The Evangelical Theological Society is a professional academic society of biblical and theological scholars, pastors, and students. We serve Jesus Christ and his church by fostering conservative, biblical scholarship. We seek to accomplish this goal through our Annual Meeting, regional meetings, and publications such as our Journal. Our meetings are open to the public and our publications are available for purchase. Older volumes of the Journal are made available freely through our online archive.

In Memoriam

Myron Houghton (1941–2020)

Longtime ETS member Myron Houghton died on July 14, 2020, in Ankeny, Iowa, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 78. He joined ETS in 1962 and remained active in the group until his death, one of our longest-tenured members.

Houghton earned a PhD from Dallas Seminary (1971) and a ThD from Concordia Seminary of St. Louis (1986). A Baptist who specialized in theological method and comparative theology, he also held degrees from Methodist, Catholic, Brethren, and Orthodox seminaries. His twin brother, George, also earned a doctorate at Dallas; both taught at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. An online tribute is posted at the Baptist Bulletin website.

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Recent Announcements & News

ETS has a new home!

ETS offices have a new home at Phoenix Seminary. We are grateful to Phoenix Seminary and President Brian Arnold for their hospitality in providing administrative offices for ETS. We are also grateful to Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, for the years that they have hosted ETS. Our new address, for general correspondence, is:

Evangelical Theological Society
7901 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The address for membership, subscriptions, conference registration, and invoice payments remains the same:

Evangelical Theological Society
PO Box 776487
Chicago IL 60677-6487

2020 Annual Meeting FAQs

Q: Why is this year’s meeting virtual?

A: A virtual meeting was necessary this year due to the COVID crisis. To date Rhode Island is restricting public gatherings to 125 people, with social distancing, and has not announced an estimated end date for these restrictions. Additionally, the primary hotels are not taking reservations due to the impact of COVID on their operations, and the convention center is operating as a field hospital and is not slated to be returned to normal operations until sometime in 2021. The bottom line is that our contracted space will not be available for the meeting.

Q: If the meeting is virtual, why is there a registration fee?

A. Although some costs will be reduced for the 2020 Annual Meeting there are still significant and new expenses to provide a professional meeting that includes a virtual exhibit hall, networking opportunities, along with synchronous and asynchronous program elements. Additionally it is important to keep in mind that income from the annual meeting does more than just pay for the meeting. It also appropriately contributes to the overall Society budget. We do anticipate that the savings in travel, lodging, and other expenses will yield a significant net savings for attendees and will allow many who might not ordinarily be able to travel to the meeting to attend. Additionally the advance registration rate will be kept in place for the remainder of the registration period.

Please check back. As details for the 2020 meeting are finalized additional information will be posted here.

Updated July 24, 2020

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