew from 47 to 70; for...
Profiles in Goodwill: Richard P. Olson

Profiles in Goodwill: Richard P. Olson

Richard P. Olson is retired from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, where he was a distinguished professor of pastoral theology. Where did you grow up? Timber Lake – a small town, population about 500, in western South Dakota. What is your favorite verse,...

What Happens When Baptists, Muslims Work Together

The third North American Baptist-Muslim Dialogue at the American Baptist Assembly at Green Lake, Wisconsin, took place on April 16-19. What and why is that? A little backstory is needed. On Oct. 13, 2007, 138 Muslim scholars and other leaders signed “A Common...

Why You Need to Develop Interfaith Relationships

In reflecting on the question of interfaith relationships, I must acknowledge that I have the most experience and feel the most urgency in the relationship among the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Though I took a seminary course in...