2021 Southeastern Evangelical Philosophical Society Conference

Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st

Hosted by Charleston Southern University

Founded in 1974, the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) is an organization of professional scholars devoted to pursuing philosophical excellence in both the church and the academy. https://www.epsociety.org/about/

Live Presentation Schedule

Friday, March 19, 2021

ETS/ EPS Plenary Session 1

1 – 2 pm: Scott Swain (Reformed Theological Seminary) “God, Metaphysics, and the Discourse of Theology”

2:10 – 3 pm: Tim Mosteller (California Baptist University) “Aquinas’s Four Ways to Good”

3:10 – 4 pm: Nathan Moats (Hillsborough Community College) “Rebellion at the Capitol? Why Aquinas’ Distinction between Sedition and Rebellion Matters”

4:10 – 5 pm: Paul Rezkalla (Florida State University) “Molinism, Pelagianism, and Divine Freedom”

5 – 5:45 pm: Dinner Break

5:50 – 6:35 pm: Jason Thacker (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) “Is Technology Simply a Tool? Toward a Christian Philosophy of Technology through the Lens of Jacques Ellul”

6:40 – 7:25 pm: Brian Huffling (Southern Evangelical Seminary) “Can a Theist Say God Is Not Good?”

ETS/EPS Plenary Session 2

7:30 – 8:30 pm Scott Swain (Reformed Theological Seminary) “God, the Bible, and Being”

Saturday, March 20, 2021

8 – 8:50 am: Ben Shaw (Liberty University) “Dualistic Notions of God and Thomas Torrance’s Concerns and Criticisms: Towards a More Integrated and Holistic Epistemic Approach”

9 – 9:50 am: Joshua Smith (North Morton Baptist Church) “Should Robots Have Moral Standing?”

10 – 10:50 am: Gregory Poore (Shorter University) “Wherein Lies the Image of God? A Constructive Critique of John Kilner’s Account”

ETS/EPS Plenary Session 3

11 am – 12 noon: Panel Discussion on the Trinity with Dr. Scott Swain, Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Dr. James Dolezal, and Dr. Jonathan Watson

Online Asynchronous Presentations

Jacob Collins (Samford University) “F. H. Bradley’s “Absolute” and T. S. Eliot on Human Suffering”

Chet Duke (Yale Divinity School) “Incarnation as Incognito: The Kierkegaardian Character of Karl Barth’s Account of Divine Self-Disclosure”

Jeffrey Hoops (Free University of Amsterdam) “Annihilation and Ambiguity: or Pluralism for Exclusivists”

Laura Kelly (Anderson University) “Christianity Amidst Contestability: How the Ancient Near East Informs a Secular Age”

Joshua Tyler Smith (Rice University) “God’s Goodness”

Jordan Steffaniak (University of Birmingham) “The Metaphysics of Relations and Christian Theism: A Call for Clarification”

Brad Swygard (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) “Throw the Thunderheads Overboard: Van Til’s Approach to Analogy”