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Thursday, November 14, 2019

2019 EPS Annual Conference: How Christian Philosophers Can Serve Theologians and Biblical Scholars

At the 2019 Annual EPS Conference in San Diego, California, J.P. Moreland, Talbot School of Theology's Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, will deliver this year's plenary address.

Title: "How Christian Philosophers can serve Systematic Theologians and Biblical Scholars"

Synopsis: The paper will begin by laying out two reasons why much of contemporary theology and scriptural studies are anemic in their impact for Christ: these disciplines are often done in isolation from the broader cultural issues facing the church and their results are not presented as knowledge of reality. The paper argues that an important solution to this problem is for theological and scriptural scholars to appropriate the findings of Christian philosophy and do integrative work with Christian philosophers in their intellectual projects. The paper goes on to state and illustrate four ways that Christian philosophy and philosophers can serve their colleagues in theology and scriptural studies.

Time and Location: Thursday, November 21st, 2:00-2:50 pm; Seaport ABCDE, Second Floor, Manchester Grand Hyatt.

If you or a colleague wish to attend and have not yet registered, onsite registration will be available.

J.P. will also be the final plenary speaker for the annual EPS Apologetics conference (Saturday, November 23rd, at Maranatha Chapel, San Diego). J.P. will be speaking on "Science and Secularism" (see also his 2018 book, Scientism and Secularism). For the last 18 years, the EPS has helped bring apologetics and worldview training to local churches in a variety of locations around the U.S., drawing upon seasoned expertise from EPS members working in apologetics, philosophy, theology, and ethics.

In light of commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Philosophia Christi, J.P. wrote the following paper in the Summer 2019 issue of Philosophia Christi (subscribe now): "My Retrospective and Prospective Musings on the Evangelical Philosophical Society", he writes:
This article reflects on three issues: (1) the past twenty years of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS), (2) ideas for EPS's future, and (3) some words of advice to my younger EPS colleagues. Regarding (1), I identify four values that were central to the rebirth of the EPS and that have guided us for twenty years. Regarding (2), I issue a warning and a challenge. Regarding (3), I provide three words of advice for keeping us on course.
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