Alumnus Dr. Roger E. Olson Receives Foy Professorship

Alumnus Dr. Roger E. Olson Receives Foy Professorship

March 18, 2013

In January 2013, Sioux Falls Seminary alumnus, Dr. Roger E. Olson, was awarded the newly established Foy Valentine Endowed Professorship in Christian Ethics at Baylor University.  Olson has been teaching theology and ethics at Baylor University since 1999.  He is an expert in historical theology and a frequent preacher, teacher, and speaker for local churches and organizations.  

Dr. Olson has written numerous articles for such publications as Christian Century and Christianity Today.  He has authored 16 books on theology and ethics including The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform 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.  

Olson graduated from Sioux Falls Seminary (then North American Baptist Seminary) magna cum laude with a Master of Arts in Religious Studies in 1978.  He also holds degrees from Rice University and Open Bible College.