ETS News & Announcements

ETS Proposal Period closes on Thursday, March 29th at 5 PM (CST)

Confirm your login and membership status

To ensure you are able to access the site and submit your proposal, please confirm that you are able to log in to your member account and that your membership is current well in advance of the proposal deadline. For assistance with your membership login information please email

Contact us at least two days prior to the close of the proposal period. ETS staff will not be available to assist you with your login credentials on Thursday, March 29th.

New Applicants

To ensure you are able to access the site and submit a paper proposal you must complete your new member application by Friday, March 23rd. Applications submitted after March 23rd will not be processed in time for you to submit a proposal this year.

The Proposal Period is now open

70th Annual Meeting
November 13-15, 2018, Denver, CO
Theme: “Holy Spirit”

The proposal period is now open. The proposal period will close at 5:00 pm (Central) on March 29.

The Proposal Process

Proposals must be submitted online through the proposal system. Proposals submitted by email will not be accepted. You may not submit a proposal for anyone else.

To submit a proposal, login to the website and select the Submit Paper Proposal link from the Annual Meeting Proposal System menu. We strongly recommend that you view the Online Proposal System Guide before submitting your proposal. This guide will help you understand the process from start to finish.

An automated email will be sent to you confirming a successful proposal submission. You can check the status of your proposal by clicking the View my paper proposal(s) link in the Annual Meeting Proposal System menu.

2018 Call for Proposals

The proposal period opens on Thursday, March 1, 2018

All full members of ETS and all student members enrolled in Ph.D. programs are invited to submit papers on this year’s theme, “Holy Spirit.” To go to the Call for Proposals click here.

To view the specific Section Open Session Themes click here

Wheaton College Annual Theology Conference, April 5-6, 2018

Wheaton College hosts their 27th annual Theology Conference: A Balm in Gilead, A Theological Dialogue with Marilynne Robinson. Keynote addresses will be given by Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist, and Rowan Williams, Cambridge University, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. This conference offers a memorable opportunity for theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders to engage in thoughtful theological dialogue with Marilynne Robinson and her published work.

Call for Article Submissions

Presbyterion, the academic journal of Covenant Theological Seminary, is expanding in size and frequency of publication. It seeks submissions of articles in the fields of biblical studies, theology, church history, and practical theology. Preference will be given to articles that 1) are about 3,000-6,000 words in length, and 2) exhibit excellence in scholarship from a Christian perspective. Relevance to pastoral practitioners is also a plus. For initial review please send a Word file or pdf to the editor at

Teaching Opportunity in the Ukraine (UPDATED)

There is an opportunity to teach at the Zaporozhye Bible College and Seminary in Ukraine in their MTh program.

ZBCS is a missionary endeavor. It is a nonprofit organization. All visiting professors are in effect short term missionaries. You would need to raise your own airfare and bring 350 Euro (or equivalent) for food and transport.

2016 Annual Newsletter

Dear Fellow Members,

As we strive together to serve the church through our scholarship, teaching, and preaching, it is helpful to periodically pause to reflect on the past, to consider the future, and to celebrate together.

The 2016 Annual Newsletter is one way we can reflect on the Society. In this edition you'll find:

  • my take on fulfilling the Society's purpose in the Director's Letter
  • Whence and Whither ETS? by Stanley Gundry, a past president, in the Presidents' Corner
  • Abstract
    In the last business session of the 2015 national Meeting of ETS a set of four resolutions was moved and passed that affirmed human dignity and worth, marriage as a life-long union of one man and one woman, sexual intimacy as reserved for such marriages, and an affirmation of distinct traits of manhood and womanhood as an unchangeable gift that constitutes personal identity. In the aftermath some ETS members expressed dismay that any ETS member would vote against passage of the resolutions. Others, I among them, were shocked that resolutions of this nature would be proposed and passed by a substantial majority. In this open letter to ETS members, I explain the problems with the resolutions and​ the real issue at stake: Will ETS be true to is Doctrinal Basis and its Statement of Purpose? Hence, my open letter to ETS members, Whence and Whither ETS?​

  • a look the 2016 Annual Meeting Student Scholarship recipients
  • and a snapshot of the Society "by the numbers" where you can see a statement of the Society's financial position and a snapshot of our member and subcriber numbers.

You can download the entire newsletter or the individual sections via the links above.

Thank you for being part of the Society! I hope to see you at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio.


J. Michael Thigpen
Executive Director

NEAS Seeks a Journal Editor

The Near East Archaeological Society is seeking an editor for their Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, a refereed journal, ISSN 0739-0068.

