Profiles in Goodwill: Tarris Rosell

Profiles in Goodwill: Tarris Rosell

Tarris Rosell is professor of pastoral theology – ethics and ministry praxis at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Where did you grow up? I was raised on our family’s small dairy farm, a half-mile out of Rose City, Minnesota, population 22, not including us. What...

Neighbor-Loving Isn’t Mere Neighborliness

Jesus said that everything normative, all of Christian ethics, hangs on just two rules: Love God, and love your neighbor (Matthew 22:37-40). St. John wrote, in plain and simple Greek, that we can not fulfill the first without having done the second. One who does not...

‘Collateral Damage:’ A Euphemism for Murder?

As a student and teacher of ethics, I am interested not only in what humans do but also in how we talk about what we do. That includes the words we use, or oftentimes misuse. I hope not to misuse language in the ruminations that follow. Recently I have been intrigued...