Next week, I’ll be off to the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Baltimore. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, hearing the latest in theological and church-historical research, and presenting a paper of my own. Here are a few interesting titles that are beckoning me:
“Our Bonhoeffer? Why He is an Evangelical (and Why We Need Him),” Stephen J. Nichols
“The Clash of Ambitions: Inerrancy, Academic Witness, and the Neo-Evangelical Legacy,” Owen Strachan
“The Bible Made Impossible? A Response to Christian Smith,” Glenn R. Kreider
“When Inerrancy Failed: Twentieth Century Evangelicals and Race in America,” Miles S. Mulliin
“God is True and the Serpent is a Liar: Ireneaus’ Intertextual Readings of Genesis 2-3,” Stephen Presley
“Online Spiritual Formation: A Defense of the Incarnational Model,” Sten-Erik Armitage
“An Alternative to Universal and Limited Atonement,” John Hammett
I will be presenting a summary of my work on American exceptionalism in a paper entitled, “American Pietas: Considering the Theological Problem of American Exceptionalism.” This will be the first time I test my thesis, and I’m looking forward to the feedback.
In addition to attending ETS, I will be heading to Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, PA. My friend Bruce Etter is producing a classical Christian curriculum for middle and high school students for Veritas Press. Bruce, John Fea of Messiah College, and I will be working together on units on the social contract theory of Jean Jacques Rousseau, the Federalist Papers, and the Christian America thesis.
It’s going to be a fun week! If you’ll be attending ETS, let me know!