Recap of ETS & SBL San Antonio 2016 and a Festschrift

Earlier this month were the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature, which were held in San Antonio, Texas. The conferences were held near the River Walk, which is one of San Antonio’s most interesting attractions. The River Walk is actually a man-made river, one story below street-level, cutting through […]

Has ETS Lost Its Way?

What is the purpose of a scholarly society? More specifically, what is the purpose of the Evangelical Theological Society? Every few years, ETS manages to mire itself in a regrettable incident. In my memory, these include (probably among others I have forgotten) the embarrassing episode regarding Robert Gundry’s membership, the odd debate over eternal damnation […]

Reflections on ETS & SBL 2015

Last week, the Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature had their annual meetings in Atlanta, from Tuesday to Thursday and then Friday through Tuesday, respectively. In between, the Institute of Biblical Research, of which I have recently become a member, had their meeting as well. Between the three of the contributors on this […]