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“Apologetics in a Pluralistic Culture”

March 31st-April 1, 2017 - Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA
Plenary Speaker: Scott Oliphint, Westminster Theological Seminary
Plenary Respondent: Josh Chatraw, Liberty University
Call for Papers

All members of ETS are invited to submit a paper on the conference theme. Papers on other topics will be welcome as well, especially those on the theme of our national Annual Meeting, “The Trinity.” Any ETS member of any rank is welcome to submit a paper proposal, including those outside the Eastern Region.

Your proposal should have a title and a brief (one paragraph) description of the intended paper.  Please indicate your present position and how long you have been serving in this post, and/or your degree program and state of completion.

Proposals must be submitted to (President) Eric Silverman via email ( in text, Word or PDF format by noon on January 23rd, 2017.  We will let you know whether or not your proposal has been accepted no later than January 24th.

Student Paper Competition (instructions)


Day One (Friday, March 31st)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Registration and Exhibit Hall Open (Discount Books!)
1:00-1:50 pm - First Parallel Session
2:00-2:50 pm - Second Parallel Session
3:00-4:00 pm - First Plenary Session
4:10-5:00 pm - Third Parallel Session

Day Two (Saturday, April 1st)  
8:30-8:55 am - ETSe Business Meeting
9:00-10:20 am- Second Plenary Session
Scott Oliphint – (45 minutes)
Josh Chatraw (Liberty University) – Response (20 minutes)
Scott Oliphint – Response to the Respondent Q/A (10 minutes)
10:30- 11:50 am - Fourth Parallel Session  
12:00-12:50 pm - Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open for Final Opportunities (Discount Books!)
1:00-2:30 pm- Third Plenary Session
Scott Oliphint – (45 minutes)
Josh Chatraw – Response (20 minutes)
Discussion/Q&A - (25 minutes)

Lodging Accommodations:

A block of rooms is reserved at The Fairfield Inn & Suites Lancaster East at The Outlets at (717) 295-9101;

Address: 2270 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 295-9100 or Email to

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