My recent trip to Bethel University prompted some people to ask me what I thought of the school and the seminary, particularly with regard to their theological leanings. I haven’t spent a lot of time researching the issue, but I do have two comments:
1) I do take issue with the school for its handling of the open theism of Greg Boyd. I do not believe that open theism is compatible with Biblical Christianity. If you are interested in reading a Biblical refutation of open thesim, I would point you to issue 46 of the Founders Journal. For a philosophical refutation, try The Case Against Open Theism. Incidentally, if you are interested in furthering your Biblical knowledge, I highly recommend the free online courses at http://www.biblicaltraining.org. Their apologetics course also has a lecture on open theism.
2) This is more of an anecdotal incident. Many of you know my friend Dr. Maurice Robinson, professor of Greek and New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. While he was working on his PhD (back in the 70’s), one of his professors decided that he could not affirm the Southern Baptist’s new emphasis on Biblical inerrancy. Where did he end up? At Bethel!