Churchnet was delighted to offer this webinar on “The Challenge of Calvinism in Baptist Life Today.”
The webinar of the webinar was Roger E. Olson who is the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He holds the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University and studied theology with Wolfhart Pannenberg in Germany. He is the author of sixteen books and is working on two more. His most recent publication is The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction (InterVarsity Press). He and his wife Beck have been married forty years and have two daughters and a granddaughter. They live in Waco, Texas and are members of Calvary Baptist Church (CBF).”
Calvinism, a theology that emphasizes predestination over free will, has existed among Baptists for centuries, but in recent years it has been resurgent especially among younger people. Many Baptists (and others) struggle with Calvinism and wonder what it is and how to think about it and respond to it. This webinar will describe Calvinism and offer biblical and theological reasons for and against it. It will also offer advice on how to deal with aggressive Calvinists in Baptist circles.
The webinar was a little less 1 1/2 hours including a question and answer session.
The webinar was recorded through the GoToWebinar system. It records the audio portion of the webinar and the PowerPoint presentation; however, the system does not allow us to record the webcam which was available during the live webinar. The opening of the recording has some echo; however, this clears up after the introduction of Dr. Olson. We hope this recording is helpful for those who could not participate in the live event and for those who want listen to the presentation again or use it with your congregation.