Friday, September 15, 2006

ETS 2006

The program schedule for the Evangelical Theological Society is now online. Hugh Hewitt and J. Budziszewski will be among the plenary speakers, addressing "God-blogging" and "true tolerance and the failure of liberal neutrality" respectively

Those interested in politics may want to check out the papers by Wayne Grudem ("The Bush Presidency: An Assessment of the First Six Years in the Light of Biblical Principles"), James Beverley ("Bill Clinton’s Life and Thought: An Evangelical Assessment"), and Stephen Nichols ("Jesus on the Right Wing: Evangelicalism and Politics in America"). Papers by Denny Burk ("The 'Fresh Perspective' on Paul: A Theology of Anti-Americanism") and Anthony Bradley ("Beyond Bono and Jim Wallis: Politics and Economics For Post-Conservative Social Justice") also look interesting.

John Hammett plans to look at patterns of leadership in emerging churches, while Brent Kunkle will explain the essential concerns with the ECM.

There is a whole session devoted to NT exegetical method, based on the forthcoming book, Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis,
ed. Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning.

Scott Hafemann, Robert Yarbrough, Jeffrey Niehaus, and Frank Thielman will be examining Yarbrough's The Salvation Historical Fallacy? (2004)

John Piper will be delivering a special guest lecture on William Tyndale and the Vernacular Bible.

Ken Barker will argue that the TNIV is superior to the NIV.

The ETS members will also vote as to whether or not to approve the following resolution:

“For the purpose of advising members regarding the intent and meaning of the reference to biblical inerrancy in the ETS Doctrinal Basis, the Society refers members to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978). The case for biblical inerrancy rests on the absolute trustworthiness of God and Scripture’s testimony to itself. A proper understanding of inerrancy takes into account the language, genres, and intent of Scripture. We reject approaches to Scripture that deny that biblical truth claims are grounded in reality.”