From the ETSJets.org Website: “Due to COVID–19 restrictions concerning large public gatherings, the ETS Annual Meeting scheduled for November 17-19 in Providence, R.I., will not be held in person. We regret that we will not be able to meet in person but are pleased that we will be able to hold the full 2020 Annual Meeting in a virtual platform. This will include presentations, discussions, and a virtual exhibit hall allowing attendees to examine publications and meet with publishers. In addition, we are hopeful that the virtual meeting will benefit those who would not otherwise be able to participate in person. Although there is a challenge with time zones to consider, we look forward to the opportunity to bring the ETS Annual Meeting to scholars around the world.Over the next few weeks we will be in touch with each of the session chairs and presenters to work through the details regarding the schedule and the format for each session. We look forward to working with each of you to create a virtual environment that fosters the level of scholarly exchange the Annual Meeting is known for.” Read More…
On May 4, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Evangelical Theological Society accepted the recommendation of the Executive Director Search Committee and unanimously selected Ken Magnuson as the Society’s second Executive Director. David S. Dockery, chair of the search committee remarked that the committee reviewed applications and nominations from a large group of qualified individuals. “It soon became clear,” he noted, “to every member of the committee that Ken Magnuson, based on his outstanding education, years and breadth of experience, scholarship, administrative gifts, relational abilities and people skills, as well as his Christian character and commitment, was extremely well suited for this key role in the life of ETS. We are thankful for the fine leadership that Mike Thigpen has provided and are extremely hopeful about Ken Magnuson’s guidance for the Society for the years ahead.” ETS President, Craig S. Keener, commented, “All of us on the Executive Committee affirm Ken Magnuson and are grateful to the Lord for the prospect of leadership that will continue the wonderful legacy we have already experienced with Mike Thigpen.”
Ken Magnuson has been on the faculty of Southern Seminary since 1999. He has served as Professor of Christian Ethics, Chair of the Department of Worldview and Culture, and as Director of The Commonweal Project on Faith, Work, and Human Flourishing. He serves as a deacon in his church, on the editorial board for Themelios, and as a board member for the American Friends of Tyndale House (Cambridge, UK). Magnuson holds a PhD in Theological Ethics from Cambridge University, and MDiv and BA degrees from Bethel Seminary and Bethel University (MN). He teaches and writes on discipleship and moral issues, including marriage and sexuality, singleness, and infertility and reproductive technology. He has published journal articles and contributed chapters to several books, and has recently completed Invitation to Christian Ethics, published by Kregel (forthcoming in 2020). He serves on the steering committee of the ETS Christian Ethics program unit. Ken and his wife Katherine have four children.
Magnuson will begin this new post June 15, 2020. He succeeds J. Michael Thigpen who has served the Society as Executive Director since 2009. Thigpen is leaving the position to serve as Executive Vice-President and Provost of Phoenix Seminary. On hearing the selection, Thigpen noted, “I believe Ken Magnuson is the right person to lead ETS in this next season. Ken’s temperament, experience, godly character, and outlook on the role of the Society in the church and the academy are a wonderful fit to move us forward.”
Evangelical Theological Society Far West Regional Meeting April 3, 2020 Colorado Christian University
Conference Theme: Underrepresented Voices in Theological Education
Conference Speakers: Dr. Lynn Cohick, Denver Seminary; Dr. Michael Ortiz, Dallas
Theological Seminary; and Dr. Walter Strickland, Southeastern Baptist Theological
We encourage papers on the conference theme to be submitted for consideration for
presentation at the meeting. Submission of papers on other topics is encouraged as well.
Full members of ETS, EPS, PhD students, and ThM students, please submit an
approximately 200-word abstract of your proposed paper by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12, 2020.
MDiv, MA, and BA/BS students should submit their full paper, along with a written
endorsement by a professor who has read the paper, in order to be considered. Please
submit the paper in a PDF form to email@example.com by February 5, 2020.
Please include the name, institution, and contact information on each proposal.
Submissions will be evaluated by a committee comprised of CBU Faculty and FWETS
Officers. Notification of acceptance or denial will be made via email by February 22,
2020. Conference presenters must be registered for the ETS conference.