The Evangelical Theological Society Eastern Region

Details for the  Evangelical Theological Society's Eastern Region 2022 Conference

Location: Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Theme: Biblical Chronology and Interpretive Method
Plenary speaker: Michael Grisanti
Date: Friday to Saturday, April 22-23, 2022
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2004-2021 Evangelical Theological Society Recordings

2005-2021 Eastern Region Conferences and Recordings

Call for Papers and Student Paper Competition

Eastern Regional Meeting
Location: Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Theme: Biblical Chronology and Interpretive Method
Plenary speaker: Michael Grisanti
Date: April 22-23, 2022

The Eastern region’s executive committee is excited to announce our spring 2022 meeting. The keynote speaker, Michael Grisanti, Distinguished Research Professor of Old Testament at The Master's Seminary, Old Testament Department Chair, and Director of TMS Israel Studies. He is the author of numerous publications, including the commentary on Deuteronomy in the revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary and Giving the Sense: Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts. He has written numerous articles on Old Testament topics which have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra, The Master’s Seminary Journal, and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Schedule. Registration will begin at noon on Friday, April 22, 2022 and the first plenary session will take place at 1 p.m. The conference will end at noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Submitting a proposal. Any ETS member of any rank, from any region, may submit a proposal to present a paper relating to the conference theme. Please email the title and a one paragraph abstract to Mark Deckard ( Place the proposal in the email (not an attached separate document) by February 22. Presenters must preregister for the conference.

Student paper competition. Undergraduate or graduate students within the Eastern region may submit a paper (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia). Students do not need to be ETS members to participate, but papers proposed should be consistent with the theme of the conference and the doctrinal basis of ETS. Student papers may or may not be slated for presentation. Complete papers must be submitted electronically as a PDF by February 22 and should not exceed five thousand words. Please email your student paper submissions and any questions to Mark Deckard. Recognition and prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place papers.

Conference registration. Presenters and attendees must register for the conference. Online preregistration is preferred, but other forms of registration are available (/etse). Significant discounts for electronic preregistration are available for students and regular registrants until February 22.

Executive officers of the Eastern region, 2021–2022
Mark Hassler, President (
Mark Deckard, First Vice President (
Daniel Gilbert, Second Vice President (
Gregg Strawbridge, Treasurer-Secretary (
Mark Draper, Past President
ETS doctrinal statement. “The Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the Word of God written and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. God is a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and glory.”