Southeast Regional ETS

The Evangelical Theological Society is a professional academic society of biblical and theological scholars, pastors, and students. We serve Jesus Christ and his church by fostering conservative, biblical scholarship. We seek to accomplish this goal through our Annual Meeting, regional meetings, and publications such as our Journal. Our meetings are open to the public and our publications are available for purchase. 

This year, the Southeast Regional ETS meeting will be hosted by the College of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University. Due to the current pandemic, the 2021 SE ETS meeting will be a virtual event with the following details below. If you are interested in joining in this event, please follow the registration below. 

The Evangelical Philosophical Society will also hold their Southeast Region meeting in conjunction with the ETS meeting. 

Date & Location

  • March 19-20, 2021
  • Virtual Meeting – Zoom link will be sent with registration confirmation

Theme: The Doctrine of God

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Scott Swain, President of the Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL.

SE ETS Officers:

  • ChairmanDr. Ben Phillips
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. David Mapes
  • Southeast EPS Program Chair: Dr. Ross Parker

Registration Here:

  • Full Member – $25
  • Student Member/Guest – $15 

Paper Submission Deadlines:

2021 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Scott Swain

Dr. Scott R. Swain is President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Swain has served on the RTS faculty since 2006, having previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

His main research interests include the doctrine of God, theological interpretation of Scripture, and modern Protestant theology, and he has published a number of books and essays on these topics. With Dr. Michael Allen, he serves as general editor of two series: Zondervan Academic’s New Studies in Dogmatics and T & T Clark’s International Theological Commentary.

Dr. Swain is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife, Leigh, have four children.

Live Presentation Schedule

Friday, March 19, 2021

1:00 PM –2:00 PM Plenary Session 1 ““God, Metaphysics, and the Discourse of Theology” (Dr. Scott Swain)

2:05 PM – 2:45 PM Paper Presentation 1: The Two Affections of the Will as Elements of the Imago Dei (Joe Easterling)

2:50 PM – 3:30 PM Paper Presentation 2: Psalm 78 and Teaching the Lord of History to Adolescent Males (Jonathan Denton)

3:35 PM – 4:15 PM Paper Presentation 3: “Embodied Corporate Remembering: Toward a Memorial Analysis of the Lord’s Supper” (Gregory Poore)

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM Paper Presentation 4: 3. I Corinthians 12—14: The Doctrine of God as a Means of Communicating Authentic Spirituality (Fitzroy Willis)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM DINNER BREAK

6:00 PM – 6:40 PM Paper Presentation 5: He Offered Himself: The Son’s Eternal Act of Filiation and the Creaturely Act of Offering (Roy McDaniel)

6:45 PM – 7:25 PM Paper Presentation 6: An Eastern Paradigm Incorporated into the Protestant Understanding of the Doctrine of God: Ambiguities, Problems and Dangers Related to the Eastern Orthodox Doctrine of God’s Essence and God’s Divine Energies. (Athanasios Bardis)

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Plenary Session 2: “God, the Bible, and Being” (Dr. Scott Swain)

Saturday, March 20, 2021

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM Paper Presentation 7: Three in One: Trinitarian Implications for Making Disciples (Chase Davis)

8:45 AM – 9:25 AM Paper Presentation 8: God after ‘the death of God’: Christianity in the Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo (Sorin Sabou)

9:30 AM – 10:10 AM Paper Presentation 9: A Little Slice of Heaven: Baptist Higher Education, Human Flourishing, and the Kingdom of God (Peter Beck)

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM Paper Presentation 10: Love of God and Battle for the Mind in the Spirituality of Isaac Watts (Britt Stokes)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon) Plenary Session 3: Panel Discussion with Dr. Scott Swain, Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Dr. James Dolezale, and Dr. Jonathan Watson

12:05 PM – 12:30 PM Business Meeting