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The Summer 2024 issue showcases important discussions at the intersections of philosophical Christology, anthropology, and historical theology with contributions from Steven Nemes, Scott M. Williams, and Jon Kelly, along with articles that address objections to Intelligent Design (Robert Larmer) and the evidential problem of evil (Rad Miksa). Additionally, this journal issue tackles questions of meta-ethics (Martin Jakobsen), the ethic of divine forgiveness (Gregory Bock), and reflections on when ‘code switching’ is duplicitous (Sabrina Little). Along with various book reviews related to philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, the Summer issue will be one of the biggest issues in recent years.


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Rutgers Analytic Theology Seminar CFP

The Rutgers Analytic Theology Seminar solicits abstracts for papers in analytic theology, for a conference to be held June 8-10, 2025, at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus. Papers are welcome in all areas of analytic theology, including analytical historical theology.

RATS is an interfaith conference. Abstracts will be blind-reviewed; they should be a maximum of 500 words in length, and should be anonymized for blind review. Those sending abstracts should specify whether the final paper will be colloquium (3000 word) or symposium (4-5000 word) length. At most one paper will be accepted for a submitted symposium; some who send an abstract for a symposium slot may be offered a colloquium slot instead. Some whose papers are not accepted may be offered commentator slots. All sessions will be single-reader; there will be no “panels.”

Abstracts are due by October 15, to  Decisions will be announced by December 1, 2024.

Keynote and symposium sessions will be read-ahead, with commentators. Colloquium papers will be read out, and may or may not have commentators. Keynote and symposium sessions may last 90 minutes or two hours; colloquium sessions will be 60 or 75 mins. Keynote speakers will be Oliver Crisp (St. Andrews), Katherin Rogers (U of Delaware), and Timothy Pawl (U of St Thomas).

Further information on the conference will be forthcoming.

Call for Papers: 2024 EPS at AAR/SBL

The Evangelical Philosophical Society is now accepting proposals for EPS sessions at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, November 20-22.

EPS members are welcome to propose panels devoted to a theme or book. Please consider proposals that would be on topics of interest not only to EPS members, but also to other philosophers, religious studies members, and theologians of AAR & SBL.

Your proposal should include:

  • Description of the topic (1 paragraph).
  • Names and affiliations of the panelists (and a brief mention of their respective contributions).

Deadline: June 1. Please send your proposal as text typed into an e-mail to Scott Smith ( Dr. William Lane Craig will review the proposals.

For more information pertaining to the National Annual Meeting of the EPS, click here.

Note: all presenters will need to register and pay the fee for the AAR/SBL annual meeting. Check the AAR or SBL website for options. This fee is distinct from the registration for the national ETS/EPS national conference.

Offer to EPS Members from Worldview Bulletin – Free Year

Offer to EPS Members from Worldview Bulletin:

The Worldview Bulletin newsletter team is pleased to make a free year of the Bulletin available to members or fans of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.  The Bulletin is produced by Christian philosophers and apologists Paul Copan, Douglas Groothuis, Paul Gould, David Baggett, Melissa Cain Travis, and Christopher Reese.  Our weekly emails feature original articles from our team, notable guest contributions, and info on books and resources that articulate and defend the Christian worldview.

To redeem your free year, simply click this link.


The Carolina Analytic Theology Workshop announces a general call for papers. Though this workshop is an invite-only event (since it aims intentionally to be a small workshop of around 25 scholars), we warmly invite you to submit an abstract for consideration. If your paper is selected, you’ll be included among those invited to attend the workshop. The scope of papers for the workshop is intentionally broad; we aim to help any project that’s relevant to the field of analytic theology. So, if you have a project like that, consider submitting an abstract! To do so, send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Deadline for submission is Monday, April 1. 

For more about the Workshop (including dates and location), do check out the Home page. And we look forward to welcoming you to Anderson University in May!


The 2024 Carolina Analytic Theology Workshop will take place from Friday, May 24 – Saturday May 25.


The 2024 workshop is scheduled to take place on the campus of Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.


This is an invite-only workshop that will alternate each year between Anderson University’s Clamp Divinity School (Anderson, SC) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC).

The purpose of the annual workshop is at least three-fold: 


The Workshop’s invite-only nature is designed, in part, so that we have on-hand between 20-30 participants reading and interacting with 8 papers. The four papers a day and restricted number of attendees allows for sustained reflection on the presented research with an intimately sized group of scholars. The vast majority of our attendees will be professional academics, while we also have a few spots reserved for a select group of graduate students, those whom we think would both enjoy and benefit from taking part in the exercise. Invitees will be philosophers, theologians, and biblical scholars. This, we hope, will help cultivate an environment of interdisciplinary engagement.

