I’m looking forward to attending the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) next week in Baltimore, MD. I’m reading two papers at ETS. The first paper is titled “Andrew Fuller: An Evangelical Theologian.” It will be part of Tuesday afternoon session dedicated to the theme “Perspectives on Andrew Fuller.” My second paper is titled “John R. Rice, Bob Jones Jr., and the ‘Mechanical Dictation’ Controversy: Finalizing the Fracturing of Independent Fundamentalism.” It will be part of a Wednesday afternoon session devoted to the theme “Evangelicals, Inerrancy & Defending the Bible: Snapshots from American Christianity.” I’m excited about both papers and the sessions of which they are a part.
In addition to two papers, I’m also looking forward to the session hosted by the Baptist Studies Study Group. (I’m on the steering committee for the group.) This year, our theme is “Baptists and the Bible.” Tom Nettles, Jason Duesing, Christian George, and David Dockery will read papers related to the theme. It’s always a joy to connect with other historians and theologians in ETS who are convictional Baptists and/or have some interest in Baptist Studies.
Two other highlights I’m anticipating. On Monday, I’m going to tour Camden Yards with some of my faculty colleagues from Southeastern Seminary. (At least one colleague admitted he signed up for ETS so he could join us on the tour.) On Tuesday night, we will be hosting our annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner, which will include professors, students, alumni, and friends of Southeastern Seminary. The dinner is always a great time.
I hope to see some of you at ETS next week. If you are interested in learning about all the folks from Southeastern Seminary who are reading papers or chairing sessions, check out this post that I published yesterday at Between the Times.