I am the program chair this year for the ETS Southwest region, which means I am responsible to organize and execute our regional meeting in the spring. Here is the initial announcement and call for papers which will soon go out to members. Please forward this along to friends and colleagues in our region, and encourage non-members to become members so they can attend.
Evangelical Theological Society
Southwest Regional Meeting – Call for Papers
April 1-2, 2016
The annual meeting of the Southwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society will be held April 1-2, 2016, at Dallas Theological Seminary, 3909 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas. In January we will post specific details on the program, registration, and lodging options. Below please find preliminary information regarding the program:
Theme. This year’s theme is Exegesis and Hermeneutics. On behalf of the Southwest Region leadership, I would like to extend a call for papers. We would especially appreciate papers related to this topic. As always, we accept paper proposals from a variety of disciplines covering other topics.
Plenary Speakers. Our plenary speakers are Dr. Doug Moo of Wheaton College and Dr. Ed Glenny of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Dr. Moo is well known for his commentary writing, especially in Romans and Galatians, and Dr. Glenny has worked extensively in hermeneutics with special emphasis on the Septuagint. Each speaker will lead a plenary session and then participate in a panel discussion on the conference theme.
Paper Proposals. To submit a proposal for a paper (of approximately 25 minutes reading time), please email a title, brief abstract (~300 words), and your membership status by February 12, 2016, to Dr. Michael Burer. Also, please note in your proposal any audio/visual technology needs; we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate them.
Student Papers. As in past years, current student members of ETS are welcome to present papers. However, in order to encourage mentoring and ensure a quality program, we require that all student papers be sponsored by a full member of ETS. With their paper proposals, student members must identify the ETS member who has agreed to sponsor and oversee the paper’s preparation. We ask that if at all possible full members attend the presentation of any paper they sponsor.
Schedule Note. This year we are planning a full two-day meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday morning and concluding by 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening. We hope this slightly longer schedule will provide more time for presentations with attendant discussion and reduce the number of concurrent seminar sessions.
Michael H. Burer
ETS Southwest Region Program Chair