ETS News & Announcements

Society Votes to Increase Dues

At the Annual Meeting in San Diego last month, the Society voted to increase membership dues. It had been 20 years since the last increase. Over the course of the last two decades, the cost of membership related services (journal production, website maintenance, staff, etc.) has increased dramatically. The increases will enable the Society to continue its operations on a solid fiscal footing each year.

The new rates are

  • $50 full members
  • $45 associate members
  • $30 retired members (full or associate)
  • $30 student members

The new rates were effective December 1, 2019.

Call for Papers

Chapters along the lines of the theme of Technology and Theology may be approached interdisciplinarily from the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and from the subdisciplines of computing science, biology, engineering, philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology, history, culture, art and ethics. There is a broad range of possible topics with some overlap. This list is neither exhaustive nor intended to be restrictive: Artificial Intelligence; AI, Consciousness and Soul; AI and Soteriology; AI and Eschatology; Genetics and Theology; Quantum Physics and Theology; AI and Transhumanism in the Movies; AI and Transhumanism on TV; AI and Transhumanism in Literature; Technology and Biblical Studies; Technology and Theology; Technology and the Church; Technology and Ethics; Technology and Education; Technology and Business; Technology and Sexuality; Technology and the Arts; Technology and Law; Technology and Philosophy; Technology and Fetishism; Social Media and Theology; Virtual Religion; Transhumanism and Soteriology; Transhumanism and Eschatology; Technology and Theology in Pop Culture. For guidelines and submissions email bill.anderson@concordia.ab.ca.

The deadline for chapter submissions has been EXTENDED to 31st January 2020.

About the publisher

Vernon Press is an independent publisher of scholarly books in the social sciences and humanities. We work closely with authors, academic associations, distributors, and library information specialists to identify and develop high quality, high impact titles.
More info at:
https://vernonpress.com/proposal/41/cdb13f465bbb120b500677391843bea7

Theologians Without Borders—THANKS ETS ANNUAL MEETING

Thank you to the hundreds who came by our display at ETS, San Diego!

Man, is it a wonderful conference?! Dr Ian Payne and Dr Stephanie Black were excited to talk almost constantly with people catching on to what Theologians Without Borders is doing. So cool! Don’t forget, to be matched to a TWB opportunity, you need to Enquire About Being a Field Partner on our website.
Check out www.theologianswithoutborders.org/take-action/.

See you at next year’s Annual Meeting!

Journal Subscription Rate Increase

At its meeting last month, the Executive Committee approved a change in JETS subscription rates. Beginning Dec 1, 2019 the new rates for JETS are:

  • $45 1 year
  • $90 2 years
  • $135 3 years

It had been 20 years since the last increase to the subscription prices. The increase in production prices over the last two decades made the move fiscally necessary. Even with the increase, JETS continues to be competitively priced in the academic journal market.

The Society of Christian Philosophers invites applications for its Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship Program

The Society of Christian Philosophers invites applications for its Graduate Student Cross-Training Fellowship Program, with fellowships to begin fall 2020. The GSCT Fellowship program is intended to equip graduate student members of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, or the Evangelical Theological Society with an opportunity to take up to one academic year to develop competency in an empirical science connected with their research. Up to five fellowships will be awarded.

2019 ETS Annual Meeting App Available!

Download the ETS Annual Meeting Program app onto your iPhone or Smartphone for access to the program, maps, list of exhibitors, advertisements, special events, and more. The program app is updated immediately with each change in the program so you will never get caught at a cancelled session when using the app.

Download the app at the App StoreTM

Download the app at Google PlayTM.

Theologians Without Borders Coming to ETS Annual Meeting

If you want to check out Theologians Without Borders, look for Dr Ian Payne and Dr Stephanie Black at our display stand (#321) at the Annual Meeting, November 2019 in San Diego.

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies/ICSA IX Congress 2020 Call for Papers

Two related Calls for Papers of interest:

(1) Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXXII 2020 on: “The Digital Challenge: How to Humanize Technology.” On JIS web: https://www.jis3.org/callforpapers . Mss. deadline: January 15, 2020.

(2) ICSA IX. World Congress on: “Social Media & Intimacy: An Alternative Reality?,” Hilton Pasadena, California, USA, 30 July - 1 August 2020. On JIS web: https://www.jis3.org/icsaix2020. Deadline for 250-word Abstracts: January 30, 2020.

2019 Schedule Draft has been posted

Click here to view the 71st Annual Meeting Schedule Draft.

Please email all edit requests to meeting@etsjets.org by July 1st.

If you would like to moderate one of the Theme or Discipline Specific sessions please complete this webform.

Attention Women of the Evangelical Theological Society

A Facebook group has been started for women who are ETS members or who are considering membership as well as women who work for evangelical publishers exhibiting at ETS. It's meant to be a setting where collaboration, encouragement, and networking can take place. If you are a woman and a Facebook user, please find us and request to join! If you know of women you'd like to encourage to join and participate, please pass the word along and they can request to join.

Theologians Without Borders FULL WEBSITE GOES LIVE

Beginning to tackle the resource imbalance in global theological education, Theologians Without Borders now has a comprehensive interactive online website to make help meet opportunity. What’s new? Right from the website, Western scholars can now enquire about being a field partner with Theologians Without Borders; Theological educational institutions can now upload teaching-visit opportunities to Theologians Without Borders. Check out: www.theologianswithoutborders.org.

