I was reading in the recent edition of the Denver Seminary magazine and I came across this interesting point made by Dr. Craig Blomberg. He wrote:
It has always intrigued me that, while the largely American ETS in recent years has added a Trinitarian clause to its affirmation of inerrancy in its doctrinal statement of faith, it still has no formal requirement of faith in Jesus for membership (unlike its British-based counterpart, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research). It has a process in place, which it has used, for demanding otherwise godly members to resign because they believe in some minor errors in Bible history but no mechanism for dismissing a member who openly lives in sin and flaunts his freedom to do so!
There has been much discussion the past few years concerning ETS membership requirements due to the Open Theism debate and the departure of Frank Beckwith from the society. What are your thoughts as to what the requirements should be?