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Cornerstone University/Seminary in Grand Rapids

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Dr. Bob, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Floor is open
  2. amazinglove92

    amazinglove92 New Member

    Aug 17, 2004
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    I have heard this is a horrible college. only by word of mouth though. I believe their is no standards out there.
  3. Greg Linscott

    Greg Linscott <img src =/7963.jpg>

    Feb 16, 2004
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    When I lived in Grand Rapids (and it was still Grand Rapids Baptist College), a prof was ultimately asked to resign because he didn't believe in a literal hell.

    A major concession the school allowed when it became Cornerstone University was that students and professors could attend and belong to churches other than Baptist (which was already happening in reality). Part of this was also a result of the merger with GRSBM (Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music), which was historically connected with the non-denominational MR DeHaan.

    The school has made no bones about becoming more broad in its appeal- they recruit students from a wide variety of denominational beliefs and backgrounds. They were even running ads on local secular radio stations promoting continuing general adult education courses at night toward recieving your college degree. Nothing wrong with it on one level, but certainly not in keeping with the Bible training institution the school's founders envisioned when it began.

    I had heard better things about the seminary when I was in the area 10 years ago, but I haven't heard anything encouraging or discouraging lately.