Denver Seminary students and faculty are an extremely vibrant, intellectual community representing a broad range of traditions, opinions and beliefs. While we agree to disagree on minor issues, we also strongly affirm and uphold foundational biblical truths. At Denver Seminary, you are invited to think as you encounter different points of view. But perhaps it is best communicated by some of those in our community:
Here is no unanchored liberalism -- freedom to think without commitment.
Here is no encrusted dogmatism -- commitment without freedom to think.
Here is a vibrant evangelicalism -- commitment with freedom to think within the limits laid down in Scripture.
~ Dr. Vernon Grounds, Chancellor of Denver Seminary.
Denver Seminary's diversity of opinion can be helpful to the intellectually engaged student. We don't indoctrinate people. We try to educate people. There's a big difference. Give people the tools of thought from which they can develop a well-oiled perspective.
~ Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Philosophy of Religion Professor
Denver Seminary is a place the welcomes questions and explorations. You're not given answers, but given tools to answer the questions you have. There's an amazing openness to debate, with faculty teaching on both sides of the issues.
~ Michelle Stinson (M.A. '00)
It's very hard to come away with a degree from Denver Seminary without having been challenged by several different points of view. Students can hardly claim that they've left us without consciousness-raising and without people having thrust the issues in front of them.
One good illustration of this core balance is our openness to political debate. In what seems to be an unprecedented political polarization in our country, we have no sense at all among faculty that just because you're an evangelical Christian you're bound to one particular political party.
Denver Seminary was also one of the first conservative seminaries to become active in the push toward social ethics and to become more open to women in ministry.
~ Dr. Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament
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