Paper Proposal Notification Timeline

Proposals submitted to Section open sessions have been notified whether the proposal was accepted, declined, or moved for consideration in a discipline specific session.

Proposals submitted to discipline specific and theme sessions will be notified by June 1 if the proposal has been accepted, declined, or held for potential inclusion if cancellations occur.

The status of proposals are updated when decisions are made. To view the status of your proposal, click the View My Proposal(s) link in the Annual Meeting Proposal System menu.

Theologians Without Borders opens its doors!

Beginning to tackle the resource imbalance in global theological education, Theologians Without Borders has now opened its doors. What’s the idea? The West has material resources and many more PhDs. But it is the Majority World (MW) church that is growing in leaps and bounds. Many Western (W) scholar-teachers want to help and are willing to visit to teach in the MW. When these visits work well, they are amazingly productive for both the visitor and the students, helping grow more strategic leaders right where they are needed most.

Call for Applications: Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry Workshop, May 2 - April 8, 2019

Center of Theological Inquiry is accepting applications for the Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry Writing Workshop for Early Career Scholars.

The worship is a 6-week intensive at CTI in Princeton, NJ, May 2 - April 8, 2020.

The center welcomes applications from early career scholars-doctoral, post-doctoral, and pre-tenure-who address the methodological question of theology as interdisciplinary inquiry in their own current research.

JETS 62-1: 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 late March/early April.

Thanks,
ETS Staff

2019 Annual Meeting Student Scholarship

Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Annual Meeting Student Scholarship program. After a thorough review of the program's effectiveness over the last 6 years, two key changes have been made. The first is that the scholarship is no longer regional. Nominees may reside anywhere in the US or Canada. (We hope to be able to expand the program to additional international regions in the future.) The second change is that the program now exclusively targets doctoral students.

The Program's Purpose

This program is designed to help academically promising doctoral 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.

Nominating a Student

Full or associate members who want to nominate a student should send an email to rallinson@etsjets.org that includes the following:

  • Nominee's name and email address
  • Description of the member's relationship with the nominee
  • Description of how the nominee fits the scholarship criteria

Nominations must be received by May 31st. Nominees will receive an email from the ETS office with application instructions.

For complete information on the scholarship program, please see: ETS Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program

Call for Articles & Book Reviews

The Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin seeks articles and book reviews for publication. The NEASB is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Near East Archaeological Society. Articles and book reviews pertain to biblical archaeology or Bible backgrounds. Inquiries and manuscripts should be sent to the editor (mhassler@vbts.edu).

Theologians Without Borders

Introducing Theologians Without Borders

As we all know, there is a resource imbalance in global theological education. The West has material resources and many more PhDs. But it is the Majority World (MW) church that is growing in leaps and bounds. Many Western (W) scholar-teachers want to help and are willing to visit to teach in the MW.

Web Version of the Program App

We now have a web version of the ETS Annual Meeting Program App.

Use this link to access the program app using your computer, tablet, or smartphone:

Web version of the program app

2018 ETS Annual Meeting

Download the ETS Annual Meeting Program app onto your iPhone or Smartphone for access to the program, maps, list of exhibitors, advertisements, special events, and more. The program app is updated immediately with each change in the program so you will never get caught at a cancelled session when using the app.

Download the app at the App StoreTM

Download the app at Google PlayTM.

Moderators Needed

There are still Annual Meeting sessions that need moderators. Please click here to see the list of sessions that need moderators. If you would like to moderate one of these sessions please complete this form.

Paper Proposal Notifications

All paper proposal notifications have been sent. If you did not receive an email notification regarding the status of your paper proposal please log in to your member account. Then click on the "View My Paper Proposal(s)” link in the "Annual Meeting Proposal System” menu on the left side of the homepage. The status column will show one of the following:

  • Approved - means that the proposal was accepted and that you will be receiving session details by June 15th.

Call for Submissions

The Luther Rice Journal of Christian Studies, the academic publication of Luther Rice College & Seminary, exists to edify Christian leaders through scholarly articles and practical essays relevant to Christian life and ministry. The editorial board seeks submissions addressing various theological and practical topics in harmony with historic evangelical orthodoxy. For submission guidelines and inquiries, contact the editor at Journal@LutherRice.edu.

William Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek
770.484.1204 x 5612
www.LutherRice.edu

The 2018 Proposal Period Is Closed

Verifying That Your Submission Was Received

To view your proposal(s), please use the View My Paper Proposal(s) link the Annual Meeting Proposal System box on the left side of the homepage. (You must be logged in to view your proposals.)

If you see:

  • Submitted, your proposal was received and is awaiting adjudication.
  • Moved, your proposal was not accepted in the program unit session where it was submitted, but was rated highly enough to be considered for use in the discipline specific sessions.
  • Approved, your proposal was accepted. You will be contacted by email with session details. (See below for notificaiton timing.)
  • Declined, your proposal was not accepted. Unfortunately, due to the high volume, we are not able to provide individual feedback on declined proposals.
  • Held, your proposal was rated highly, but there was not room for it in the program. In the event of a cancelation in an appropriate session, we may contact you regarding the potentail of adding your paper to the program.

Notification Timeline

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 bob.yarbrough@covenantseminary.edu.

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.

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 jbtsonline.org). 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.

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?

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 meeting@etsjets.org by July 31st. Corrections received after July 31st will not be included in the printed program.

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.

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 www.jesot.org. 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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