The Evangelical Theological Society and the Trinity

It is that time of year when all of us Bible nerds relocate ourselves to a non-undisclosed location in order to debate with each other about theology and stuff. This year, the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) will be held in San Antonio, Texas. And the theme is on the Trinity. One might think that this theme emerged in response to the trinity controversy over the summer, but that would be mistaken. This theme was decided long before that. Our topic for the week was entirely coordinated by a smiling Providence. Among the highlights from the program:

  • Millard J. Erickson, “Language, Logic, and Trinity: An Analysis of Recent Subordination Arguments”
  • Bruce A Ware, “The Nature of the Priority of the Father within the Trinity: Biblical Basis and Importance”
  • Wayne Grudem, “Why a Denial of the Son’s Eternal Submission Threatens both the Trinity and the Bible”
  • Kevin Giles, “The Book, One God in Three Persons, a Critical Review”

The Plenary addresses will feature:

  • Fred Sanders, “Evangelical Trinitarianism and the Unity of the Theological Disciplines”
  • Gerald R. McDermott, “How the Trinity Should Govern Our Approach to World Religions”
  • Scott R. Swain, “The Bible and the Trinity in Recent Thought: Review, Analysis, and Constructive Proposal”

I will be moderating a session on transgenderism. It’s one of the sessions not dealing with the main theme, but it is nonetheless timely. I invite anyone attending the annual meeting to join us as we consider “An Evangelical Appraisal of Transgenderism and Gender Dysphoria.” Our session meets on Tuesday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:10 PM, in Hyatt – Lone Star Salon A. Here’s the program:

  • Owen Strachan, “The Clarity of Complementarity: Transgender in Moral & Theological Perspective”
  • Preston Sprinkle, “A Biblically Compassionate Response to Transgender Persons”
  • R. Albert Mohler, “Understanding the Transgender Revolution in the West”
  • Panel Discussion, Denny Burk (moderator), Owen Strachan, Preston Sprinkle, R. Albert Mohler

Hope to see you there.

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