EPS Events

The 2018 National Annual Conferences and Meetings

Support the EPS to expand its reach, support its members, and be a credible presence of Christ-shaped philosophical interests in the academy and into the wider culture! 

Attend the EPS National Conferences and Meetings at AAR/SBL!

The 2018 national annual conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society is at the Sheraton Downtown (1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202) in Denver, Colorado, from November 13–15, and with further conferencing opportunities until the 19th at the AAR/SBL meeting and the EPS Apologetics conference Come enjoy papers on wide-ranging areas of philosophy, including in epistemology, philosophy of religion, ethics, philosophical theology, philosophy of science, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of science, and so much more!!

The conference is held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS).

  • You must be a current member of either the EPS or the ETS in order to register for the conference. To become a current member of the EPS please sign-up online here. Conference registration will be available onsite at the Sheraton.
  • For hotel and transportation information, click here.

Important Highlights: EPS Reception, Plenary Address, Business Meeting, and Panel Discussions

November 13-20th will be packed with dozens of individual EPS sessions at the annual conference with the ETS, along with important events for EPS members, including several sessions at the AAR/SBL meeting in Denver and the EPS annual apologetics conference in Parker [both immediately after the annual conference]. Here is summary of events and important sessions and panels not to be missed!

November 13th [8:30-10:30 pm; Tower Building – 2nd Floor - Windows]: The Reception of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Come hear a word of encouragement from Travis Dickinson, enjoy meeting new and old friends, and learn of this year’s Graduate Student Prize winner! 

November 14th
8:30-11:40 AM: Panel Discussions
  • “Like A Pelting Rain: The Parting of the Holy Spirit from the West” [Tower Building 2nd Floor, Tower Court D]: Moderator: Angus J.L. Menuge (Concordia University Wisconsin). Panelists:
    • Roland C. Ehlke (Concordia University Wisconsin): “Like a Pelting Rain”
    • John Warwick Montgomery (International Academy of Apologetics): “Four Pneumatological Issues for Philosophical and Theological Reflection”
    • J. P. Moreland (Talbot School of Theology):Scientism and Secularism”
    • Kevin Voss (Concordia University Wisconsin): “The Impact of Secularism on Bioethics”
  • “Panel on Responsible Belief: A Theory in Ethics and Epistemology” [Plaza Building, Concourse Level, Plaza Ballroom]: Panelists:
    • Rik Peels (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    • Doug Geivett (Biola University)
    • Dave Baggett (Liberty University)
    • Robert Larmer (University of New Brunswick)
    • Jonathan Loose (Heytrop College)

See also the 2017 EPS interview with Rik Peels on his book, Responsible Belief.

  • “Theological Anthropology in Bioethics” [Tower Building, Mezzanine Level Gold]. Moderator: John Kilner (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). Panelists
    • Derek McAllister (Baylor University): “Reclaiming Telos in Mental Health”
    • Laura Barwegen (Wheaton College): “An Evangelical Tent for Neurobiology ”
    • Brent Waters (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary): “Disembodied Bioethics”
2:00-2:50 PM: EPS Plenary Address: The EPS plenary address will be given by William Lane Craig (Talbot School of Theology and Houston Baptist University) who will present on “In Defense of Penal Substitution” [Plaza Building, Concourse Level - Plaza Ballroom]. See also Craig's latest book on The Atonement.
3:00-4:30 PM:
  • “Christian Philosophers in the Secular Academy” [Tower Building, 2nd Floor Tower Court D]. Moderator: Jon Kelly (Biola University). Panelists:
    • Owen Anderson (Arizona State University).
    • Dan Bonevac (University of Texas)
    • Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton (Paradise Valley Community College)
Learn more about the ongoing EPS Web Project, “Christian Philosophers in the ‘Secular Academy.’”
November 15th 
10:15-11:15 AM
  • EPS Business Meeting [Tower Building, 2nd Floor - Tower Court D]. Come learn about the latest financial and operational news of the Society, and Full Members will vote on the ‘two term’ amendment to be applied to members of the EPS Executive Committee.
1:00-4:10 PM
  • Analytic Theology session on “Salvation by Allegiance Alone" [Tower Building, Terrace Level Terrace]. Moderator: Thomas McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School /University of St Andrews). Respondents:
    • Amy Beverage Peeler (Wheaton College)
    • Liz Jackson (University of Notre Dame)
    • Joshua Jipp (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
    • Matthew Bates (Quincy University)
  • “Christian Ethics Redeeming Liberalism: Christianity and the Future of Liberal Politics” [Plaza Building, Lobby Level Director's Row J]. Moderator: Ryan Welsh (Redeemer Church, Seattle WA). Panelists:
    • Daniel Strand (Arizona State University): “From Rights to Obligation: Shifting the Ground of the Debate”
    • Debra Erickson (Bloomsburg University): “Religion, Democracy, and the Paradox of Liberal Illiberalisms”
    • Matthew Arbo (Oklahoma Baptist University): “Early Modern Political Theologies and the Liberal Tradition”
    • Vince Bacote (Wheaton College): “Seeking a Better Freedom”

November 15-17th 

Join the EPS at Southeast Christian Church [Parker, Colorado] for the 15th annual EPS Apologetics Conference. Come hear plenary speakers J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, J. Warner Wallace, Gary Habermas, Craig Hazen, and Lee Strobel. Registration online at EPSApologetics.com or onsite. Enjoy past conference mp3s from dozens of presenters!

November 16-20th: 

The EPS will have sessions at the annual AAR/SBL meeting, which is also in Denver, Colorado at the Hilton City Center

  • November 16th at 7:00-9:00 PM: The Soul of Theological Anthropology [Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)]: Contributors: Jesse Couenhoven (Villanova University), Joanna Leidenhag (University of Edinburgh), J.T. Turner (Fuller Theological Seminary), Paul Allen (Concordia University, Joshua Farris (Houston Baptist University).
  • November 17th at 9:00-11:00 AM: “Divine Impassibility” [Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)]. Contributors: Robert Matz (Midwestern Seminary), James Dolezal (Cairn University), Daniel Castello (Seattle Pacific University), John Peckham (Andrews University), Thomas Oord, Northwest Nazarene University
  • November 17th at 7:00-9:30 PM: “Defense of Conciliar Christology” [Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)]. Contributors: Kevin Wong (Wheaton College), Fred Sanders (Biola University), Matthew Levering (University of St. Mary of the Lake), Joshua Farris (Houston Baptist University), Rico Vitz (Azusa Pacific University), Timothy Pawl (University of St. Thomas).
  • November 18th at 7:00-9:00 PM: “Apatheism” [Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)]. Contributors: Kyle Beshears (University of Mobile), Randal Rauser (Taylor Seminary), Tawa Anderson (Oklahoma Baptist University), Paul Gould (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary).
  • November 19th at 7:00-9:30 PM: “Divine Simplicity” [Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)]. Contributors: Richard G. Howe (Southern Evangelical Seminary), Stephen T. Davis) Claremont McKenna College), William Lane Craig (Biola University, Houston Baptist University), J. Brian Huffling (Southern Evangelical Seminary).

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