Thursday, December 01, 2011

Society of Womanist Arminians

While the SEA does not officially endorse any particular school, this list is provided to help potential students identify avenues of study which are in keeping with an Arminian perspective. The following schools all offer an ATS accredited education, and to our knowledge, are broadly speaking Arminian and evangelical.

Let's looks at some of the examples SEA then gives of educational institutions in keeping with Arminian perspective:

Alliance Theological Seminary (New York)

Where William Crockett teaches. Doesn't he advocate inclusivism? 

Anderson School of Theology (Indiana)

Wasn't open theist Barry L. Callen a longtime theology prof. at Anderson?

Asbury Theological Seminary (Kentucky)

Certainly that's the flagship of Arminian seminaries. And it has some fine faculty. However, its close affiliation with the United Methodist Church tells you something about Asbury's theological center of gravity.

Oral Roberts University School of Theology (Oklahoma)

So the Arminian perspective includes Benny Hinn, Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Carlton Pearson, Joyce Meyer et al.

Ashland Theological Seminary (Ohio)

When I go to the faculty page ( and click on Dr. Mitzi J. Smith, Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Origins, this is what comes up:

Womanist Biblical Scholar Reflections 

Prayer by Maya Angelou

Father, Mother, God
Thank you for your presence
during the hard and mean days.
For then we have you to lean upon.

Thank you for your presence
during the bright and sunny days,
for then we can share that which we have 
with those who have less.

And thank you for your presence
during the Holy Days, for then we are able
to celebrate you and our families
and our friends.

For those who have no voice,
we ask you to speak.

For those who feel unworthy, 
we ask you to pour your love out
in waterfalls of tenderness.

For those who live in pain,
we ask you to bathe them
in the river of your healing.

For those who are lonely, we ask
you to keep them company.

For those who are depressed, 
we ask you to shower upon them
the light of hope.

Dear Creator, You, the borderless
sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the 
world that which we need most--Peace.

Arminianism is certainly a big tent–floating in the borderless sea of substance. 


  1. "Let's look at some of the examples SEA then gives of educational institutions in keeping with Arminian perspective"


  2. I've always loved the womanist movement, especially when they are walking in front of me.

    BTW, As soon as I spot some weird hippy art on the front cover of a book, I know it has to be a liberal.