The papers will be read before the workshop (similar to how the old Logos workshop at Notre Dame was run).  All of these provisions allow for time and space for discussion without the feel of a normal conference, wherein ideas are treated often with a glancing blow rather than sustained thought and reflection. So, we aim genuinely to get new lines of research from scholars wishing to workshop their ideas.

KATS Conference 2024 – Individuals and Communities: Social Ontology for the Church

KATS Conference 2024 – Individuals and Communities: Social Ontology for the Church

February 16th, 2024 – 9 AM – 4 PM – Asbury University – Reasoner Hall 214

The one-day KATS conference is free and open to the public. The papers will be academic, but all are welcome to ask questions and participate. No reading is required ahead of time. Our theme is the relationship between individuals, communities, and the church. The conference starts at 9 AM and will run until approximately 4 PM.

Lunch is not provided, but we will break for lunch and there are several lunch options within walking distance.


9:00 – 10:15 AM – Joshua Cockayne – Does individualism undermine the doctrine of the church?
Respondent: Jordan Wessling

10:30 – 11:45 AM – D. T. Sheffler – Growing Up in Church: Development of the Person in the Presence of the Holy
Respondent: David Bradshaw

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 PM – Koert Verhagen – How New in Christ Am I Really? Exploring Ecclesial Identity
Respondent: Thomas McCall

2:30 – 3:45 PM – Jonathan Rutledge – Who Dealt With Sin: Jesus or Humanity? Group Forgiveness and Substitutionary Atonement
Respondent: Preston Hill

Please reserve your spot by signing up at 

Eighth Theistic Ethics Workshop Call for Papers

Eighth Theistic Ethics Workshop

Location: Georgetown University
Dates: September 26-28, 2024



  • Matthew Benton (Seattle Pacific)
  • Ben Bradley (Syracuse)
  • Amy Flowerree (Texas Tech)
  • Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)
  • Christian Miller (Wake Forest)

Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has been richly informed by important work in metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, there has not been nearly as much work done at the intersection of philosophy of religion and meta-ethics or normative theory. To help inspire more good work in this area, Christian Miller (Wake Forest), Mark Murphy (Georgetown), and Chris Tucker (William & Mary) have been organizing a series of annual workshops on theistic ethics for a number of years.

Logistics: The eighth workshop will be held at the campus of Georgetown University. We will begin with dinner and the first paper on Thursday, September 26 and conclude at the end of the day on Saturday, September 28, 2024. There will be five invited papers and four spots for submitted papers. All papers have 40 minutes for presentation and at least 40 minutes for discussion.

Themes: “Theistic ethics” is to be understood broadly to include such topics as divine command and divine will theories, God and natural law, ethics and the problem of evil, moral arguments for a theistic being, infused and acquired virtues, the harms and benefits of theistic religions, specific ethical issues in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam, and many other topics as well.

Applying: Those interested in participating should submit an abstract of up to 750 words and a current C.V. to Mark Murphy at by June 1, 2024. Word or PDF file formats only. Please prepare abstracts for anonymous review.  For although the organizers seek to have a balanced program both in terms of topics and presenters, the initial stage of review will be done anonymously. Submitters to a previous year’s workshop, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply to this year’s workshop.

Questions about the workshop should be sent to Notification will be made by June 17, 2024. If your abstract is selected, we will cover all of your expenses for the workshop, including travel (this includes international travel). Co-authors are welcome, but only one author’s expenses can be covered. You do not have to send your paper in advance of the workshop, and it certainly can be a work in progress.

Supported by generous funding from the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S and Catherine H. McDevitt, L.C.H.S. Chair in Religious Philosophy


2024 EPS Southwestern Region Meeting Information

Location: Oklahoma Baptist University

Theme: “Typology, Allegory, and the Voice of God” (in conjunction with the ETS regional meeting)

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Dean Zimmerman

Dates: April 12th-13th, 2024

Paper/Abstract Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2024

Meeting Details:

Registration: Presenters and attenders must register for the conference: click here to register.

Paper/Abstract or Panel Discussion Proposals: EPS members of any rank and any region are welcome to submit a paper/abstract on any topic of interest to Christian philosophers. Submit an abstract of no more than 200 words here.