The NEAS Bulletin is currently published once a year. Volume 60, released for 2015, contained 62 pages which included three articles, six book reviews, and a 12 page listing of pertinent archaeological articles published from various journals during 2014-15. The 8 ½” by 11” journal is typeset and bound with a glossy blue cover.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies Call for Papers

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is a new open-source online journal in the field of biblical and theological studies (viewable at The journal will also be available in print through Wipf & Stock.

Written from an inter-denominational evangelical point of view, the journal is reviewed by an editorial board of faculty that represent several academic institutions throughout the world.

JETS 59-1 Available Online

The March issue of JETS is now available online. Click here to check it out. Members and subscribers will receive their paper copy in the coming weeks.

ETS Staff

Message from the Executive Committee

Dear Fellow ETS Members,

The goal of this short communication from the Executive Committee of the Evangelical Theological Society is to
• clarify the impact of the resolutions adopted at Annual Meetings, including the most recent one
• reaffirm the Society’s foundational convictions
• express our commitment to review, renew, and refine our processes

Clarify the Impact of Resolutions Adopted at Annual Meetings
There have been a number of questions about the resolutions that were adopted at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting. Many of these relate to the content and meaning of the resolutions themselves, but the most urgent questions concern the impact of the resolutions—must members affirm them? Will they be used for screening membership? Do they have binding force, or indeed any force at all?

67th Annual Meeting Audio Recordings Now Available For Sale has now made available the audio recordings of the 67th meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2015, Atlanta). Over 700 talks are now available, individually as well as in a set containing all of the recordings:

For those using a smartphone, a low cost monthly subscription will also give access to ETS recordings (since 2004) and more!

For further inquiries, contact Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D. (Director of at

Request for Moderators for the Discipline Specific and Theme sessions

If you would like to moderate a Discipline Specific or Theme session please complete this Online Form. These sessions are marked in the Draft with a D (Discipline) or T (Theme).

The deadline to volunteer to moderate a session is July 31st.

Annual Meeting Paper Proposal Notifications Completed

We have completed all of the paper proposal notifications. If you did not receive the email informing you of the status of your paper proposal please click on the "View My Paper Proposal(s)" link to the left in the "Annual Meeting Proposal System" box.

If your paper proposal was accepted, you will receive an email with your session details by July 15th. Please email any name, affiliation, and/or title corrections to by July 31st. Corrections received after July 31st will not be included in the printed program.

AXIOME 2016—Decision Making and the Divine Will: Theological, Philosophical and Pastoral Issues—March 10-12, 2016

Call for Papers

“What should I do?” is probably one of the most important, and most frequently asked, of the perennial human questions. This question can be asked at several different levels: (1) The moral level: What is the right thing to do? Is there a moral standard that should guide my actions, or am I the moral arbiter of my own actions? (2) The epistemological level: With so many possibilities, how can I know which is right? How should I choose my career, my school, or my life partner? (3) The ontological level: Am I “free” to make my own choices, or am I determined (by either the universe or by God), or am I somehow determined while making free choices? (4) The pastoral level: How do I properly advise people to make the best choices? There are, perhaps, many other aspects of this famous problem that could be discussed. For its 2016 Conference, to be held in Montreal, Association Axiome invites theologians, philosophers, and apologists of the Francophone Evangelical community to submit their relevant papers. This Conference, organized in collaboration with the Evangelical Baptist Seminary of Quebec (SEMBEQ) and Paradigm conferences, will take place on site at SEMBEQ in Montreal on March 10-12, 2016. The time slots for accepted communications are: Thursday evening (20h00- 22:00), Friday during the day (10h00-12h00 and 14h00-16h00) and Saturday morning (10.00-12.00).

JETS 58-1: Early Electronic Access Now Available

The March issue of JETS is now available online. Click here to check it out. Members and subscribers will receive their paper copy in mid-April.

ETS Staff

"Behold Your God": presented by the New England Center for Expository Preaching

On Feb 23-24 Dr. John Snyder will present an overview of "Behold your God" to those gathered at the New England Center for Expository Preaching in southern NH.

Registration is $10 (which includes lunch both days) for those who register in January. See for details.

JETS 57-4: Early Electronic Access Now Available

The December issue of JETS is now available online. Click here to check it out. Members and subscribers will receive their paper copy in mid-January.

ETS Staff

EFCA Theology Conference 2015: The Doctrine of the Scriptures

There are many ways the Scriptures are being questioned, undermined, and even denied, not only by those outside Evangelicalism but from those within. In response to these views and in defense of the Scriptures, the 2015 EFCA Theology Conference theme is “The Doctrine of the Scriptures.” Conference dates are January 28-30, 2015 and the location is Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL.

