Let’s Amend the ETS Constitution

Dr. Ray Van Neste (Union University) and I have been working on a proposal to amend the constitution of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). We have been in touch with senior members of the society (e.g, living founders, past presidents, and executive committee members) and have received some excellent, critical feedback (though no endorsements). We have completed our proposal, and now we want to go public and to gather support for it from our fellow members of the ETS.

In short, our aim is to expand the doctrinal basis of the ETS. We are not naïve about the challenges of uniting such a diverse body around an expanded doctrinal basis. Nevertheless, we are hopeful about this particular proposal because it is not a creation ex nihilo. We are merely adapting a statement that already unites a diverse body of evangelicals in the U.K.

I won’t go into a full explanation of the proposed amendment here because we have already done that on our new website: www.AmendETS.com. Please come visit the site, read about the amendment, and join the conversation. We are looking forward to feedback from our fellow members.

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5 Responses to Let’s Amend the ETS Constitution

  1. Bryan L July 16, 2007 at 8:31 pm #

    Why do you think they haven’t endorsed it?

    Bryan L

  2. Ray Van Neste July 16, 2007 at 11:02 pm #

    Glad to partner with you Denny!

  3. Christina Rowe July 17, 2007 at 10:45 am #

    Dr. Burk,

    Will there be a bible study this Wednesday?

  4. jeff miller July 28, 2007 at 11:21 pm #

    What is the point in forming and sustaining a “society” such as ETS?

    And, do you think the method of sustaining such a society is analogous, parallel, identical to the method of sustaining communion with Christ for a congregation?

    If there is a difference or if there should be a difference it may be worth thinking about and even discussing.



  1. Denny Burk » Amend ETS in the News - September 18, 2007

    […] In July I wrote about my participation in an effort to amend the doctrinal basis of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Just yesterday, the Baptist Press wrote a little story about the proposal, and you can read it here: “Profs seek change in ETS statement.” […]

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