As discussed here, attending and participating in academic conferences can be an important part of one’s development as a theologian and-or biblical scholar. Such conferences foster interaction with other emerging and established scholars, and allow one to present, listen to, and interact with papers.
While all of Western’s students are encouraged to attend academic conferences, they are of particular relevance to our Master of Theology (Th.M.) program students. In addition, such conferences should also be of interest to local pastors seeking to keep abreast of contemporary theological issues.
With this in mind, students should be aware that the annual meeting of and conference for the Northwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society is coming up March 5th, 2016. The title for the conference is, “It Is Written: The Septuagint and Our Doctrine of Scripture.”
The plenary speaker for the conference will be Dr. Karen H. Jobes (Phd., Westminster Theological Seminary). Dr. Jobes is a world-renowned biblical scholar, and the author of many books. Her most recent post was at Wheaton College and Graduate School, where she served as the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament and Greek Exegesis.
The conference will be held at Multnomah University (8435 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97220). Registration will open at 8:30 AM (in Bradley Hall), and the program will begin at 9:00 AM. The morning will involve the plenary session with Dr. Jobes, as well as a business meeting. The afternoon (from 1:00 to 4:00 PM) will feature paper presentations by local students and scholars. In addition, there will be product tables hosted by various publishers. Registration for the conference is $10.00. Membership in the ETS is not required to attend the conference.