Full ETS Annual Meeting Recordings Available

All ETS 2014 Recordings are now available at
See this page for: Parallel Sessions and Plenary Sessions

2014 Annual Meeting Recordings Pre-Publication Sale

Click here to view's pre-publication specials for this year's annual meeting.

2014 Annual Meeting Program Sessions Draft

A preliminary draft of the 2014 Annual Meeting sessions has been posted online. To get sneak peak at the November meeting sessions, click here.

If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can do that online, by mail, or by fax. For complete details, click here.

2014 Annual Meeting Call for Papers has been posted

The proposal period opens on March 1, 2014

All full members of ETS and student members enrolled in Ph.D. programs are invited to submit paper proposals on this year’s theme. As always, quality papers on topics not directly related to the theme are welcome. To go to the Call for Papers click here. Several sections have posted specific themes for their open sessions. To view the section themes, please see: the section theme announcements.

Annual Meeting Recording Pre-Publication Specials is providing recording services for this year's annual meeting. They have just announced a special pre-publicaion sale. For complete details, please click here.

Call for Symposium Papers

Symposium Call for Papers:

ETS Members have been invited to participate in the Symposium: "Does God Play Dice? Randomness & Divine Providence."
This conference will take place at: Hilton, Pasadena, CA, July 31-Aug. 3, 2014.

For information about submitting abstracts and registration, visit their website: Interdisciplinary Studies Symposium

Download the Annual Meeting Flyer

For those interested in promoting the annual meeting, here is a flyer you can post around campus or on your office door.
We look forward to seeing you in November!

click here

Teaching Opportunity in the Ukraine

There is an opportunity to teach at the Zaporozhye Bible College and Seminary in Ukraine in their MA program.

ZBCS is a missionary endeavor. It is a nonprofit organization. All visiting professors are in effect short term missionaries. You would need to raise your own airfare and bring 250 Euro (or equivalent) for food and transport.

New ETS Region

We are excited to announce the creation of the Ontario/Quebec region of ETS. The officers of this region are:
Gene Haas, Chair
David Robinson, Program Chair
Joel Barker, Secretary/Treasurer

The first regional meeting for the Ontario/Quebec region will be Sept. 14, 2013. The submission deadline for proposals is August 15, 2013.

You can view the new regional page and find out information about the regional meeting here.

ETS Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program

The ETS Executive Committee is pleased to announce the Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program. This program is designed to help academically promising students who find participation in the Society economically prohibitive, or who come from a traditionally underrepresented group to get to know the Society, its functions, its leaders, and the role it plays in supporting conservative evangelical scholarship. The goal of the program is to encourage and support students, who might otherwise not participate in the Society, to appreciate the value of membership and the profitable part that it might play in their academic and ministry futures.

Scholarship recipients will receive a two-year benefit package including:

Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program FAQ

Do you have questions about the Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program? Visit the Scholarship FAQ page. The FAQ is updated regularly as we get new questions about the program.

Inaugural Issue of Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament

The first issue of a new peer-reviewed journal titled Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament is now available at The issue includes 5 new articles and 15 book reviews that can be freely downloaded online and can be purchased in print through Wipf and Stock Publishers. The journal features articles by Michael S. Heiser, Eugene H. Merrill, Joel E. Anderson, Todd Scacewater, and John F. Hobbins.

Website Feature: ETS Members Publications

For years the Society published an annual list of new and forthcoming publications by its members in the Annual Newsletter. This year marks a significant transition as we move the publications listing online. With this new system, ETS members can now login and post their new publications online as they are published. The online listing will allow anyone to view the most recent publications by our members, search for publications by subject, and current members will be able to search for publications by author. The five most recent publications will be listed in the right margin of the homepage. (This section will appear once the first new publications have been entered.)

The New Publications page and each of the subject listings is RSS compatible, so whether you want to keep track of all things new or you want to follow a particular subject, just add the feed to your favorite RSS reader and you'll stay up to date with the latest in evangelical scholarship from ETS members. Follow the links on the search page for all the various access options.

New Website Feature: ETS Career Connections

The ETS Career Connections pages are designed to help potential employers and job candidates to connect. Through the Career Connections Candidate Listing service, ETS members who are seeking academic employment will be able to post basic contact, education, and speciality information. Candidates will also be able to post a PDF of their CV materials so that interested employers will be able to see their credentials in more detail.

Through the Career Connections Opportunity Listing service, institutions will be able to post new job listings. With space for detailed position descriptions and contact information, institutions will be able to advertise clearly their open positions to evangelical scholars around the world.

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