Bethany, W.Va. – The 52nd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held April 16-17, 2007 at Bethany College. Registration for the Workshop opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 16. This year’s lecturer is John Sanders.
Sanders has been a leader in the development of the theological model known as the openness of God. Openness is a relational theology emphasizing that God is open to and affected by what creatures do. The implication of this model for prayer, human responsibility, suffering and non Christian religions will be discussed.

He has authored and edited six books, published over 20 journal articles and chapters of books, has spoken on many college campuses and has filled the pulpit in a wide range of denominations.

Sanders earned a Master of Arts degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of South Africa. He has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion. Presently he is Visiting Professor of Religion at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark.

Since its founding, Bethany has been a four-year private liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Bethany is proud of its relationship to the church and offers opportunities such as the Oreon E. Scott Lectures for the strengthening of church leaders.

For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Church Relations at (304) 829-7723 or by e-mail at