Ben Arbour Memorial Student Paper Competition:

Student members whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the program will be eligible to enter a student paper competition. Students who wish to enter the competition must submit the following to Greg Trickett at by March 20, 2024

  1. A titled, full version of the paper to be presented (no more than 5,000 words) suitable for blind review.
  2. A 200-300 word abstract with the paper titled as it appears on the blind review submission, the student’s name, pursued degree, and societal (EPS or ETS) and institutional affiliation.

Winner(s) will be announced at the final plenary session of the conference. Students must present their papers at the conference to be considered for the competition.

Student Travel Grants

Southwest Region of ETS/EPS has travel grants available for ten student members who register to participate in the region’s conference. Eligible students must travel at least 100 miles for the conference. Available travel grants are for a maximum of $200. If awarded, the travel grant monies will be provided at the Southwest Region meeting. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2024. Travel Grant Form:

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Letter from EPS President Mike Austin

December 7, 2023

Fellow members of the EPS,

It has been a few weeks since our annual meeting in San Antonio, which was a rich time of friendship, fellowship, and philosophy. For those of you who were able to attend, I trust it was a good and encouraging time for you. I look forward to our 2024 meeting in San Diego.

I would like to ask you, the members of the EPS, to prayerfully consider a year-end gift to the Society, or adding a monthly donation as a part of your regular giving. In addition, if you know of other Christians who might be interested in supporting what we do, please forward this email and information about the EPS to them. Or put them in contact with me—I would love to share about the vision and goals of the EPS, the work we do, and our plans for the future.

There are several different things we are trusting God to provide for, including some of our normal operating expenses as well as several initiatives we hope will expand the kingdom work of the EPS. The following are aimed at continuing to be faithful to the work God has called us to, as well as expand our reach and membership so the EPS continues to flourish.

  • $12,000 Funding for 2-3 EPS members to participate in sessions sponsored by the EPS at each of the three American Philosophical Association meetings every year. These meetings provide an excellent venue to engage those in the wider guild, bearing witness to Christ as we do so. We’ve done panel discussions as well as having individual members present at the Eastern, Central, and Pacific meetings in recent years, but want to expand this to have a presence at every meeting, every year.
  • $7,500 Funding for EPS regional meetings, including plenary speakers and student paper prizes. One way of expanding our membership is by more fully funding our regional meetings. I appreciate so much those who do the work to put these on with little to no funding. We want to bring plenary speakers to our regional meetings who will attract a wider audience and offer students some financial incentive to submit papers. It is often more feasible for many to get to a regional meeting, and we hope to grow our society through investing in the regional meetings in these and other ways.
  • $30,000 Funding for expanding the international reach of the EPS. We have connections with The Tyndale Fellowship’s Study Group for Philosophy of Religion in the United Kingdom. We are also exploring some possibilities in Canada. If anyone knows individual Christian philosophers in Central or South America, please contact me. We hope to help send EPS members to conferences overseas, as well as bring philosophers from other parts of the world to our annual meeting. It would be great to see EPS conferences in Canada, Brazil, Germany, and other places around the world in future years.
  • $11,500 This is the approximate cost for producing one issue of our excellent journal, Philosophia Christi.This, along with the annual and regional meetings, is one of the best things we do as a society, reaching thousands of people in the United States and around the world with excellent Christian philosophy.

Click here if you would like to donate to the EPS.

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Finally, consider some encouraging and challenging words from a few of our long-time members and leaders:

“As one of the founders of EPS, it has been an honor and joy to see its quality and impact grow, both for good philosophy and for the Kingdom. I have made it an important matter to donate and recruit students and faculty to join and subscribe to Philosophia Christi. May I encourage you to do the same.” – J.P. Moreland

“The EPS is the only evangelical society of Christian philosophers. Its witness to the Church and the world is irreplaceable. It is therefore vitally important that we, its members, facilitate its flourishing. I encourage each of us to set aside a portion of our giving to the Lord’s work to help support the work of the EPS.” – William Lane Craig

“The Evangelical Philosophical Society is a community that has been a vital source of spiritual nourishment, intellectual encouragement, and professional collaboration throughout most of my philosophical development over the decades. Its first-rate journal Philosophia Christi has been a valuable resource from which I have continually drawn. I cannot emphasize enough the important and strategic role the EPS has had—and continues to have—for the academy, the church, and culture. I strongly urge you to support its endeavors through your own involvement in the society, through your subscriptions, through spreading the word to others to join, and through your much-needed financial support. And consider further promoting the EPS by giving others a gift subscription to Philosophia Christi. Thank you!” – Paul Copan, Past President of the EPS and the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University (Florida)

Thanks so much for considering this. I pray you and your families have a good Advent and a joyful Christmas, celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world.

Mike Austin
EPS President