By Steve Weaver

This week (November 19-21), the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) is meeting in San Diego, California. This annual event features scholars from multiple disciplines from across the evangelical world. You can access a digital copy of the program here. The Andrew Fuller Center has a strong representation at this year's meeting. There are six presenters associated with the Center involved in eight different sessions. Led by our director, Michael A.G. Haykin, who is presenting two papers and moderating another session, you could have a full conference just by attending the sessions in which AFCBS associated individuals are leading. See below for a complete schedule of AFCBS at ETS.


2:00 PM-5:10 PM MODERATOR: MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN (Director) GROUP: CHURCH HISTORY 18th Century Studies Room: Royal Palm Salon Five

3:40 PM—4:20 PM JOSEPH C. HARROD (Senior Fellow) GROUP: CHURCH HISTORY 18th Century Studies Room: Royal Palm Salon Five Paper Title: “Treasure, Support, and Joy”: The Word-Centered Piety of Samuel Davies

4:30 PM—5:10 PM STEVE WEAVER (Senior Fellow) GROUP: PURITAN STUDIES A House Divided: Competing Views of Puritan Ecclesiology Room: Towne Paper Title: “The Church of Christ, who upon Confession of Faith have bin Baptised”: Hercules Collins and Baptist Ecclesiology

4:30 PM—5:10 PM DUSTIN B. BRUCE (Junior Fellow) GROUP: PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 2 Room: Terrace Salon Two Paper Title "Defining the Christian Spiritual Classics: maintaining the Regula Fidei"


8:30 AM-11:40 AM MODERATOR: NATHAN A. FINN (Senior Fellow) GROUP: THE DARK SIDE OF EVANGELICAL ECUMENISM Downplaying Ecclesiology, Destabilizing Orthodoxy, and Downgrading Denominations Room: Pacific Salon One

10:20 AM—10:40 AM RESPONDENT: NATHAN A. FINN (Senior Fellow)

9:20 AM—10:00 AM MATTHEW M. BARRETT (Senior Fellow) GROUP: MODELS OF GOD The Jealousy of God Room: Pacific Salon Seven Paper Title: "He Hardens Whomever He Wills: The Exodus, God’s Fame, and the Manifestation of God’s Jealousy through Divine Sovereignty"


3:00 PM—3:40 PM MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN (Director) GROUP: CHURCH HISTORY 3 Room: Stratford Paper Title: "Writing the Life of Samuel Pearce: Andrew Fuller’s Edwardsean Biography"


1:50 PM—2:30 PM MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN (Director) GROUP: INERRANCY Inspiration and Inerrancy Room: Royal Palm Salon Three Paper Title: "Inerrancy and Inspiration in the Fathers"


Steve Weaver serves as a research assistant to the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies and a fellow of the Center. He also serves as senior pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church in Frankfort, KY. Steve and his wife Gretta have six children between the ages of 3 and 15. You can read more from Steve at his personal website: Thoughts of a Pastor-Historian.